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Making a big nose look smaller ?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I have this horrible nose and was hoping for tips for making
a big nose look smaller. I've used a darker powder on the sides
and that helps a little.

Anyone know of any good plastic surgery forums that I
can research rhinoplasty? I think that is what I really need
to do but I can't find any forums where I can talk to real
people like here at MUT.
post #2 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

Here are some links that might help:

http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...t=nose+smaller

http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...t=nose+smaller

http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...t=nose+smaller

http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ing-69184.html
post #3 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

Eve Pearl has a book called Plastic Surgery Without the Plastic Surgery and she shows oyu how to contour in it.

There's a tiny portion on contouring noses here:


you can try this video too:
post #4 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

Big noses always look weird when you try to make them small with surgery. If you can't get the look you want with makeup, perhaps it would be better to embrace your nose.

And I say that as a fellow big nosed woman.
post #5 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

I, too, seem to have a big nose. I don't like pictures if my face isn't slanted a little, for example, because it seems my nose sticks out. But all in all, I embrace it, because at least its straight and nicely shaped, just a little big because of my European background I believe, and it suits me...

It may not be as nice as some other girls noses, but I believe embracing it and maybe using a little bit of makeup is the best and not to mention cheapest way of loving your nose the way it is.
post #6 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

you could try contouring your nose...
post #7 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

If you really feel that you want to have plastic surgery then you can google search some good forums but I wouldn't advise you to do anything that dramatic. I read somewhere that 20% of people who have rhinoplasty end up having revision surgery because there were problems caused by the first operation. Many others have multiple surgeries because they never quite achieve the look that they want.
I used to consider having rhinoplasty very seriously and I convinced myself that I needed to have it done but with a little contouring of my nose I feel now that all those thoughts of surgery were ridiculous and I've realised that even without makeup there are no real problems with my nose.
When contouring, you have to take a good look at your nose and identify the areas which require highlight and those which require shade. Try to only shade on the lower part of the nose, not too much further up or if you do keep it light because contouring on the bridge looks odd or at least that is what I have found from past experience. I find also that running a highlight down the middle of the nose gives the illusion that it is more narrow. I use YSL Touche Eclat to do this but you could use a light coloured e/s or any other face highlighter as long as it isn't too shimmery or it'll look obvious.
If your nose is bent or crooked that you'll want to highlight the side of the nose which bends in the way and shadow the side that sticks out.
Hope this made sense and I wasn't just rambling pointlessly.
post #8 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

I don't have a big nose, but it's kind of wide and not well defined. I used to tell my dad all the time that as soon as I turned 18, I was gonna get a nose job. But I've been contouring the sides and the tip of my nose for years, and I'm actually happy with it now.

I would definitely try perfecting your contouring and really give it a chance before getting surgery as surgery is drastic and permanent and has the potential to go very wrong! I wish you the best!
post #9 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

I have a big nose too, it's thin but the bump on it is quite big, I still don't know how to make it look smaller Sorry that I'm no help.
post #10 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

I know how you feel about not liking your nose to the point of plastic surgery but i finally embraced it and now that im into make up have learned to contour and it really works and you will be surpised on how content you will be
post #11 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

Originally Posted by Killah Kitty View Post
I, too, seem to have a big nose. I don't like pictures if my face isn't slanted a little, for example, because it seems my nose sticks out. But all in all, I embrace it, because at least its straight and nicely shaped, just a little big because of my European background I believe, and it suits me...

It may not be as nice as some other girls noses, but I believe embracing it and maybe using a little bit of makeup is the best and not to mention cheapest way of loving your nose the way it is.
post #12 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

thanks for sharing!

Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
Eve Pearl has a book called Plastic Surgery Without the Plastic Surgery and she shows oyu how to contour in it.

There's a tiny portion on contouring noses here:
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you can try this video too:
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post #13 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

What brushes do you use personally for nose contouring?
post #14 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

I would also recommend highlighting the middle and ridge of your nose if you have an "asian" broad and flat nose. It helps a little, but it definitley makes a visual difference. Maybe use a very light eyeshadow for this, a lighter shade of foundation or a highlighter. Any would work.

As for noses, I think every part of someone is beautiful and make up should let you enhance your individual beauty. I'm very much against plastic surgery unless you really need it in case of a traumatic event that's left you with horrible scars/burns/etc. Some people still get it, but make sure you think about it carefully and don't act based on emotion. Even if you've wanted it for a long time, that could still be based on being emotional over it for a long time. Often once you get the surgery, you'll want another and then another. So think about if you really need it.

I'm not trying to tell you what to do because it is ultimately your choice, but I think people should really think about it before they go and open themselves up and have something cut out or put in when it's not necessary. Also, remember that all surgery leaves scars.
post #15 of 17

Re: Making a big nose look smaller ?

my nose isnt big, but it has that crooked little bump on it which i hate. contouring the sides with darker powder can help a wide nose if that is your nose shape. contouring doesnt do anything for my particular nose shape, but what does help is the way i wear my hair. side swept bangs really helps draw attention away from my nose rather than highlight it. if i part my hair in the middle it really seems to draw more attention to my nose.
also making my eyes the focus of my makeup with bolder eye color seems to help.

while i agree that it is respectable to embrace what you were born with, ive also known plenty of people that are SO happy after having plastic surgery for whatever reason. for myself i feel like im too old now to worry about fixing my nose, and its really no big deal to me now, but i wish i had done it when i was 18 !
post #16 of 17

use a nose right tool definitely which make your nose smaller permanently. 

post #17 of 17

 

Hope that helps!

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