When it comes to her body image, YouTuber Mayra at mayratouchofglam likes to be as real with her subscribers as possible. She describes herself as being “overweight,” something that’s not the easiest thing to admit to, especially when speaking to that notoriously salty online audience!
Nevertheless, the insanely popular beauty guru is known for her candor, especially when it comes to how she achieves her gorgeous look. In this particular video entitled “Fat People Life Hacks,” the glamorous gal emphasizes some of the ways that girls can show off their curves with confidence. Here are our favorite highlights from the clip.
Add some definition to your face
If you haven’t quite mastered the art of contouring, then know that you are not alone! Before we took note of Mayra’s handy techniques, we usually ended up with either harsh lines or dirty-looking faces!
After applying her foundation and concealer, Mayra takes a contouring stick and adds lines just under her cheekbones, along her chin, on the sides of her nose, and just under her scalp. Once in place, she buffs the darker shade out with a brush, then tops the look off with a lighter one, just under her cheekbones.
The final look is pretty remarkable. Mayra says that she goes through this routine because it “slims” and “makes [her] face look thinner.” It’s hard to disagree with that statement—she definitely looks at least a few pounds lighter!
Re-think your undergarments
Unless you have been living under a rock, we bet that you either own or have a few trusted girlfriends who own a pair of Spanx. These body-shaping sensations may not be the sexiest-looking addition to your underwear drawer, but they will make your clothes fit so much better!
Mayra swears by these tight-fitting wonders because she says that wearing them “makes such a big difference” when it comes to flattening her stomach.
Of course, Spanx isn’t the only name in the game; there are many other companies out there who offer these special undergarments. It sometimes takes a bit of trial and error to find ones that work for you, but once you do get your hands on that special pair, we know you’ll be hooked!
Prevent painful chafes
Chafing doesn’t just affect heavy girls, it can happen to anyone who hasn’t been blessed with a natural “thigh gap”. So, if you know you will be walking for hours while wearing short shorts or a skirt, stop that rash in its tracks with baby powder.
All you need to do is shake some onto your hands and apply to the parts of your thighs that have a tendency to rub together. Easy enough!
To see Mayra go through 7 more ingenious beauty hacks for yourself, be sure to click on the video below. We are definitely taking note of ALL of these!
What do you think of Mayra’s advice? Have you tried any of these yourself? Do you agree with the body positive movement? Tell us all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!