Who doesn't want a sculpted jawline? Some are just blessed to have a natural well-defined jawline and for the rest of us, it's a lot of hard work. You need to follow a proper diet, workout schedule and invest a lot of time. But like they say, fake it till you get it and this is where makeup can come handy. Celebrity makeup artist Vidya Tikari tells you how to get that razor sharp jawline and hide a double chin easily with makeup.
1. ’Less Is More’
“Caking makeup on your neck is not the way to hide any skin issues, and it’s an even worse idea during the warmer months of the year, since makeup can easily transfer to your collars,” says Vidya.
2. Contour with Creams
Powder doesn’t last as much as creams, so make the switch to a cream foundation, along with cream concealers and even cream bronzers. “If the bulge is right under your chin, apply foundation there with a small brush and blend it sideways, under your jawline, not vertically down your neck. You can also reduce roundness in your neck area by extending it towards the end of your jawline, but don’t blend too much over it and on your face,” says Vidya. She suggests that whatever products you use, make sure they’re just one shade darker than your skin tone in order to emphasise your jawline and then powder it with your bronzer or contour powder to set it in place.
Honey Bronze Highlight Dome, Rs 1295, available at The Body Shop stores and website.
3. Focus on the Eyes
If you’re not entirely satisfied with what contouring and bronzer can achieve, another excellent makeup tip is to draw attention to your eyes. “This doesn’t necessarily mean going for bold colours. Simply use tricks to make your eyes appear bigger, including winged liner, along with curled and full eyelashes,” adds Vidya.
M.A.C Brushstroke Liner, Rs 2,300, available on Nykaa.com.
4. Softer Lip Colours.
A bold lip will always draw attention to your jawline and neck, so be more dramatic on your eye makeup while sticking to something softer for your lips. “Sheer colour that’s not too dark is a good fit in order to keep the lower side of your side more neutral,” advises Vidya.
Kiko Milano Unlimited Stylo - 03 Natural Rose, Rs 1,190, available at Nykaa.com