1. Turn Your Bangs Into Volume
Whether you're very into the French-girl long, sweeping bang, or are just trying to mix up your everyday fringe look, sometimes all you need for an impromptu makeover is a little volume. Luckily for you, if you've got bangs, you've got all the tools you need. Of course, you also have a few hair products and a styling wand on hand.
Take a page from the Kardashian Beauty Bible and try out a middle part, using your bangs as layers. If that's not how you typically style your hair, think of it as potentially the quickest way to mix up your look. Plus, a middle part is very on-trend, and super flattering when paired with some volume. Start with wet hair, apply a little volumizing mousse (like Moroccanoil's version) right to your scalp (trust me, it works wonders for even the straightest hair), and blow dry until your hair is fully dry. Now embrace the bedhead look, using a curling iron to achieve a tousled look, and curl your bangs (read: newfound layers) the best you can. Top up with a spritz of hairspray, and you have a very stylish lazy-girl look.
2. Utilize The Miracle That Is Nude Lipliner
Nobody's asking you to line outside your natural lip line and increase your pout by 300 percent, but if you haven't added lipliner to your usual lipstick look, it's about to change everything. It makes your lip color long-lasting, adds another level of color dimension, and gives a much fuller look. Plus, it can be done in a minute flat.
3. Update Your Manicure With Some Unexpected Color
It seems your mom's go-to French manicure is coming back in an ironic chic way, and I'm very OK with it. Much like Britney Spears, it really gets better with age. Take a very new age twist on this classic nail look by replacing that little white strip with something a bit more fun, like aqua blue or limeade green. Simply start with a clear base, use a little tap to create the perfect outline, and paint a fluorescent strip for a fun take on an old favorite.
4. Go Against Every Brow Trend And Give Lightening Them A Try
We've all seen those scary pictures of celebrities without eyebrows. I emotionally can't handle seeing Cara Delevingne sans her signature brows (unless she's on a Givenchy runway). No bleach, thank you. Whether you have an incredibly bold brow or a more subtle look, lightening your eyebrows completely changes your face. It's as simple as that. It's the reverse effect of shaping and coloring in your brows, but believe me, lightening won't make your brow game any less strong.
5. Go Overboard With The Matching
We've all heard of matching your shoes to your purse, but do you ever think about matching your makeup to your outfit? The possibilities really are endless — your heels and your eye shadow, or your lips and your nails, for instance. Pick out the most vibrant hue you have in your closet and march right on over to Sephora to find a little something to match. Something that bold simply cannot be ignored, and makes you look ever so put-together. It's not being obsessive; it's being impossibly chic.