Make-up BROWS

Forget the brow lift! Full and tidy arches – which you can achieve with make-up – can make you look years younger. As a general rule of thumb, long faces suit straight brows, oval faces are flattered by soft-angled brows, square faces benefit from strongangled brows, heart-shaped faces suit rounded eyebrows with gently curved arches, and round faces look best with high-arched brows. Once you have honed in on your shape, fill them in with a powder or pen, such as Ardell Brow Defining Powder, $12, ardelllashes. com. Finish with a brow mascara, such as Maybelline Brow Drama mascara, $12.95, in short strokes to thicken and shape.


With physicians increasingly using the so-called golden ratio to approximate facial perfection using muscle relaxants and fillers, exceptional beauty has become more common. Yet similar effects can be had without a needle or knife, using a nifty combination of make-up tricks that nudge features and the appearance of their proximity towards apparent symmetry. From accentuating cheekbones to minutely extending your brow, these tiny tweaks will make a big difference.


Though it is one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery, rhinoplasty is a pretty extreme route to go down. Why not use make-up to tweak your beak? Contouring techniques have long been implemented to abbreviate a long nose no scalpel necessary! Just dab a matte bronzer, Nude by Nature Pressed Matte Mineral Bronzer, $39.95, nudebynature., or matte foundation two shades darker than your normal complexion, Maybelline FITme Matte + Poreless Foundation, $18.95, au, on the tip of your nose and blend. A blender brush will help ensure no sharp edge is visible.

Want to slim a wide nose? Try contouring with a taupe powder, working the shadow along each side of the nose, starting from the inner corner of the eyebrow.

If your nose is crooked, use your finger to dab a small amount of highlighter, Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector, $35, au, on the upper bridge of your nose to make it appear straighter.

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