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7 Ways to Accentuate Natural Beauty

If contouring, overlined lips, and spider-leg mascara aren’t your style, you’ll be glad to hear that natural beauty looks are back on-trend.

That’s not to say that only ‘perfect’ supermodel types can join in, though. Instead, we’re beginning to see an era of beauty tips that focus on flaunting your favorite features rather than fixing your so-called flaws. Whether you prefer to enhance your beauty with subtle makeup or go bare-faced to show off your inner glow, we’re here to let you in on the beauty secrets you need to know!

Want to know how to show off your natural beauty? Keep reading to find out more!

1. Lengthen Your Lashes

If you’ve ever worn false eyelashes, you’ll know how much they help open up your eyes and enhance your beauty. But having to sit there gluing false lashes on every morning is far from practical or realistic for most of us. And, while mascara can help lift your lashes, it often ends up smudged and streaky by the end of the day.

In contrast, the results you can achieve with a lash kit are long-lasting and far more natural-looking than most false eyelashes provide. Getting lash extensions also means you won’t have to apply makeup every day, and you can avoid the hassle of checking for smudges and smears throughout the day too. Instead, you can look forward to long and lush lashes that look like your own, only better!

2. Use Gentle Exfoliants

One of the best ways to enhance your beauty is to look after your skin, especially if you want to go bare-faced. Wearing sunscreen every day is a must, while daily moisturizing helps keep your skin supple and stops it from drying out. But, one of the biggest barriers to beautiful skin is dullness caused by layers of dead skin cells.

Since the skin on your face is delicate, it’s best not to try scrubbing this dead skin off with brushes and physical exfoliants. Instead, you should use gentle chemical exfoliants to reveal your skin’s natural glow. Gentle exfoliation with acids also reduces wrinkles and pigmentation, and will ensure that serums and creams penetrate deeper into your skin barrier.

Go for BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) such as salicylic acid if your skin is spot-prone or oily, and AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) such as lactic acid if you have sensitive skin.

3. Show Your Smile

Want to look better in an instant? Smile! Your smile is your best asset and is a quick and easy way to brighten your face and make you look more beautiful. And, smiling even makes you feel happier too!

For a smile you’re proud to show off, make sure to look after your teeth with regular dental visits as well as daily flossing and brushing. And, if there’s anything cosmetic you’d like to fix about your teeth, ask your dentist about your options. After all, you want your teeth to last you a lifetime so it’s important to take care of your teeth. And in return, they’ll help highlight your natural beauty and inner health.

4. Boost Your Brows

The right brow shape and style can serve as the perfect frame for your face, showing off what you already have and complementing your features.

While over-plucked brows ruled in the early 2000s, these days thicker brows are more on-trend as we’ve come to realize how much more flattering they are on most people. But just as you don’t want to go too thin, going too dark or too heavy can create an unbalanced effect that detracts from your natural beauty instead of accentuating it.

To find your perfect brow shape, head to a professional. They’ll be able to look at the angle of your brows and ensure that they give you the right shape, arch, and shade to bring out the best of you.

5. Highlight Your Features

If you don’t have much time to apply makeup or you’re not into caked-on looks, highlighter is your best friend. The idea is to use it wherever the light would catch your face, creating a 3D effect that draws attention to your features in all the right places.

For those of you who prefer to sweep a solid highlighter across your cheeks, Match Stix by Fenty Beauty or Baume Shine by Violette_fr are both great. Or, for those of you who are more into liquid highlighters, take your pick from Charlotte Tilbury, NARS, or Benefit to enhance your beauty in an instant.

6. Make Time for Facial Massage

Taking steps to enhance your beauty can also be a form of self-care, especially if you make time for facial massage. Some of the many benefits of facial massage include relaxation, rejuvenation, healthier skin, and even pain relief.

Not sure where to start? Before you invest in tools such as a facial roller or a gua sha, apply a little oil then try using your fingertips. One technique is to run your fingers across the tops of your cheeks, then down the sides of your face and neck. Or, you could try drawing out from the center of your forehead up and out to your temples.

As your movements work to increase blood and oxygen flow, you’ll soon notice improved circulation, smoother skin, and a youthful glow, all of which are sure to show off your natural beauty whether you apply makeup or not!

7. Beautify With Blusher

One of our top makeup tips for enhancing your beauty and bringing a natural glow to your face is to add a light dusting of pink blusher.

Like a good highlighter, blusher creates the appearance of a healthy glow and time spent in nature. The result is playful and rejuvenating, offering an instant lift that feels and looks natural at the same time. You’ll still look like yourself, but as though you’ve been running through a summer meadow rather than stuck in the office!

Accentuate Your Natural Beauty

For too long, makeup tips and beauty techniques have focused on masking your features or trying to fix your supposed flaws.

But you shouldn’t apply makeup to look like someone else. Instead, you should follow these tips to enhance your natural beauty and show off your best features.

Want more beauty tips and tricks? Be sure to check out our other blog posts for all the latest updates and how-to guides!

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