Making your face look thinner can be accomplished in a number of different ways depending on the products available to you. Learn how to make your face look thinner with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, my name is Taylor Babaian. I'm a Celebrity Makeup Artist, and today I'm going to show you how to make your face look thinner. So, the best way I find to make the face look thinner is to sculpt it using two different shades of foundation. So, you're going to choose your base foundation which is your regular foundation and then, add a contour foundation, which is basically a couple of shades darker than your natural skin tone to make sure that you sculpt the face. Then, we're going to add a little pop of color to ensure that it stays pretty using a little blush. So, to get the look, I'm going to use L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup first in buff beige, then cappuccino. So, I'm going to start my look to sculpt Bianca's face using foundation and this is going to be the normal foundation that you use everyday. It's something that matches your skin. I'm just going to apply the foundation in downward motion; your hairs grow down that way, it's just going to give you a smoother finish. I'm using a brush, you can use your fingers, you can use a sponge; however, when you're actually doing the contouring, I don't recommend using your fingers because what they'll do is they'll give you more of a blotchy finish, it won't give you the precision naturalness that you need. So, now that we've applied Bianca's first layer of foundation and even out her skin tone, we're ready for the contour foundation. So, I've actually chosen a color that's four shades darker than her natural skin tone. The darker it is, it's actually four levels higher than her skin tone and that's going to give you more contour. If you want less contour, less sculpted look, but you just want a little bit of sculpting, you can choose a foundation that's two shades darker than your natural skin tone. So, first, I'm just going to apply this down her cheekbone and then work it up. So, basically, work it into the skin and kind of blend it upwards. So, to choose where you're going to apply this first initial line, you want to really feel for where under your cheekbone, the hollowness. So, a lot of people like to suck in, "You can suck in", so, right in here. Whatever indent that you get from that, that's where you want to apply the line and then, you want to work it up. Now, this does a couple of things, it's going to give you that lovely cheekbone, really thin out the face, but it also gives you kind of like a nice tan look as well. One thing that happen when you apply the foundation, you naturally have different skin tones on the skin; you know, little sun here, it's a little darker up in here, little darker in here; but when you apply your first foundation, it actually just takes all that away and it actually flattens your face and even sometimes foundation can make it rounder looking. So, that's what contour I feel like is just so necessary. It's a step I always do with any of my makeup applications. So, now, we've really structured and you could see her face has gotten much thinner. Her cheekbones are much more defined. So, blush is absolute essential when you're defining your cheekbones. It really just pops the cheekbones and it also makes you just looks prettier and that's what we want. We want everything to look nice and pretty. So, I'm just going to angle it, starting from here at the temple and work it down. Now, we're not going to go on where we already applied our darkest contour, we want to apply it just above it, just to kind of highlight the contour area. So, you got the contour, you got the highlight using the blush on top of it. So, what we're doing is when we're applying blush, you're going with the same angle of the cheekbone and it's really just going to narrow the face. So, when your, when you have a tall forehead, you're going to darken around the forehead fairly low actually and what that's going to do is it's going to really condense the forehead and then you only want to pop the highlight just in the center right in there. Highlight is going to bring everything forward and so, you don't want to take the highlight any further than, just slightly above the eyebrows. When you move it a little bit higher, it's actually going to lengthen and we don't want to do that. So, we finished contouring Bianca and you can see that it's actually more of an exaggerated contour. You can definitely make this look a little bit more natural. You can blend it out a little bit more. You can also use shades that are a couple of shades lighter. This look is actually perfect for if you're going to do it, something for an evening out, have a smoky eye. It's great if you have more of a tan body and you want something that is going to go with the tan and really minimize and angle the face. So, as you can see, with the sculpting technique, we've really thinned out the face as well as sculpted her face. It's really easy to do at home, it just needs a little bit of practice. So, there you have it, that's how you make your face look thinner. I'm Taylor Babaian, thanks for watching.