Changing the color of your hair, shaping your eyebrows, or simply putting on makeup in a different way, even the smallest changes can affect your appearance. And that also means feeling different. Researchers have found that coloring hair, for example, can influence self-image, provide psychological satisfaction, and even relieve stress.
We want our readers to look (and feel) their best, which is why we’ve put together these tips on how to change your appearance if you want to try something new.
Changing The Color Of Your Hair
If your skin has a warm tone, it is advisable to choose cool blonde tones if you have fair skin (this will counteract the redness), the cooler brown tones (dark chocolate, chestnut, etc.) will be suitable for people with medium skin. And if your tone is deep, look for warm brown colors (caramel, golden brown, etc.) to complement the depth of your skin.
If your skin has cool tones, try something warm. Those with fair skin would look good with golden and caramel hair. To avoid looking faded, dye your hair golden brown or amber if you have a medium complexion. People with deeper skin tones look great with their naturally dark hair, or they can add chocolate colors to neutralize cold skin tones.
A neutral shade generally means you have a wider choice. Fair skin looks good in contrast to strawberry, copper, and amber-colored hair. Those with average skin can experiment with different shades of black: true black, espresso, etc. People with a deep skin tone can wear vibrant colors like chestnut red, reddish-brown, and others.
Choosing The Perfect Haircut
There are many things we need to consider before cutting our hair, for example, the shape of the face (we have a complete guide for this here). Another thing that is crucial to consider is the texture of your hair.
Fine hair will benefit from haircuts with minimal graduation, for example, bob cuts, pixie cuts, and wedges. To make hair look fuller, you can add texturizing products or chemical applications to curl/lift the root.
Medium hair texture means you have more variety, as you don’t have to do much to change it up. Think about whether you want your hair to appear thinner or thicker. In the first case, experiment with razor-cut styles. If you want more hair, use minimal graduation. The haircuts that you can choose from are a simple bob, long layered hair, or a shoulder-length layered cut.
Finally, if your hair texture is rough, it is a good idea to try lowering the volume. That is why this type of hair looks best with layered styles, razor cuts, etc. Besides looking good, these hairstyles will also make your hair maintenance a bit easier. Consider getting yourself a pixie cut or a rounded layered bob.
Changing The Eyebrow Shape
Sometimes straightening your eyebrows can be tricky. Fortunately, there is a mapping technique that can make this task a bit easier.
Start by placing the brow pencil vertically next to the nose. The point where the pencil meets the level of your eyebrows should be your starting point.
Next, place the pencil near the side of the nose, but this time turn it diagonally so that it is over the eye. The point where the pencil meets the brow bone is where the browbone should be.
Lastly, let’s determine where the brow should end. Place the pencil near the side of the nose and align it with the outer corner of the eye. The end should be parallel to the starting point of the eyebrow.
How Applying Blush Can Change Your Face
Makeup artists believe that blush placement is not universal – applying it to the cheekbones may not be the right option for everyone. As with many things related to makeup, there are individual nuances. In that case, it all depends on the shape of your face. Here are some recommendations:
Oval face: apply blush to all cheekbones. You should avoid the cavity under the bone so that the cheekbones appear higher.
Square face: Apply blush under the cheekbone. This will help your face look smoother.
Oblong face: put blush on the cheekbones, under the inner corners of the eyes. Mix the product well to make sure it spreads below the tip of the nose. This technique will make your face look shorter.
Heart-shaped face: Place the blush on the outer corner of the cheekbone, starting at the ear and working towards the center of the face. This will soften the edges and make your face look more oval.
Round face: Apply blush starting from the ear to the cheekbone. You can also blush on your chin to make your face look a bit longer.
Triangular face: you can place the side blush in a V shape in the area of the cheekbones. Blend the product towards your temples, this will help balance its characteristics.
When was the last time something about your appearance changed? Did you like the result?