How to Soften a Prominent Chin With Makeup

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Softening a prominent chin is easy, so long as you use the right types of makeup in the appropriate way. Soften a prominent chin with makeup with help from a makeup artist in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Laura Heyns. I'm a hairstylist here at Urban Betty's Salon in Austin, Texas, and today I'm going to show you how to hide a prominent chin using makeup. Okay so one of the first and most important things you need to understand when you are trying to disguise prominent features on yourself using makeup is you only want to correct something up to 50%, anything other than that it can start to look very dramatic and more like stage makeup. So a couple of tricks I want to, I always like to use, I probably say only two shades darker than your actual skin color and use kind of a natural finish product. So either some kind of velvet finish powder or like a cream to powder cream foundation like all of those kind of things are really good products to use and you don't want to use anything too shiny or oily because then those are clearly going to stand out and the second thing to understand is that dark pushes back and light pushes forward so that's why you don't want to use like a couple shades darker than your actual skin color. And as far as your tools go, the thing you need to understand is that the stiffer and smaller the tool is the more product that's going to be placed. So keep that in mind, I like to use fluffier tools because it's going to kind of disperse and blend as you are applying the makeup. So what you want to do is you want to start dusting really lightly around the areas that you are trying to disguise and you want to do this really soft because you want this to blend out and you want to be able to step back and take a look at something because it's a lot easier to add makeup instead of take it off. So I'm just going to dust this powder really lightly along her chin and you'll start to be able to see that it will appear a lot smaller. You can start dusting like around the jawline too if you are worried about a jawline and this is another reason too why I say only use two shades darker than the actual skin color because if you are trying to disguise a prominent chin and you use a shade darker than you should, it's going to come across as kind of a five o'clock shadow which is not a good look for any girl. If you want to disguise the length of your nose, you can dust a little bit at the tip or if you want to do the sides, if you have a wider nose that you're going to try to hide then do down the sides just like this and you can pretty much take those tricks and you can use them on any single feature. So just keep in mind that light pushes forward and dark pushes back and you should be able to kind of shape your face however you'd like it to be. So my name is Laura Heyns. I'm a hairstylist and makeup artist here at Urban Betty in Austin, Texas, and I just showed you how to disguise a prominent chin using makeup.


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