How to disguise a weak chin

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Beauty may only be skin deep, but that doesn't mean we don't all want to put our best faces forward. That goes for chins, too. Disguising a weak chin and making it look stronger can help you feel more confident and project a more self-assured look.

With some close attention to grooming, strategically placed make-up and careful planning, you can say goodbye to the appearance of a weak chin in no time.

Choose a haircut that hits you either above the ears or at least 50 mm (2 inches) below the chin. Avoid closely cropped cuts, as well as bobs or other styles that hit you right at the chin.

If you are a man, keep your sideburns trimmed short.

If you are a woman, choose a style with layers to add volume at the top or crown of your head.

If you are a man, consider growing a full beard or goatee to help balance out your features. Keep the hair at least 6mm (1/4 inch) long, to fully cover your chin.

If you are a woman, or a man who prefers not to grow a beard, apply a narrow, horizontal patch of highlighting make-up with your fingers or a highlighting brush to the centre of your chin.

Lightly brush a face powder that's one shade darker than your natural skin tone along your jaw line. To finish the look and avoid obvious make-up lines, use a large powder brush to apply a light dusting of face powder than matches your skin tone all over your face.

When having photos taken, ask the photographer to shoot your face from a slightly elevated angle. Prop your chin on your arm or hand. Push your chin out slightly to help emphasise its appearance.