Defined Jawline

Whether you’ve got a little bit of a double-chin or your jawline simply isn’t as defined as you’d like it to be, makeup is your friend! Specifically, makeup can be used to help minimize the appearance of a double chin and accentuate the features of your jawline. The best part? You don’t need to be a makeup pro to pull this off; all it takes is a few simple tools, some great lighting, and a little bit of patience.

Start With a Dark Bronzer

The first step will be accentuating your natural jawline and shadowing any double chin or loose skin that may hang under the chin. To do this, you’ll want to use a bronzer that’s about two shades darker than your natural skin tone.

Facial highlights

In a mirror, locate your natural jawline; then, use a powder brush to apply a small amount of the bronzer along your jawline from one ear to the other. Use a little more bronzer to shadow any loose skin under the chin, if needed. Check out this step by step guide for applying bronzer.

Add Highlighter

Next, create further contrast and define your jawline even more by applying a small amount of cream highlighter just above the natural jawline on either side of the face. Remember: less is more here. And be sure to stay away from shimmery highlighters here; the goal is just to create a little bit of contrast without being too obvious.

Don’t Forget to Blend

Last but not least, don’t forget to blend your bronzer as smoothly as possible using a blending brush or a makeup sponge—being especially careful to blend down the neck. The last thing you want is a harsh line around your face, which will make it look more like you have a beard than a nice, defined jaw. Be sure to check your work in natural light to ensure you’ve blended properly before heading out.