Feb 272011
 

Being a beautiful woman isn’t about age-defying moisturizer and mascara! These creative, fun beauty tips will help you look beautiful without makeup – and you won’t have to spend hours getting ready to leave the house.

Before the tips, a quip:

“I don’t like standard beauty – there is no beauty without strangeness.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld.

The first and most important way to look beautiful without makeup is to accept who you are and what you look like! Your flaws and weaknesses can make you more appealing — so embrace them!

And, check out these natural beauty secrets to look beautiful without makeup…

How to Look Beautiful Without Makeup – 5 Fun, Creative Beauty Tips

Realize that beauty comes in different shapes and sizes

Here’s what one naturally beautiful woman said in This Is Who I Am: Our Beauty in All Shapes and Sizes by Roseanne Olson (one of my favorite books!):

“What I didn’t realize is that there isn’t one kind of beauty. There isn’t one person or group of people that possesses the monopoly on beauty,” says 33 year old Jennifer. “There isn’t one face, body, hair, eye or skin color that is the definition of beauty. Now I know there’s an infinite amount of beauty – it can be found in the way a person moves, a well-sculpted arm, a graceful neck, lustrous hair, compassionate eyes, hardworking hands, a soothing voice, an enthusiastic heart.”

Focus on your life – achieving your goals, living fully, being happy

he more involved you are in your own life, the happier and more beautiful you’ll be. All the makeup in the world can’t make a bored, miserable, unhappy woman beautiful. Instead of focusing on what you wish was true about your life and body, focus on setting goals and pursuing your dreams. Get busy. Get a life.

The more you focus on what you want to achieve, the less you’ll compare yourself to others – and the happier you’ll be. The best tip for looking beautiful without makeup is to dig into your own happiness!

Choose your women’s magazines carefully – a natural beauty secret

Women’s magazines can destroy your natural sense of beauty and self-acceptance, so don’t read ones that feature pencil-thin models that are impossibly perfect. My favorite magazine is O because it encourages women to “be your best self” and offers tons of inspiration and information. How do you feel when you read women’s magazines?

Avoid magazines that make you feel dowdy and dumb, and choose magazines that make you feel inspired and empowered.

Do the work you love to feel and look beautiful

Dr. Debra Condren, author of Ambition Is Not a Dirty Word: A Woman’s Guide to Earning Her Worth and Achieving Her Dreams says, “Loving your work and unapologetically following your dreams is the secret beauty elixir women never hear about. Doing meaningful, challenging work will make you glow with an inner and outer beauty, which no cosmetic surgery or makeup can imitate.”

This is a wonderful tip for natural beauty: check in with yourself daily to stay in touch with your ambitions and desires. The more tuned in you are to what you really want out of work and life, the more beautiful you’ll be.

Get rid of home and office clutter to increase beauty?

“If you live in a cluttered environment, you tend to feel overwhelmed, stressed and exhausted,” says life coach Dana Korey. “How you feel affects your appearance. If you’re tired, depressed or anxious – common reactions to disorganization – then you’re not happy or approachable. If you feel organized and uncluttered, you’ll exude radiance and inner peace…and that’s something no cosmetic or makeup could ever duplicate. To look beautiful without makeup, learn how to live simply.

For more fun, creative beauty tips, read How to Feel Beautiful No Matter What You Look Like.

What’s your favorite way to look beautiful without makeup?

laurie pawlik kienlenI'm Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen (but I wish my name was Rosie Frost!). I'm a bookworm, travel bug, flute player, writer. My husband and I live in Vancouver, Canada with our cat and dogs.

Are you happy? My Grade 10 Social Studies teacher, Mr Merritt, always used to ask me that. And I am happy - despite a difficult childhood (schizophrenic mother, no father, foster homes), infertility, an eating disorder, and a chronic illness. The source of my peace and joy is God; I'm a Christian.

How is your life unfolding - what do you need? I welcome your big and little comments below, about big or little things. I can't give you advice, but writing can give you clarity and insight.

In peace and passion.... Laurie

  8 Responses to “Look Beautiful Without Makeup – 5 Fun, Creative Beauty Tips”

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  3. Ahh Thanks! I love reading your post and this is so true… The media and magazine standard of beauty paints an artificial image of beauty which is naturally not attainable. I’ve stop wearing makeup and only wear it occasionally for special events and I feel so much better

  4. What would you do if you could do anything, be anything, move anywhere?

    Even just thinking about your possibilities — dreaming — can make you feel happier and more optimistic, which makes you a more beautiful woman inside and out!

    If I could do anything I wanted, I’d travel with my husband and my laptop. I’d spend a month in one place, and write and blog….then spend a month in another place, and write and blog…then come home every three months, because I love our house!

  5. Great article, Laurie. Thanks.

    I especially like the tip about doing work that you love. I hadn’t thought about it before, but you’re absolutely right. I know first-hand how a stressful job can take a toll on one’s emotional and physical health. It only makes sense that it affects the way you look and feel about yourself as well.

    Guess it’s time for a career change! :)

  6. Thanks for your comments!

    I agree, Laura, it is sad that the advertisement on my “how to look beautiful without makeup” article is a cover model. That’s not a picture of real beauty. Unfortunately, I have little control over what ads appear on my articles, and I need the ads to keep the site running!

    I appreciate your feedback, and agree that we live in a mad world…

  7. Great article. The sad thing is that the advertisement in the article featured pencil thin models wearing skinny dresses … mad world.

  8. thanks for information..great article!