5 Clever Makeup Tricks To Hide Your Double Chin

Right from how to dress to what cosmetics to use, here’s what you should know.

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Having a double chin can adversely affect your self-confidence. That’s why some people want to know how to hide a double chin with makeup.

We understand it is annoying how such an unimportant thing can ruin your selfies. So, why let it make you feel embarrassed when you can easily hide it? Getting rid of a double chin can be expensive as it requires surgeries. But makeup offers a safer and cheaper alternative. While it is a temporary solution, makeup can help you get a perfect glamorous look that makes you feel confident.

This post discusses some simple, easy, and creative ways to use makeup for hiding a double chin. Swipe up!

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  • Makeup Looks: Wearing subtle and minimal makeup is better than opting for bold looks that will only further accentuate the features.
  • Foundation Shade: Opt for a foundation or BB cream two shades darker than your natural skin tone to contour the face perfectly.
  • Eyebrow Shape: Choosing high-arch eyebrows will help give a faux facelift and divert attention from the chin.
  • Hair Length: Medium-length hair or short hair that reaches the lowest part of the chin helps create the illusion of a longer and slimmer face shape.
  • Hair Texture: Opting for straight or subtle wavy hair is advised instead of wearing curly or kinky hair, as it will only make the double chin appear more prominent.

How To Hide Double Chin With Makeup – Top 5 Tricks:

1. Dress Smart:

Divert attention away from double chin with an amazing outfit
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You may wonder how your dress can decide what your chin looks like. But the fact is, what you wear can make a lot of difference. In this case, avoid drawing attention towards your double chin. Let people notice your neckline, collarbones or even your throat. How do you do that? By wearing scoop neck tops.

A scoop neck top gives a wide view of your throat and collarbones. Plus, it is stylish and can be teamed up with a formal pair of trouser.

So, the mantra here is to show off!

2. Hairstyle Matters:

Hide double chin with a high ponytail
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Wear a hairdo that doesn’t fall on your neck, close to your chin or rather double chin. The volume of hair hanging down your neck accentuates the visibility of the double chin. One suggested hair style is the high ponytail. Or better yet, go for a bob cut. You won’t have to think of a new tricky hairstyle every morning.

One hair style which is a big no-no is hair ending with curls under your chin. Your double chin suddenly starts to look like triple chin.

3. Get Cheeky:

Highlight cheeks and eyes to hide double chin
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No, don’t take the meaning literally. All we mean to say is, wear your makeup such that it highlights your cheeks and eyes. For eyes, you could use a subtle eyeshade. For cheeks, use a blusher upwards to enhance the area prominently. Try different methods of highlighting, shading, and concealing with bronzers, concealers, highlighters, and foundations to hide some features while enhancing others.

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Stay away from shimmery makeup as it accentuates the double chin. Instead, opt for creamy and matte-textured contour and highlighter.

With cheeks and eyes drawing attention, it gets easier to divert the focus from double chin.

4. Lips Do Lie:

Focus attention on lips with dark red lipstick to hide double chin
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Your lip color can make a huge amount of difference in your appearance. But here, what’s important is which lip color you wear. To hide your double chin, use bold lip colors like dark red, dark brown, etc. You can also go for shiny lip gloss. That attracts attention to your face, and not to the portion below your face.

5. Define Your Jaw Line:

Define jawline with makeup to hide double chin
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Just as you have enhanced your facial features like the cheeks, eyes and lips, another cheat trick is to try and clearly define your jaw line. How? Use a bronzer. Brush it across the jaw line. If you are of wheatish or dark complexion, go for gold-toned bronzer. If you are of fair complexion, opt for rose-toned bronzer.

Jules Rancier, a vlogger and YouTuber, shared how she uses makeup to conceal her double chin. She uses a contour to highlight her jawline and darkens her double chin using the same contour shade, explaining, “I don’t know if you can tell but this is a little bit darker than this area. So, when I’m normal, it just looks like a shadow with my neck and it doesn’t look like I got this cute double chin going on (i).”

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Use a tapered or angled brush to define your jawline. Trace along the jawline and not below it. While blending, blend both upward toward the face and downward toward the chin for a sculpted look.

If you highlight your jaw line, it takes away the attention from your double chin.

So, now that you know some cheat tricks to hide your double chin, you can comfortably move around in the office, chill at a party and not get teased by your friends! But remember, the problem of a double chin arises when fat accumulates in your neck. Why does it happen? Because there is no physical activity happening in that particular area. The cheat tricks are only to hide your double chin. For a long term solution, you must either practice yoga or consult a doctor.

Infographic: Top 5 Ways To Hide Your Double Chin

We know how inconvenient it can be if a minor issue simply ruins your look. For example, many people have double chins, a common facial feature. But they may be drawing attention away from one’s other attractive facial features. If you are in a hurry and want to fix this issue, here is what you can do – switch up your cosmetic look, hairstyle, and clothing choices. There are a few simple ways to cover your double chin, and we have listed them in the infographic below. Take a look.

top 5 ways to hide your double chin(infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

The most brilliant way to learn how to hide a double chin with makeup would be to highlight other features of your face, so the attention is focused on them and not your double chin. Apart from this, you can also opt for all the other tips and tricks that this article offers. From wearing a high-neck top to defining the jawline, your options are endless. Also, we believe it is important to wear your confidence first. Your confidence has the most incredible power to help you steal the show and be the showstopper wherever you go.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make my chin look smaller in pictures?

To minimize the appearance of your chin in photos, try contouring the jawline with a darker shade of foundation or bronzer and set it with some setting powder. This will create a shadow effect, making the chin appear slimmer and more defined.

Can you tape a double chin?

If you want to instantly improve your appearance in photos and hide your double chin, taping is a handy solution. It’s quick, straightforward, and can make a noticeable difference. And, for a more lasting outcome, incorporating healthy eating and physical activity into your routine is definitely worth a shot!

What should be avoided when applying makeup to hide a double chin?

Be careful while choosing your highlighter and foundation shades as they shouldn’t be too dark or too light. Also, do not focus only on your chin and highlight other facial features to create a balanced look.

How long will the makeup techniques to hide a double chin last?

It depends on the type of makeup products used, your technique, and your skin type. Generally, it can last anywhere from a couple of hours to an entire day.

Key Takeaways

  • Scoop neck tops allow you to focus on the neckline and collarbones instead of the chin area.
  • A bold lip color or a shiny lip gloss can deflect attention from the chin area.
  • Hairdos like a middle part or short bob highlight the double chin.
  • A gold-toned bronzer on a wheatish or dark complexion helps define the jawline.
  • A rose-toned bronzer on a fair complexion does not bring attention to the chin area.
How To Hide Double Chin With Makeup

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Want to hide your double chin with makeup? This video guide shows you the right techniques for a perfect and flawless job. Check this video and get ready to look fabulous!

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Madison WilliamsPermanent Makeup Artist

Madison has 4 years of experience and is a certified Permanent Makeup Artist with a passion and love for all things makeup. She is based in Maryland, better known as the DMV. She specializes in makeup application, cosmetic tattooing, and various brow shaping services. Enhancing one’s natural beauty safely is Madison’s mission within her beauty career.read full bio

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