Look 10 Pounds Lighter: Slim Your Face in Seconds

Lots of makeup tricks exist for minimizing fuller features. Gretta Monahan, style correspondent for the Rachael Ray show, shares her favorites.

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A center part visually cuts your face in half to reduce roundness. Leaving your hair down will also help hide a double chin.

Earrings that are long, delicate, and slim work to elongate your face, Monahan says. The model is wearing Bauble Bar's gold teardrop drops, $42; baublebar.com.

A dusting of bronzer on your cheekbones and under your chin will make your face appear more sculpted and help conceal a double chin. We recommend CoverGirl Cheekers Bronzer, $5; walgreens.com.

Strands that are polished, as opposed to curly or frizzy, give the illusion of a thinner jawline. Try Sojourn Conditioner Smooth, $28; sojournbeauty.com.

A bit more gloss on the center of your lips puts more emphasis on your pout, which draws the eye inward. We're fans of L'Or?al Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss in Nude Illusion, $6; target.com.

Dabbing a highlighting cream onto the sharper points of your face (the cheekbones and brow bones) will draw attention to them, allowing fuller areas to recede. One we love: Benefit High Beam, $26; benefitcosmetics.com.

Keeping your eyebrows in proportion to the size of your face has a slimming effect, Monahan says. If you have a wide face, a thin brow will only call attention to it. Conversely, a thicker brow balances it out. Help your brows reach their full potential with a product like Revlon ColorStay Brow Enhancer, $9; amazon.com.

Originally published in the October 2011 issue of Parents magazine.

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