This post-college and pre-fully-settled-down phase is often the only time in your life when you can experiment and take some crazy risks. During these glorious years, the world is your oyster... Or rather, your vanity case is your oyster! Here are a few beauty trends every girl should try in her twenties, you’ll be glad you experimented with your look when you’re older. Go on, make the most of your twenties and have a blast checking off this beauty bucket list!
A pixie cut does take a lot of guts (especially if you've always had long hair!) but there’s no better time than now to take the plunge. But if the thought of a pixie cut is just too terrifying, then try out a bob. Every girl should experience the thrill of chopping off her locks for a mega makeover. Going short is exhilarating and can make you feel liberated. Plus, you’ll be surprised at just how low-maintenance it can be compared to long hair. Trust us, once you get over the initial fears, you’ll love how fresh and chic it can make you look!
2. Super Bold Brows
It’s been well established by now that thin brows are so over. The bolder, the better! Grow out those babies and get on board with the bold brow trend. Brush them upwards to make them look even bigger and channel your inner Cara Delevingne.
Add a pop of blue to your look by experimenting with blue eyeliner. Instead of attempting a cat eye, a few swipes of electric blue can brighten up your face and add plenty of fun to the mix. Use it on your lower or upper lashlines to really bring out your brown eyes. We’re sure you’ll love it!
4. An Oversized Ballerina Bun
This takes the topknot up a few notches more and is a feminine look that works amazingly well with unwashed hair. Too lazy to wash your hair? Just backcomb your ponytail for that texture before wrapping it into a bun on top of your head. Red lips can make this work for just about any occasion. You can also try the half bun as a cool alternative.
You just can’t seem to grow your nails long? No problem, every girl should try acrylic extensions at some point to experience super long nails. Treat yourself to a memorable manicure and experiment with nail art, 3D embellishments, maybe or try the half moon trend. Whatever you choose, be sure to Instagram those talons for sure!
6. Widen Your Lipstick Collection
A girl can never have enough lipsticks, it’s true! If you’re one of those girls who doesn’t wear too much lippie, we suggest you start doing so. It really can lift up a drab look and can be the only makeup you need to brighten up your style. If you’re someone who prefers light, subtle shades, it’s time to switch over to the other side and try a bright fuchsia or sultry shade of deep wine. It’s just a matter of getting used to the colour on your lips, nothing else. If you usually favour a classic red pout, you really need to switch it up with pretty hues of nude, pink, brown and coral. Basically, step out of your lipstick comfort zone, you’ll be surprised at the shades that look fantastic on you.
Have you ever wondered how you would look with dramatic, false eyelashes? Well, why not give them a spin to finally experience them?! Get your hands on a super dramatic pair if you’re feeling bold or try out more natural-looking falsies. They can really help to open up your eyes and change up your appearance for better. Try them on and flutter away!
8. Wear Bronzer
We know Indian girls run for the hills at the thought of bronzer because many of them don’t want to appear tanned but it’s actually great for giving you a gorgeous sun kissed glow like Kim K. We think it’s time you give it a try. Just apply it lightly on the areas where the sun would hit – the top of your forehead, the cheekbones and down your jawline. Apply it in light coats, making sure it’s subtle, with a little bit of product on a fluffy brush. It’s when you apply too much that it can look disastrous. Try it to give your look a boost.
Don’t worry, we mean with hair chalk! It’s temporary and not really damaging to your strands so go a bit crazy and have fun. Who wouldn’t love to colour their hair with every hue of the rainbow just for a day? It’s not something you might want to do when you’re 40... So make the most of it now!