While the word "makeover"is said to have positive connotation and is supposed to make you look and feel refreshingly new, the word also has the ability to give us a bit of a panic attack. Many times, we want to change up our look, but the thought of a drastic haircut or a new hair color gives us the heebie-jeebies. Watching those beautiful locks fall to the floor at the hair salon has brought countless girls to tears (and no, we're not exaggerating for dramatic effect - actual tears have been spotted next to those said locks.)
Now that we've all admitted to crying over our hair at one point or another (it's okay, we're all guilty of it), get ready to wipe those tears, ladies. This season, try some of these subtle (and not-tear-inducing) makeover tips to help you change your look without the drastic commitment.
Makeover Tip No. 3: Bolder Brows
Probably one of the easiest, yet vastly transforming things you can do to change your look is to go bolder with your eyebrows.Natural is always preferred, so you can apply castor oil every night to your eyebrows to grow them in. Meanwhile, try using an eyebrow filler or eyebrow pencil to fill in those gaps and create more shapely brows. Try it first on one side of your face and just look at the difference it makes!
Makeover Tip No. 4: Change Your Part and/or Add Some Layers
Another trick to change up your hair without doing anything that you might later regret is to simply change your part and/or add some layers. While changing your part may seem too simple of a task to be considered a makeover, you'd be surprised at the different angles of your face you can reveal with this little trick. And if that's not enough, have your hair stylist add layers to your hair without taking away significant length. If done correctly, this will add volume and shape to your hair that will have everyone throwing you compliments left and right!
Makeover Tip No. 5: Go Bolder With Makeup
For an obvious and zero-commitment makeover, try going bolder with your makeup. Experiment with different eye liner techniques, try bold lip colors, highlight and contour,try more voluminous lashes - the sky's the limit. Something as simple as lining your eyes differently or trying a bold red lip can take your look from plain to va-va-voom in an instant – just look at Taylor's transformation!
Try any one (or a combination) of these subtle makeover techniques and watch yourself transform right before your own eyes – just in time for the New Year! Video tutorials on these looks coming soon!
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