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This Is How to Contour Your Nose, According to TikTok

These viral hacks will leave your nose looking chiseled.
May 29, 2023

The best and most popular makeup hacks seem to come from one place these days, and that’s TikTok. Between tape eyeliner, using eyebrow pencils as lip liner and underpainting; some TikTok hacks work and can really upgrade your makeup routine for the better. TikTok has easily become one of our favorite sources for all things beauty inspiration. Whether you find yourself scrolling through the For You Page for hours (no judgment, we do this too), or you’re a creator yourself, it’s impossible not to learn a thing or two while you’re on the social media app. 

One place where TikTok really excels is with how-to videos for contour, specifically makeup hacks that share how to contour your nose. We’ve seen tons of methods — from reverse contouring to using tweezers to create precise lines — and we must admit, there’s a method to the madness and these hacks can actually make the process easier. Ahead, we’re sharing a step-by-step guide to three viral nose contouring hacks from TikTok with millions of views so you, too, can contour your nose like a TikTok creator. 

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What Is Contouring?

If you’re new to contouring, here’s the low down: It’s a makeup technique that can enhance your existing features or give the illusion of ones you don’t have (read: higher cheekbones, a sharper jawline or even a slimmer nose) no matter your face shape. Contouring is done by placing a dark powder or cream (typically a bronzer or a concealer a few shades darker than your skin tone) and light makeup (usually a highlighter or a concealer a few shades lighter than your skin tone) in targeted areas to sculpt your face with shadows and highlighting. 

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3 TikTok Nose Contouring Hacks to Try Now 

As TikTok has shown us, there are plenty of different ways to contour, especially your nose since no two noses are the same. Here are three different ways to contour your nose, according to TikTok.

Tweezer Contouring

To make your nose appear thinner and more angular, try creating parallel, straight lines down the center of the bridge of your nose. To get the lines just right, mimic the viral TikTok trend and use a pair of tweezers as a guide to create the lines.

What you’ll need:

Darker concealer


Small blending brush 

Step 1. Grab a concealer like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer up to 24H Full Coverage in two shades darker than your skin tone and a thin makeup brush. Place the tweezers on the bridge of your nose, with the open end pointing downwards.

Step 2. Apply a bit of the concealer onto the makeup brush and line the bridge of your nose, outside of the tweezers, using them as a guide for straight, even lines. Then, use the brush to blend out the darker concealer.

Step 3. Leave the tweezers on your nose and dab a dot of lighter concealer gently inside the space between the tweezers and blend to create the highlight. Remove the tweezers and voilá — your nose appears chiseled and angled. 

Stripe Contouring

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How successful you are with this next, viral contour hack comes down to having the right makeup brush. Look for a shading brush with a horseshoe shape.

What you’ll need:

Darker concealer

Blending brush

Makeup sponge 

Step 1. Take a lighter concealer and use it to create two, even lines down the center of the makeup brush, just slightly apart (like one-eighth of an inch) from each other. Next, take a darker concealer or cream contour and create a straight line down the middle of the two lines you created with concealer. 

Step 2. Flip the brush over and drag the side with the striped concealer down the bridge of your nose. 

Step 3. Take a makeup sponge or brush and blend the concealer stripes down your nose to blend your contour. The darker concealer will add definition, while the lighter shade will serve as a highlight.

Contour Your Eye Sockets

Yep, you heard right, lightly contouring your eye sockets can bring dimension to your nose. If you start contouring at the crease of your eyelid and bring it down the side of the bridge of your nose, it creates a sculpted, chiseled look. 

What you’ll need:

Darker foundation


Blending brush

Step 1. Grab the L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation in two shades darker than your skin tone and a clean eyeshadow brush you can use to blend. Instead of starting on the sides of your nose, start at the outermost edge of the eye crease, following the shape of your eye down the side of your nose. 

Step 2. Once you’ve reached the tip of your nose, round it out with the darker foundation (similar to the shape of a teardrop) and blend outwards.  

Step 3. Grab your normal concealer (in a shade or two lighter than your skin tone) and lightly (emphasis on lightly) draw a straight line between the lines you drew on in the darker color. Just a little bit of light concealer down the middle of the nose will accentuate the dimension you just created with cream contour. 

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