Makeup Tricks for a Big Nose. Blog By Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of NY located in Long Island and NYC.

The nose takes center stage of the face. While it’s not always the first thing people notice, it can be something that stands out if something is amiss. For example, if it is a bit too big for the face.

If you’re struggling with your nose, there are some ways you can make it look smaller with makeup. Makeup is the saving grace for many women, and with these tricks, it can be yours too.

Start with Darker Foundation

Makeup Tricks for a Big Nose. Blog By Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of NY located in Long Island and NYC.

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It’s important to use foundation that is two shades darker than your natural skin tone. It should also be a matte foundation.

Foundation Placement

Place a few lines of foundation starting from between your eyebrows and down the sides of your nose. This will help you even out the size of it by making it look narrower.

Use Skin Tone Foundation on Top

To even out your skin tone, use the correct shade on top of the darker foundation. It’s important to blend them together well, so there is no sign of the two different colors.

Matte Powder

One of the biggest giveaways that you have a big nose is having it shiny. Nix the oil with an oil-free, matte powder. You may want to keep this with you everywhere you go, so you can do some touchups.


Blush can help bring more attention to your cheeks. Brighter colors work best when you use this method.


A bronzer can be applied on the forehead, chin, and cheeks. This will highlight those areas more.

Shimmery Lipstick

Don’t forget the lipstick! Beautiful lips can do wonders. Just re-apply as often as necessary.

When Makeup Just Doesn’t Work

We know makeup can only do so much. It can help, but sometimes, a little bit of help is not enough.

If you’ve tried every makeup trick there is to make your nose look smaller, it may be time to consider a rhinoplasty. With this procedure, you can make it look smaller, narrow, and more beautiful.

Free Rhinoplasty Consultation in New York City and Long Island

Plastic surgeons at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York specialize in rhinoplasty. Consider booking a free consultation at 212-206-0023 or 631-499-1831. We have two offices located in Manhattan and Long Island, and they are open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and until 6:00 PM on Saturdays.

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