I’ve got a pretty prominent nose, so for many, many years I’ve been on a nose-slimming journey. However, I make a point to never say “I hate my nose.” This is simply unhealthy talk. I love my body, as should you. As such, I try to work with my features rather than against them. There are some make up tricks you can try to diminish the overtness of any nose, but there are also numerous other strategies that enhance other features too. Let’s begin, and don’t forget the importance of positivity and self-respect as you try to achieve a certain look.
The most obvious solution is surgery, but I’m not even gonna go there. It costs thousands and thousands of dollars, and almost everyone I know who has undergone the procedure has admitted that they wouldn’t have gone through with it if they had known how much it hurt. They are literally breaking your nose multiple times—the pain is almost unbearable, and it’s a lengthy process. Furthermore, don’t forget that your nose grows as you age. Stars like Kathy Griffin, who got a nose job in her 20s, have found out much later in life that their body corrected the surgical procedure. Ms. Griffin had to get another
nose job in her 40s. Talk about a headache. So stay natural. You’ll thank me later. Use that $10,000 for a trip around the world instead.
On to makeup. The best strategy here is to find a shade of foundation that is a couple of shades darker than your natural skin tone, then surround each side of your nose with it. Find another shade that is lighter than this and apply that to the actual organ. It helps if you can find one that shines. MAC is a great line for this job; Jennifer Aniston reportedly uses this brand to achieve the same effect, and she’s someone who is notorious for being accused of getting a nose job. But many makeup experts say it’s just product. Another trick is to make a very, very subtle line down each side of your nose with a brow pencil. Then blend until there’s no tomorrow.
If you don’t like the idea of buying or using more foundation, consider some other options. Use more eye-catching eye shadow, mascara, lipstick, and so on to bring attention to other parts of your face. On the other hand, you could get a nose piercing to break up the attention your nose attracts. In terms of hair, it really comes down to your bone structure. For some girls, long wispy bangs work well, while for others, voluminous curls can take attention away from what you want to minimize. Ask a hair professional what they think, but I’m sure you have options.
Regardless of what you choose, best of luck. Never fret, because there’s always a solution, and as long as you’re loving your look, you’ll land on your feet!
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