While some people can be confident even with cheap clothes and no makeup, studies show that putting effort into your appearance improves people’s overall impression of you. A positive reception from others is a great way to make you feel more confident and empowered. Here are a few beauty tips guaranteed to help you make a great first impression.
1. Elevate your outfit with jewelry
Any outfit can instantly be improved with the right jewelry, as long as your chosen pieces are suitable to the occasion and are styled correctly. High necklines complement long necklaces while patterned outfits go with simpler jewelry. A night in the club calls for more fun, over-the-top statement jewelry, while a formal event such as a gala or wedding requires more toned down and sophisticated pieces. If you want to play it safe, you can’t go wrong with a personalized name necklace.
2. Learn what makeup complements your features
Makeup is an effective way to enhance your natural features and tie together your overall look. The rise of beauty influencers on social media means there are thousands of people on the internet you can learn from when it comes to doing your makeup. However, remember that makeup is meant to be tailored to your face. It won’t make sense to follow a tutorial from a person with a monolid and a flat nose when you have hooded eyes and a pointed nose. They will apply their makeup in a way most flattering to them, and the effect won’t translate well if you use it on yourself. Try to find a makeup tutorial where the model shares similar features with you.
3. Experiment with fashion
If your wardrobe consists mostly of jeans and plain T-shirts, maybe it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and experiment with other clothing items. Try wearing skirts or dresses or experimenting with patterns and prints. You may end up finding a whole new aesthetic that suits your taste more. Consider learning to wear heels as well. Heels add height and make your legs look longer, and some women claim that the sound they make when they walk makes them feel powerful. However, if you’ve never worn heels before, don’t rush into it by buying a pair of four-inch heels as your first pair. Start with smaller heels or wedges, then work your way up. Practice walking with them at home until you’re confident enough to wear them out.
3. Try a new hairstyle
Changing your hair is a sure way to get noticed, and for some, it could even greatly improve their overall appearance. If you’re too lazy to maintain long hair, instead of coming to work every day with an unkempt mane, try going for a more low-maintenance hairstyle. If you want a more drastic change and if your workplace allows it, try changing your hair color. Remember that some hairstyles and colors suit some people better than others, so ask your hairstylist for their expert opinion and go with the option you’re most comfortable with.
These beauty tips will not only give you confidence but make a good first impression as well.