With all the breast implants in Hollywood these days, this trick is not as widely used as it once was. However, it's still used on occasion (especially for movie premieres and award shows) to make a flat-chested woman look like she has bigger breasts.
A perfect example of this breast enhancement method is actress Keira Knightley. As you can see in the picture below on the left -- though beautiful and completely feminine -- she wasn't blessed with much in the breast department. However in the three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Keira Knightley played the buxom Elizabeth Swann, shown below at right.
"They painted my tits on me for the films, which is extraordinary because it's kind of a dying art form -- in the past, they used to have whole sections of the studios devoted to bosom make-up," Keira Knightley recently revealed. "And I loved it, completely loved it. Because it was the first time in my life I had big tits, and I didn't even need surgery."
It's not that difficult to create cleavage with makeup. You just need some bronzer or a dark shade of powder and another lighter shade of powder to get started.
Put on your bra (a push-up is great for this situation) and, if possible, get dressed. Protect the top edge of your shirt or dress by tucking in a facial tissue or even a little toilet paper.
Apply the darker color (bronzer or powder) in the area down the middle of your chest, between your breasts. Blend the color upward and outward, creating a V-shape and along the natural curve of the breast.
Take a lighter color of face powder or eye shadow, such as white or light gold, and put on the top half of your breasts. Don't use too much, and avoid powders that are too shimmery. Blend well with a makeup sponge.
Check in the mirror and see if your breasts look ample enough. If not, add more dark color in the center to build and deepen the color. However, when in doubt, go with less makeup enhancement rather than more.
You'll be surprised at how easy this is to accomplish. Next time you are going out and wearing a low-cut dress or top, you can give yourself instant cleavage! (This trick is also popular among drag queens. Hey, if it works on a guy...)
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