Ask Donna

May 17, 2011

Q: Are there any make up tricks that will help my full face look slimmer.

A: You might not think that full face is something to be thankful for, but believe me, it is. If you were born with a fuller face, thank those lucky stars above because you get to keep your youthful look longer!

I do have lots of absolutely gorgeous full-faced women ask me this question, though, and I tell them the secret to slimming out the face is all in the cheekbones. Here’s how to make those cheekbones more prominent by contouring them.

  1. First, apply a concealer that is two shades darker than your skin tone just below your cheekbone.
  2. To get the concealer in the perfect spot, suck in your cheeks and make “fishy lips.” Apply the concealer just under where the cheek is when your lips are in fishy position.
  3. Blend well, and then take your powder or liquid foundation and apply over that.
  4. Apply blush on the apple of your cheek.

These steps will give your cheeks a darker color and give your face the appearance of being thinner than it actually is.

Bonus tip: If you would like to slim your nose, use the same concealer on the sides of your nose and apply foundation over that.