Looking in the mirror shouldn't be a frustrating or depressing experience. Unfortunately, most people have a physical feature that they dislike and wish they could change. Some are fortunate to have their flaws covered with clothing, but if you have a large or bulbous nose, putting a shirt on just doesn't help. Using simple tricks of lighting, contour, and distraction, you can avoid having plastic surgery on your bulbous nose. Does this Spark an idea?
Use a concealer that is one or two shades darker than your foundation, and apply it in a downward motion on and around your nose. Blend in with your foundation before applying powder or additional makeup.
Apply a highlighter down the bridge of your nose, and stop before reaching the bulbous part of your nose, or the tip. Apply a bronzer directly to the tip of your nose, and blend together until it looks natural. Create shadows on the sides of your nose to make it appear longer and less bulbous.
Enhance the other features on your face to draw attention away from your nose. Play up your eyes by making them pop or by lining them dramatically. Draw attention to your lips by using an eye-catching color.
Consider wearing a hairstyle that draws attention away from your nose, such as side-swept or blunt bangs.
Visit a group that specializes in theater makeup, or visit a professional aesthetician to get specific advice on contouring and drawing attention away from your nose. Ask for a free consultation, and pay specific attention to the techniques used.