Having a double chin is quite natural but it can often be one big embarrassment. Your levels of self-esteem and self-confidence can drop due to your double chin and it's high time you do something about it instead of ignoring and feeling upset about it. Wondering how to hide a double chin? While expensive treatments can help tighten up the area, we’re here to help you get rid of your double chin with ease, without having to spend a lot of money. Here’s how to hide a double chin with makeup.
How to contour the double chin and master a chiselled-looking profile in minutes with this face contouring guide
1. Focus on the jawline
To camouflage your double chin, create a defined jawline by showing off your chin contouring skills. Be sure to go below the chin on the underside and make a triangle shape to the left and right and blend well. This will create a subtle shadow and make your double chin less noticeable.
2. Blend effectively
Blending is a key part of any contouring look as you will want to make sure that the product you use is evenly applied. If you use a makeup brush to apply contour, it should be on the larger and stronger side to get the job done. Go strong with application because this will blend it down to a natural shadowing effect.
3. Do not neglect the rest of your face
Don’t just stop at the chin area. To keep your contour looking seamless and balanced, make sure that you use it on the other areas of your face. Blend it around the jawline to your ears to avoid your overall makeup looking incomplete.
4. Find your shade
Go by selecting a shade of makeup two shades darker than the one you already use. This will help to create a shadow and make the chin less visible. Create a shadow right under the jawline to perfect your double chin contouring.
5. Divert the attention
Hiding your double chin isn’t limited to the jawline and neck, you also need to concentrate on other parts of your face to help your look stand out. Focusing on the eye and cheek areas diverts attention from the chin area. You can simply do this by using a blusher upwards to enhance the area prominently and follow it up with a highlighter. For eye makeup, shape your eyebrows well. Next, use a vibrant eyeshadow and pair it with kajal and eyeliner to look the best from the rest. Finish off by applying a few coats of mascara.
6. Add colour to your lip
The lip area can also be helpful to divert the attention away from your double chin as bolder lip colours can easily allow the lips to become the focal point of the face. Start your lip makeup by applying a lip balm that will prevent your lips from chapping or drying out and then, use a bold red or pink lipstick to colour your lips. If you are not sure of your lipstick shade, try the Maybelline Lipstick Finder tool.
For every makeup look to stand out and look perfect, you need a base makeup to support it. Here’s how to achieve flawless base makeup in 3 steps.
Step 1: Fill your pores, create an even texture, and help your makeup last longer by using a primer
Step 2: Get an even complexion and smooth texture with a foundation
Step 3: Banish the blemishes and highlight certain parts of your face like your eye contours and top of your cheekbones with concealer
You can use the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool to find your perfect foundation and concealer shade match.
Finalizing your makeup is now simple with the Maybelline Virtual Try-On tool. This tool helps you to experiment with different eye, lip and face makeup products virtually, from the comfort of your home, without you having to spend a penny. Once you are confident, follow our simple guide on how to hide a double chin and slay in style.