Ever wanted to change your look, but don’t know where to start? Before breaking the bank, recreating a new wardrobe, or doing something unnecessary and drastic like cosmetic surgery (you’re already beautiful, BTW!), there are many other easy ways to give yourself a makeover. Most of these are not only extraordinarily effortless, but they’re affordable and able to reverse should you decide it’s not for you.
Ready to change your style and get a new look? From elevating a boring, old outfit with bold jewelry to playing with dyes and hair extensions, here are 11 surprisingly easy ways to change your look.
1. Brighten Your Smile
One of the easiest ways to change up your look is to get a brighter smile. These days, you don’t even have to book a dentist appointment. Simply grab an over-the-counter full teeth whitening kit to get a radiant glow in the comfort of your own home. If you just need a quick touch-up, try any number of trusted at-home teeth whitening products, such as gels and pens that can slip into your pocket, purse, or carry-on luggage. You’ll have a clean-looking smile in no time!
2. Try a New Shade of Eyeliner
There are many ways you can accentuate the eyes. Eyeliner is offered in many colors, too. Apply eyeliner in a nude shade to your bottom lid to banish tired eyes and add some perk. Along the same lines (pun intended), add white eyeliner to make your eyes appear bolder and more prominent. Give a smoky, sultry look with a dark brown or black eyeliner across your top eyelid. Gray eyeliner offers a more subtle, softer look.
3. Try on Glasses
Try on a new pair of glasses. Whether you’re near-sighted or far-sighted, a new pair of glasses can keep your vision sharp, and you can look stylish. A super-easy way to change your look, glasses can also accentuate the eyes. Have a perfect 20/20 vision due to good genes or Lasik surgery? Wear a pair of blue-light canceling glasses while you’re on your laptop or handheld devices, chatting it up with friends or working on spreadsheets.
4. Trim Your Eyebrows
Eyebrows often go overlooked, but don’t underestimate them! Nicely trimmed, polished brows are one of the easiest ways to change your look. Plucking each brow and filling in sparse areas with a pencil can give them a more defined look and add some lift and brightness to your entire face. Last, be sure to hold stray strands in place with a dark-tinted eyebrow gel.
5. Color Your Hair
Another easy way to change your look is to dye your hair. Most hair dyes offer a temporary look for a wonderfully fun experiment. Today, you can do so much more than a new brassy shade of blonde or a tinge of red. Available is a rainbow of colored hair dyes, from pink to purple.
Don’t want to dye all your hair? Give it a bold, bright green streak like Billie Eilish! Or try colored chalk that only lasts a few days. Like all cosmetics, look for a vegan and cruelty-free brand.
6. Put in Hair Extensions
Put your hair up in a new ’do! Hair dye isn’t the only way to change up the look of your hair. Synthetic clip-on hair extensions can lengthen your hair, allowing endless variations of hairstyles to play with. Don’t want to dye your hair? Pick up a colored extension instead.
7. Play with Your Hair Part
Okay, so maybe hair extensions and hair dye are still a bit extreme. If that’s the case, try playing with your part. If you’re used to a part on one side, flip your hair over. This will make a quick and surprisingly easy way to change your look, framing your face in a new way that can impact you more than you realize.
8. Give Yourself a Quick Manicure
A manicure can change your entire look, as well as your mood! It can make you feel more feminine and ready to take on the day. Apply a base, two coats of color, and a top coat that will change your look in less than the hour it takes to dry. Be sure to have fun with it, too! Apply a trendy color or an ombre effect across your hands. You can even add sparkling glitter or metallics.
9. Try a New Shade of Lipstick
A rule of thumb for finding an aesthetically pleasing shade of lipstick is to use your skin’s undertones. But when was the last time you just picked a color that you love? Try on a new shade–any shade! Similar to hair dye, you can discover a wide range of lipstick hues and colors. Even try out a wild metallic or even holographic lip gloss.
10. Join a Fashion Subscription Service
Sign up for a subscription service that sends you the latest fashion. It’s like a gift that keeps on giving with a win-win: You don’t have to spend hours shopping and trying on outfits, and you get to try on the latest trends in fashion. Choose from any number of wardrobe and clothing subscription services to look en vogue every month. Many fashion subscription services will send clothing and accessories based on your size and personal profile quiz. Plus, many boxes arrive with high-end brands you wouldn’t normally afford!
11. Dress Up with Jewelry
Jewelry can dress up any old outfit, turning heads in an instant. When it comes to jewelry, go bold! Add some fancy drop earrings to elevate a simple T-shirt and ripped jeans. Or add a boho-inspired layered necklace to a blazer and leggings. Jewelry can accent any boring wardrobe piece and offer an easy way to change your look.
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