Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Everyone is different! When it comes to makeup, you might want to highlight your braces, or perhaps you'd prefer to hide them a bit. Here are some makeup tips to help you do either!

Play Them UP

Go for a bold red lipstick to really draw attention to your braces! 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 deciding on a shade. Choose a red lipstick that makes your teeth look whiter. Braces can look quite busy, so this can help your smile look more clear and bright.

Having braces can make your lips quite dry, so you may want a moisturizing lipstick, or tinted lip balm, to help keep your lips supple and soft.

Play Them Down

If you'd prefer to draw attention away from your braces choose a neutral lip colour, and apply more dramatic eye makeup. Play around with different eyeshadow colours to find a shade that complements the colour of your eyes, or try a dark smoky eye.

Another way to draw attention away from your braces is by going for a well-shaped, dramatic eyebrow. The current trend for thicker, fuller eyebrows, makes this more fashionable and easier than ever. Eyebrow tutorials are available on Youtube to help you perfect your look.

If you have more questions about day-to-day life with braces, please contact our Coquitlam orthodontists today!


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