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How To Make a Big Nose Look Smaller Without Surgery

Who needs a nose job when you can give the illusion of a smaller schnoz with these strategies.


  • Step 1: Wear oversized sunglasses; large, wide frames will make your whole face look smaller, including your nose.
  • FACT: If offered free plastic surgery, 14 percent of Americans would choose a nose job.
  • Step 2: If you don't have them already, consider cutting some bangs. That, a side part, and a little height at the crown of your head, will all de-emphasize your beak.
  • TIP: Be sure to blend – and use the same brand of foundation and highlighter so the colors match even though one is a shade lighter.
  • Step 3: Apply foundation to the sides of your nose and in the creases under your nostrils, in a shade darker than the one on your face. Dark colors recede, making darkened areas less visible. Then apply a light streak of highlighter straight down the slope, so the eye is drawn to that slim line.
  • Step 4: Make sure your eyebrows' inner ends reach to your eyes' inner corners. Too much space above the bridge of your nose makes it look wider. If you've over-plucked in the past, fill in the ends with brow makeup.

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