How To: Enhance Your Beauty

Before I begin, I feel like I need to add a disclaimer: today's post was born via conversations on Twitter and amongst friends who asked for advice. Wearing makeup isn't a requirement to be considered beautiful, nor is doing any of these suggestions listed below. True beauty comes from within, and shouldn't be dictated by what is worn on our bodies. However, wearing makeup shouldn't be viewed as a negative. I wholeheartedly admit I love makeup, and feel I look my best with it. So with that out of the way...If you're not a fan of makeup, but looking to enhance your natural beauty, check out these tips:

some drugstore faves to enhance natural beauty

  • Shape Your Brows--Your brows shape your face and elevate your eyes! Try getting your brows shaped. This is usually done either by waxing or by threading. I prefer the latter method, as it doesn't irritate my skin. Once you get your brows shaped, you can easily keep that shape by tweezing away the new growth. I didn't do anything to my brows until I was in my twenties. I thought I looked fine and didn't need it. Yikes! Let's just say it really made a difference and that all of those pics prior to then need to be destroyed.
  • Fill in Your Brows--Are you a tweeze-aholic? Step away from the tweezer for a sec and try filling in your brows. If you have no idea how to do this, try your local makeup store or counter and they can show you. Then, you can maintain it easily. In fact, my favorite eyebrow kit is only $3 from ELF. Check out other products to fill in your brows, all budgets!
  • Tint Your Lashes--For my fair-haired ladies, you'll want to try this! It really makes a difference, and everyone I've ever recommended it to loved the results. It looks like mascara without having to wear any! Ask about it at your salon--eyebrows can be tinted too. Budget tip: If you still want to wear mascara but your lashes are too light, try a brown mascara instead of the harsh black. It will look more natural.
  • I Mustache You to Remove Your Mustache--Be it hormones, age, or heredity, some of us have darker hair than others. Facial hair can be removed in a variety of ways and I've tried them all. Threading works for me, but I can do a review of every option if you'd like.
  • Change Your Chapstick--So lip gloss and lipsticks aren't for you. I've got another idea! While Chapstick is amazing and has over a dozen uses (I seriously had this convo over the weekend while watching UGA beat FL), I don't always care for its texture. It's too waxy and sometimes it's an irritant to my skin (Burt's Bees, Carmex). And I don't care for Lip Smackers for the same reasons (sorry!). If you like to add a bit of color to your lips, and want to step out of your comfort zone, try Maybelline Baby Lips. They're very moisturizing (8 hours) without being greasy. They come in a variety of colors (nude, pink, red, coral, berry, and more) but don't let the colors intimidate you. The shades are totally buildable! Some have spf 20 and you can even get them in clear or shimmer, if your natural lip color is pretty. I wish mine was!
  • Paint Your Nails--Don't worry--you don't have to get a mani or try wacky nail art or keep up with the latest color trends! A coat of clear or light pink polish truly makes a difference. Try it! 
  • Whiten Your Teeth--Having a white smile is an easy and vital way to enhance your beauty. It can be done cheaply or professionally. Check out my Teeth Whitening Routine.
How do you enhance your natural beauty?


  1. I follow you:) I'm on 5 page in your followers:)

  2. Those are really good tips - especially re eyebrows. It always amazes me what a difference a little shaping and filling in can do in that area.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  3. Great tips! You´re right about the eyebrows, it makes such a huge difference!


  4. These are great tips! I love tinted lip balms for those low key days. I recently discovered that I'm allergic to EOS lip balm (didn't think that was possible with all the natural ingredients but I was).

  5. I paint my nail once a week. Which I have to do that today.

  6. Totally agree about the brow shaping. If there's only one maintenance thing one can do, this should be it!

  7. I love these tips! I am a fan of make up but I agree that true beauty comes from within!

  8. hahaha, yes! Doing your brows makes such a difference!! I remember far too well what mine looked liked before I did them =)

  9. Yes, these are definitely great tips. All it takes is a small change - a touch of color on the nails or an eyebrow trim and it makes SO much difference!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  10. beautiful post! these are really awesome and simple basics!

    xo Rach

  11. Great tips! I feel I look my best with makeup, too, and it makes me feel put together/more confident.

  12. everyone needs to try the Maybelline Baby Lips line. They really are fabulous!

  13. These are some excellent tips for enhancing natural beauty! It really doesn't have to take a million products to make the best in you shine :)

    - Erin xo

    365mu.blogspot.co.uk - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

  14. These are great tips that I've actually been practicing for about a year now. Once I started losing weight I was more in the mood to take care of the rest of me too!

  15. When I'm going for a "no-makeup" makeup look, I use Almay Smart Match foundation and cream blusher. It looks like I'm not wearing anything, but smooths out a few less-flattering things about my skin. It's about subtle improvements....

    I'm naturally pale, and I have some sun damage (and I'm over 40). If I truly don't wear makeup out, people ask me if I'm sick!

    I have strong dark brows and dark lashes... but I might put on a tiny bit of brown eyeliner and a little mascara.

  16. I'm all up for natural beauty! Great tips.

  17. To enhance my beauty I use neutral tones.
    -Moisturising tints (you can also use BB creams).
    -I fill in my eyebrows but use minimal concealer to give a more natural look
    -I also use concealer under my eye and on my eyelid to highlight but not as much as I would when I want my make up to be visible
    -I then use my MSF on top and add an orange blush as it ties in well with my complexion
    -Add mascara and lip gloss

    This allows me to feel as though I have not caked so much on and also give a 'no make-up' make up look xx

  18. I love tinting my lashes as I don't wear makeup everything and it gives my lashes color without mascara!! Tinted moisturizer or a little bb works great at evening out skin tone and protecting for uv damage :)


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