How to make a flat nose look prominent

Written by cassie tweten
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to make a flat nose look prominent
Using foundation and blush to contour and accentuate makes a flat nose appear longer. (make up image by Patrizier-Design from

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 make-up to create the illusion of a longer, more prominent nose.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Foundation (matching your skin tone)
  • Foundation (one to two shades darker than your skin tone)
  • Applicator sponge (optional)
  • Powder (one to two shades lighter than your skin tone)
  • Make-up brush
  • Blush

Show MoreHide


  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

Tips and warnings

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

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.