Being blessed with a big forehead can be a tricky situation as it might make your face look bigger and larger than it is. But, don’t let that get you down. Remember, people with narrow foreheads can’t make their wider, but you can do the opposite with your forehead. Confused about how to make your forehead smaller? Making a wide one appear narrower is all about creating an optical illusion. All you need to do is pull attention away from the area by simply employing some magic big forehead makeup to subtly trim the real estate above your brows. Here are some forehead makeup tricks on how to make your forehead look smaller with ease.
1. The foundation trick
To make your forehead look smaller, avoid applying foundation on your hairline. By doing this, your hairline will have a natural shadow and create an illusion of your forehead ending lower than it does. Also, pick a foundation shade that is darker than your natural shade (around three to four shades darker than your natural skin tone) and apply it well along the hairline and the temples to make your forehead appear smaller and more chiselled. The Maybelline Foundation Finder tool can now help you to find the desired foundation shade.
• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
2. Sculpt your face
Contouring is best for effortlessly slimming down any part of your face. To work on that forehead, sweep a contour stick on its outer edge and create a natural shadow that will push it lower. Choose two shades darker and apply it well around your hairline. Blend it well.
• Our recommendation – Maybelline V-Face Duo Contour Stick
3. Bold eyebrows
Wondering how to make your forehead smaller? One of the best ways to draw attention away from your forehead is to get your eyebrows on fleek. Shaped and groomed eyebrows reduce the appearance of your forehead. To achieve the same, you don’t need to overdraw your brows. The only thing you need to do is ensure that the arch is high which gives the illusion of more space between the eye and brow bone.
• Our recommendation – Maybelline New York’s Define & Blend Brow Pencil
4. Dramatic eyes
Adding drama to your eyes will help to divert the attention from your large forehead. Make an instant difference to your facial shape by creating a winged eyeliner look. Then, define your eyes and enhance their beauty with a kajal. If you wish to take your eye makeup up a notch, use an eyeshadow on your eyelids.
5. Blush and highlight
Applying a bright coloured blush on your face can help divert attention from your big forehead. Swipe some rosy and peach coloured blush along the apples of your cheeks and work them upwards for a lifting effect. Follow this step by using a highlighter just above the blush on the upper cheekbone and the bridge of your nose. This duo is the perfect combo to reduce the appearance of your wide forehead.
• Our recommendation - Maybelline Fit Me Mono Blush, Maybelline Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter Makeup
6. Colour your lips
An instant way to grab one's attention away from your forehead in just a few seconds is by playing up your lip game. A bright pink, red or coral lipstick will do wonders at making your lips pop. This will draw all the attention to your lips. All you need to do is make sure that the rest of your face makeup is kept simple so that people focus more on your lips.
• Our recommendation - Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick
If you're still not sure of how to make your forehead smaller with forehead makeup, we've got just the right solution for you. Try the Maybelline Virtual Try-On tool that helps you to experiment with different eye, face and lip makeup products virtually, from the comfort of your home and without you having to spend a penny. Now that you have finalized your forehead makeup, go and get rid of that big forehead in minutes.