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Best face forward

A simple flick of a brush can fix your too-thin lips or hide your dark circles. Here’s how.

india Updated: Jul 11, 2013 16:36 IST
Kavita Devgan

No one has a flawless face. Not everyone is blessed with a sharp jawline or a perfect pout. But there are ways to hide and rectify your flaws. We get experts to share simple tips and tricks that will help you camouflage them.

Thin lips
How to hide: “Hide the lines around your lips with a concealer. Next, line your lips with a lip liner pencil a shade darker than your lips, starting from the peak of the cupid bow to the corner of the lips, and don’t forget to go above the natural lip line,” shares Nahush Pise, make-up artiste.

Podgy jawline
How to hide: “For a defined jawline, follow the natural contours and angles of your cheekbone and also shade the jaws along the same angle of the cheekbone. Apply dark powder blush with a fluffy brush to avoid any sharp lines underneath the jaw,” adds Nahush.

Narrow eyes
How to hide: “To make your eyes look bigger, keep your eyebrows perfectly shaved and line the eyes with a liner that is of a deeper colour than the eyeshadow you use,” says dermatologist Dr Swati Srivastava.
Another trick is to curl your upper eye lashes.

Shapeless eyebrows
How to hide: “Fill the eyebrows using a lighter colour pencil, drawing hair-like strokes. Add a cleaner look by gelling the hair in the direction of the hair growth (use a mascara wand),” says Nahush.

Dark circles
How to hide: “For Indian skin tones, a little bit of olive and red undertone can go a long way to cover all blemishes. So apply a hint of these colours before the foundation to hide dark circles,” suggests Nahush. “A creamy concealer or a translucent powder can also veil tired eyes,” says Dr Swati.