Beauty is defined as a unique quality in a person or thing that brings visual pleasure. Whatever supposed ‘flaws’ you think nature cursed upon you, can actually be your mark of beauty, so instead of trying to hide or disguise flaws, how about you flaunt them. The very feature you have been covering up for years is what makes you individualistic and sets you apart from being another cookie cutter barbie. After all would the sexy supermodel Lara Stone be as alluring without her natural gap? Giselle Bundchen as approachable without her freckles? Or SJP as relatable without her prominent nose. With 50% of men preferring a barer, less made- up you, ladies, it’s so time to drop those little insecurities, and embrace your natural beauty, with these few tips that turn your worst flaws into your best assets!
Flaw #1 Freckles can make you look young, sporty and sun-kissed in a very natural way. Gone are the days when every supermodel had porcelain fine skin; now all shades of beauty, and speckles of color like freckles, are totally in. Instead of hiding them behind layers of make-up, wear a little tinted moisturizer for sheer coverage and let your freckles show through. To get a little more cheeky with it, spotlight on your freckly cheeks with a bronzy highlighter.
Flaw#2 Curls are zany and uniquely you! Sexy and exotic, curls can give you that fresh off the island feel, so instead of sweating over ironing your hair everyday, celebrate your curls. Skip shampooing and ditch the blow dryer, and instead use a lightweight conditioner to play up your natural curls. Remember to use hair oil, like Zinn 100% Argan Miracle Oil, once in a while overnight before shampoo to keep locks shiny. Forgoing all that extra processing will also help your hair stay healthy, and grow…and long, healthy, natural hair is definitely an asset!
Flaw#3 Nose: Did you know that having a prominent nose is actually beneficial to your health? I know this may get a few lol’s, but its really true. People with bigger noises inhale fewer pollutants, thus filtering out bacteria and viruses. Aside from the health benefits, larger noises add balance, substance and depth to the face, making women who own them appear, more intellectual than their button nose counterparts. Bigger noses also add structure helping you pull of a variety of longer hair styles, fashion styles, and jewelry that women with more petite noses couldn’t particularly carry off. One trick to enhance the structure of a larger nose, is to contour it. To make nose appear longer and slimmer, simply shade the side of your nose with a powder 2 shades darker than your foundation, and highlight your bridge with a creamy highlighter.
Flaw#4: Full wow brows can make your peepers stand out so instead of turning them pencil thin accentuate what you got. While tweezing only pick out the stragglers that lie below and above your natural brow and for a night-out blend a little shimmery eye shadow under the brow to highlight them in all their glory.
Flaw#5: Grin wide and bare your imperfect pearlies… gaptooth, crooked, asymmetrical and all. After all a smile with a little personality is more likely to be remembered. But remember to keep your teeth white before you flash!
For more great tips on enhancing your natural beauty stay tuned to the Zinn Beauty Blog, and remember you’re beautiful just the way you are!