FOR A PERFECT NOSE
PRICEY PROCEDURE: Rhinoplasty
Nose jobs rank in the top five plastic surgery procedures for women over 40, with most women aiming to reshape or resize the nose to correct a bump, crookedness or droopy nasal tip. But the cost is significant at $3,500 to $9,000, and the downsides can be major: The surgery can cause intense swelling and bruising—plus, it can take up to a year to fully heal and see complete results.
AT-HOME HERO: Highlighting and contouring
“A two-step makeup technique can help the nose look slimmer and more symmetrical,” promises celebrity makeup artist Michelle Quaranta. Her simple how-to: Using a dual highlight and contour stick (we like NYX Cosmetics Wonder Stick, $12, available in 4 shades, Ulta.com), take the bronze shade and draw a line on both sides of the nose, starting at the inner corners of the eyes at the bridge down to the nostrils; blend out with fingers or a makeup sponge. “This creates a slimming shadow that causes the sides of the nose to recede for a more narrow appearance,” Quaranta explains. Next, use the highlighter side of the makeup stick to sketch a line down the center of the nose and blend. This will draw focus to the thinnest part of the nose. Set with translucent powder.
SMART STAT FIT FOR A QUEEN Kate has a 106-degree nasal tip rotation, which is a “mathematically perfect” nose. No wonder it’s the most requested by women getting nose jobs!