Ever wish you had thicker hair or sculpted cheekbones? Well, stop wasting time dreaming, and try these beauty tricks from Allure that will maximize the art of illusion.
I know a thing or 20 about faking stuff, primarily beauty stuff. On the daily, I'm faking everything from full brows and long hair to my hair color and my lash length . . . I could go on. Natural beauty is amazing, but doesn't always come naturally for me. Sorry Gaga, I definitely wasn't born this way. So here are the tips and tricks that are crucial to a good beauty con.
Flat hair be gone. If it's not one thing, it's another. For me, it's the issue of fine, completely non-voluminous head hairs. I usually remedy these dire straights with clip-in hair extensions, but let's be honest — that's not every lady's jam. Luckily, there are some tricks to faking that Victoria's Secret model-esque hair, with little to no drama. First, skip out on the hair oil/silkening products pre-blow dry. You need to roughen up your business, not smooth it out. Try using a root lift or mousse instead to build a voluminous base. After you blow dry, create waves with a curling iron or flat iron. Using texturizing products like beach spray will also help to add fullness. I also always carry a mini size of dry shampoo on my person to sop up any midday oily gross factors and add more volume and texture throughout the day.
Beef up that pony. If you're afflicted by "tiny topknot syndrome," also known as an undersized bun, due to a lack of thick, lustrous hair, light teasing works wonders on this dreadful situation. This remedy is also great for a sad sack pony tail. Once your hair is 'tailed, tease a little with a comb, then spritz with either surf spray or dry shampoo. You can leave your voluminous pony as is, or twist it up into an actual human-sized bun. Socks need not apply.
Discover more ideas, including how to sculpt cheekbones and get a voluptuous pout, when you keep reading.