Dress to Impress on a Dime

Everyone wants to look like a movie star, but unfortunately the professional stylists, beauticians, expensive products etc. are well out of reach of the average person. Fortunately none of those things are necessary for you to look amazing. Learning a few simple techniques can vastly improve your appearance without leaving you penniless.
Beauty is only skin deep or so goes the old saying. One thing is for sure; beauty starts with magnificent skin. One of the quickest things one can do to improve the skins tone and appearance is to stay fully hydrated. Dehydrated skin has less flexibility and rebound. The water also helps your body remove toxins that can adversely affect the appearance of your skin. Hydrated skin is also easier to clean and requires less moisturizer, helping avoid clogged pores that lead to acne. Adding some flavor such as sugar free drink mixes encourages many people to drink more water.
Keeping your skin clean is another important step. You should use an oil free product that won’t clog your pores. Other ingredients such as alcohol, salicylic acid, etc. can also cause the skin to become overly dry. Many excellent products are on the market that will gently cleanse the skin without using harsh chemicals.
After thoroughly cleansing the skin, the next step is to re-moisturize it using an oil free product. The term “noncomedogenic” is a fancy term meaning that it doesn’t clog the pores. This is what you should look for on your product.
Proper care and shaping of the eyebrows is a simple technique that can do wonders for your appearance. You can do this yourself if you feel comfortable; be careful not to over-pluck. If you aren’t sure exactly what to do, make a few trips to the salon. The procedure is very inexpensive and if you pay attention to what the beautician is doing, you’ll soon be able to take care of your own brows. You’ll be amazed at the difference a little plucking can make.
Good quality make up will be your biggest expense. Before bankrupting yourself on a number of expensive products, do some online research. Not all products are recommended for all people. One area that sets the experts apart is their ability to choose the right tones and textures for their clients. A bit of reading will help you understand the fundamentals and allow you to select the best make up for you. Foundation is of particular importance and should match your skin tone and type. Cheap foundations are very noticeable and often “cake up” on the face. Lipstick comes next in importance and cheap versions often look, well, cheap.
Eyeshadow and eyeliner are less important and cheap versions will usually suffice. Sometimes the cheaper products won’t last as long, but an occasional touch up will fix that and is worth the savings. Nail polish is pretty much nail polish. There is no real advantage in buying expensive polish, as it too will chip and need replacing.
If you just can’t bear the thought of wearing cheap make up, shop wisely and look for sales. Many name brand make up outlets offer regular sales. Make up that comes in a kit is often cheaper than buying each item separately.
With a little planning and care, you can save money and still look like a star. do you homework and be on the lookout for deals and you’ll look like a million bucks without spending it

See also  Timing Is Everything: Aging Tips And Tricks