Sometimes it feels like we are investing too much time and effort into trying to be beautiful. After all, we live in a beauty-obsessed world and the beauty business is a multi-billion dollar industry. But learning how to be pretty is about a lot more than simply finding the best eyeliner shade or bronzer.
It’s about finding ways to feel beautiful, powerful, and confident. And it doesn’t have to cost much money at all.
Learning how to be pretty — even when you don’t feel pretty at all — is about playing up your best features so you can feel good about how you look.
It’s about finding ways to be naturally beautiful that work for your life and feel authentic to you. After all, if you don’t feel good about your appearance, would it even matter if others thought you were gorgeous?
So in your quest for how to be even more beautiful than you already are, make sure you’re following the best beauty tips — ones that elevate your overall attractiveness while still feeling 100% like your true, honest self. We’ve got 25 of them to get you started.
How can you be naturally pretty? 25 tips to make you more attractive:
1. Make eye contact.
Not only is making eye contact with someone respectful, but it’s also a sign of confidence. When talking to people, look them in the eye and truly listen to what they have to say.
This type of active, engaged communication not only makes you seem more attractive, prettier, and more confident to someone you may find attractive and want to date, it can help you at work and even in your relationships with family and friends.
You won’t believe how attractive people will find you when you start really paying attention. You will also learn a lot more about the people in your life!
2. Smile more.
Everyone hates it when men say to women, “You’d be so much prettier if you smiled” and guys should definitely stop saying that entirely. It’s rude, sexist, and patronizing.
That being said, when you are in the mood to smile, it really is the best answer to the question, “How can I look more attractive?” Smiling can also reduce the risk of getting the types of wrinkles that make you look grumpy, angry, or depressed.
Smiling can also boost your mood from the outside-in, sort of a “fake it ’til you make it” technique for being instantly happier. Think of something that makes you laugh, a family member or pet that brings you joy, and let that smile come across your face. The fact that smiling makes you prettier is just an added bonus.
3. Wear clothes that are comfortable and fit well.
You don’t have to have the latest styles or copy the hottest influencers to have a wardrobe that boosts your overall prettiness.
In fact, unless you absolutely love shopping and keeping up-to-date on trends, it’s best to stick with styles and brands that are a bit more timeless and make you feel great. Your wardrobe should have a few pairs of jeans that make you feel like a goddess when you wear them, keep their shape so they don’t become shapeless throughout the day, and are comfortable so you’re not always adjusting them or trying to hold in your belly.
Madwell is great for skinny jeans and Levi’s is always a go-to for classics, but there are great picks almost anywhere you look.
When in doubt, go for a fit that is a bit tight in the dressing room but not at all uncomfortable. This helps them keep a nice shape once they loosen up a bit, which almost all denim will do after an hour or so of wear. Choose fabrics that have a small percentage of stretch to help them keep their shape.