Whether you are going to a job interview, a date, wedding, work, or simply a night out, sometimes we wonder what we can do to look better without spending a lot of money. Luckily there are many things we can do to help us look amazing no matter your size, budget, age, or gender. So, here are a few easy tips to make you look incredible without breaking your wallet or going under the knife!
Step #1 Makeup Mistakes
It happens to everybody, and sometimes nobody tells you about it. A touch of discrete makeup will help make any woman look better, but the secret is to blend, blend, blend, and use a very soft color close to your natural skin tone. Do not try to hide your blemishes with concealer if you haven’t done research on how to use it. Watch some videos on YouTube first, it’s free! Ending up with “reverse raccoon eyes” is one of the most classic mistakes made by people.
Often, makeup will look better under natural sunlight or a yellow toned light, but under the classic office light, the colors and lines take on a whole new look. To ensure looking great, check your makeup under all kinds of lights before you go out.
Step #2 Your Wardrobe
The first step to build an amazing style is to wear clothes that fit you. Yes! Most people do not use the right size of clothes! The importance of buying the correct size and having a good tailor are the difference between hell and heaven. Let’s say that you have clothes that fit you tight, beware, that can make you appear bigger than you are!
Do you think you have a big butt or maybe you want to hide that muffin-top and you are using loose/drapery/ baggy tops? Beware! You are trying to camouflage when in reality, you are make it worse. You’ll look bigger or shapeless. Just remember that your clothes should fit your body in a very natural way. If you think that your outfit fits you, then think again and keep up a critical eye. Note: The sizes can vary significantly from one manufacturer to another or even between countries, so always try it on!
Types of Clothes that Boost your Style
Every wardrobe should have key pieces that fit every kind of lifestyle. Now the interesting part is that some items could be expensive, yes, but they are worth every penny. When I say expensive, I’m not talking about brands, I’m talking about a good relation between quality and cost. You don’t need to buy everything at once. You can buy one of these (See image below) imperative items at a time, keeping in mind your budget.
Examples of pieces every wardrobe should have: A pair of well fitted black pants, jeans, black pumps, black shoes (in the case of gentlemen), a little black dress, a very good quality purse, a silk blouse, a watch, a coat, a black V-neck t-shirt, a leather jacket, sunglasses, a cashmere sweater, a statement necklace, and of course, a blazer. You can wear this pieces with everything! Combine the clothes with colors, cuts, and styles that you normally use. By doing this, you can add elegance and drama to your look. It is very important to invest money in good quality products. Do not buy certain brands just because of the designer name. Read the labels and make sure the products are made with good quality materials (real leather, cotton, real silk, etc).
Step # 3 Your Body
Your body’s largest organ is the skin and keeping it healthy requires daily care. You don’t need to spend a fortune, you only need to prepare a skin routine following this golden rules (This applies both men and women).
#1 Skin Type: In order to take care of and respect your skin, first and foremost, make sure to choose products specially designed for your skin type. Dry skin does not have the same needs as oily skin.
#2 Protect your skin: Whatever the season, choose daily skin care products that include solar filters. They reduce the harmful effects of the sun, which accelerates skin aging.
#3 Moisturize your skin daily: All skin types requires hydration. I no longer use body lotions since I discovered the amazing results that coconut oil offers. This natural oil does not expose me to harmful chemicals, like some lotions do.
#4 Exfoliation is a must! But only once or twice a week, no more. You will see instant results. My secret: Olive oil and dark brown sugar.
#5 Water: Your body needs it and make your skin glow. For me, it is very difficult to drink enough water, simply because I don’t like it. I know it’s weird, but I need to mix it with a tasty powder supplement to drink some during the day.
Only for Men
#6 It’s all about grooming: There is nothing more sexy than a very well groomed person. In case of women, you can find for very cheap prices a lot of good quality products in discount stores. In case of men, your beard and your smell talk about you. One of the trickiest parts of working toward becoming a better version of yourself is that often men do not want to set aside time to think about their image. Finally, forget what dad told you: Shaving against the grain is wrong, it’s like using a rusty razor.
#7 Details: To achieve an amazing look, is very important to pay attention to details everywhere. Your hair should look clean, your nails (both hands and toes, very well polished), clean shoes, clean purses and bags, and of course….clean teeth is a must.
Now you have a list of the things you can work on. Take a few minutes to do some planning, make a list before you go shopping, and stock your wardrobe!