With the rise of the selfie culture, pretty little secrets are sometimes necessary, especially when it comes to beauty. Thanks to our younger generations and social media, the days of focusing on inner beauty are fading and life has become an obsession with outer beauty.
The world we live in is changing—from Snapchat filters transforming us into who we are not and dating being all about swiping based solely on a photo. The number of people going under the knife/needle for beauty enhancements is steadily rising, but it’s important to remember that we don’t have to take drastic and expensive measures to feed our addiction to feel beautiful!
You may want to take time to thank the Kardashians, or even the beauty industry in general for the breakdown we are about to give you on pretty little beauty secrets for enhancing your natural beauty!
Everyone wears them, but not everyone will tell you their secret to glamorous hair!
According to a poll conducted by online hair and beauty expert Hairtrade.com, 38% of women use hair extensions as part of their beauty routine, but 87% of them keep it a secret from their friends and family!
Of those polled, 76% said they wore extensions to add volume, to look more glamorous, to change styles quickly, and the fact that they could be applied at home. We recommend using Barely Xtensions to make your #hairgoals happen! It’s very simple to instantly add length, color, and volume without anyone ever knowing!
Maybe she’s born with them, or maybe they’re fake lashes? False eyelashes have gone from a special-occasion enhancement to a must-have, everyday accessory. They are the biggest beauty trend In 2018 according to the Pinterest 100 report where Pinterest gathers data to highlight their biggest beauty trends.
Lashes topped the list with a 152% increase in searches, being the largest increase in the beauty category. The real question is: Are you wearing them?
Aesthetically, they place emphasis on your eyes adding drama as well as adding definition and filling out your own natural lashes, that may be too thin or short. False eyelashes can also be a great alternative to mascara. By simply applying a few individual lashes or even a full looking strip lash, you can transform your overall look. Ardell has a great selection of lashes that can be purchased at most major retailers including Sally Beauty.
Face Sculpting = Contour + Highlight
We all know who Kim Kardashian is; and if you don’t, well you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years! She is known as the leader and mastermind of bringing the secret of contouring to light!
Since then contouring has captured the beauty world leaving everyone in its path infatuated with the ability to not just accentuate your features but to reshape them! It’s a fascinating technique that allows you to highlight your best features yet contour the ones that need work.
As you can see in the educational guide above, based on your face shape you want to contour and highlight different areas to achieve a perfectly sculpted face. For contouring we recommend using a matte powder, liquid, or cream product that is two shades darker than your skin tone to reshape your nose, forehead, jawline, and cheekbones.
For highlighting you want to use a product that is two shades lighter than your skin tone to accentuate the areas of your face that naturally catch the light. You can use a matte highlight such as concealer or a shimmer highlight for an extra glow. Once you master this technique others may question If you went under the knife or just simply learned how to do makeup!
If you can’t tone it, tan it? Is this true?
What we do know is that everyone longs for the sun kissed glow associated with a dark tan, but would you rather fake it or bake in the sun with the likelihood of experiencing sun damage and sun spots? For us, we would rather turn to self-tanner as a reliable solution for faking a bronzed glow.
Today’s formulas are improved! We recommend using a high quality one that has violet undertones to keep you from looking orange and that fade perfectly. They are super easy to apply; and with some practice, you can use them to contour and define your body.
Take it from makeup mogul, Charlotte Tilbury, who loves to self-tan and says, “All in all, the goal is to cheat, look leaner and longer and also more youthful and glowing.” We suggest trying a product like Bondi Sands and checking out Charlotte’s amazing self-tanner application process.
With the rise of the selfie culture over the past 10 years, younger people are infatuated with looking at themselves under a microscope and doing whatever it takes to improve their look, especially when it comes to voluptuous lips.
According to a recent study, researchers found that 55% of patients go under the needle or knife to look better in selfies. Younger people are more self-critical than ever before forcing people to take drastic measures to look their best.
While there are some pretty advanced knife-free techniques like lip fillers, there are still some great secret alternatives to a plump pout that people don’t always know about. This includes a lip plumping topical treatments infused with vitamin E and collagen to boost blood flow and promote fullness. Sephora has a lot of great options to enhance your selfie without going under the needle or knife!
No matter if you try one or all of our pretty little secrets for enhancing your beauty, we guarantee it will enhance your selfie game at an affordable, safe expense! Always remember: inner beauty is just as beautiful as outer beauty. A pretty girl can’t have an ugly soul, but a beautiful soul can always be enhanced!