You can always look fresh and pretty without spending much. With these easy self make-over tips, who needs plastic surgeries?
Colouring your eyebrows has always been the perfect way to feel some change without changing much. Just remember to always colour it one shade darker than your hair, you still want it to look natural. We like Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Blonde, Brunette and Dark Brown($7.50; at drugstores.)
Perfect your pout:
Not that we encourage pouting or anything, but if you have small lips then try plumping them with products instead of going through some painful injections. Try Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Plump Perfect Lip Moisture Cream SPF 30 ($27.50; elizabetharden.com), the peppermint-infused Pout Plump ($24; sephora.com), which temporarily increases blood flow to the lips, or LipFusion Micro-Injected Collagen Lip Plumper ($36; sephora.com), which penetrates lip tissue with dehydrated marine collagen microspheres.
Brighten your smile:
Whitening discoloured teeth is a simple, affordable way to look younger and healthier within weeks. We like Crest Night Effects Premium for Sensitive Teeth, which contains a hydrogen-peroxide gel that helps remove stains after 18 nights of use ($18; at drugstores).
Brighten your eyes:
If your eye lashes are long and curled, your eyes will instantly pop. Which means that the most important tool in makeup is an eyelash curler and a mascara and that’s why we recommend the Folding ILash Comb from Tweezerman, $5.50; tweezerman.com).
Try phony pony hair extensions:
Let’s admit that we all love that long sexy hair, but not all of us can grow it. Hair extensions might be just your thing. They are very easy to use, just attach them on whenever you’re going out and take them off before going to sleep.
Make thin brows thicker:
Unfortunately, many of us know all too well what it’s like to have thin brows. You can replace that tattoo with Talika Eyebrow Extender ($30; sephora.com). Unlike tinted brow gels, this is a transparent fixative with hair likefibers that cling to your own eyebrows, adding depth and thickness and filling in over plucked spots.
Perfect your skin:
When it comes to makeup, never wear layers of foundation just to cover up some fine lines or pimples. They will still show and you will look much older and fake. That’s the number one mistake many women make. Instead, look for some new skin-perfecting products that will improve your skin’s clarity like Estee Lauder Prime FX Colour Neutralizing Primer ($25; esteelauder.com).
Don’t worry we are not going to bore you out with all the workouts and fitness programs, just buy some self-tanning products that will make you look instantly thinner. Self-tanners can definitely help you appear slimmer if applied properly, especially in the leg and thigh areas. They can also help conceal cellulite and other imperfections. For best results, always exfoliate first, paying special attention to knees, elbows, feet and hands, to ensure even, streak-free application. Make sure that your skin is completely dry before applying or else the self-tanning products will go on unevenly. Try Clarins Sheer Bronze Tinted Self-Tanner for Legs ($28; gloss.com); it’s easy to apply evenly since it’s tinted. Or if you prefer untinted, try Shiseido Brilliant Bronze Quick Self-Tanning Gel ($26; sca.shiseido.com)