5 Beauty Tips For Everyone- Looking Flawless Everyday
Hi guys, I thought I would share with you some quick tips and tricks for looking stunning everyday. Anyone can follow these 5 tips that I think can help everyone look more polished, and put together, everyday.
1. Have beautiful skin. I know this seems really easy to say, but really, having smooth skin that is nicely hydrated makes ones appearance look a lot more put together.
Even if you have acne, redness/blotchiness, sunspots, wrinkles, etc.. you can still wash your face with a gentle cleanser, hydrate your skin with a moisturizer, and protect it with an SPF 15+more. Once you prep your skin, you can then go on to use your face makeup and concealer to even out your skin tone. This is what is going to make the biggest difference overall. This process overtime will help keep your skin balanced, smoother looking, and helps prevent the look of aging skin.
2. Do your eyebrows. It is crazy how much of a difference eyebrows add to your overall look. Our eyebrows are one of the most important facial features yet many women pay little attention to them and even neglect them. Eyebrows frame our face, adding shape and balance, helping to define our expressions and show our emotions (who would of thought eyebrows did all of that?)
For those people who don’t have very visible eyebrows, you may wish to use pencil eyeliner or a brown eye shadow with an angle brush to make them look more visible. By filling them in like this, you will draw a lot of attention to your eyes because you will look a lot cleaner, bolder, and more polished now. However, if you do decide to do this, you will want to make sure that you use a light hand.
Another important thing is knowing how to properly “shape” your eyebrows. This is why a lot of people will choose to get their eyebrows threaded, waxed, or tweezed, to get them to be the “right” shape. Having the right shape really will alter the look of your face. So please go to a professional if you have no idea how to shape your own eyebrows. You will thank me later.
3. Use Mascara. Playing up the eyes is always important for eye-catching attention. You may not think mascara makes that big of a difference, but it really helps define the eyes by thickening and darkening the look of your lashes. This adds a more youthful look and gives your eyes, which are the “windows to the soul”, some much needed attention. Plus, who doesn’t love luscious, voluminous lashes?
4.Contour and Highlight. Contouring is one of the oldest practices in the makeup industry. Now, you can’t even look at a model in a magazine without seeing her face contoured and highlighted. Contouring creates a sense of balance, by slenderizing a fuller face, making a larger nose appear more slim, by creating the look of cheekbones, and more. To contour, you must always use some shade of brown, preferably matte vs shiny, and a little deeper than your natural skin tone. Contouring your makeup is usually applied on the temple area, nose, eyes, hollows of the cheeks, and chin area.
Highlighting is another effect that works ‘hand in hand’ with contouring. It helps add lightness to the areas that are not being contoured, such as the upper cheekbones , down the bridge of the nose, foreheads, and underneath your brow bones. This concept balances the contouring, and makes it look a lot more natural and subtle. It is beautiful at night especially; makes you look like you are “‘lit’ from within”.
5. Good Hair. I am not saying that your hair has to be thick, long, straight, and flowing to look good, because mine is most certainly not. But what makes hair look good is the condition it is in. Having dry, damaged hair is not a really cute look. So what you should do is try to use a hair mask a couple days a week, or try not to put your hot iron to it every single day. Just having healthy, natural looking hair helps you to look more polished as well.
Just remember: Beauty is mostly internal. Think about a girl who is overweight, yet all the guys love her. Why? Because she is confident. If you aren’t wearing makeup, and your toes haven’t been repainted in weeks, as long as you’re happy and smiling, you will be 10 times prettier than the mopey , long haired model- type you sit next to at work. Trust me (wink