What is on the inside is way more important and should be taken care of at all times, the fact of the matter though is that simple beauty hacks can boost your confidence massively. Sometimes it can be as simple as adding a dab of highlighter to your brow bone and covering up any redness, other days you need to have a full Beyoncé moment with a golden glow and cheeks contoured to perfection. There are a few other quick tips that can help lift you up on those days you need it the most.
Red lipstick. It’s bold, it’s powerful, and it’s a statement all by itself. Red exudes confidence and two of the most popular shades to get you there are MAC’s Ruby Woo and Nyx’s Monte Carlo. If you need an extra cool tip – find one with a blue undertone to give yourself whiter looking teeth.
If you just don’t have the time to be fussing with blue undertones, then invest in a professional teeth whitening kit and watch your smile go from ergh to zing in no time. Whiter teeth are linked to more smiling, and more smiling is linked to a positive mental attitude. And on that note, before you do anything else make a point of smiling at yourself in the mirror in the morning.
Perfume. You can smell your way to happiness. Finding a smell that you love is incredibly powerful. A study found that actually, 90% of women felt more confident when they spritz some of their most loved scent on them before they leave the house. If you choose lighter citrus scents, or floral scents your mood will be lifted to meet those fresh top notes. Try Eau des Vignes Fresh Fragrance, Caudalie.
Take care of your locks. While it might be tempting to pull your hair up into a bun every day, and occasionally give yourself the odd style, then you are doing yourself a disservice. It might seem like a steep learning curve but investing a few hours and some cash into products can give you a whole new look without having to apply a single drop of makeup to your face. YouTube is filled with videos that will match your hair length and hair goals. A quick way to add some pizzazz to your hair is using a 3-minute hair mask. You’ll be left with lux looking locks in no time.
Ditch the foundation for CC or BB cream. Often times unless we are really experienced with a quick primer and foundation base we can get overwhelmed trying to perfect the look of our skin. Switch out the more substantial coverage of a foundation for the easy of the right CC or BB cream, and you can have soft glowy skin in minutes, without the worry of streaks or needing setting spray.
The eyes have it. The most commonly applied makeup product for women who don’t have time in the mornings is mascara. They instantly feel more wide away and confident with a slick of their favorite mascara.