5 Makeover Essentials For A Brand New You
Are you bored with your current look? Everyone needs a makeover every now and again, so why not change things up to suit your new personal aesthetic?
Makeovers don't have to be extreme and you don't have to keep up with current trends. They're all about transforming yourself into the "you" that you want to be.
Not sure how to get started? That's okay, there are so many makeover essentials and options out there that it's easy to get overwhelmed! We're here to help you out.
Keep reading for our list of complete makeover essentials.
1. First: An At-Home Spa Day
Anytime you plan on giving yourself a total makeover, even if it's only for a single outing, you deserve to pamper yourself first. Not only is this a luxurious and calming experience, but it's also a great opportunity to make your skin and hair shine before you start changing up your look.
You could go to a real spa, but who has the money or time? Instead, do it DIY-style.
Run a hot bath and fill it with bubbles or a nice bath bomb to keep your skin feeling soft and smelling nice. Light a candle for "ambiance" to really give yourself the true spa experience.
For the beauty element, get yourself a good face mask and hair mask. There are several safe DIY face masks that you can make with ingredients that you may already have at home.
Finish your spa day with a thick body lotion. Now you're fresh and clean and ready to start the rest of the makeover process.
2. Some Stylish New Hair
How do you feel about your hair? A full makeover means that you're making big changes, so unless you love your current hairdo, it's time to change it up!
There are several ways that you can go about this and some are more extreme than others. Choose what's right for you and don't be afraid to start with less permanent measures.
First, why not try a wig or some removable hair extensions? Wigs are popular right now, and for good reason. They're great for trying out new styles and colors without making huge commitments right away.
Ready to take a larger leap? Look online for hairstyles that work well with your face shape and hair texture. When you find your favorites, take them to your local hairstylist (or, if you're bold, grab a pair of scissors) and transform your hair.
Are you ready for even more? Why not take this opportunity to make a huge change to your hair color? Whether you're going from light to dark, dark to light, or to a fun non-traditional color, this is the perfect time to live your hair color dreams.
3. Brand New Nails
Many people underestimate the power of a good manicure. If you're really trying to do a complete makeover, why not try some new nails on for size?
Similar to your hair, there are several options that range in how extreme they appear. Choose what's right for you based on your comfort level. Nails are easy to change in the future.
If you're interested in a subtle change, opt for polish or gel polish. Either learn a few nail art tricks on your own or treat yourself to a professional manicure!
If you want longer and more professional-looking nails, opt for acrylics or polygel nails. You could do these at home, but if you're a beginner, it's best to let a professional take care of it for you (at least the first time).
Not ready for a long-term change? No problem. There are plenty of options when it comes to fake press-on nails that are affordable and easy to remove when you're ready to change it up again.
Press-on nails are perfect for people who are new to long nails or who aren't sure what nail length and shape will work for them.
4. Fashion: Your Way
Does your wardrobe need a serious upgrade? If you're making a complete Cinderella transformation, it's time to trade your rags for a ballgown (so to speak).
What clothes make you feel the most comfortable? Remember, you don't have to keep up with current trends if they don't feel "right" to you. Consider trying something that isn't hitting the fast fashion racks this season if those clothes don't appeal to you.
For any fashionista on a budget, the thrift store is the place to be. Scan the racks for vintage finds and put together a few outfits for only a few dollars. Don't forget to accessorize!
Speaking of accessories, don't miss out on jewelry. Why not take this opportunity to get a new piercing or two and adorn it with some high-quality jewelry?
5. Makeup That's Truly "You"
The last step in your makeover routine is going to be finding your ideal makeup look.
While you may be overwhelmed by the full-glam looks on the internet, there are plenty of makeup options for every style from over-the-top to understated.
Grab a nice eye shadow palette, some fluttery sweetheart eyelashes, a few good lip gloss colors, or even some glitter. The sky is the limit.
Not into a full-coverage look? Don't feel pressured to layer on foundation or concealer if it isn't right for you. Instead, you can experiment with styles like soft, grunge, dark, natural, and even Egirl makeup, often featuring bold and colorful eyeshadows, graphic eyeliner, and playful lip colors. Makeup is a form of expression, not a mask. It should represent your personal aesthetic!
Start Shopping for Your Makeover Essentials
These makeover essentials will take your look from drab to fab. Remember, a makeover shouldn't be to impress other people. Ditch the teen rom-com "geek to chic" mentality and give yourself a makeover that represents you and your personal style.
Grab some makeup brushes, change up your hair, find some stylish new threads, and pamper yourself to start the process. You deserve to love your new look!
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