There are times in life where things feel boring, your look feels tired, and you’re ready for a change. No, it’s not a mid-life crisis (thank goodness!), but you are desperately longing to feel a sense of rejuvenation! A mini-makeover does the body and mind plenty of good. It’s just like pressing “restart” on your look— and with a new start comes a new attitude, refreshed confidence, and an unclouded view on life and all of its boundless potential.
Revamping your style doesn’t have to mean overhauling your wardrobe and changing the very things that make you, you. Using this guide, we’ll walk you through 10 mini-makeover tips that are sure to leave you feeling like a new woman in no time!
1. Try a new hairstyle
Once you find a hairstyle that works for you, odds are you stick to it. Whether it’s an asymmetrical bob or a fringed, layered look, your hairstyle is one of your most defining features. If you’re looking to zest up your everyday aesthetic, trying a new hair-do may be the first step toward achieving the ultimate mini-makeover.
A new hairstyle could mean trying a new up-do or a braid pattern, or it could mean chopping inches off, or adding in extensions. Save a few photos of your favorite celebrity hairstyles to find the cutest one you’d like to try next.
2. Update your denim
If you’re like most women, you have a set selection of jeans that are your pride and glory. You’ve got the perfect assortment of blue washes and hemline lengths, so why would you want to change anything? If your most trusted jeans are 5+ years old, you may feel less than excited when you reach for them. With a new pair of skinny jeans or flared bell bottoms, you’ll be reaching for them with excitement every time!
3. Upgrade your makeup routine
Feeling stuck in your makeup routine ways? The steps you take to put on your face likely follow the same pattern each and every day— consistency is key after all! But if you’re looking to add a splash of vibrant color to your face, consider these mini-makeover tips:
Swapping out your lip color for a bright red, sultry pink, or muted nude
Changing up your blush or bronzer for a shimmery shade
Contouring your nose and cheeks to better accent your facial features
Trying a smoky eye or a colorful cut-crease eye shadow look
4. Switch up your hair color
Been brunette your entire life and wondering what life could be like as a redhead? The only thing standing between you becoming a ruby is a trip to the salon. Be sure to do you fair share of research on your local hair colorists; you want to make sure your hair remains healthy and shiny long after your appointment.
5. Reshape your brows
Believe it or not, your eyebrows play a huge part in your daily visual appeal. Think of it this way— how different would you look without eyebrows?! Reshaping your eyebrows can be an exciting way to update your face. Whether it’s flattening an arch or increasing it, there are so many different shape possibilities out there.
Nervous about tackling your eyebrows alone? Use an eyebrow stencil to get started. Eventually it will become muscle memory and you’ll be able to fill your brows in with your eyes closed!
6. Test a new fragrance
When people say “wow, you smell great,” they’re recognizing your signature scent. Whether it’s Chanel No. 5 or Marc Jacobs Daisy, that beautiful bottle of perfume has become synonymous with your smiling face. If you’re not looking to dish out for a new designer perfume, you could consider getting a scented lotion instead. Try these iconic scented lotions:
Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea
Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater
Bored of your outfits, but don’t have the time, money, or patience to build it back up from scratch? Learn how to accessorize! Adding on key pieces such as women’s watches, belts, earrings, necklaces, tote bags, and hats are easy ways to spice up a plain ol’ outfit you’ve worn more times than you can remember.
No matter what your reasoning is for wanting a mini-makeover, this guide serves as proof that a new, refreshed version of you is always within reach!