Now I don't know about you guys, but I really do feel like a smelly, dishevelled, ugly mess when I look through a glossy mag. How do these stars look so good all the time? Yes I know they have a team of professionals working on them behind the scenes like little fashionable elves, but still.. I mean, just take a look at Olivia Palermo!
You know what is even worse however, is seeing actual real life human beings look fantastic constantly too and they've done it all themselves (shock horror). Fabulous as they all look, I can't help but wonder how long it actually takes them to look that good? Gone are the Heroine Chic vibes of the 90s when it took hours to look as though you hadn't made an effort, nowadays its as though there is a silent battle happening to see who wins at looking immaculate 24/7 (cheers for that TOWIE).
I'm not one to get shirty about how long it takes to get ready, if you want to take three hours getting ready for your saturday night its not an issue with me. The only personal problem I have is that no matter how long I take to get ready, there is still always something a little scruffy about me.... it could be a chip in my nail varnish, or my hair being a little flat. I guess you could call me a Monet painting, good looking from a distance, but the closer you get, the messier I begin to look. With saying that I've decided to show you how I cheat in making myself look far more put together than I actually am! I'm going to teach you guys how to fake it! Enjoy cake lovers xo
How to fake a healthy glow
St Moriz is a great fake tan. I find using their mist easier, but you can also get a foam and gel too. If you're a tanorexic like me I'd go for their dark colour as it gets you natural looking results straight away.
I'd usually start with my feet and work my way up my body, finishing with my face and ears. Great tip to make your tan looking natural is focus on the areas on your body that tan more naturally. You can fake a toned tummy by applying slightly more colour down the sides where your abs would be, also add more colour on your cleavage and under your bum cheeks to fake a bigger chest and Kimmy K booty!
Once the tan is settled and ready to go I cover my entire body with The Body Shop body butter, I love the coconut one which has a shimmer in it. The shimmer gives your skin a gorgeous glow and the coconut covers the smell of the fake tan! You'll end up looking like you've had a week in the sun in no time, darn sight cheaper than a holiday too!
How to fake a flawless face
I've mentioned this before, but my skin isn't at its best in recent years. This issue seems to be easily resolved though with this brush from Real Techniques. The shape and density works your skin into a flawless, airbrush finish.
I usually take my foundation and work it into my face in small circular movements then finish it all off with a final pat around to smooth out any brush marks or areas I've missed.
For a beautiful finish I use a primer and cream foundation. These products all seem to work well together and give you a finished base that looks cover of Vogue ready!
How to fake a manicure
Maybelline express remover is a great product, I don't know what I was doing before it came along. So quick and easy and really does get rid of any traces of varnish without being too drying to the nails.
Thinking about nail varnish itself, my old faithful is Barry M's black varnish. I find this so easy to apply compared to other brands and colours I've tried. The colour really works for me and stays looking neat for a good while.
The way I apply nail varnish to make it look more professional is to brush off the excess varnish from just one side of the brush, turn the brush round and start with a drop of varnish on your nail near your cuticle. Use that drop of colour to paint your nail, adding another drop if you need it. This technique leaves your nail colour looking smooth and streak free!
How to fake perfume that stays with you
I feel totally naked without perfume! I'm constantly giving myself a spritz and carry about three different fragrances in my bag at one time
'My names Jess and I'm a perfumaholic!'
If you have the same obsession as me, a great way to keep smelling fantastic all day and night is to use a body cream the same scent as your chosen perfume. Chloe offer a lovely box set, both products work so well together without being too over powering. In the words of my dear mum, you want to leave a trace of your fragrance behind and not have people smell you before you turn up!
How to fake a perfect pout
I love taking ages on my lipstick, but get so annoyed that it only takes one sip of your drink to have all that hard work disappear! That is why I love a strong pigmented lip gloss, or cream as Sleek call their product. I posted about this product before, but now I've added more colours to my collection and it is truly a brilliant! Two glides of the wand and you have a perfect pout! No more worries of looking like a clown after each drink, just a quick retouch and you're flawless again!
Effortless Effort you can call it I guess and it's what I specialise in! What can I say, I'm good at faking it! Hope you enjoyed the post everyone, let me know what your tricks and tips are!
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