Ac­cen­tu­ate the pos­i­tives

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Better Wellbeing -

What’s your best fea­ture? Got gor­geous hair, nat­u­rally lus­cious lips, sexy eyes, legs that go on for miles, a tiny waist? Play up your pos­i­tives! Work your best bits for all their worth.

• Dress to suit your shape and per­sonal style, to heck with so-called lat­est trends. That zany flo­ral frock/shirt/skirt? Just be­cause the fash mags keep call­ing it the new black doesn’t make it true.

• Good hair days make you feel fab. Keep yours in great shape with reg­u­lar trips to your stylist and great at-home prod­ucts. Oh, some of the most stylish women are rock­ing their nat­u­ral grey and sil­ver. Just sayin’.

• Tak­ing care of your skin is never a waste of time. Cleanse and mois­turise daily and ex­fo­li­ate at least weekly to cre­ate the best can­vas for make-up.

• The right primer and foun­da­tion can change your com­plex­ion from red and blotchy to flaw­less. Those with lu­min­is­ing, light-dif­fus­ing prop­er­ties are the go, es­pe­cially for ma­ture skin. A tinted mois­turiser or BB cream is a great go-to on stay-at-home days.

• Find on­line videos on how to cre­ate con­tours and high­lights with con­cealer and blush for cheek­bones; ditto a smoky-eye tu­to­rial on how to make your peep­ers pop.

• Every girl can rock a red lip. Visit a beauty counter to find your best shade. (Re­mem­ber, less is more: when you play up your lips, play down your eyes and vice versa.)

• Sun­screen, al­ways.

• As the weather warms, a sun­less tan (from a bot­tle or spray booth) can help you feel con­fi­dent go­ing sleeve­less.

• Have a reg­u­lar mani and pedi to keep hands and feet look­ing pol­ished. Pun in­tended. You don’t have to pay $$ for a sa­lon job, it’s easy as pie to DIY.

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