6 Byrdie Editors Spill the Secrets to Their Best Features

Updated 07/24/17
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On a daily basis, I write about anything from foundation to hair products to miracle face masks. Usually, the theme is about helping with an ailment the majority of us face. Rarely do we get the chance to celebrate our faces, our bodies, or our hair without feeling vain or overconfident. Love yourself is a mantra often expressed but seldom practiced (if we’re being honest).

For the few minutes that it takes you to read this article, join me in throwing a proverbial party for your best features. What do you love to show off? What limb, angle, or attribute makes you feel most beautiful? Cool? Different?

I posed the very same question to my fellow Byrdie editors and asked that they not only proclaim their most favorite assets but give a little advice as well. Below, we’ve listed the best tips and tricks to boldly show off, take care of, and play up the things we actually like about the way we look. Keep reading, and go ahead, take a couple dozen selfies—I won’t judge.

If you love your freckles …

Urban Decay Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil $20
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If you love your butt …

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream $45
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If you love your smile …

If you love your brows …

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow Pencil $27
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If you love your lips …

If you love your eyes …

If you love your hair …

Ghd Curve Soft Curl Iron $199
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“Humblebrag: I was voted ‘best hair’ three years in a row. So, yes, I really do love my curls. I swerved off course for a few years and did everything I could to make it less curly. I straightened it, had standing blowout appointments every Friday, and even wore long clip-in extensions for a while. Now, I just let it flow. I play up my curls more than ever—teasing, fluffing, and air-drying for a more dramatic effect. The more natural, the better. That is, aside from highlights every few months. The truth is, the dye stretches the hair follicle (which is damaging) but it changes the texture in a way I absolutely love (shh… don’t tell).

It makes it frizzier, bigger, and even more rad. To offset that damage, I rarely use hot tools, only brush with a Mason Pearson, and let my hair soak up Shu Uemura Essence Absolute Nourishing Protective Oil ($69) whenever possible.” — Hallie Gould, senior editor

Mason Pearson Popular Mixture Nylon & Boar Bristle Brush $205
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If you love your skin …

Eve Lom Cleanser $50
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For more confidence- and mood-boosting tips, read our guide to getting happy (and staying that way).

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