Your physical appearance plays an important role in how others see you. In an environment such as a school, many eyes are on you - students, teachers, mentors, etc. use your appearance, in part, to form an opinion about you. When you look beautiful, they get a better impression of you, and you feel better about yourself too.
Part 1 of 4: Making your face and hair beautiful
Step 1. Apply toner and moisturizer to your face
Toner and moisturizer make your skin glow. Toner tightens the pores and reduces oil on your skin, and makes your skin glow. Moisturizer keeps skin hydrated, reduces flaking and dryness. If you have oily or combination skin, use toner before applying moisturizer. If you have dry skin, you can skip the toner.
Step 2. Put on a little makeup
Facial makeup evens out your skin and makes your face look smooth and flawless. Putting on a little makeup every morning will keep you looking your best all day long.
- Use concealer to get rid of blemishes. Find a concealer that best suits your skin tone. Use a brush to apply the concealer to blemishes, dark circles and whatever you want to hide. Use a makeup sponge to blend the concealer seamlessly into your skin.
- Apply blush and/or bronzer. Blush gives your cheeks a rosy glow and defines your cheekbones. Bronzer makes you look a bit browner. Both bronzer and blush come in the form of powder, cream or liquid. Use a contour brush to apply powder blush (many brands come with it) and a large makeup brush to apply powder bronzer. Cream and liquid can be applied with a sponge or your fingers. Let it flow well into your skin.
- Finish it off with colorless powder. Colorless powder keeps your makeup in place all day and absorbs the oil that builds up on your face. Use a large makeup brush to apply it.
Step 3. Make your eyes pop
Using eye makeup allows you to highlight one of the most enchanting parts of your face. Eye makeup consists of eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara. Choose which of these you want to use. Use eye makeup that best matches your eye color.
- Blue eyes- Use neutral shades of eyeshadow such as brown, pink, terracotta or even light purple. Apply eyeliner to create 'cat's eyes', extending the eyeliner slightly beyond your lids on the outside.
- Brown eyes- For dark brown eyes, you can use deep eyeshadow colors, such as dark purple, anthracite or deep green. For medium brown eyes, try purple, green, or bronze. For light brown eyes, use neutral shades like bronze or champagne, then choose dark brown eyeliner instead of black.
- Green eyes- Try different shades of purple, copper or gold. Avoid eyeshadow and black eyeliner. Chocolate brown eyeliner works very well on green eyes.
Step 4. Accentuate your lips
When you apply color to your lips, you make them fuller, and the rest of your face appears thinner. Lip makeup consists of lip liner, lipstick and lip gloss. If you want to use all three, carefully outline your lips first. Then apply lipstick and finally lip gloss. Use colors that enhance your appearance.
- Blonde hair/light skin- Wear colors that are light and natural, such as light pink, peach or pink.
- Red hair and light skin- Try skin tones and beige on your lips, and don't choose pink or red lipstick.
- Brown or black hair/ light or dark skin- Regardless of your skin tone, as a woman with dark hair, you can take deep, rich colors, such as bright red or coral. Don't take pale, neutral lipstick.
Step 5. Style your hair
Different types of faces require different hairstyles. Choose the style that best suits the shape of your face.
- Round face- Let your hair hang down with long layers. Wear it in a parting and don't get bangs. Avoid bob hairstyles and a side part.
- Oval face- With this face shape you can take any haircut - long or short, with or without bangs, curls or straight - everything goes with an oval face, but best of all is a long haircut with lots of layers and volume.
- heart-shaped face- Get straight bangs, or side bangs. Cut layers that drape around your cheeks. Shoulder or chin length hair looks best. Hairstyles that are tightly combed back or very straight hair usually don't look very nice.
- square face- Wear hair that falls a little wispy in your face and around your jawline. Bangs to the side and hair that is slightly backcombed at the crown also looks good. Don't take a blunt cut or a bob.
- long face- Side parted hair with side-to-side bangs looks best, as do layers and waves. Avoid a center part or hairstyles that are too high at the crown.
- triangular face- Try layers that flare at the jawline. Do not take too long hair, but also not as short as a bob.
Part 2 of 4: Dressing nice
Step 1. Dress to your figure
Wear clothes that flatter your body and make you feel confident. Think about which clothes accentuate your best features and hide your weaker sides. There are certain pieces of clothing that look good on certain figures.
- Hourglass figure (curves and a narrow waist)- To emphasize the curves and accentuate the thin waist, try a wrap dress, a pencil skirt, a jacket with a belt or wide-leg pants with a wide belt at the waist.
- Apple figure (thinner at the bottom, heavier at the top)- To accentuate your thin legs and take the attention away from the waist, try a loose top, straight-leg pants with a low waist, a circle skirt or a shift dress.
- Pear figure (heavier at the bottom, narrower at the top)- To draw attention to the slim waist while reducing the appearance of the hips, butt and thighs, try an A-line skirt, a flared dress, an embroidered shirt, wide-leg pants or an embellished jacket to wear.
- Banana figure (thin with few curves)- To create the idea of curves and accentuate your slim figure, try a ruffled top, a mini skirt, tapered pants (like skinny jeans) or a cropped jacket.
Step 2. Choose a color palette
Determine which colors best suit your skin tone and hair color. Choose clothes within that color palette to emphasize your natural beauty.
- Warm skin tones- Wear red (especially warm reds like tomato), peach, golden yellow, olive green, gold.
- Cool skin tones- Choose red (with cool undertones, such as cherry), pink, blue, turquoise, purple, mint green, silver.
Step 3. Wear accessories
Accessories complete an outfit. Even the simplest clothes look great with the right accessories. Think about what kind of accessories can complete your outfit and use them to express your personal style.
- Large earrings make any outfit fun and draw attention to your face.
- A long necklace emphasizes your top.
- Belts make an outfit less boring. You can wear a belt at the waist to emphasize your narrow waist, or over the hip to accentuate narrow hips.
- With simple clothes you can wear more and more striking accessories. With a striking outfit you should choose fewer and simpler accessories.
- Don't be afraid to combine different metals when wearing jewelry.
- Don't wear too many accessories at once.
- Choose accessories that say something about your personality.
Part 3 of 4: Proper care
Step 1. Shower or bath
Take a shower or bath every day before you go to school, or the night before, and wash thoroughly with soap or shower gel. If you want to look good, you have to be clean.
Step 2. Wash your hair
How often you wash your hair depends on your personal preference, and is largely dependent on your hair type. Find out how often you should wash your hair to keep it looking clean. For some people it's every day, for others only a few times a week. Always use shampoo and conditioner if necessary.
Step 3. Brush and floss your teeth
Dentists recommend brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day. No exceptions. Then your smile stays healthy.
Step 4. Use antiperspirant or deodorant
While that won't affect how you look, you will feel fresher throughout the day if you use antiperspirant or deodorant. Antiperspirant also prevents sweat stains on your clothes, making you look even more groomed.
Part 4 of 4: Being beautiful from within
Step 1. Smile
Research has shown that people find someone who smiles more attractive than someone who looks angry. People are naturally attracted to happy people, and prefer to come to you when you smile. A smile makes you more approachable by others.
Step 2. Be confident
True beauty comes from within. When you feel beautiful on the inside, you radiate it outwardly. Makeup artist Bobbi Brown once said, "You're only really beautiful when you're confident, when you feel good about yourself."
Step 3. Focus on what you have, rather than what you don't have
We all want the perfect body, thick hair, full lips and even skin. Few people possess all these qualities. Be grateful for what you do like about yourself, and learn to embrace your flaws.
- Use this article for reference, not truth. Choose things that apply to you.
- You may have to try several things before you find the right style that suits you. Embrace the changes and learn as you evolve!
- Remember you are already beautiful. This article is only meant to help you become the best version of yourself.
- When you put makeup on, use foundation, concealer, lip balm, eyebrow pencil, light eyeshadow, dark eyeliner, mascara, a tan on your lips, and some on your cheeks. Put your hair in a braid, or put in some hair clips. When it comes to clothing, choose an oversized cardigan with skinny jeans or a skirt. Wear sneakers with it.
- Don't put on too much makeup. Research shows that you can reduce pimples by using less makeup and washing your face well.