Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Depending on your preferences, you may want to highlight your braces, or you may want to hide them a bit. Here are some makeup tips to help you do either!

To Make Them Look Good

To really draw attention to your braces, go for a red lip! To achieve the best results, choose a darker shade that compliments your skin tone. Selecting a matte lipstick can be helpful, as glossy formulas are more likely to smudge and get on your braces.

Choose a shade of lipstick that makes your teeth look whiter. Braces can look quite busy, so this can help your smile look more clear and bright.

You may also want to keep a lip balm handy. Having braces can make your lips quite dry, and lip balm will help keep them looking supple and soft.

To Draw Attention Away

Draw attention away from your braces by choosing a neutral lip colour, and applying more dramatic eye makeup. Experiment with eyeshadow colours that complement the colour of your eyes, or try a smoky eye.

You can also draw attention away from your braces by going for a well-shaped, dramatic eyebrow look. With the current trend for thicker, fuller eyebrows, this is easier than ever. There are lots of great eyebrow tutorials available on Youtube to help you perfect your look.

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


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