It’s not always possible to keep ourselves in perfect shape. But we’ve all been in situations when we need to look great and have only a few minutes to do so.
For these occasions, Bright Side has gathered the most effective tricks that will help you look brilliant almost instantly!
Choose comfortable footwear
To make your legs longer and your body slimmer, you should wear shoes that are similar to your skin color. So beige, nude, brown, whichever color is closest to the color of your legs will elongate their appearance. If you’re wearing pants or tights, choose shoes of a similar color to what you’re wearing. This trick works because it visually adds length to your legs and you’ll look a few inches taller.
It’s also a good idea to avoid shoes with ankle straps or clasps since they make your legs look shorter than they really are.
Get rid of clothes that are too small or too big
Don’t buy things of a smaller or bigger size. Such clothes will only highlight your flaws and will visually add some pounds. Your outfit should fit you and it should highlight what you want it to while hiding any flaws at the same time.
Always keep your back straight
Good posture can make every woman look magnificent and it also makes your waist look smaller. That’s why slouching is such a bad habit, since it not only makes you look shorter and wider, but it can also cause health problems. To avoid this, always hold your back straight and keep your buttocks a bit tensed. Imagine a thread that pulls you up from the top of your head.
Learn basic contouring techniques
Contouring makes your face look more narrow and it can even hide a double chin. You just need to learn how to use dark and light tones correctly. The key rule to remember is to darken everything you want to hide, and to lighten everything you want to highlight.
It’s also important to remember the order of application. First, you use a highlighter, and then apply the darker tones. Of course, don’t forget that the edges should be invisible. Apply bright makeup with caution. For example, red lipstick highlights the chin and jaw lines.
Make your skin tone a bit darker
The more tanned your skin looks, the less visible extra pounds and cellulite become. The best alternative to a suntan is a bronzer. You just need to follow some simple rules:
- First of all, clean your skin and use a body scrub. Then, moisturize your skin with a special cream.
- If you have dry skin, use a smooth sponge instead of a scrub. Moisturize your skin several times. Pay precise attention to your knees and elbows.
Choose the right fabrics
Don’t buy clothes made of rough materials or clothes that are too tight. Avoid square silhouettes and angular lines as they’ll only draw attention to any problem areas. To cover up any flaws, choose clothes made of smooth and flexible fabrics.
Pick the right accessories
Tight scarves and turtlenecks can overburden your overall image. You can just put on a scarf and loosen it so as to be able to tuck it under a belt or a strap. Necklines that are round or V-shaped are the best choice. Also, leave 2-3 buttons unbuttoned near the neck zone.
Long necklaces that aren’t bulky and small stud earrings will also perfect your image as they lengthen your neck and underline your decollete zone.
Don’t underline your problem areas
Sometimes, girls try to hide a problem area by covering it excessively. This actually results in the opposite of the desired effect since these areas just end up attracting more attention. For example, if you don’t like the way your hips look, don’t wear jeans with big pockets or any print or illustrations. The less attention you draw to a problem area, the better your overall appearance will be.
Consult your hairdresser
Voluminous and bouffant hairstyles can bring imbalance to your look. Give preference to medium length haircuts or shoulder-length bobs. Short haircuts look good when your neck is hidden under hair and hair near the ears is a bit lengthened. It’s also recommended to avoid hairstyles that are a bit too “creative.”
Long and straight hair doesn’t usually suit plump girls. Such hairstyles emphasize problem areas. If you can’t give up your long hair, try to add some volume to the hair above the shoulders.
Shapewear can help you look slimmer and fit since it gives women the opportunity to look great in almost anything they want to wear. Besides, it’s helpful not only for women with excess weight but also for women who want to hide cellulite or creases in the belly and hip areas. But don’t wear it too often; use shapewear only for special occasions.
Were these tips useful for you? Do you have your own tricks? Share with us in the comments!
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