how to appear more attractive as a woman

If you are looking for How To Appear More Attractive As A Woman, then look no further than this article. It includes how to look beautiful and attractive naturally. Perhaps you are interested in what makes a woman attractive physically, then reading this article may help you.

Everyone has those days when you wake up feeling, you know, blah. Luckily, there are some little tricks you can use to instantly give your confidence a boost and make yourself appear more attractive to others in the process. Whether it’s highlighting one side of your face or switching up the way you walk, looking good has never been so easy. Here’s how to nail the transformation process.

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How To Appear More Attractive As A Woman

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1Wear Red

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Who knew color could make such a big difference in your level of attractiveness? A 2010 study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology found women loved it when men wore red—and, the same went for women. In a separate study from Rochester University, men were more attractive to women in red as well. It’s not just clothes, either: another study found red lipstick had the same effect.

2Show Off Your Hips

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Don’t try and hide your hips—flaunt them. Wear pants that show off your figure and feel free to sway a little when you walk: One study from Texas A&M University found the attractiveness of women went up a whopping 50 percent when they strutted with a hip sway. Just like Shakira always says: hips don’t lie.

3Make Yourself Look Taller

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Research has shown women prefer taller men over the short guys of the world, but just because you can’t change your height doesn’t mean you can’t physically make yourself look like you grew a few inches. Experts say sticking to monochromatic color palettes—otherwise known as colors that are the same shade—will make you appear taller. Plus, it looks super classy: You can’t go wrong with an all-black look.

4Highlight the Left Side of Your Face

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You might not notice one side of your face being more attractive than the other, but a study published in the journal Experimental Brain Research found people preferred the left side of over the right. Whether you’re taking pictures or chatting with someone, turn your head slightly to the right to showcase your left and you’ll instantly look a little better.

5Travel in Groups

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If you’ve ever watched How I Met Your Mother, the cheerleader effect is actually super legit. (Well done, Barney.) A 2014 study found people typically look much more attractive when they’re in groups than they do on their own. So grab your friends and hit up your favorite hot-spots in packs.

6Fill in Your Eyebrows

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Thin eyebrows used to be portrayed as the most attractive style, but the ’90s are over. After analyzing pictures of 763 women in a 2017 study, researchers found those with bold brows appeared younger and more attractive. Learn how to fill in your brows for a thicker (but still natural!) look.

7Put On Some Sunglasses

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There might be a reason celebs wear sunglasses all the time. According to one expert, there’s actually some science behind it. Researcher Vanessa Brown found people tend to look more attractive when wearing dark shades because of a few reasons: they make your face look more symmetrical, it adds a little mystery (aka sexiness), and they have a history of being cool, making you look cooler, too.

8Walk With a Swagger

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All right, guys—just like men think women are more attractive when they sway their hips, the same study found women found men more attractive when they walked with a swagger in their shoulders. But what does that mean, exactly? Basically it’s when you move your shoulders up and down as you walk. Not a lot, but just enough to look natural.

9Show Some (Arm) Skin

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You don’t have to show off your legs to appear more attractive. One study found it’s actually long arms that men are super attracted to, so start sporting those sleeveless tops whenever you need a little confidence boost.

10Get a Dog

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All right, this one might sound a little silly… but it’s scientifically proven, OK? According to multiple studies (yes, multiple!) men instantly look more attractive when they’re holding or simply hanging out with a dog. Plus, added bonus: you’ll also have an instant new best friend who thinks you’re cute no matter what.

11Stop Trying to Look Model-Thin

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Ignore those magazine ads! According to one study, men aren’t as into super-skinny, model-thin women as you think; they actually think women with normal body weights are more attractive. Instead of striving to become stick-thin, own and accentuate what you’ve got.

12Stop Crossing Your Arms

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It can quickly become a habit to cross your arms when you’re standing, but opening up a little will make you look much more attractive. One 2016 study found having an open posture — especially when you’re first meeting someone—makes you look more confident and charismatic whether you’re male or female.

13Show Off Your Jawline

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Men who show off their jawlines instantly appear more attractive, all thanks to evolution. One 2011 review dug into the topic and found it’s more appealing to women for one specific reason: it’s a super masculine feature that shows genetic strength. While your beard is great and all, you might want to trim it up so your facial structure is a little more prominent.

14Rock Your Dad Bod

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Don’t be self-conscious about your dad body. Instead, be confident about the extra weight. Yale researcher Richard Bribiescas found women are super into a little pudginess, meaning those extremely jacked guys don’t get to have all the fun.

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Beauty Tricks That Really Work

1. Curling Your Eyelashes

One mistake I see again and again is in ladies’ eyelash curling techniques. Many women simply clamp down, count to three, and are done. Not only does that make an unnatural crease in your eyelashes, but the curl may not last.

Instead, try the pump technique. Start at the base of the lash and pump the curler three times. Then, move to the middle section of your eyelashes and repeat. Finally, repeat those three pumps at the tips and you’ve got a gorgeous sweep of lashes that lasts.

2. Fake Falsies With Baby Powder

If you love false eyelashes but think they’re a pain to apply, skip the glue and tweezers in favor of something much easier: baby powder. After you’ve curled your eyelashes and applied one coat of mascara, dip a clean mascara wand or cotton swab into some baby powder and sweep it along the underside of your lashes. Then, apply another coat. The mascara adheres to the baby powder, creating dark fibers that make your lashes look longer and fuller – without the falsies.

3. Dry Shampoo Technique

Dry shampoo is practically a revelation in the beauty sphere. It’s my go-to strategy when I’m short on time and can’t wash and blow dry my hair. However, while it’s a miraculous addition to any bathroom cupboard, using it improperly and not giving it enough time to work can leave you with white spots or still-oily locks.

Dry shampoo is essentially a fine aerosol powder that, when applied to roots, absorbs extra oil and leaves a fresh scent, mimicking the effects of traditional washing. My favorite brand – Suave Professionals – costs approximately $3 per bottle. While I prefer a commercial dry shampoo, blondes can make do with cornstarch. It has the same absorbent effect and blends well with blonde coloring.

I like to apply it heavily on my roots while my hair is loose and work it in with my fingers, as one would a typical shampoo. Then, give it 5 to 10 minutes to absorb your excess oil. This is an ideal time to hop in the shower – just tie your hair up in a loose bun. After that, you can brush your hair out and it should look clean and shiny without any white residue.

4. The Magic Three

Highlighting and shading your face is the best way to get a red carpet-ready look, but it can be complicated. You’re essentially using makeup to carve out cheekbones and highlight your best features. However, instead of trying to emulate complicated facial highlighting maps, try the “magic three” technique.

After you’ve applied your foundation, load up a bronzer brush with product. Start on the left-hand side of your forehead (directly above your temple) and draw a reverse number three down the left side of your face, nipping in at the cheekbone halfway between your temple and nose, and then again from the jawbone to just below the left corner of your mouth. Repeat on the right side with a mirror-image motion. This foolproof technique allows you to apply bronzer to places that would naturally be exposed to the sun. Follow up with a bit of highlighter on your cheekbones and you’re finished.

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5. Perfect Smoky Eyeliner

The smoky eye is a makeup stalwart – it’s a timeless look that can make a girl’s eyes pop. The key to getting it right is avoiding harsh lines and achieving the perfect smudge. If your eyeliner doesn’t cooperate with that, try heating it up to loosen the pigment a bit. Just grab a lighter and hold it to the tip of your eyeliner for one or two seconds. Then, let it cool for 15 seconds before applying and smudging it with a brush or your finger.

The traditional smoky eye is black or gray, but that can be a bit much for a daily get-up. When wearing it in the daytime, using a color can look less dramatic. If you have brown eyes, try a navy pencil and shadow. For blue and green eyes, plum really makes the color pop.

6. Pouty Lips

While there are a number of products on the market that promise to swell your lips, they generally present two problems. First, those products work by irritating your lips, which can be painful. Second, they only achieve short-term effects. Make your perfect pout last longer by using a bit of eyeshadow for a volumizing effect. By applying your lipstick and brushing some shimmery ivory eyeshadow to the center of your lips only, it creates a 3D effect that makes them look fuller – no irritation or special products required. The same goes for clear gloss. Just dab it on the center of your lips.

7. DIY Toner For Oily Skin

If you have dry skin and oily patches, you know that no product can tame both at the same time. Either you end up broken out or chapped. However, toner works to sop up extra oil at night, and it’s ideal for evening skin tone, texture, and color. By mixing up your own, you can conquer that excess oil without drying out your skin.

Mix a half-cup of apple cider vinegar with one tablespoon of tea tree oil (check the vitamin section of your grocery store) and one cup of warm water, all in a clean spray bottle. Spray the toner onto a cotton pad and swipe it over your face in the morning and at night. If your skin is oily, simply add more apple cider vinegar. If it feels dry, increase the tea tree oil, then follow up with an oil-free moisturizer.

A bottle usually lasts a month and helps keep dry patches and breakouts at bay. If you have normal or combination skin, try green tea as a toner. Brew a cup according to package directions, let it cool, and then pour it into a spray bottle. It keeps for about a month and works wonders for calming redness.

8. Making Scents Last

I love a good perfume, but I hate when it wears off by lunchtime, which is usually what happens. Once you find your signature scent, you want it to last longer – especially if you splurged on a designer fragrance. Believe it or not, a short-lived scent may not be a formula issue – it may be a placement issue. Fragrance should be applied to pulse points, like the wrists and neck. If you’re wearing shorts or a skirt, put some on the back of your knees as well.

If you like more of a subtle fragrance, try spraying some perfume on your hairbrush before you do your hair. And always keep some fragrance-free moisturizer on hand. Mix a few drops or sprays of shampoo perfume into it and apply normally. Both of these techniques make for a lasting scent that’s subtle, but still pleasantly noticeable.

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9. White Shadow

Whether you’re into neutral shades or colors that really pop, a quality eye shadow is all about color payoff – a term that refers to how much product you have to use in order to get the opacity you desire. Some higher-end shadows promise better color payoff, but you can up the game of budget-conscious palettes simply by using white eye shadow as your base.

Slide on some eye primer and, before using a color, sweep on a wash of white eye shadow over your entire eyelid. The white acts as a secondary primer that brightens up the eye and works as a canvas for other colors, helping them look brighter and saving you money on additional product.

10. The Foundation Brush

Liquid foundations are usually applied in one of two ways: with the fingers or with a sponge. However, a third technique – and possibly the best – is to apply it with a stipple brush, a round brush with flat bristles. Fingers don’t always blend well, and sponges soak up plenty of your precious product – both problems you avoid with the stipple brush.

Just dot your foundation on your face, use the brush to press it into your pores, and then sweep to blend. It gives you a nearly perfect airbrush finish with minimal product. I picked up a stipple brush from E.L.F. for about $3 – a steal, considering how much I use it.

11. Exfoliating Lips

Lipstick over soft, smooth lips looks lovely. Lipstick over chapped, flaky lips? Not so great. Unfortunately, because lips are made up of thin skin, they’re prone to drying out and flaking. That means your lip color usually looks messy, bleeds outside of the lip line, and doesn’t last as long.

Just like you exfoliate your face and your body, your lips can use a little bit of that love as well. I like to use a clean, soft toothbrush to banish flakes for good. Just wet it and run it over your lips in a circular motion, taking care to be gentle (there’s no need to scrub). Then, make sure to moisturize well with a quality lip balm. Do this once a week and you never have to deal with flaky lips again.

12. Glitter Nails

When nail polish starts to chip and peel, it’s enough for many women to remove it entirely and start again. However, there is a way to extend your manicure utilizing glitter nail polish.

Since nail polish is more likely to chip at the tip, create an ombre glitter nail, a gradient treatment starting from light glitter coverage in the middle of the nail to a heavier coat at the tips, that effectively covers and fortifies the chip. Start at the center of the nail and sweep a coat of glitter polish to the tip. Allow that layer to dry and then sweep on another coat, this time starting halfway between the center and the tip. Allow that layer to dry and do one more coat, this time just sweeping the brush along the tip of the nail. Not only does it cover the chip, but the effect looks like a trendy ombre nail treatment. Repeat on other nails, if desired.

Glitter Nail Polish

13. Pin Staying Power

The unfortunate danger of an elaborate up-do is that your bobby pins can easily slide out and mess up your look. Make sure your pins have real staying power by laying them out onto a paper towel before you start pinning. Spray them all with a generous coat of firm-hold hairspray and allow them to dry. Then, when you use them for your style, flip them and make sure the wavy side is the one closest to your scalp. They’ll be budge-proof until you’re ready to take them out.

14. More Mascara

Getting down to the bottom of your favorite tube of mascara usually means a pricey trip to the department store to reload. But before you make that trip, be sure to get every bit of formula you can before tossing the tube. Simply put a few drops of contact lens saline solution in and shake it up to re-moisten any mascara that’s dried on the inside. This can get you another week’s worth of product.

If you’re not a contact lens wearer, mix up your own saline solution. Just grab a teaspoon of non-iodized salt and add it to one cup of warm water, stirring until dissolved. Store it in an airtight container and use a medicine or eye dropper to put it into your mascara tube.

15. Remove Nail Polish

Removing stubborn nail polish is a pain, especially when you have to use half a bottle of acetone and a bag of cotton balls to get the job done. Luckily, you can cut the time and materials you use down by allowing the nail polish remover to soak through the polish so you can easily wipe it away.

Pour a little nail polish remover into the cap and set it aside. Then, grab a cotton ball and pinch a small section off. Dip the smaller section into the cap of nail polish remover and spread it over an entire nail, being sure to cover the whole thing. Repeat the process for each nail and by the time you get to the last one, your first nail should be ready to go. Press down on the cotton as you swipe the nail polish off and it should come away easily. It should only take two cotton balls for both hands using this method.

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