Hey ladies, let’s get serious for a moment, shall we? As much as makeup is a brilliant accessory and an empowering ritual, however you choose to look at it, it will never replace the beauty that shines from within.
Take a glance at these interesting facts we came across in our research:
Don’t get us wrong, we’re all for a bold red lip on a rainy day or a mattifying foundation to even out the complexion, but that should never stop anyone from waltzing out the door sans makeup. If it’s Saturday morning and you want to go au natural, you should feel absolutely confident doing so!
In the spirit of International Women’s Day, according to our research findings, only one in three women would actually leave the house without a full face of makeup. Really? Is that how you want to spend your entire Saturday? Indoors? Spring is on its way, think of the sunshine! Even if there’s no sunshine, make your own!
A smile is your best accessory
Ever heard the phrase, “You’re never fully dressed without a smile?” No? Fun fact: Most people decide within the first seven seconds of meeting someone whether or not they like them. This decision is largely based off one very subtle detail, a smile! When you smile it makes you appear more friendly and approachable to those around you.
You’d be surprised just how effective a genuine smile is!
On top of that, did you know when you smile you’re perceived as more attractive versus when you’re not smiling? A study conducted in 2013 found that the evaluation of someone’s attractiveness is largely influenced by the intensity of their smile.
Fake it ’til you make it
Did you know that the simple act of smiling, even faking it can elevate your mood? What do you think would happen if you just couldn’t frown?
Psychologists at the University of Cardiff in Wales found that study participants that had been given frown-inhibiting botox injections were reportedly happier than study participants that hadn’t.
This International Women’s Day, have a makeup-free day, decide to spend the day outside the sheltering walls of your home and do so with confidence! Because as you’ve already read, a smile makes a bigger difference than your favorite tube of lipstick or shade of foundation.