We all want to be living our best lives. Whether that means excelling at your career, running a marathon, or raising a family (or all of the above), feeling your best lets you perform at your highest level.
Since the beginning of time, women have used makeup to enhance their features and feel good. Shapewear is quickly becoming a new favorite for women who want to enhance their natural beauty and feel like the best version of themselves.
The two may seem like odd bedfellows, but makeup and shapewear are similar in more ways than meets the eye. From boosting confidence to complementing an outfit, women are using both product types to create looks they love and feel amazing.
How are makeup and shapewear alike? You may be surprised. Read on to find out.
Fix Problem Areas Fast
The biggest commonality between makeup and shapewear is their ability to provide a quick fix for an area that could use a little pick-me-up in a hurry.
You have a date after work but no time for a full makeover? Apply some lipstick and eyeshadow to go from office to happy hour in a blink. No time to get that romper altered? No problem! Shapewear can help without a stitch.
Stand Out in a Crowd
Have you ever noticed how red lipstick can bring out the detail of an otherwise neutral outfit? Applied cleverly, makeup can even make inexpensive clothing look runway chic and make you feel like a million bucks.
Shapewear also complements outfits of all shapes and sizes. Slipping into shapewear before your dress shines your look in the right light. Similarly, the right or wrong bra can make or break your outfit. Shapewear bras ensure just the right amount is revealed in all the right places.
Create a Symmetrical Look
Our brains love symmetry, but human faces and bodies are asymmetrical. Blush or bronzer are staples in most cosmetics bags. A flash of color can help create contours on cheekbones to make your face appear more symmetrical.
Shapewear can do the same for our bodies. By smoothing little lumps and bumps, shapewear gives the appearance of a human frame that is a mirrored reflection on each side.
Flaunt Your Femininity
You don’t need to wear makeup or shapewear to feel feminine — a woman’s natural state is beautiful. It’s a choice. Exuding confidence naturally draws people to you which promotes your sense of self-worth.
When the occasion calls though, and you are in the mood to flaunt your femininity, both makeup and shapewear can help you sing along confidently with both Lizzo, “Feeling Good as H*ll,” and Shania Twain, “Man, I Feel Like a Woman.”
Find Your Superpower
When you feel good about how you look, your confidence soars to superhero heights. If others deem your appearance as competent and confident, they will treat you accordingly.
So use your superpowers for good to make positive changes in your world. From something as simple as giving someone else a compliment to breaking the glass ceiling, feeling good helps you to perpetuate goodness around you. That is the best confidence booster there is.
Though they may not seem similar, makeup and shapewear help give you confidence about your appearance so that you can forget all about your appearance and live your best life on your terms.