Here's a fact: nose contouring does not exist to merely change the look of your nose. Rather, it's also meant to define the natural shadows of your nose. Have you noticed how your face somewhat looks less dimensional after applying foundation? That's because when one color is used all over the face, it tends to look flat. This is where contouring comes in, to bring back those natural shadows under your cheekbones, at the center of your face and around its perimeter.
The process is simpler than you think—with a light hand draw a line on both sides of your nose (think number 11) and blend away any harsh lines. The only challenging part is finding the right color and formula for the job—but as always, we've got you covered! Below's a list of our top nose-defining picks:
PIXI Natural Contour Powder, P995, Glamourbox
A lightly pigmented powder you can't overapply.
BENEFIT Hoola Quickie Contour Stick, P1800, Beautymnl
Cream contouring for oily skin is a breeze with this cream-to-powder formula.
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HAPPY SKIN Eye Can Do It 3-Way Eyes, Brows and Nose Line Kit, P699, Power Plant
This palette comes with a small brush you can use to do three parts of your makeup routine. So convenient!
BURBERRY Face Contour Pen, P1908, Sephora.ph
If you have a relatively small nose, the slimness of this pen will give you the subtle definition you're looking for.
MAYBELLINE Face Studio V-Face Duo Contour Stick, P499, Lazada
After contouring the sides of your nose, highlight the bridge with the highlighting end of this stick.
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THE BALM Bahama Mama, P925, Beauty Bar
Here's an all-over bronzing powder that looks super natural on warm-toned skin.
BYS Contour Stick, P299, SM Beauty
Draw that nose line back on with this blendable cream crayon.
OFRA Skin Sculpting Wand in Sunset, P720, Zalora
This product blends seamlessly onto the skin like a concealer, so you don't have to worry about any harsh lines.
HEYNATURE Illuminate Highlight & Shading, P410, Althea
Take this handy contour and highlight compact with you for on-the-go touch-ups!
PERIPERA Nose Up Shading, P620, TriNoma
The sponge tip of this pen gives you a nose contour that basically blends itself.