We all know a girl who looks fabulous no matter what time of day it is or what she’s wearing. Her hair, her skin, her makeup – everything looks impeccable.
If you thought it takes hours of hard work to look like her, think again. There are beauty tricks that don’t take long but which can instantly improve your looks and make you feel great about yourself.
Smooth and radiant skin
Baking is a simple makeup technique that instantly makes your skin look radiant and healthy. It is also very effective at removing dark circles under your eyes. In short, you should apply the powder onto your face using a wet sponge, which will help your makeup to set.
The trick is to use baby powder instead of an expensive translucent one
First, apply your eye cream to hydrate the area. Next, apply eye concealer that you usually use, in the form of a triangle, using a wet sponge. Then use a brush to apply a large amount of baby powder over the concealer and keep it between 5 and 10 minutes. While you’re waiting, apply the rest of your makeup. When the time’s up, take some pressed powder with a fluffy brush and use it to dust the baby powder off your face. You are baked!
A high-impact place for a light shadow
If you add just a touch of shimmer or color on the right spot on your face, it will instantly look more flattering.
One of the areas to apply it on is the lid, directly above the iris. It will open up your eyes. Another perfect spot is on the inner rim, very close to your nose.
Whiten the eyes
When we look into a person’s eyes, we usually notice not just the color of their eyes but also the white around the eyes, right?
Sometimes the white isn’t so white, making us look tired or even ill. The long-term solution for this is, of course, sufficient sleep and a healthy diet but what to do when you need a quick fix?
Use eye drops – you will hydrate your eyes, reduce the redness in them and instantly make them whiter. You shouldn’t use this trick every day, just when your eyes feel dry or you want to look really great.
Bright white smile
A white smile is a big part of a flawless look. Unfortunately, coffee, sweets, and green tea sometimes take their toll and your tooth enamel gets darker, namely, yellow in time.
Luckily, there’s a quick fix for this when you’re in desperate need of a beautiful smile. You’ll need activated charcoal pills for the trick. Grind a few pills, dip your toothbrush in water, then into the powder that you’ve made from the pills. Brush your teeth for 5 minutes, using circular movements and don’t press too hard. You’ll see improvements right away, while your teeth will become even whiter after repeating the procedure for about 2 weeks.
Improve your eyebrows
The little details on our face make so much difference – our eyebrows, our nose, the shape of our lips…
Eyebrows can really frame your face, so it’s natural you would want to improve their looks, whether it’s their shape or their color. You could try with an eyebrow gel or powder, eyebrow extensions, or even get micro-blading (tattooing the perfect shape for you).
Still, if you have an issue with a part of your face that won’t go with a little trick, it’s perfectly understandable to want to have a cosmetic procedure. Don’t hesitate to undergo a nose surgery or eyebrow lift if that’s what will make you comfortable in your skin and boost your confidence.
Whiten your nails
Even if your nails are mostly under a nail polish, you would still want them to look nice when you’re not wearing any nail polish. You may realize your nails are yellowish, so if you want to whiten them, you’ll need some baking soda.
Baking soda softens your cuticles while also polishing the surface of the nails without causing any damage. Take two teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide and half a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix them together, apply the mixture to your nails and leave it for 5 minutes before you wash your hands. If your nails are still the same color, wait one day until you repeat the process.
A quick hairstyle
Sometimes you have an important event, like a party or a meeting, but you don’t have the time to go home and deal with your hair. You can use a simple trick and tame the ends and smooth down the annoying flyaways. Use just a bit of your hand moisturizer – add a little to your hands, smooth your hair back, then style is as you usually do.
Lighter underarm skin
Maybe you are self-conscious of the darkness on your armpits, especially when you have to wear a dress.
To make it better, take one tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon of grated activated charcoal. Mix them and apply the mix onto the skin onto your armpits. Leave the mixture for some 20 minutes and then wash it off using warm water. You can even use the leftover as a face mask. Repeat it 2 or 3 times a week and you’ll notice improvement.
Brighten your eyes
Although dark, smudgy eyeliner looks sexy, it can also make them look narrower. If you want your eyes to pop out, try using brown eyeliner and blend it with a brush. Additionally, don’t use mascara on the bottom lashes because that would make your eyes look smaller.
Simply wear red
Red is the color that probably comes to your mind when you think of a sexy color. Red has always been linked to passion and love, so no wonder people pay more attention to those wearing red. They also find them more attractive than people who wear other colors. So, if you need to feel instantly better and more attractive, wear red lipstick or a red dress. Even red nails or red earrings will do the trick.
Remove bags under the eyes
They are as annoying as they can be difficult to hide. Well, have t=you tried potatoes? You only need two slices or you can grind a chilled potato with a grinder. Soak a few cotton pads in its juice and apply them onto your eyes. It should help with the under-eye bags but if you do it twice a week, your skin will also look healthier.
De-shine your lipstick
You can go too far with the shine on your lips, which doesn’t make your lips very kissable. You need to strive to natural-looking lips, so always blot the first layer of the lipstick with a tissue. It will remove the excess oil but won’t remove the color.
Wear vanilla perfume
Vanilla is believed to be a natural aphrodisiac. It’s sweet, comforting smell puts you in a sensual mood. And guys react to it, too. So, if you want to feel instantly sexy, spray a perfume that contains vanilla as an ingredient. Vanilla reminds men of comfort and childhood, so it makes them feel aroused. And you will feel good, too, when you know your smell is getting positive reactions.
Feeling good and looking good isn’t that difficult to achieve on a daily basis. All you need to do is to know the little tricks that can instantly help. It doesn’t have to take too long to feel and look fabulous.