Between our favorite coffees, wines and foods, stains on our teeth are inevitable. While some people may say to just give up these things for a whiter smile, that can prove to be very challenging (hello coffee addiction.) Instead, try these 12 simple makeup tips to fake a whiter smile in no time.
Make Your Eyes Stand Out
Cool tones will soon become your go-to when getting a whiter smile. Making your eyes the focal point with cool eyeshadows will actually help deflect any yellow tones in your teeth.
Choose Plum Colored Lipsticks
Just like your eyes, a dark colored lipstick such as a plum or berry color will counteract any yellow stains on your teeth.
Or Opt For A Blue/Red Lip
Don't worry, you don't have to ditch your vibrant red pout. A red lipstick with a blue undertone can work just as well too.
Bronzer Will Become Your New Best Friend
Contouring is a popular trend and it is no different when it comes to creating a pearly white smile. Sweep bronzer along your cheekbones and down your nose to contrast your foundation, creating the appearance of whiter teeth.
But Make Sure To Keep It Light
The shade of your bronzer is key. If it's too orange, your teeth will look just as orange. Opt for a taupe-toned bronzer; it can make your teeth a whole shade whiter.
Stay Away From Gold-Toned Lipgloss
Unlike plums and darker lipsticks, gold-toned lipgloss falls under the too close in color category. It will just dull your smile. If you want sparkly, try a silver-toned gloss.
Keep You Lips Free Of Flakes
The condition of your lips is just as important as any color or contour. Keep your lips from getting chapped by making sure they're moisturized for a beautiful pout.
Use Petroleum Jelly To Fight Unwanted Stains
Using petroleum jelly is an easy at-home whitening trick. It acts like a barricade on your teeth to help protect against stains and create a shine you love. Just swipe a little on your teeth.
Create A Contour On The Curve Of Your Mouth
Contouring the curve of your lips can work wonders for creating a fuller lip. Use a concealer or highlighter to trace around the edge of your lips for plumped up shine.
Highlight Your Lips
Just like contouring, highlighting your lips creates a fuller appearance and makes your lip color contrast your teeth. Apply lip liner and gloss around your lips and blend a light concealer around the outside of your lips.
Try Oil Pulling
While oil pulling may sound a little harsh, it works wonders for your teeth. It simply involves swishing around a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth right when you wake up (before eating or brushing your teeth) for 20 minutes.
And Of Course, Whitening Kits Or DIY Remedies Work Too
There are many whitening kits on the market that work wonders for your teeth. You can also use baking soda as a cheaper DIY version too! Get those pearly whites in no time!