In Pursuit Of A 'Princess Nose'

Or, how to contour the bejesus out of your schnoz.
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Or, how to contour the bejesus out of your schnoz.

Contouring is everywhere right now, so leave it to Japan to come up with a handy dandy kit that serves up some nose contouring action.

Diamond Nose Makeup Palette in Princess Nose

Diamond Nose Makeup Palette in Princess Nose

Swatched, left to right as the colors appear in the palette above. 

Swatched, left to right as the colors appear in the palette above. 

The Diamond Nose Makeup Palette in Princess Nose comes with three shades that’ll help you achieve a nose that looks like, well, I guess Kate Middleton's?

I enlisted the help of my beautiful cousin Janina to help me out with this one. (Aside: I get super happy whenever I get to use someone else’s face for an article, so friends who are reading this that want to volunteer, come at me.)

Here she is, all pretty without any nose contouring.

Notice the apprehension in her eyes.

Notice the apprehension in her eyes.

Pretending to be enraged by her nose.

Pretending to be enraged by her nose.

The brush in this palette sucks. It’s basically a throwaway, but in order to see what the kit could do on its own, I decided to use it.

Step 1: I used the lighter contour shade down the sides of the nose.

step 1 nose contour.jpg

Step 2: We added the darker shade on top of the lighter contour shade--bringing it closer to the center of the nose, and a little higher up right beneath the brows.

step 2 nose contour.jpg

Step 3: Finally, we added the highlight down the center of the nose and thought, Whoa, we need to take a step back.

“Mari, this is weird, what are you doing to me?”

“Mari, this is weird, what are you doing to me?”

I succumbed to a fluffy brush and blended all the colors together.

Much better.

Much better.

Nina, extremely grateful for blending.

Nina, extremely grateful for blending.

The verdict...

My favorite from the kit is definitely the highlighter. Though shimmer isn’t typically my thing, this white shade really makes everything pop.

Overall, I think the palette is a pretty solid purchase--but use a light hand. 

  • Have you tried any other nose contouring kits?
  • What’s a "princess nose" meant to look like anyway?