Thursday, December 2, 2010

Looking Slim When You Don't Feel It

Ah the joys of pregnancy from sore breasts to swollen ankles and that persistent extreme emotional roller coaster, but nothing seems to be as exciting as the rounding of the face. I almost hate smiling when I'm pregnant (especially when a camera is involved) due to the risk of showing my enormous chipmunk cheeks and scaring people off. Ya, you say it's cute now but when you're subject to it you'll see what I'm talking about. 

Here are some quick and easy tips to make even the roundest of pregnancy faces appear slim. 
Lovely Layers and Va Va Volume - Long layers during pregnancy are (obviously) more flattering and slimming than, say a cropped do.  I know, I know women think that pregnancy is the best time to cut all your hair off but it's a common misconception and most of the time it's regretted.  Instead try giving your hair a little oomph with some sexy volume (big hair = small face), try hot or velcro rollers with some volume boosting spray and voila! 
Bronzer Baby - Yes that's a double chin you see in the mirror and no it's not there forever, so put away the Kleenex (and if you're me, the Oreo's) because Bronzer is here to save the day and give you the illusion of well, a thinner neckline. Try lightly brushing bronzer along your jawline, but avoid over shading because you don't want to look like you're growing a beard. 

Sexy Eyes -  Who can see that double chin when your eyes are smoking hot? Try lining your gorgeous eyes with black liner and topping it off volume boosting mascara and a fabulous light hued lip color. 

L'Oreal Blackest Black Telescopic Explosion Mascara and Black Eye Liner Value Pack, $11.99 Target

Pregnancy is beautiful, so why not look ( and feel) it! 

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