There comes a time in every woman’s life where you need to give yourself a makeover. Perhaps you’ve just split up from your boyfriend, or you’ve not long given birth to a baby. Whatever the reason, you feel as though you need to change your image to feel good about yourself again. Here is a list of the best ways to makeover yourself.
Change your hair colour
The easiest way to update your image is by going for a change of hair colour. You can go for a subtle change with highlights, or a more vivid makeover with a bold colour. You can even experiment with wigs first of all. It is easy to change your hair colour at home with so many hair dye kits available to buy from stores. Remember to do the patch test first to avoid any nasty reactions, and enlist the help of a friend or family member if it’s your first time.
Get a new hairstyle
Another great way to update your look is to get a new hairstyle. If you’ve always had long hair, consider a shorter style to freshen up your image. If you’ve never had a fringe, have one cut in for an edgier look. There are so many hairstyle ideas, but you want to make sure that your dream style will also suit your face and your lifestyle. If your morning routine is getting ready in ten minutes, then avoid going for a new look which requires careful styling. Ask your hairdresser for tips on what would suit you and your hair – they know best when it comes to your hair.
Update your wardrobe
If you have recently had a significant weight loss, or if you just haven’t been shopping for a while, buying new clothes can make you feel great. As the new season trends are just hitting the stores, it’s the ideal time to experiment with new looks and styles. Try things on that you wouldn’t usually consider; you might be surprised at what suits you. Also look at the shoes that you wear. The right pair of heels will make your legs look longer and make you feel more confident.
Shake up your makeup
As with most women, we find a shade of lipstick or eyeshadow that we love and we never dare to try anything else. Sometimes, you just need to try out some new shades to bring out your best features. Most department stores offer free makeup trials, and some will expect you to buy their products afterwards. The makeup artists are skilled in knowing exactly what suits most complexions, eye colours, etc. so they will introduce you to a whole new world of makeup.
Most of us were not born with the perfect faces or bodies, but some of us feel more conscious than others. If that’s the case, then consider some cosmetic surgery to fix the problems that have been bothering you for years. It could be the nose job you’ve always wanted, or perhaps you want to feel more confident about your bust in low-cut dresses. Do your research first and ask to see examples of the surgeon’s work. You want to make sure you like the end results.
Nail your New look
Don’t underestimate how important your hands and nails are when it comes to your image. Well manicured hands look fantastic and give a brilliant first impression. It’s also a fun way to experiment with bold colours to give a more youthful feel. You could also go for a classic french manicure. The same applies to your feet, especially in the summer when you’ll be wearing open-toed shoes. The little details can sometimes be important too.
Frame your features
If you wear glasses, you have endless possibilities with the range of frames available. You could go for a bold new plastic frame in a bright colour, or even try a patterned style. Glasses can be a great accessory to highlight your face, so make sure you take time choosing them. You could also consider a swap to contact lenses for a more versatile look.
Be more active
Most of us hate the idea of going to the gym, so look at making it more fun for you. There are so many classes that you are sure to find something that you enjoy. Don’t like running? Try a spin class. Looking to gain a more toned look? Pilates or yoga will help you with that. By being more active, you’ll start to feel better which in turn makes you look better.
Rethink your accessories
Do you always wear the same earrings and necklace? It could be time to splash out on some new jewelry. Statement pieces can be found almost everywhere now, and are an inexpensive way to update your look. A new handbag can also instantly refresh your image, as could adding a statement scarf to your outfit. Accessories are a great way of playing about and finding out what works for you.
Find a new signature scent
If you’ve been wearing the same perfume for years, then consider trying a new scent. The perfect scent makes you walk taller and feel more confident, and that will show in the way you move. It will also make you feel sexier. Who doesn’t want that? You can also buy the matching shower gels and lotions to make the experience of getting ready feel better, and making the scent last longer.
Look after your skin
If you know your skincare ritual has been lacking lately, then consider how you can help your skin get back to its best. Whether it’s booking a facial treatment, buying a new moisturiser or even Botox, remember that your face is the first thing people see. With the right care and treatment, you can banish acne and wrinkles. You’ll also have a great glow that will make people notice you.
Hopefully, you’ll find these tips useful, and you can have fun trying some of them out.