How to Make Your Nose Smaller

Noses can be many shapes and sizes and often some people are unhappy with their nose and want to change it. There are ways to cover up and change the appearance of your nose with subtle make-up tricks and exercises. As a last resort, there is a type of surgery called Rhinoplasty that can change the look of your nose.

Of course, the easiest way is to use make-up techniques. In addition, try some of the exercises listed. Here are some tips to make your nose smaller.

How to Make Your Nose Smaller

1. Makeup Contour and Highlight


  • Step One – Apply Foundation

Take the foundation you normally use and apply it as you normally do to your entire face. Make sure the color closely matches your skin tone on your face. Blend the foundation to right below your jaw area.

  • Step Two - Apply Contouring Powder

Start by taking a good look at your nose and follow these contouring tips. 1) If you have a very wide nose, contour the sides of your nose in parallel lines centered with the vertical lines on your nose. Make sure to blend them well just to the inside tip of the brow at the top. 2) For a nose that is wide on the bottom, contour just the bottom side and curve the line out to the side of each nostril. 3) For a wide nose tip, make an arrow down from the tip of the nostril to the tip of your nose and then contour on the sides of your nostrils.

  • Step Three – Apply Dark Powder

Use a mineral powder or blush that is about two tones darker than your natural skin color to brush into the areas you need to contour. 1) A brush with a good edge will be very helpful in making just the right contour lines. An eye shadow brush with angles works best. 2) Draw lines from top to bottom very lightly so you can blend them easier.

  • Step Four - Blend Your Powder

Use your powder brush to blend your foundation, loose powder and contour powder. This will help keep a very natural look. 1) Follow the contouring lines you created, but blend out into the face. 2) For just the nose tip, blend the powder down between the nostril area.

  • Step Five – Apply Translucent Powder

Use a translucent dusting powder that is a few shades lighter than your skin tone to dust the very center of your nose. 1) Use the largest fluffiest brush you can find. 2) Start at the top of the nose and brush to the bottom of the nose. 3) Brush until all the powder is well blended.

Watch This Video Tutorial To Make Your Nose Look Smaller:


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2. Exercises That Shape the Nose

  • Practice Purposeful Breathing

Cover your right nostril with your thumb and inhale through your left nostril and hold your breath for a count of four. Exhale while counting to six, and then repeat. Switch sides and cover the left nostril and inhale through your right nostril, hold breath for count of four. Exhale while counting to six and repeat. Do this exercise for 5 to 10 minutes on each side.

  • Give Your Nose A Massage From Top To Bottom

Start at the top of your nose and squeeze gently with the thumb and forefinger. Use light and circular pressure. Massage from top to bottom then pinch the tip gently. You can use some softly scented massage oils such as lavender. Continue to massage for about five minutes to make the nose tissue and cartilage appear slimmer.

  • Give The Bridge Of Your Nose A Massage

Place each middle finger on either side of your nose just outside the inner corner of each eye. Place your ring fingers right below. Wrinkle up your nose and massage where the wrinkles appear for 30 seconds in a circle motion. You can do this exercise 8 or 10 times.

Watch This Video For More Nose Exercises:


3. More Tips

  • Learn how to use eye shadow to create contouring effects. Soft eye shadow colors can help you create a more dramatic contouring effect.
  • Try to be more subtle. Sometimes less is more. If contouring highlights the nose too much, try using less makeup and play up the blush in other areas.
  • Focus on other areas of your face and play up your strong points. Play up your hairstyle, wear different shaped eyeglass frames, use lip liner and accentuate other areas of your face to take the attention off your nose.
  • Pluck your eyebrows often to shape them and frame your face. This will help draw attention from the nose.
  • Get lots of rest; eat a healthy diet and exercise. Keeping your entire body in good shape and good health will make you feel better about yourself. Staying healthy and eating right will keep your body and face appearing slimmer and sleek, which in turn slims a larger nose. 
  • Always use a good blush to accent your cheekbones and draw attention away from the nose.
  • Keep blemishes and blackheads under control. Having one of these on your nose will draw attention to it instead of away from it.
  • The above tips for adding contour to the nose can easily be applied to the whole face to bring out your cheekbones, jaw line and other areas of the face that deserve “playing up.”
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