How to create false cleavage without tape

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How to create false cleavage without tape
Create the look of added cleavage with a few simple tricks. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

If your profile is a little too sleek and streamlined for your liking, you may be lacking curves up top. You could seek a plastic surgeon for breast augmentation that will leave you in stitches and lighter in the wallet, or you can fake the look of fuller cleavage. You don't have to duct tape your way into pain and discomfort, with make-up and a bit of lift and you can go from flat to faux fabulous.

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Things you need

  • Tight demi-bra or push-up bra
  • Adhesive half-bra cups
  • Silicone bra inserts
  • Contour make-up
  • Sponge

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    Purchase a demi-bra, push-up bra or underwire bra that lifts and separates your breasts. Select a size that is too small. It may be uncomfortable but the elastic band will squeeze and push up your breasts, bringing them close together. Decrease the bra's strap length by pulling the straps upward through the small metal loops.This will also add lift.

  2. 2

    Peel off the back of a self-adhesive demi- or half-cup and place it into the lower portion of a tight bra. The extra lift from the inserts will push your breasts upward and add extra fullness to the top of your breasts. Alternately, place naturally soft, full-size silicone inserts into your bra to add a full cup size to your look.

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    Use make-up to give the illusion of cleavage. Dab on a dark contour foundation on your chest where a natural-looking cleavage normally appears. Sweep a deep V-shaped stroke down the front of your chest, between your breasts, then swipe a semicircle of contour on the tops of your cups to increase the look of fullness. Use a soft make-up sponge and blend well.

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