Escape a rut of beauty: Try a Make-Under As time worms, and flowers bloom, it's time to start thinking about yourself, and the image you present to the world. This may be unfair, but the fact is that you will be treated differently depending on how you look at your appearance. Rather than a make-over, try a make-under for a fun change of pace.
What's a make-under? Instead of trying to camouflage your appearance, try makeup and clothes that gently flatter your unique features. The challenge is to "mix" your beauty routine. For example, treat yourself to a pedicure and choose a light shade that you do not normally try, sometimes pale green or ice blue. (You can also try a pure pink or purple if you do not want to venture into unusual hues). If you monitor your budget, you can do a pedicure at a beauty school at a fraction of the cost of a regular beauty salon.
Do not stop pampering your toes! Take inventory of your clothes. Get rid of clothes you have not worn in a year, except for special clothes that you might wear one day. After collecting all the extra clothes, arrange a garage sale. This is a fun way to get to know your neighbors and you will earn money while getting rid of unnecessary clutter.
Buy new clothes for spring. Make sure to buy clothes that flatter your figure. You might want to take a critical friend with you, who will give you the "simple goods" as to whether the clothes suit you. Do not make the mistake of buying clothes that will suit you … when you lose 10 pounds. Enjoy life in the present! If you usually wear pants, challenge yourself to choose a summer skirt. Conversely, if you are still wearing dresses, try flared linen pants.
Do not neglect your skin care. Choose a moisturizer that feels good on your skin. Ignore the hype on expensive creams and potions … unless these expensive creams and potions do what they promise to do, and the price is acceptable to your budget. If not, go back to basics and choose a moisturizer that's right for your skin type. An eye cream will help lighten your appearance.
Makeup can make a big difference to complete a polished and healthy look. Make sure to apply your eyeliner near your eyelashes, and mix for a natural look. If you use a liquid coating, apply it sparingly. For a fun night look, thicken the lining at the outer corners of your eyes. Add a sweep of a light metallic eye shadow, a volumizing mascara and voila! You have sparkling eyes. If you use a powder blush, you can try a blush with cream or liquid tint, for a natural look. A glossy lipstick will complete the look.
Have fun creating your make-under!