This week we are girl crushing on Sofia Vergara. The Columbian beauty knows a thing or two about shaking what her mamma gave her and making the most of her assets. Here are our tips for living a more Sofia-like beauty lifestyle.
1. Take care of your skin
No matter whether you have a dark complexion like Sofia's or a lighter one, taking care of your skin is essential if you want to look as amazing as the Columbian lovely when you turn 40. One of the most nourishing skincare products we've come across, and a beauty editor fave, is rosehip oil. Not only does it help to keep the skin hydrated it also helps to fight free radicals, which will in turn prevent your skin from ageing. Plus, because it's natural, it's suitable for all skin types too. Try the certified organic Rose-Hip Vital Rosehip Oil.
2. Work your best feature
Sofia follows the school of thought that every woman has something to show off. 'Nobody looks like a Miss Universe or a supermodel but you have something—like you have a great pair of legs or great cleavage or a great waist or the coloring of your skin is great—you have to work with that', she says. Her chosen asset? Not what you might think! Sofia loves her legs. Whether you choose to bare your legs, or your arms, your décolletage or your back, make sure your skin is soft and smooth. Be sure to use a gentle scrub to exfoliate before moisturising (although steer clear of this step when it comes to your cleavage, as the skin here is delicate, just like your face) We love the Sexy Sadie Body Scrub from Glamourflage which includes walnut and coconut extract - yum yum!
3. Wear colour
Don't be afraid of colour! Bright shades are not only youthful but also promote confidence in the wearer! Stick to one that is within your comfort zone and don't be afraid to match you makeup to suit. Love red? Try a red top and a matching lip stick, this is classic crimson shade from Savoir Faire. Is pink more your pick? Try a sheer lip tint. Remember, if you love a bold colour like yellow, but are afraid to wear it head to toe, try wearing it in an accessory instead. Scarves and statement jewellery all work just as well!
4. And choose neutral tones to suit your own colouring
Neutral tones are best applied with your eye makeup and will be the colours that compliment your natural skin and eye tones. For instance, Sofia looks great in brown toned eye makeup, thanks to her chocolate eyes and warm toned skin. If you have hazel or green eyes, olive shades look great, as do golden tones. Blue eyes look lovely with copper shades, as well as deep grey tones. Play around with different colours until you find the one that suits you the best. And don't forget, when it comes to neutrals, the same is true for your lips too! Pick a shade closest to your natural lip shade (and believe it or not, gum colour) for the most complimentary look. We love Luk's range of neautral shades, which provides a sheer wash of colour and a natural-based formula too.
5. Do what works for you
Forget the rules - to an extent! Don't be forced into a trend that isn't right for you. Experiment to your hearts content but remain true to your individual style. Chances are, it is what will suit you best! Sofia may look like the kind of girl to wear lots of makeup, thanks to her memorable appearance on the red carpet as well as her loud and always done-up Modern Family character, Gloria, but she is a fan of a simple makeup routine in her day-to-day life. She likes to mix her foundation with a little moisturiser for a sheer and natural look. Why not try it yourself? We love First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream which is super hydrating and is kind to all skin types too!
Sofia looking natural and stunning as always!
Do you love Sofia? How about her character on Modern Family? Will you take a leaf out of her beauty confidence book? Let us know! - Lauren