Ladies: when you want to look your best, you have to play to your strengths. Looking good is all about taking your best attributes and making them stand out. Discovering what makes you attractive can be a challenge; especially when you need a look for every season. However, everyone has something they can flaunt, whether they know it or not. If you’re ready to make your best features stand out, here are some helpful hints.
Discover Your Complexion
Your skin is the first aspect of your appearance that you should focus on. Once you know your complexion, you can start pairing the best makeups to go with it. There are three primary undertones that contribute to your complexion: neutral, warm, and cool. Here are some strategies to discover your complexion:
- Wash your face and wait 15 minutes before looking in the mirror.
- Put a piece of plain white paper next to your skin.
- Walk into natural light and use a hand-mirror to look at your skin in the sun.
Once you’ve figured out your unique skin tone, choosing the right blemishes and makeup products will be a breeze.
If you want to accentuate your cheekbones and make those beautiful blue eyes pop, makeup will help you do it. Now that you know your complexion, pick up some blushes and foundations that will make you look your best. Don’t forget to pick up a kabuki brush along with your makeup products; using one of these brushes will allow for the blush you apply to blend with your skin more evenly.
Summer is the perfect time to flaunt your looks and show some skin. If you’ve been working hard for that perfect bikini bod, now’s the time to show it off. Tight fitted dresses and floral wraps are the ideal outfits for a trip to the farmers market or the lake. If you have long legs, don’t shy away from short skirts and high-cut dresses; consider pairing a flirty floral dress with some wedge sandals to show off your calves and curves.
Hopefully you don’t lose your motivation to go the gym and stay in shape during the winter months. However, if Thanksgiving and Christmas packed on a few pounds, there are some handy tricks to keep the focus of your looks in all of the right places. Unless you live in a hot climate, large jackets and scarves are a great way to draw attention to your beautiful face and away from your tummy. If you’re starting to notice a little extra junk in your trunk, don’t freak out! There’s nothing wrong with a little extra something downstairs. Display that derriere with confidence; a curvaceous booty is nothing to be ashamed of. Wear your favorite pair of tight-fitted jeans or some leggings to flaunt those irresistible curves.
If you have brown eyes and olive skin, fall is truly your season. Fall is the perfect time to break out brown and orange blushes to match the tone and hue of the season. As the leaves turn from green to brown, so should your outfits and makeup (thematically). Red, orange, and brown colors are perfect for a trip to the pumpkin patch. While you shouldn’t steer too far away from the blushes that naturally pair with your complexion, feel free to experiment a little bit. Now that the weather is cooling off from the summer months, it’s not a bad idea to swap those daisy dukes out for casual athletic wear. Tight fitting athletic clothing is a great way to show off your curves and stay warm.
Now that the ice has melted and the flowers are in bloom, it’s time to let the rejuvenating energy of spring bring out the best in you. For those of you with fair complexions, spring is the perfect time to boast those pink and rosy red cheeks. If you want to look your best, try to match the natural elements of the season. Green and yellow floral prints are a great way to embody the spirit of spring while showing off your glowing, youthful skin.
No matter the season, don’t doubt your ability to present your best attributes—we all have something that makes us attractive whether we know it or not. Use these helpful tips to look your best year round.