Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

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Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Some people want to highlight their braces, while others try to hide them a bit. Whatever your style, here are some makeup tips to help you do either!

To Make Them Stand Out

If you'd like to draw attention to your braces, go for a red lip! For best results choose a darker shade that compliments your skin tone. Matte lipstick can be helpful since glossy formulas are more likely to smudge and get on your braces.

Take your time and find a shade of red that makes your teeth look whiter. Braces can look quite busy, the right lipstick can help your smile look more clear and bright.

Consider keeping a lip balm handy. Braces can make your lips quite dry, and lip balm will help keep them looking soft and supple.

Draw Attention Away From Your Braces

In order to draw attention away from your braces choose a neutral lip colour, and apply more dramatic eye makeup. Have fun experimenting with eyeshadow colours that complement the colour of your eyes, or try a smoky eye.

Another great trick for drawing attention away from your braces is by going for a well-shaped, dramatic eyebrow look. The current trend for thicker, fuller eyebrows, makes this is easier than ever. You can find lots of great eyebrow tutorials on Youtube to help you perfect your look.

If you have more questions about day-to-day life with braces, please contact a BC Orthodontics Group Practice today!


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