makeup Want To Lose 10 Pounds But You're Allergic To The Gym? We've Got A Makeup Hack For That  

Jessica L. Yarbrough
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Of course, both the female and male bodies are beautiful as they are, regardless of size or form. But many people still enjoy temporarily altering their looks with makeup. Certain makeup tricks can even make you look slimmer. If you use the right products and techniques, you can totally skip that early morning workout.

Contouring and highlighting are particularly helpful, but even your hairstyle can you help out in the slimming department. Once you know how how to make yourself look thinner with makeup, you can focus on important things like filling your wardrobe with even more flattering clothes.

Make Contouring Your New Best Friend

If you want to fake a thinner or more angular face, you need to get acquainted with contouring. This technique contrasts light and shadow to subtly tweak one's features. In order to contour like a pro, you'll need two things. A contour powder that's one to two shades darker than your skin tone is important; and you'll want a highlighter that's a shade or two lighter. You'll use the light shade to bring certain features forward (like your cheekbones). The dark shade will shrink certain features.

Carve Out Your face

There's no need to suck in your cheeks like a fish to make your face look more defined in photos. Contouring your cheeks will give you the same effect without the face cramping.

Find the center of your cheek, and apply a dark contour shade in a diagonal line from that point up towards your ear. Blend, blend, blend! The result? Cheekbones so sharp they could kill.

Add More Dimension To Your Nose

You want an easy trick to make it look like you've shed some pounds? Try nose contouring! Place a thin brush into your contour shade, and run lines of the product down both sides of your nose. Stop just before you get to the nostrils. The most important thing to remember here is to blend; you want your nose to look slim, not streaky.

Get Rid Of That Double Chin

By using a contour shade around the jawline, you can visually shrink the size of your face. Sweep a contour powder or bronzer (one that's a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone) right along and under your jawline. You can even dust some across your neck. Any place you've shaded will appear smaller and more chiseled!