A wide nose often detracts from the appeal of your face, drawing attention away from your eyes, mouth and neckline. Surgical operations are available to make your nose permanently smaller. However, these operations are invasive and expensive. According to Robert Jones, author of "Makeup Makeovers," with proper use of makeup, you can make your wide nose appear slender for a fraction of the cost of plastic surgery. After you have mastered the technique, applying the makeup to slenderize your nose will only take a minute. Does this Spark an idea?
Choose a highlight and low light shade of facial makeup that complements your skin tone. According to Kit Spencer, author of "Pro Makeup," the low light should be one shade darker than your inherent facial skin tone while the highlight should be one shade lighter.
Wash your face with warm water to remove any built-up oils that would interfere with makeup application.
Use your index finger to apply the low light facial makeup to the sides of your nose. Do not apply the makeup to your nostrils, the top of your nose or onto your cheeks. Gradually lighten it around the edges so it blends with your natural skin tone. This makeup should appear no darker than a light shadow.
Wash the makeup from your finger with warm water and dry your hand with a clean towel.
Apply the highlight facial makeup with your index finger along the top of your nose. Rub your finger in small, circular motions over the line where the highlight meets the low light to blend. The highlight on the top of your nose with shading along the sides will make it appear thinner.
- If the makeup you have chosen is too dark or too light and noticeably stands out, it might prove difficult to blend. Purchase a shade closer to your natural skin tone.