My Elegant Woman Beauty Routine

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Elegant Women establish elegant and efficient beauty routines. Keeping these simple is key to maintaining one’s image. The Sophisticate always pays attention to the details.

  1. Wake the same time every day and retire immediately to the bathroom.
  2. Perform dental hygiene. Draw your bath water at the same time.
  3. Skin brush entire body with boar bristle brush using a circular motion.
  4. Enter the bath then wash and condition hair immediately.
  5. Add essential oils and olive oil to the bath.
  6. Use a French or Italian milled soap for cleansing.
  7. Shave all areas that an Elegant Woman would shave.
  8. Push back cuticles for both hands and feet.
  9. Use a pumice stone for heels and elbows.
  10. Exit the bath and dry skin briskly with a fluffy towel.
  11. Apply facial moisturizer.
  12. Apply body lotion the same scent as your perfume.
  13. Don your matching undergarments.
  14. Apply makeup
  15. Style hair
  16. Step into your outfit for the day, paying close attention to details.
  17. Apply perfume by spraying into the air in front of you and stepping into it.
  18. Examine nails. Fix any minute details such as chips or snags. Apply oil to cuticles.
  19. Have a light breakfast of coffee or tea and fruit.
  20. Check your schedule for the day and your purse to make sure you are organized.
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Elegant Daytime Makeup

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Elegant daytime makeup is understated. It enhances a woman’s features but does not draw attention to her.

 

*Start with the canvas of clean skin. Makeup should be applied after the elegant morning routine that includes exercise and shower.

 

*Daytime foundation should be sheer. It should never be heavy or of any other shade than matches your skin. Using a tinted moisturizer ensures that your foundation is invisible or one may mix equal parts foundation and moisturizer for the same effect.

 

*Apply a neutral or nude shade of eye shadow to each eye lid to create a lovely canvas for your eyeliner. Never used a dark shade for day. Always use a color that is rather close to your natural skin tone. It should never be noticeably darker or lighter than your own skin. Set the shadow with a bit of face powder using a large fluffy face brush.

 

*Now apply a brown or gray eyeliner according to your skin tone. Avoid using black or blue as they are too harsh to be considered elegant for daytime makeup. Eyeliner should be applied impeccably with attention to detail. It should never be applied in a hurry or in a sloppy manner. Eyeliner applied alone to the edge of the lashes is always elegant, leaving the lower lashes without. This gives the eye understated elegance. For enduring eyeliner, line the upper lashes with a crayon eyeliner then set it with eyeshadow of the same shade over it. Finish by gently smudging the top of the liner with a cotton swab.

 

*Apply blush to the apples of the cheeks, avoiding excess. One may also sweep a bit of blush lightly to the eyelid if so desired. Remember understated rather than a bold sweep of color for day. A few dots of lipstick applied with the ring finger and then gently blended with fingertips also gives natural color if applied with discretion.

 

*Finish and set makeup by applying a light bronzer or powder according to season to the entire face very lightly. Using a subtle color that is one shade or so darker than your foundation and sweeping it over the highlights of the face makes for a natural glow that helps to avoid the fake or overdone look of makeup.

 

 

Practical Elegant Wardrobe

An elegant wardrobe does not entail dressing in a different outfit each time you go out. A practical wardrobe that contains a few quality pieces that one is able to mix and match.



*Black Pencil Skirt

A black pencil skirt made of a quality wool blend is an ideal piece that is most versatile for the elegant woman. This piece may take you from board meetings to dinner with subtle changes to makeup and/or accessories to effortlessly adapt to each situation.

*White blouse

A crisp white blouse made of a cotton/polyester/lycra blend is another ideal basic piece of an elegant wardrobe. This particular blend reduced wrinkles and keeps one comfortable. Pair it with a black pencil skirt or dark jeans and classic black pumps. Add a trendy scarf or elegant chain or beads to complete the look.
*Black turtleneck

A black turtleneck preferably made of cashmere or acrylic that is of light weight will take one through many cold winter days and nights. Its smart enough to wear with jeans, off white or black wool pants, or the black pencil skirt. A string of pearls or long chains pairs well with this item but choose either earrings or necklace not both. Subtle simplicity works well with this piece.
*Light weight pullover sweater

Choose a pretty pastel color that goes well with your skin color for this to enhance your elegant appearance. Avoid cable, ribbing, and patterns that are too casual and bulky. A solid color with bateau neckline is the most elegant sweater that remains classic.
*Black pumps

Classic black pumps are still acceptable to wear with skirts, dresses, and pants or jeans. Choose the trendy style if you wish and replace these on a regular basis or be sure to have them repaired as well as maintained well. Shabby shoes are instantly noticeable and will instantly shatter your elegance.