Realistically speaking, it has never been easier to channel your inner beauty goddess than now, what with the abundance of choices in the realm of fashion, skincare and makeup products all designed to cater to different needs and tastes. There are of course different looks, and the one-fits-all philosophy is thankfully long behind us. Today we’re all about minimum input, maximum results, which in practice means that you don’t have to put in hours upon hours of work or spend a million to look like your desired version of a million.
A Little Goes A Long Way
The definition of beauty is constantly evolving and the standard notion of beauty is vanishing. We are now living in the age in which natural beauty is celebrated and the accent is placed on great skincare so we can let our natural radiance shine through and have no need to cover anything up. You don’t have to adopt a Korean 12-step skincare regimen to look amazing. Instead, take a cue from skincare minimalists and invest in four great products and be done with it. Get a gentle cleanser to use morning and evening to get rid of all the impurities. Next in line is a potent serum that will tackle issues such as breakouts, signs of aging, and its powerful active ingredients do wonders for locking in moisture. To seal the deal, go for a 2-in-one solution in the form of a moisturizer with SPF , and you are done in 15 minutes or less.
Practice Makes Perfect
Not every type of lipstick or eye look is suitable for you. Thus, it’s important to take the time to determine your eye and face shape and pick a technique the most flattering one and stick with it. Play with colors and find a couple of your go-to lipstick shades. After that, set time aside to perfect that go-to look and you’ll be able to achieve a flawless look in less than 10 minutes.
Yes, we all long for that perfect smile, and it’s true that that smile can light up a room and make a great impression. However, sometimes we make rash decisions that can ruin our precious choppers because we resorted to a quick fix in the form of a whitening gel or pen. These home experiments can take a fortune to correct. If you truly want to get rid of discoloration or uneven smile, the best course of action is to pay a visit to a trustworthy dentist and get dental veneers. Not only will you finally get that perfect smile, but you’ll also be safe because you put your trust in the hands of a professional.
Every Day is A Good Hair Day
Every beauty goddess knows that cleanliness is a priority, so if you have a busy morning, wash your hair in the evening to save precious time, and never forget to condition. Stick with the same brand that works for you, because switching products often can only confuse the hair. Always mind your diet as it affects the state of your hair more than you know. Stick to foods rich in iron, zinc, Omega-3 fatty acids, and protein because they foster healthy growth. Finally, avoid heat as much as possible. There are tons of no-heat super-chic hairstyles you can pull off so ditch the curling iron.
Never Wrong With Classics
In order to create stunning outfits every single day without staring at your closet for half an hour, it’s paramount to invest in high-quality timeless pieces that both mesh well together and will last you for years to come. These include (but are not limited to) – a great evening dress for your body type, dark straight leg jeans, a couple of cashmere sweaters (don’t forget stripes), a classic trench coat, a statement designer bag, classic patent leather pumps and ankle boots, a white button-down shirt and plenty of basic tees and a pleated midi skirt. In the spirit of athleisure – a great pair of sneakers is a must.
Always State Your Presence
There are two fool-proof ways to own a room; first is the attitude – everywhere you go, make it known you’re there. Ooze confidence and once you achieve that, your beauty will shine through. The second is a signature scent. Try on different ones until you find one that speaks to your senses and matches your personality. The scent is what every goddess is remembered for.
Remember, you are already a goddess, you just need to make a little effort to bring her out. You have to admit, this all sounds pretty simple, because it is, and if you follow the steps, you can look and feel fantastic every single day.
Authors bio: Brigitte Evans is a Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant and a writer from Australia, with a sweet tooth for makeup and everything sparkly. When she is not drooling over the next big thing in the beauty industry, she reads mystery novels and makes plans for her next trip. She is the proud aunt of Sophie, age 2, who has rounded her Chanel lipstick, but she loves her anyway.