June 21, 2014 Jessyca Dewey Spotlight

The Trick for Making Your Forehead Look Smaller

We all have those features we might not consider our favorite. Though others might feel that our “flaws” make us even more beautiful, sometimes it’s hard to convince ourselves. But let us remind you: Lauren Hutton was celebrated for her gap-toothed smile, and how endearing is Sarah Jessica Parker's prominent nose? Heck, we don’t even want to consider where we’d be today without Marilyn’s beauty mark! Here at MDC, we’re big on working with what we’ve got and being comfortable in our own skin. It’s just that sometimes makeup helps! With the help of beauty guru Elyse Reneau, we’re going to show you the magic trick for minimizing a (slightly) larger forehead.

small forehead

Step 1: Start by applying your eye makeup, foundation and concealer as usual, but skip any powder you might use to set the look.

Step 2: Make sure your hair is pulled out of you face so you can apply and blend makeup into your hairline. Then use a matte concealer that’s about five shades darker than your skin tone, and draw a solid line around the circumference of your forehead with a concealer brush.

Step 3: Use a fluffy eye shadow brush to blend the line into your hairline and forehead. Blending is super important for this trick, so make sure you blend until there are no obvious lines.

Step 4: Take your hair down and part it to the side to offset your forehead. Use a matte powder like Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder. MDC Quick Tip: To tone down the orange, use a powder with gray undertones, like Kevyn Aucoin’s The Sculpting Powder.

What’s your No. 1 beauty issue? What are your tricks? Share with us in the comments!

Photos: Joshua M Shelton Photography

Makeup: Elyse Reneau

Model: Jessyca Dewey


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