BEAUTY : How to Fake a Perfect Nose: A 3-Step Tutorial
Start with your normal complexion makeup. You’ll want to contour your nose after you’ve applied foundation, concealer, or whatever you usually wear.
Step One: Highlight
To fake a perfect nose, you’re first going to highlight the center of your nose, but you don’t want to use a shimmery highlighter (you’ll end up looking shiny, rather than sculpted). Instead, use a luminous concealer (look for one with “radiant” or “brightening” in the name) that’s a shade lighter than your natural skin tone. Start at the bridge of your nose and apply a line of concealer down your nose, stopping before you reach the end. Next, add a little dot at the very tip (like you’re creating an exclamation point!) to give your nose a little upturn.
Step Two: Blend
Use a sponge or your ring finger to soften the stripe. First, press the concealer into your skin, and then lightly rub the edges to buff out any harsh lines.
Step Three: Shade
To contour noses, Lauren Andersen (celebrity makeup artist) prefers to use powders, like Kevyn Aucoin’s The Sculpting Powder($44), over creams, because the effect is a bit more natural. Using a small blending brush (like what you use in the crease of your eyelid—just be sure it’s clean), tap off any excess powder and then, starting from the inner corner of your eye, shade straight down to the end of your nose. Do the side of your nose. Blend both sides before you decide to add or remove any pigment.
Do one final blend with your brush, sponge, or finger to ensure your highlight and contour looks as natural as possible, and you’re done!