Nothing goes better with a stunning OOTD than a pretty smile. It's a bit cringe-worthy to say, but it's most definitely true – a happy face can brighten up an entire look. In this age of the selfie pout, a proper, authentic smile is a rare treat, and something that should be shown-off more.
It might be a lovely thought, to have all of us smiling-wide in our next Instagrammed selfie, but so many of us are worried about the appearance of our teeth that it's an unlikely thing to happen. They could sit perfectly in our mouths, and yet in the age of Hollywood stars and their blinding pearly whites, it's all about the shade and tones of our teeth.
However – have you ever thought about the fact that certain lipsticks could help brighten your smile? It's all about the colour pigments that can make your teeth look whiter naturally.
For instance, if you find that your natural smile has a slightly yellowed tinge to it (this always sounds much worse than it actually is!) try a lipstick with blue undertones. No – not suggesting blue lipstick – but lippies with a subtle base of blue to them, like cherry and dark cherry options, can counteract any yellowing on the teeth, making them look brighter.
A common affliction with teeth is a slight greying of the enamel. Here, lovely shiny, nude glosses are the way forward, with the idea that the shine of the lips will help the teeth reflect light, making them look really bright.
That being said, the notion of having a beautifully white smile without having to always be sure of the lippy is an attractive thought, too. If you've got the budget for it, why not consider heading to the dentists to seek professional advice? Oasis Dental Care have practises all over the country, and offer great cosmetic services.
Let me know if any of these suggestions work for you and your beautiful smile – along with some hints and tips for good lippies and glosses too!