How To Make Your Forehead Smaller In 6 Simple Steps Using Makeup

How To Make Your Forehead Smaller - Maybelline India

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 feel disheartened. While you should embrace your natural features, if you still want to make your forehead appear smaller, makeup can come to your rescue. Confused about how to make your forehead smaller using makeup? We’ll discuss everything in detail in this ‘big forehead’ makeup guide. Here are some forehead makeup tricks on how to make your forehead look smaller with ease.  

1. The foundation trick 

Making a wide forehead appear narrower is all about creating an optical illusion. For starters, 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. You can use the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool to find the desired foundation shade. 


• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation  

2. Sculpt your face 

Concealing your face is a great way to add shape to it. To work on that forehead, sweep the concealer 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 and blend it well.  


• Our recommendation – Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer 

3. Bold eyebrows

Wondering how to make your forehead smaller? One of the best ways to draw attention away from your forehead is to have 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 in 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.  


• Our recommendation – Maybelline Colossal Bold Liner, Maybelline Colossal Kajal Super Black, Maybelline Nudes Eyeshadow Palette  

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. 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 a different eye, face, and lip makeup products virtually, from the comfort of your home. Try these forehead makeup tricks virtually in real time using Maybelline makeup products and slay like a queen.


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