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25 Ways To Look Fabulously Fashionable

Updated: Jan 11

Fancy turning up your style for summer? If you feel like the biggest frump on the planet and want to break out of your comfort zone to look drop dead fashionable, we've got some amazing, simple ideas to help you do just that.

With the emphasis firmly on affordability, our top fashion tips focus on every-day makeup and accessory products. You really can lift your look without depleting your bank balance.

Spring is a common catalyst for feelings of self-doubt. It's that time of year when we are emerging from the bleakest of seasons and it can be hard to get our mojo back in a hurry. Many of us feel as though we could do with a boost, and tweaking our looks is the easiest - and often most satisfying - way to embrace warmer weather and the vibrancy of summer.

In fact, vibrant is the watchword here. There is nothing better than a splash of colour to make us feel alive; to make us believe we are relevant and part of something bigger, more exciting or just... attractive. So, for this makeup guide, we've gone for instant game changers to ensure you can go from dull to goddess in little more than a few seconds.

Ready to give yourself a makeover for summer 2022?

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From Drab To Fab - One-Step Makeover Ideas

Give one or more of these a try to switch your look from dowdy to fashionable.

  1. Go mono on your eyes - use a single, striking eyeshadow colour. Blue is always a good choice for summer months. Once recommended for those with pale skin or brown eyes, it's now a universally popular choice. If blue doesn't float your boat, any shade of green is another good summer bet. Trending this year is pale yellow.

  2. Add false eyelashes. A touch of drama can do wonders for your face. If you are not normally a fan or aren't sure about using glue, try magnetic eyelashes. They are super easy to fix in place and can cost less than some mascaras.

  3. Invest in a 5D mascara - like Revolution's Lash Pow. It's a fab alternative to false lashes and is buildable for maximum effect.

  4. Swap blusher for a contouring bronzer. If you don't want to look flushed, this is a great way to give your face definition. This type of product can give you a more chiseled look, slim the face and emphasise your cheekbones.

  5. Use a gradual tanning solution on your face. There's nothing like having a healthy glow in the summer months. A good, gradual tanning product will leave you feeling bronzed and fashionable all summer long.

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Glow All Summer Long

Aim for a natural-looking glow with these top tips.

  1. Glow girl - look naturally vibrant with a Vitamin C moisturiser. It's true, Vitamin C contains properties that will give you naturally glowing skin. You can pick up an effective cream for under £7, soo what are you waiting for?

  2. Pop on a UV luminous lipstick for a night out. Sound a bit way-out? It's not. Luminous makeup is where fashion is at this summer. Give it a go (or should we say glow?).

  3. Replace a black eyeliner with a light blue or green one. You can get stuck in a rut with eyeliner. Break out of the norm with paler, brighter alternatives and see the difference it can make.

  4. Sweep clear lip gloss over your usual lipstick. This is a good idea if you've already got lots of lipsticks A simple gloss can transform every colour and bring you bang up to date.

  5. Add a sprinkling of glitter to your eye makeup. You don't have to go over the top. Concentrate on the middle part of the lid, the lash line or crease.

25 Ways To Look Fabulously Fashionable In 2022

Bring Out Your Inner Goddess

Use these ideas to lift the look of your skin.

  1. Go a shade darker with your foundation. This is a really good idea if you are naturally fair skinned and don't want to put a tanning product on your face. Check your makeup stash - you may already have a darker shade you've discounted in the past.

  2. Use an under-eye brightener. It will reduce the appearance of fine lines, bags and hyperpigmentation.

  3. Dab a touch of highlighter on the tip of your nose. This is such a simple thing but it can make a huge difference - especially if you feel your skin looks dull.

  4. Tame your eyebrows and give them a defined shape with a brow pencil. Easy to use, inexpensive and effective. Groomed brows are a must-have fashion statement and really help to frame your face.

  5. Set makeup with a dewy or glow-boosting setting spray. It will banish a powdery finish and keep your makeup in place all day.

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Fashion Statements That Will Enhance Your Mood

Blur imperfections, utilise makeup products and add a touch of scent for an all-round new you.

  1. Use a fragrance to make a fashion statement. Trending scents this year include Calvin Klein's Euphoria for Women Eau de Parfum and Vera Wang's Rock Princess Eau de Toilette Spray. Fragrances can lift your mood and help you make a great first impression.

  2. Co-ordinate your look by using your lipstick on your cheeks and eyes. Honestly, it's what a lot of makeup artists do. Money-saving and on trend.

  3. Blur imperfections with a ceramide primer. Modern primers look after the skin as well as your makeup. Check out ones with glow-boosting properties.

  4. Swap loose setting powder for magic minerals to deflect light away from any imperfections.

  5. Use a slightly different shade of lipstick on the top lip. This is really a 'thing' for 2022. Experiment and let us know what you think.

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Fashionable Eyeshadow And Summer Accessories

Take your look to the next level with these easy makeover hacks.

  1. Line your upper eyelid with eyeshadow. This is super easy to do with the right brush. Use a black pigment or a darker shade of your main eyeshadow colour. It really makes a difference.

  2. Use a brush to bring your eyeshadow under your eye. Use this technique to add some colour below your eyeliner.

  3. Banish signs of ageing with an instant eyelift product. Products like My Perfect Eye and Beverly Hills Eye Tuck can make a dramatic difference and make you feel 10 years younger in around 90 seconds.

  4. It's cool to drink water - keep a bottle with you at all times. Your body - and your skin - will thank you

  5. Accessorise - sunglasses are a fashion 'must' this summer. Go for bold colours and big lenses.

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Yes, You Can Be Fashionable!

See? It doesn't take much to change up your look. One or two tweaks is all is can take to make you feel super trendy.

If you are looking for some more inspiration, why not check out Gucci's fabulous Spring Summer 2022 fashion show video?



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