We all have things that we would like to change about ourselves. It’s often little things that no-one else notices. At some point in our lives, we wish we could look a little more like the models on the cover of magazines. And yes, we know they’re airbrushed and it’s not a realistic look. But even so, how great would it be to have that flawless skin, those bright eyes and that killer smile? Follow our no-fuss steps to looking like a cover girl with minimum effort.
Work on Your Smile
Forge the ‘trout pout’ and ‘fish gape’ favoured in selfies and go for a more natural smile. Make sure your teeth are clean and sparkling for that winning model look. Use a good toothbrush and brush and floss twice daily. Visit your dentist regularly. He or she will advise on everything from whitening, straightening and correcting issues. Modern dentistry techniques can rectify many problems, such as crooked and broken teeth and gaps.
Pay attention to your lips also. Keep them moisturised to avoid chapping. Use a natural lip colour to enhance your skin tone.
Few of us have flawless skin. Our skin tone maybe a little uneven. And we all suffer from blemishes now and again. Beautiful looking skin takes time and effort to achieve. It is the result of a good diet, plenty of exercise and adequate fluid intake. Even then we are at the mercy of our hormones.
Makeup can help. Makeup is your friend. It will even out your skin tone and cover imperfections. Start with the base layer. Find a foundation that matches and enhances your colouring. Nail this and you’re part way there.
Once the basics are in place, you can build up your makeup to add contours. Familiarise yourself with the latest tips and techniques. Subtle touches can give the impression of larger eyes and lips. Maximise your best features and minimise the ones you want to hide.
Make sure you remove all makeup fully each day. Create a strict routine and use a good moisturiser. This will help limit the number of flaws you have to hide.
Thick, glossy hair is synonymous with the cover girl look. Like great-looking skin, great hair comes from what we put into our bodies. Maintaining a healthy diet is essential.
Cutting your hair regularly removes and dry and split ends and keeps it in good condition. Visit your hairdresser regularly.
If you use lots of hair products and straighteners, this will impact negatively on your glossy locks. Make sure you use a good conditioner to add back moisture. Oils like Argan oil will penetrate and nourish the hair. For a temporary shine consider a hair glaze or gloss enhancer.
We don’t have the benefit of Photoshop or Instagram filters when we’re walking down the street. We can’t airbrush our real selves. However, we can make the most of what we have already and present our best self. There’s no replacement for being healthy. Good skin and hair come from diet and exercise. But it doesn’t hurt to have a few tips and tricks up our sleeve.