Some people envy those who seem to have a defined jaw line and a thin-looking face. However, there’s no need to be jealous, because you can create the illusion of a slimmer face with the right makeup application technique. By following the tips outlined below, you can effectively use makeup to thin out the appearance of your face.
Creating a shadow under your chin and jaw line can give the rest of your face definition and a slimmer appearance. Professional photographers commonly use a shadow to define certain facial features and to hide features that are not so appealing. Makeup works pretty much the same way in that if you have a double chin or undefined jaw line, creating a shadow will make your double chin seem to disappear and your jaw line to look more prominent.
You may think that blush is only to be used on your cheeks, but you can also enhance your jaw line by creating a shadow with a light dusting of blush just below your jaw and underneath your chin. This technique, by itself, will make your face look thinner. It is important to note that you should blend the blush in well and not apply any blush to your neck area. Cream blush works much better than powder blush, but either will do the trick.
If you’d like to make your face appear thinner but don’t have any blush on hand, then use lipstick instead. You need only apply a hint of lipstick under your jaw to create a shadowed look that minimizes the shape of your face.