“Add volume to your hair around the crown area by teasing the roots and spraying with hairspray. This extra height will give you the illusion of a longer and more narrow face,” says hairstylist André Rodman. Jennifer Morrison’s volume-boosting braid is a great example.
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“Stick to neutral tones of blush. No strong pinks! Instead of swirling blush on the apples of your cheeks, do the entire cheekbone, blended softly into the hairline. This will emphasize your bone structure,” advises makeup artist Sandy Linter. Round circles of pink blush could pronounce rounded features, while a more blended application like Taylor Swift’s blush effect, creates more depth. Also, apply a light dusting of powder to cut down on shine and avoid using shimmer on the face. The more light that is reflected from your skin, the bigger your face will appear.
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“Get a haircut with long side swept bangs and jagged pieces around the cheekbones,” suggests Rodman. Bangs that cut across your face diagonally, like Jayma Mays’ hairstyle, will reduce the appearance of a full face while long cheek-level pieces can break up the span of wide cheeks.
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“A straight hairstyle will flatter your face without adding unnecessary volume at cheekbone areas,” says Rodman. Just like clothing, the sleeker and more streamlined the style, the more slimming the end result. You can’t beat Jennifer’s blowout.
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“Learn how to contour underneath your cheekbones using a deep taupe colored shading powder,” suggests Linter. First sweep translucent powder all over your face, then blend the contour powder right under your cheekbones similar to Reese Witherspoon’s look. This creates the appearance of a shadow cast by your cheekbones, making them look more defined. Also, sweep a little contour powder under your chin to reduce the appearance of a double chin.
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