7 Instant Beauty Confidence Boosters to Try Today
Having one of those days when you just feel meh? Maybe you've just been through a rough breakup or a fight with your S.O., you've lost out on a promotion at work, or your class reunion is around the corner—anything that makes you feel like the opposite of yourself. You might need the instant pick-me-up that only beauty products can deliver—or maybe a cocktail. Here are seven no-fail beauty confidence boosters that will have you feeling like yourself in no time!
Everyone, male or female, can get a confidence boost from a brighter, whiter smile. Whiter teeth make you look more tan, thanks to the power of contrast. Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe are my favorite because they stay on really well and only take 30 minutes to an hour to work.
An Instant Tan
Who doesn't feel better when they're tan vs. pasty white? Not only do sunless tanners carry zero risk of skin cancer, but they are the fastest way to get bronze. I'm always a fan of instant gratification! I've recently been having really good long-lasting results with SoBronze products—see my review here! I also love LORAC Tantalizer Body Bronzing Spray for a night out.
I don't know about you, but nothing makes me put on my sassy pants faster than a bold lip color. It doesn't have to be red either. Hot pink screams girls' night out, vivid tangerine is gorgeous with a summer tan, and magenta purple makes me feel like a diva. The right shade will also make your teeth look whiter! Hint: Look for blue-based shades.
Lashing Up and Out
Long, feathery, lush lashes have the power to create instant sex appeal. You don't have to slap on RuPaul-esque ones either. Try a pair longer at the outer corners for an elongated cat eye. This is especially helpful for round or downturned eyes. My favorite lashes are Ardell Demi Wispies; they look good on everyone!
Shape Your Brows
A groomed brow is an instant face-lift. Properly shaped and filled-in brows can make you look younger and more awake. Waxing or threading is a nice way to establish your initial shape, and you can tweeze to maintain thereafter. I personally tweeze, as my sensitive skin cannot handle waxing and threading, but most people do fine. If you’ve never filled in your brows, start with a powder for the most natural and buildable look.
Having your cuticles trimmed and your nails shaped and painted is always a special treat—and a must if you have an upcoming job interview or presentation. A bright color can give you a little boost every time you look down.
Your next haircut might be weeks away, but spend a little time in a blow-out bar chair, and you’ll emerge with shiny, bouncy tresses and an extra spring in your step. You can get a classic, smoothed, and sleek style; beachy waves; boho braids—whatever you’re feeling! Check for a Drybar or Blo in your area.