Physical appearance plays a central role in how others judge a person. In an environment like the school, there are many individuals watching you – students, staff, teachers, instructors, and so on. – and forming an opinion about you based, in part, on your appearance. By getting prettier, you can make them feel better about you and also feel good about yourself.
Part 1 of 4: Making your face and hair beautiful
Step 1. Tone and moisturize your face
With a tonic and a moisturizer, you can achieve radiant skin. The first one closes the pores and controls the oil that accumulates and leaves the skin glowing. The second keeps the face hydrated, without flaking. Use toner before moisturizer if your skin is oily or mixed. If it's dry, you can probably skip the tonic.
Step 2. Apply basic makeup
Makeup helps to even out the skin tone, in addition to leaving it smooth and perfect. By following a basic makeup application routine in the morning before going to school, you can look beautiful all day long.
- Apply concealer to disguise the pimples. Buy a product that is as close to your skin tone as possible. Use a concealer brush to apply it to pimples, blemishes, or any other imperfections you want to hide. Use a sponge to smudge it, leaving it unnoticeable on the skin.
- Apply blush and/or bronzing powder. The blush gives an air of health to the cheeks, in addition to defining the cheekbones. The bronzing powder makes you look tanned. Both products can be in powder, cream or liquid form. Use a beveled face brush to apply the powder blush (some come with a brush) and a larger one to apply the bronzing powder. Products in cream or liquid form can be applied with a sponge or finger. Blend well.
- Finish the face makeup with translucent powder. The translucent powder helps hold makeup in place all day, in addition to absorbing the oils that build up on the skin. Use a large powder brush for application.
Step 3. Highlight your eyes
Makeup helps to highlight one of the most mesmerizing parts of your face. The basic products are eyeliner, eyeshadows and eyelash mask. Choose the ones you prefer to use if you are going to spend any. Choose the shades that best match your eye color.
- Blue eyes – Use neutral shades of eyeshadow such as brown, pink, terracotta or even light purple. Make a "kitten" outline by extending the eyelid line just beyond the end of each eye.
- Brown eyes – For dark eyes, prefer intense colors such as plum, lead gray or dark green. For medium browns, try purple, green or bronze. Lighter browns should use neutral shades like bronze or champagne and prefer dark brown eyeliner over black.
- Green eyes – Try different shades of purple, copper or gold. Avoid eyeshadow and black eyeliner. Dark brown looks beautiful in green eyes.
Step 4. Accent the lips
Adding color to the lips makes them look bigger and thins the face. The basic products for the lips are lip pencil, lipstick and lip gloss. If you are going to use all three, carefully outline your lips first. Apply lipstick and then lip gloss. Use colors that match your characteristics.
- Blond hair and fair skin – Use natural and soft tones, such as pink, peach or mouth color.
- red hair and fair skin – Try a nude or brownish lipstick and avoid pink or red.
- Brown or black hair and fair or black skin – Regardless of skin tone, women who have dark hair should wear bright, eye-catching colors such as orange red or neon coral. Do not use pale or neutral lipsticks.
Step 5. Do a hairstyle
Each face type is best suited to a different hairstyle. Choose the one that most closely matches the shape of your face.
- Round face – Use loose threads in layers. Shred your hair in front and do not wear bangs. Parting the hair in half is good for round faces. Avoid short hair and parted on the side.
- oval face – The oval shape can use any style of yarn: long or short, with or without fringes, curly or straight, in waves or beds. Everything looks beautiful.
- heart shaped face – Use straight bangs or side-combed bangs. Cut your hair in layers so they frame your cheeks. The best length is up to the chin or shoulder. Strands that are combed back or very smooth don't go well together.
- Square face – Wear your hair messy and with strands falling in the face, at the level of the jaw. Side bangs and slightly raised hairstyles (messy) on top look great. Avoid straight and shorter cuts.
- rectangular face – Straight or half-moon bangs are great, as are layered wavy strands. Avoid parting the hair in the middle and tufts.
- triangular face – Try layered cuts that taper the jaw. Do not use long or very short wires.
Part 2 of 4: Dressing up
Step 1. Wear clothes that match your body type
If you don't have to wear a uniform to school, choose clothes that match your body shape for more confidence. Decide the types of items that accentuate the best features you have while disguising the downsides. There are some clothes that look great for everyone.
- Hourglass (curvy with a slim waist) – To highlight your curves and accentuate your waistline, try a dress with a defined waist, a pencil skirt, jacket or blouse with a belt, or pants that are baggy at the legs and tight at the waist.
- Apple (smaller at the bottom and larger at the top) – To highlight your slender legs and disguise your belly, try wearing a loose blouse, low-slung straight pants, full skirt and a straight dress.
- Pear (larger at the bottom and smaller at the top) – To draw attention to your small waist and disguise your hips, buttocks and thighs, try a flared skirt, a flared dress, a shirt with embellishments, flared pants or structured jackets.
- Banana (thin with few curves) – To create the look of curves highlighting the thin regions, try a ruffled blouse, miniskirt, dress with a side slit, tight pants or short jackets.
Step 2. Choose a color palette
Find out which colors match your skin tone and features. Choose clothes from this color palette to highlight natural beauty.
- warm skin tones – Try using red (especially hot ones like tomato), peach, gold, yellow, brown, olive green or bronze.
- cold skin tones – Choose clothes red (with cool undertones like cherry), pink, blue, teal, turquoise, purple, light green and silver.
Step 3. Use accessories
Accessories add a touch of excitement to the look. Even the most basic clothes can look great when paired with the right accessories. Consider items that match the look and represent your personal style.
- Large earrings highlight any look and draw attention to the face.
- Large necklaces emphasize the bust.
- Belts break the monotony of clothing. They can slim the waist and accentuate curves or be worn on the hips to draw attention to small hips.
- Basic clothes should be paired with a variety of bolder accessories. Eye-catching clothes with lots of prints should be paired with fewer simpler accessories.
- Don't be afraid to mix metals when wearing jewelry.
- Don't use multiple items at once.
- Wear accessories that have something to do with your personality.
Part 3 of 4: Maintaining Good Hygiene Practices
Step 1. Take a shower or bath
Every morning before going to school or the night before, take a shower or bath and wash yourself well with soap or gel. Cleanliness is the key to achieving a graceful appearance.
Step 2. Wash your hair
The frequency is a matter of personal preference, which depends a lot on the type of yarn each member has. Find out how often you need to wash your hair to keep it looking clean. In some cases it may be every day, in others twice a week. Always use shampoo and conditioner only if you want.
Step 3. Brush your teeth and floss
Dentists recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once. No exceptions. This attitude helps ensure a beautiful smile.
Step 4. Use deodorant or antiperspirant
The product does not affect the appearance, but it helps the person to feel good and smell good all day long. The antiperspirant also helps to eliminate sweat stains on clothes, which contributes to a more hygienic look.
Part 4 of 4: Being beautiful inside
Step 1. Smile
Studies show that people find a smiling face more attractive than a frown. We are naturally hooked on happiness and everyone will want to be close to you if they see a happy, smiling face. Smiling also makes you look more receptive.
Step 2. Be confident
True beauty comes from within. If you feel beautiful inside, beauty will be reflected on the outside. As Bobbi Brown, a world-famous makeup artist, once said, "Feeling confident and comfortable with who you are – that's what makes a person truly beautiful."
Step 3. Focus on what you have, not the other way around
We all want to have a perfect body, shiny, living hair, full lips and flawless skin. Very few people have all these qualities. Give thanks for all the good you have and learn to accept imperfections.
- Use this article as a reference rather than a definitive guide. Choose the advice that is most applicable to you.
- Take risks and make mistakes as often as necessary to find the style or look that's right for you. Accept the transformation and learn from your growth!
- Remember you are already beautiful! The article only helps you to become the best version of yourself.