Correcting the oval of the face with makeup is much easier than deciding on an expensive and painful procedure. But is this method suitable for everyone and how to act to make the contours clearer and hide a double chin?

Loss of clarity of the contour of the face can be the result of various factors: age-related changes, excess weight, structural features of the face. However, almost every woman who is faced with sagging skin and the appearance of a second chin wants to get rid of these problems faster.There are several methods that are used to fix the problem. Each of them in its own way will help to restore a clear oval of the face.

Methods for correcting facial contours and double chin without surgery

There are several ways to make the oval of the face clearer and get rid of the second chin. Some are more radical, others do not involve serious interventions. Each of the methods has its pros and cons. There is no universal solution. What non-surgical methods of face oval correction should I pay attention to?

Lipolitic injections

The procedure is painful and expensive, but the result is impressive. With the help of injections into the problem area, the doctor achieves the splitting of fat cells, which often cause sagging skin and the appearance of a double chin.

Depending on the characteristics of the body, the age of the patient and the severity of the problem, it may take from 2–3 to 8–9 procedures to forget about the fuzzy oval and restore beautiful facial contours.


Massage is suitable for those who have a fuzzy face oval - a consequence of sagging skin, not excess weight.

This method of correction can be resorted to at home. The main principle is to move from the center of the chin to the ears, as if stretching the skin with your fingers.

Thread lifting

Thread lifting is a kind of compromise between cosmetic and serious surgical procedures. It can be considered by those who can no longer get the desired result from massage and injections, but are not ready for radical surgery. The procedure lasts from 30 minutes to an hour. During this time, the doctor pulls special threads under the skin through the punctures, which tighten the tissues from the inside and, accordingly, eliminate sagging, minimizing the visibility of wrinkles. Bruising and swelling may persist for several days after the procedure, but the effect of rejuvenation and a clearer facial contour will be noticeable immediately.

For those who prefer contouring with makeup to any intervention, we will tell you what products will be needed and how to apply them in order to visually tighten the oval of the face.

How to correct facial contours with makeup: general rules

It will be possible to noticeably correct the oval of the face with the help of makeup only if the scale of sagging is not too large. With moderate signs of ptosis, you can visually hide them using the play of light and shadow. If you think that this option suits you, stick to the basic rules of contouring with correctors.

  • Choose products that suit your skin.

    If she tends to be oily, opt for dry-textured products like NYX Professional Makeup's 3 Steps To Sculpt Face Sculpting Palette.

    For those with dry skin, cream is more suitable - such as Master Contour from Maybelline New York.

    We talked about the advantages and disadvantages of different texture types in this video.

  • Make sure the shade of a light corrector or highlighter suits your skin tone. It should not look yellow or too pink. You need to test the product in good natural light.

  • To fix the correction, use powder. But don't overdo it. Apply it lightly with a fluffy brush so as not to smear the coating. It is better to choose a transparent like Studio Finishing Powder in Translucent from NYX Professional Makeup.

  • When you apply the corrector on the chin, do not forget to blend the border with the neck well.

Among the disadvantages of such a correction is a short-term effect. All steps will have to be repeated again the next day, because, like any other make-up, this one will need to be removed in the evening. In addition, it is very important to use a primer and other products that take into account the type of skin, otherwise the result may be smeared throughout the day.

Required tools and accessories

In order to correct the oval of the face, you will need a certain set of tools.

  1. Foundation

    This is the necessary base that will become the canvas for successful correction.

  2. Concealers

    Light (for areas where you want to add volume) and dark (for areas that need to be visually reduced). In addition, you may need a concealer that you use in your usual makeup to hide bruising under the eyes and redness.

  3. Brushes

    A foundation brush or sponge, an angled concealer brush, and a fluffy powder brush are the bare minimum you can't do without.

  4. Powder

    Needed to set makeup. It is better to use transparent, so as not to overlap the result of the correction.

Contouring technique depending on the shape of the face

  1. Heart

    With this face shape, the sculptor should be applied on the temples and sides of the forehead, under the cheekbones (from the ears to the middle of the cheek) and on the lower part of the chin. This will help balance the wide top and narrow bottom.

  2. Oval

    For girls with an oval face, dark concealer should be applied to the cheekbones and middle of the forehead to narrow the top.

  3. Circle

    If you have a round face, you need to darken the sides of the forehead and the contours of the face around the perimeter to visually narrow it.

  4. Square

    For girls with a "square" face, it is important to visually smooth out the corners. Apply the sculptor on the sides of the forehead and under the cheekbones from the ears to the middle of the cheek.

You can read more about how the correction for different face shapes differs here.

Before and after

If everything was done correctly, the result will be visible to the naked eye, as in the photos below - before and after applying makeup.



Correction of facial contours and double chin at home: photo instruction

  1. Prep skin for makeup application with Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream. Apply Kiehl's Eye Treatment with Avocado to the under eye area.

  2. Even out skin tone. High Definition Foundation from NYX Professional Makeup is suitable for this.

  3. Hide dark circles and other imperfections with Conceal, Correct & Contour by NYX Professional Makeup.

  4. To make the sculpting look harmonious, it is important to take into account the natural shape of the face. This will help to correctly apply the corrector and highlighter, taking into account the nuances of your appearance.

  5. Contouring can be done with cream or dry correctors. In this case, we used Urban Decay's Naked Skin Shapeshifter palette.

  6. The first point with a brush should be placed at the intersection of two lines: the first goes horizontally through the lower points of the nostrils, the second - vertically from the tail of the eyebrow.

  7. If the face is oval, then from the point of the first touch of the brush, blend the pigment towards the middle of the ear. If the shape of the face is more elongated, then the earlobe should be taken as a guideline for shading. And if, on the contrary, the face is more round, then the upper edge of the ear.

  8. Darken the temple area, the contour of the lower jaw and the hairline. Blend well after application. Makeup should not look like makeup.

  9. Add highlights. To do this, you can use both correctors of lighter shades, and concealer, liquid highlighter or foundation.

    In this case, concealers from the NYX Professional Makeup Conceal, Correct & Contour palette were used.

    Add highlights to the forehead, top of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, chin and under the eyes.

  10. Fix creamy correction dry with Urban Decay's Naked Skin Shapeshifter Palette.

  11. Then add some highlighter to the highlights.

  12. To make your face look fresh, add Giorgio Armani's Fluid Sheer blush.

    Smudge them in the same direction as the correction.

  13. Use NYX Professional Makeup's Lid Lingerie Matte Tint as a creamy eye base.

  14. Then apply Eyes To Kill Stellar by Giorgio Armani.

  15. Use NYX Professional Makeup's Faux Whites Eye Brightener as a base for a bright summer eyeliner.

  16. Then draw an arrow with Urban Decay's Heavy Metal glitter.

    You can use one color or mix several shades.

  17. Cover your lashes with Maybelline New York's Snapscara black mascara. where to find?

  18. Eyebrows with clear gel.

  19. Apply Giorgio Armani's Fluid Sheer and some highlighter to your lips.


Face contouring review

What tools will help make the correction as natural as possible? The editors chose this set.

  • Pencil sculptor Master Contour, Maybelline New York

    There are two products in the stick that are necessary for correcting the oval of the face: a highlighter and a dark corrector. Its creamy texture makes it easy to spread and blend. The finish is matte and looks natural on the face.

    Check out what our readers think about Master Contour here.


  • NYX Professional Makeup Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

    The best option for those who are afraid to make a mistake with the corrector color. There are eight shades in the palette. And when the "running" shades run out, the cells can be filled with refills. So the palette will last a long time.

    Check out what our readers think of the Highlight & Contour Pro Palette here.



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