Nose correction with makeup: how to create the perfect shape

A woman's external attractiveness largely depends on the shape and size of her nose. But what if nature was stingy and did not provide ideal proportions? After all, not every representative of the fair sex is ready to go under the knife of a plastic surgeon without hesitation. And why do this if modern makeup techniques allow you to perform a nose correction no worse than rhinoplasty in a matter of minutes. Magic brushes and paints will give this part of the face the desired sophistication and aristocracy, and hide minor imperfections and skin defects.

Cosmetics and makeover tools

Applying makeup is a kind of artistic creativity. How to draw a picture without brushes and paints? In makeup, shadows, powders, blushes, and foundations act as paints; as pencils – correctors, highlighters, concealers; and brushes, in addition to the brushes themselves, are sponges, puffs, applicators.

To correct your nose with cosmetics you will need:

  • foundation;
  • powder of two to three shades for darkening and highlighting certain parts of the nose;
  • concealer, corrector - to disguise freckles, minor imperfections, redness of the skin, giving it a healthy look;
  • highlighter - to lighten individual areas, give them volume, sculpture, and create highlights;
  • brushes of various shapes with natural bristles, sponges and other devices for applying and blending cosmetics.

Powder, concealer, and highlighter can be replaced with shadows of several colors, for example: beige, taupe, bronze, pale pink.

Make-up begins by applying foundation, treating problem areas with concealer and corrector, then proceed to adjusting the nose, giving it the desired shape.

How to Effectively Reduce a Large Nose with Exercises

To change the shape and length of your nose at home, take care of a comfortable environment and correct body position. You need to sit down, relax as much as possible, straighten your back, tighten your gluteal muscles and stomach. Workouts designed for general correction include the following exercises for the nose:

  • Using two fingers of your right hand, lightly press on the bridge of your nose. Without letting go, use your other hand to lift the tip with the index finger of your other hand.
  • Using your facial muscles, pull your upper lip down and feel the tip of your nose drop. Hold for one to two seconds. Repeat the cycle at least 20 times.

Gymnastics will improve muscle tone and bring it as close to ideal as possible. These exercises to transform the problem area are most advisable to use at the first signs of age-related changes on the face.

There are people with deviations from the norm that require a specific approach. For example, when it is necessary to reduce a wide nose and narrow the nostrils, tighten the large wings of the nose without affecting its length. Thanks to targeted exercises, many imperfect noses have already been corrected. Special exercises for reducing the nose train certain facial muscles.

Drawing a Greek nose

The Greek nose is characterized by ideal straightness and a long, graceful bridge. It is called classic, and has been considered a standard since Hellenic times.

To achieve a similar visual effect, it is necessary to either widen the narrowed bridge of the nose or reduce the wide one (depending on the shape of the nose).

We expand it using light-colored powder or highlighter, applying it to the root of the nose, and make highlights on both sides of the bridge of the nose.

An overly thin nose can be corrected by highlighting the back. There is no need for darkening.

We add volume to the flat one by lightening the front part of the back, applying dark shadows to the sides, wings and the space between the nostrils.

To narrow it, use a brush to pick up dark powder or gray-brown shadows, draw two straight lines along the side surfaces of the back, starting from the bridge of the nose and ending with the tip, the lines need to be connected to each other at the tip. Using a highlighter, draw a thin (3-4 mm) line in the center of the back. If the nose is short, then we extend the light line to the very tip; if it is too long, we do not extend it to the end, but darken the tip.

If your nose is uneven

Such a defect occurs due to previous injuries or illnesses. Due to the fact that the shape of the nose in this case is individual, you can only use the general principles of correction.

Apply a dark tone to areas that need to be reduced, and light shades or highlighters to areas that need volume.

Let's say the nose is curved and, when viewed from the front, has a convexity on the right side and a concavity on the left. With such asymmetry, the right side is darkened, as in the case of a “potato” nose. The darkening area is defined where the bulge itself begins and ends.

Fixing the Roman profile

This type of nose is characterized by a distinctly arched bridge and a slanted tip. If men are proud of their natural hump, then most of the fair sex try to hide it.

We correct the hump by darkening it with mattifying powder. The rest of the back needs to be lightened. At the same time, we pay special attention to shading: if this is not done carefully, then the darkening will appear as a dirty spot. Blend with a soft, clean brush.

If you want to emphasize your hump, brush it with a puff of light powder.

How to reduce a problem nose tip

The elongated tip reveals itself more when looking at a person in profile. It may decline due to age. A new position of nasal cartilage tissue can be formed using different methods. The most common include:

  • Exercises,
  • Different types of massage,
  • Correction of the tip surgically.

Let's get started with the techniques:

  • With the fingers of one hand, clasp the back of the nose in the cartilage area on both sides,
  • Place the index finger of the other hand under the tip,
  • Opening your mouth, tuck both lips and pull them over your teeth.
  • Overcoming resistance, push the tip up.

Now we know how to correct nasal cartilage with exercises. If you systematically deal with your problematic part of the face, you can soon expect positive results. Dramatic changes can be achieved after 2 – 3 months of training.

An important detail is that straight noses always breathe smoothly. For the sake of such prospects, owners of not quite correct noses should work a little.

The nose is upturned and snub-nosed

The upturned nose adds femininity and softness to the look. Its owners have a concave bridge of the nose and a protruding, pointed end.

Applying a dark color to the wings and tip will help hide the upturnedness.

A snub nose is slightly different from a snub nose. It has a rounded and thicker end.

For those who see snub nose as a defect, the solution to the problem:

  1. Apply a light shade to the front edge up to the protruding part.
  2. Shade the tubercle in a darker tone.
  3. At the very top of the tip, place a small dot with concealer or very light powder.

Types of specific features of the nose shape

The ancient Greeks began to think about the canons of female beauty. They were the ones in the 5th century BC. e. created a system of ideal proportions, according to which a nose with a straight back, a neat tip and thin, embossed wings was considered impeccable.

Centuries have passed since then, ideas about beauty have changed more than once, but the “formula” of perfection has remained the same.

Although some shortcomings, for example, a slight upturned nose, do not spoil their owner at all. Rather, they give the appearance a perky and youthful appearance. What other structural defects there are and what their features are, we will consider below.


This nose has a raised tip, which can be either sharp or rounded. The nostrils are clearly visible, evenly slit-shaped, the nasal passages are shorter than usual.

Women with upturned noses love freedom and independence, have charm and attractiveness to the stronger sex, although many consider them careless and frivolous. In general, these are friendly, optimistic and cheerful representatives of the fairer sex.


This type of nose should not be confused with an upturned one - unlike the first, it has a thick and fleshy tip rising above the back and widened nostrils. By anatomical standards, a woman can be considered snub-nosed if the angle between the upper lip and the columella exceeds 115°.

It is believed that such ladies are sociable and positive, love company, and have a gentle and even disposition. Capable of selfless actions.


A wide nose is most often inherited. It is characterized by a shapeless fleshy tip, loosely spaced coarse wings and large nostrils, and a general “stockiness”. Shows peaceful and kind natures, always ready to help and able to find a way out of the most confusing situations. With thin skin, splitting of the cartilage may occur.


A long nose distorts the proportions of the face, making a woman look older and gloomier. This defect is characterized by well-defined nostrils, narrow thin wings and a sharp tip. The nasolabial angle is less than 95°.

It is generally accepted that long-nosed young ladies have good taste, are aristocratic, love and understand beauty. Highly intelligent, fashion savvy, excellent diplomats.


A short nose resembles an upturned one, but differs from the latter in its pronounced disproportion of structure, wide upper part and nostrils open forward. The nasolabial distance is increased.

Owners of a short nose do not like to command, they know how to think logically and quickly process information. They are not always polite, although they consider themselves simply frank.

Potato nose

A nose in the shape of a popular vegetable gives the hostess an ingenuous, trusting appearance. This defect is formed due to the large amount of soft tissue in the tip area. The pterygoid cartilages are often thickened and fleshy, the medial crura diverge to the sides.

With a hump

A neat nose with a hump can hardly be called a flaw - rather, it beautifies its owner, emphasizing her sophistication, grace and aristocracy. This structure of the olfactory organ is characteristic of women of the eastern type, thin and delicate.

But a large and rough hump is really an aesthetic defect, disrupts the harmony of the face, and sometimes gives a comical appearance. Therefore, it often becomes the cause of complexes and causes a desire to change one’s appearance.

Nose pushed to the side

Such a defect can be congenital or occur due to injury, fracture or curvature of the nasal septum as a result of disease.

Displacement to one or both sides is often accompanied by a violation of proportions or the formation of a hump. This defect is considered the most difficult to correct with makeup.


The play of shadow and light can change the shape of the nose:

  1. Draw a clear line along the center of the back using highlighter.
  2. From eye level to the wings, draw two straight stripes on the sides of the previous line using a dark corrector.
  3. Darken the sides of the back and wings with a suitable powder.
  4. We shade everything.

How to make your nose narrower and smaller at home

Women have a vague idea of ​​the structure of the nasal area and how to reduce a large or wide nose at home without surgery and get good results without the risk of complications. The world's leading cosmetologists have proven that such an alternative exists. To implement it, you need to allocate very little time from your daily schedule. To non-surgically correct the shape of your nose at home, you can choose one of the options:

  • Visually make your nose smaller using professional makeup,
  • Correctly style your hair, change its color,
  • Pump up your nasal muscles with exercises.

In practice, a set of exercises has been recognized as the most effective, capable of actually changing the proportions of the nose and bringing them closer to the ideal in terms of parameters such as nose length, width and symmetry. Before you begin performing exercises to visibly reduce your nose, you should determine what exactly is not satisfactory in this part of the face: a small hump, a long or curved tip, etc.

There are girls who simply do not understand that making a short nose even shorter is wrong. But if the tip of the nose is elongated and unsightly drooping, then it is optimal to make it shorter, slightly upturned, and raised. You can choose individual exercises designed for a specific problem, or use a universal complex aimed at solving any shortcomings.

Little makeup secrets

No matter how hard you try to correct the imperfections of your nose with the help of makeup, if you do not know the secrets of applying cosmetics, the result will not be effective enough. Therefore, we reveal for you the subtleties of makeup:

  • The basic principle for choosing corrective cosmetics for the nose: they should be one tone darker and one tone lighter than the base color. Never use materials with mother-of-pearl for correction - only matte ones.
  • Daytime makeup requires working only with highlights, while evening makeup allows the use of correctors of several shades.
  • When applying makeup, avoid clear lines and pronounced color transitions.
  • It is very important, when “drawing” the nose, to draw exactly straight stripes, abstracting from the natural shape.
  • For lengthening, darkening lines begin right at the base of the eyebrow, for shortening - in the folds of the upper eyelid.
  • Makeup on other parts of the face can also visually change the nose. So, with voluminous lips, he looks smaller and more graceful than he actually is. Thick, well-filled eyebrows, close to the bridge of the nose, will add length. Cheeks and lower eyelids in a lighter tone than the wings and sides of the back will narrow it.
  • You should adhere to the rule of duplicating shades: the colors that were used for nose makeup should be repeated when correcting other parts of the face, for example, cheekbones. This will allow the look to be organic and the nose not to stand out.

Correcting the nose with makeup requires certain skills in applying and selecting cosmetics. However, there is no need to be afraid. If you practice a little, makeup will not take much time, and you can give your nose the shape you want. Don’t be afraid to experiment with images, always be different, surprise others!

Products you need for nose contouring

As you probably know, the control technique can be performed using both cream and dry, that is, powdery products. It all depends on your preferences, skin type and the result you are trying to achieve.

For example, for dry and dry-prone skin, we recommend choosing only cream products that are applied over foundation.

For oily and oily-prone skin, we recommend choosing contouring products in powder format and also applying them over foundation - before or after applying setting facial powder.

To achieve a more intense effect in your look, for example, for an evening out, we recommend combining both cream and powder contouring products in one makeup, applying powder products on top of cream products, thereby enhancing the effect and fixing the makeup, making it more durable.

So, in order to correctly correct the shape of the nose, we will need:

Contouring product (darkening)

As a cream product, we can recommend products made in stick form - such a product is very convenient to use when creating makeup, applying it to the skin directly from the stick.

For example, Maybelline Master Contour. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that this stick is double-sided: its light part is designed to highlight areas of the face - we will tell you more about this later.

The cosmetic market also offers a lot of cream products for facial contouring in various palettes - both ready-made and refilled to create an individual palette. Such a product will need to be collected from the refill using a brush.

Let us also note one of the cult products for dry face correction: the sensational product from PUPA baked blush Like a Doll Luminys Blush.

Matte highlighter (matte highlighter/concealer)

To highlight certain areas of the nose when contouring, we recommend choosing matte highlighting products, since a shimmering highlighter is used for more detailed work, but is not suitable for full contouring of the nose.

If we talk about cream products for brightening the face in a stick, in this format on the cosmetic market you can more often find products with lighter or more intense shimmer.

You can find a product for highlighting areas of the face without shimmer in palettes. As a rule, such palettes combine several shades - they contain tools for both darkening and brightening the face.

For example, a cream-textured palette from Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Palette:

But, nevertheless, the simplest solution in finding a means to highlight areas of the face would be a light concealer, which will be 2-3 shades lighter than your foundation.

There are many concealers on the market; however, we advise you to choose a fairly dense coverage, but at the same time liquid in texture - for example, the famous concealer from NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.

Light powder, which will be several shades lighter than your skin color, is also suitable as a dry product for highlighting areas of the face. The main thing is to make sure that this powder gives a dense coverage on the face, that is, it is not translucent or transparent fixing light powder.

You can find similar powders in palettes for dry contouring of the face, along with dark shades for darkening certain areas.

As an example, we would like to draw your attention to the palette from NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette:

If you are going to combine both cream and powder face correction in one makeup, the Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter palette is perfect for you, combining, on the one hand, dry powders for contouring, and on the other, cream products.

Nose contouring brushes

If you use cream products for contouring, we advise you to choose synthetic brushes - they are more suitable for working with cream products: the best ones pick up the product, apply it better to the skin of the face, and are more convenient to blend. In addition, synthetic bristle brushes are easier to clean off cream products than natural bristle brushes.

As for the shape of the brush, it is ideal if you find a smaller copy of the angled brush, which is usually offered as a brush for contouring under the cheekbones. Such a brush can be found, for example, from the Sigma brand:

If you can’t find a similar brush, it’s okay: any small synthetic bristle brush will do for contouring your nose, for example, something like this:

Sigma Brush E15 Flat Definer brush

If you are using dry powder products for contouring, it is best to apply them with a natural bristle brush. A small, angled brush—a smaller version of a face contouring brush—or a flat, tightly padded brush will also work well here.

The main thing when choosing brushes for contouring the nose is to be guided by their size: it should be small enough so that such brushes can be used to work out details, so we advise you to pay attention to those brushes offered by brands for eye makeup - for example, this Sigma brush made of natural bristles for blending shadows:

Sigma E40 brush

Highlighter with shimmer

Optional option. In principle, nose contouring can be done using matte products without any inclusion of glitter or shining particles. However, if you are used to using highlighter on your entire face, you will need to apply it to your nose, but using a certain technique. We will talk about its features below.

How to choose a corrector?

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To make nose contouring as natural as possible, you need to choose the right cosmetic product.

Here are a few nuances:

  • A cream-based concealer makes it much easier to apply lines and curves; it blends easily, allowing for a smooth transition. It is recommended to use this product for daytime makeup.
  • Dry concealer allows you to do makeup quickly and efficiently. However, you need to be careful with it, since the drawn lines may be too saturated.
  • In the absence of any of the listed types of correctors, you can use matte bronzer, powder or brown eyeshadow.

  • Principles of snub nose correction

    The classic version of rhinoplasty for a snub nose is tip lengthening. There are two ways of surgical intervention:

    • open;
    • closed.

    Surgeons use autografts – tissue obtained from the client’s body. Samples of the cartilage of the septum of the olfactory organ are taken.

    The operation is sometimes one-step, less often it is two-step. The doctor receives an implant and uses it to model the tip. When the wings are thick and too large, the nose is wide, the shape changes, stitching together the cartilage, reducing the tip.

    The cartilage obtained from the septum is sometimes transplanted into the back of the olfactory organ, raising it and lowering the tip. This corrects the angle between the nose and lips, giving the face harmony. Often, patients turn to plastic surgeons to correct a previously unsuccessful intervention. To obtain an implant, septal cartilage alone is not enough; ear samples will have to be taken.

    There are several principles for surgically reshaping an organ. It is not customary to lower the upturned tip, as this will lead to sagging over time. The preferred option is to align the fossa on the back, which is possible due to the anatomical features of the organ, the base of which is formed by quadrangular cartilage. The doctor opens it, spreading the mucous membrane, removes a small amount of tissue and closes the area again. The structure is stable - the base remains strong because a small amount of tissue is removed. It is placed under the skin of the back of the olfactory organ. The classic operation is considered completed.

    Less often, patients turn to surgeons with complaints about two parallel problems: they are worried about the snubness of the nose and the thickness of the tip. To change this part of the organ, you will have to manipulate cartilage, ligaments, and soft tissues. The work is painstaking.

    If the nose is very snub-nosed, the angle between it and the lips is disproportionately large, the cartilage is trimmed, lowering the tip slightly, achieving a harmonious relationship between the parts of the face. A mandatory step of the operation is strengthening the ligaments. When planning and choosing a method, living tissue is modeled so that the patient is satisfied with the result.

    How is rehabilitation after surgery?

    The greatest discomfort after rhinoplasty is caused by tissue swelling. This can make your nose seem so big at first. Swelling lasts 1-3 weeks. The specific timing depends on the scale of the operation, complexity, and individual characteristics of the body. While recovering, the patient uses a plaster cast.

    Immediately after removal, you cannot see a luxurious result - complete tissue healing and the formation of new contours of the organ take about a year. Only later do they speak with confidence about the result.

    Rhinoplasty is a complex plastic surgery due to the characteristics of the organ-forming tissues that heal slowly. Immediately after the operation, the patient is weak, nauseous, and sleepy due to the medications used for pain relief. The nostrils are strengthened with turundas, the organ is protected with a plaster or plastic overlay, so it is impossible to see it. The face swells, which is especially noticeable in the eye area.

    The first days after surgery the patient feels pain. Antibiotics are recommended to eliminate the risk of infection. Before the doctor removes the tampons, it is difficult for a person to breathe. Bed rest is recommended; sleep on their back. After 2 weeks, the stitches will be removed and the pad will be removed.

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