Temporary Beauty Ideas To Make You Feel Good

Sometimes, we just need a little something extra to make us feel good and to boost our confidence – after all, a high level of confidence can lead to all kinds of positive things, from better relationships to promotions at work and anything and everything in between. 

But making big changes that you can’t go back and undo is scary, and even if you do plenty of research before making a start on these things, and even if making those changes does make sense because of the end result, the fact is that once they’re done, they’re done, and that’s always going to be an unnerving prospect, to say the least. 

That’s why it could be a good idea to try some temporary ideas, particularly when it comes to beauty products. You’ll be able to see whether or not the changes suit you and you’re happy with them before committing to something more permanent, and you’ll be able to gain the extra confidence you’re looking for at the same time – partly because of feeling good about how you look and partly because you know you can change things back if you need to; in other words, there’s nothing to lose. With that in mind, here are some of the best temporary beauty ideas that will make you feel good. 

Contact Lenses 

If you currently wear glasses, one simple and highly effective temporary change would be to switch to wearing contact lenses instead. Just by taking off your glasses, you can essentially change your entire appearance (just look at how well it worked for Clark Kent!), and if you use contact lenses instead, you’ll still be able to see just as well. 

The interesting thing about glasses is that they definitely suit some people more than others, but until you try some contact lenses for a little while, you won’t know if that’s true for you or not. It could be that you love how you look without glasses, or you might prefer the frames on your face – contact lenses are the ideal way to find out. 

Of course, there is some extra work involved when it comes to wearing contact lenses, and not only do you need to keep them clean (so your eyes don’t get infected), but you also need to learn how to put them in and take them out. However, if you find you feel more confident without glasses, that extra work won’t seem like such an issue in the end. Plus, this could be the first step towards getting laser eye surgery, so you don’t have to wear glasses or contact lenses; it’s definitely worth trying them to find out. 

Finally, don’t forget that when you buy contact lenses, you can choose colored ones so you can change your eye color in an instant. Go from blue to brown or green to blue or anything else, and again, that’s another temporary way to change your appearance that could make a huge difference in your confidence. 

Get A New Haircut

Now, there are some ideas on this list that are a little less temporary than others, and getting a haircut at a specialist hair salon is one of them. However, even though it might take a while for your hair to grow back or for a new color to wash out, it’s still not permanent, so you can make changes with confidence that if you preferred your old look, it’s something that’s possible to return to after a few months. 

The thing about a haircut is that it can be both liberating and confidence-boosting, and when it’s a great cut that’s tailored to your face shape and personality, it can make you feel amazing. You’ll feel great, you’ll walk taller, and people will know you’re confident in yourself – and that’s a very good thing to be. 

That’s why it’s best to go to a professional salon with experts who can talk you through the various styles that might work for you and help you get the look you want. In that way, you’re more likely to be happy with the look, which is the ideal outcome when it comes to making you feel good. 

Try A Wig

What do you think of when you think of wigs? Balding men? People who have been through a health problem? Yes, those people may well want to wear wigs, but the exciting thing is that anyone can wear them, even if you have a full head of hair underneath it. 

We talked about getting a great haircut above, and that’s definitely still a fantastic idea, but if you’re not quite sure where to start when it comes to deciding on your new style, a wig – or a few different wigs – could be extremely helpful. You can try a variety of different hairstyles without the commitment you’d need to have the cut and color done on your own hair. That means you can try a bold new color (perhaps something like pink or green!) or a big length difference, or even an entirely new style without anything actually changing.  

Wigs are fun because you’ll be able to express yourself in precisely the way you want to and then go back to your usual style when you feel like it. Over time, you might find you like one wig more than the others, and you can ask your specialist hair stylish to recreate it for you in a more permanent (but not completely permanent!) way. 


One very simple and perhaps even obvious way to make yourself feel good with a temporary beauty idea is makeup. If you hadn’t considered it before, perhaps that’s because you wear it all the time or you don’t wear it at all, but in either case, the fact is that makeup is indeed temporary and can certainly make you feel (and look) good when you wear it. 

The best thing about makeup is that the possibilities are pretty much endless, and with just a few tools and some different types of makeup, you can have a new look every single day for as long as you want to keep trying them for. 

Plus, with the technology we have today, even if you’re not sure how to apply makeup or what’s going to suit you, you’ll be able to find a plethora of tutorials online with people showing you precisely what to do. Why not take some time to really enjoy experimenting with makeup and coming up with some new looks that might never have crossed your mind before? It’s a great hobby to have, and since it’s all temporary – you can literally just wash it all away if you don’t like how it looks or want to try something else – you can experiment as much as you like. 

You can have a different look depending on your outfit, the occasion or event you’re going to, or even your mood, and it might be that you do find something that gives you more confidence and makes you feel better than anything else, and in that case, you can stick with it – but there are no rules, and you can essentially do what you like as long as it makes you happy. 

Cosmetic Procedures 

Remember, this is a blog post about temporary beauty ideas to make you feel good, so don’t worry; when we mention cosmetic procedures, we don’t mean actual surgery (although if that is something you feel you want to do and you’ve done your research, go ahead; it’s your choice at the end of the day). What we mean are the many temporary options you can try that you might love. 

Non-surgical procedures like Botox, fillers, and microdermabrasion are all the rage, and they’re a fabulous way to look and feel great with the long-term commitment, recovery process, and cost that comes with a surgical procedure. Because they’re temporary, these enhancements give you the chance to make a few subtle tweaks that can change just one thing or everything, depending on the procedure you’ve chosen. 

Take A Nap

A nap is a temporary thing, lasting anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, but the results can be absolutely worthwhile and really last for a long time too, giving you a lot of positives to play with. 

A lack of sleep can give you dull skin, dark circles under your eyes, and you’ll generally feel grumpy and exhausted as well. Then you’ll get frustrated because you’re not getting enough done, and you’ll probably get even less sleep as a result, and so the cycle goes on! Taking a short nap when you feel you need one could make a massive difference and work wonders when it comes to rejuvenating your appearance, therefore boosting your confidence. 

You might have heard the term ‘beauty sleep’ and never thought much of it or assumed it was a joke, but it’s real, and you can benefit from it physically, mentally, and emotionally – and your confidence will rise too, as you feel more and more refreshed. 

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