Almost everyone has a feature they aren’t entirely happy with. However, facial features can be accentuated or obscured with a few cosmetic tricks. If you believe your nose is too flat and doesn’t stand out enough, use makeup to create the illusion of a longer, more prominent nose.

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Apply a foundation in a shade close to your natural skin tone to your nose with your fingers or an applicator sponge.

Apply foundation a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone to the sides of your nose. This will accentuate the contours of your nose, making it appear longer, according to EZ

Using your fingers or a makeup brush, gently blend the foundation on your nose, making sure the line between the darker and lighter colors is not visible.

Apply powder a few shades lighter than your natural skin tone to the center of your nose using a makeup brush. recommends blending the powder until it is smooth to avoid noticeable lines.

Emphasize your cheekbones to draw attention to your nose. Apply flattering blush colors to the apples of your cheeks, according to


  • Become Gorgeous recommends selecting rose-colored blush if you have a warm skin tone, peachy blush if you have a peach skin done and lighter shades for fair skin.