How to Use Makeup to Cover a Bump on the Nose

Contour your makeup to create a symmetrical look.
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The wonders of makeup are boundless. With the right colors and shading, you can use makeup to create the illusion of a symmetrical nose. Forget painful or costly procedures--you can cover a bump on your nose by applying your makeup in a way that contours your nose and hides the bump.

Pick a matte powder that is three shades darker than your natural skin tone. You can use either a foundation power or an eye shadow powder.

Apply the powder to your nose after you have applied your regular foundation makeup.

Use a small makeup brush to apply the darker powder onto the bump of your nose.

Pick a matte foundation or eye powder that is a shade lighter than your natural skin tone.

Apply the lighter powder to either side of the bump, down to the nostrils and underneath your nose with a small makeup brush.

Blend the powders evenly with a slightly larger blending makeup brush. Blend enough so that there are no visible make up lines.

Laura Gianino works at a publishing company in New York City. Her writing has appeared on eHow, LIVESTRONG, Synonym and Global Post.