Beginner’s Guide to Beauty: Create Your Signature Look
Take out your phone. Type in your favorite celebrity or influencer's name and watch what pops up. A plethora of hot looks, right?
No matter what, these people never seem to look bad even on their worst days. You can blame it on whatever you like - plastic surgeons, their glam squad, trainers, or whatever. That’s not the point. The point is they make looking good, look easy. If you’re anything like the general population you want to know how? How can they manage to sell the look every time? Well, it’s simple! They found out what works for them and they are riding it until the wheels fall off. The good news is you don’t have to have a ton of money nor resources. What you do need is to be incredibly honest with yourself and be willing to step outside of your comfort zone into the unknown.
Most people tend to find their best lives on the other side of fear. Finding your signature look is no different. Bravery is the key, my friend. May you find it. May you always choose it.
Now, let’s start your transformation, shall we?
First things first, you need to figure out who you are and what you want to show the world about you. If you want to be known for a hot body, you get a qualified trainer and hit the gym. If you want to be known for having a flawless, camera-ready face, you speak to the experts about it or pull up Youtube and figure it out yourself. Bottom line... you need to find your lane and live in it. With that said, here are the steps you need to follow to create your stellar signature look!
Step 1: Find your color.
Color is so important when it comes to creating a look. What shades look good on your skin, with your eyes, with your style? Choosing a signature color is the base of your “new you” design! Make sure is something you can "slay" with all year-round.
Step 2: Makeup!
This is the area that can easily be affected when it comes to changing things up. Yes, your makeup selections are important. But what I find to be even more important is the application. Are you a “cat-eye” queen or a rouge lipstick kind of soul? Do some research on the makeup looks you like. An easy way to build an easy makeup look is to start with your favorite feature, become a pro at making that shine on its own. If you are loving your eye color, choose a shadow that compliments it in a muted tone, learn how to apply it just so (exaggerating the eye without looking like you’re trying too hard), and find variants of that shade to use for every occasion. The sky’s the limit from there!
Step 3: Fashion Assassin!
No matter what your style is when it comes to clothes, always be true to yourself. This is the first thing people see when they meet you. You may have heard the term “dress for the job you want.” Well the same expression applies to your wardrobe. Find things you like that FIT WELL. That’s the key! Make sure you feel good in your selections. I recommend setting a day aside and trying on the clothes you have. Whatever works, stays. Whatever doesn’t, goes! Then head out to the mall and fill the gaps with signature pieces you can wear for a while!
Step 4: Self-care Sunday.
Despite the social media slogans, self-care is not just for Sundays. This is an important aspect of your guide to beauty. If you don’t feel good about yourself, the outside won’t matter. Here’s a little tip for you. When you are getting ready in the morning, write out an affirmation for yourself. Recite it as many times as it takes for you to believe it and throughout the day. This daily practice will help keep you focused on the positive and help you protect your peace. While you’re at it, pick one day a week to pamper yourself with all the things you love.
Step 5: Find your angles!
A good way to show off your look is to find the angles of your face and body that show off your best features. That’s a big reason why your favorite celebs look so good. Their angles are always on point! So practice in the mirror and practice often!
Follow these easy steps to the letter and you will have created a look unique to you!