The Viral TikTok Beauty Trend That 'Shrinks' Your Nose In Seconds

A new makeup trick that claims it "literally shrinks" your nose in just a matter of seconds—using just a few contour products—has gone viral on the internet and people are loving it.

In a video shared on TikTok on June 13, Makeupbyalissiac, which also features a previous video of the hack by loren.hey1, explained how to make the trick work.

"If you're not contouring your nose using that little technique at the end you are missing out, I do this every single day, it literally shrinks your nose," she said in the video.

@makeupbyalissiac Add this step to your nose contour, it literally shrinks your nose in seconds!! @loren.hey1 #BeautyHacks #BeautyReview #makeuptutorial ♬ original sound - ALISSIA

First step is to apply nose contouring: "I just do that, here's the thing, this doesn't need to be perfect because it's going to get cleaned up anyways, so just buff that out, doesn't need to be perfect, blend it in.

"Now take a light shade of concealer and apply that to the sides of your nose, I'm also gonna go under my eyes like that, take it all the way down to like my nostril.

"Ok this is where the magic happens, lightly tap that and blend it outwards, she uses her fingers but I like using the brush, lightly tap off any harsh lines, I go over my whole nose very lightly, a little bake and snatched."

The video, which was first shared over a month ago, has attracted a lot of attention, and has so far reached over 604,500 likes, 1,171 comments and 3,033 re-shares.

Alissia, whose TikTok fanbase has reached over 606,800 followers and 21.7 million likes, is a beauty influencer, most known for doing makeup reviews, among the most recent being "My fave $3 lip liner" with 143,300 likes and "Trying the Dior Backstage Concealer!!!" with 1.1 million likes.

Contouring is a makeup technique that involves using makeup to change and enhance the dimensions of face features, making your nose look smaller, cheekbones look higher, and lips look fuller.

According to Huda Beauty there are different ways you can contour your nose based on its shape, and it all has to do with the general harmony of the makeup.

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A stock image shows an influencer doing her makeup on camera. A new makeup trick has gone viral on TikTok for "literally shrinking" your nose in a matter of seconds. Getty Images

In an article on the brand's website, Huda explains that "if you layer your contour you'll help to enhance definition and balance out the symmetry of your nose."

She suggests always starting with the eyebrows: "Always start your contour at the front of the brow, working downwards towards the tip: this will help ensure that both sides are equal, so you don't end up with a wonky nose! Continue your contour to the very bottom of your nose, just above where your nostrils begin. This will help it appear slimmer."

"This hack is both simple and effective: To make your nose look slimmer, bring your brows in closer toward your nose."

Another trick Huda shared on her website to make your nose appear thinner, is the highlighter-lighter-than-your-skin trick.

"You can apply a concealer that's roughly two shades lighter than your natural skin tone on either side of your nose. By highlighting this [area], it'll make your nose look more slender. To heighten this contrast, set it with a bright setting powder."