Style Tips: Be The Big Picture

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Magnifying mirrors are as much a woman’s friend as her enemy. While you are exploring your face with the same focus as Christopher Columbus may have had when looking for new worlds, you are discovering blackheads, unwanted hairs, lines, spots, shadows. Often these objects are practically screaming at us, as we examine our faces in those magnifying wonders of amplified reflection.

However, nobody actually sees what you see in your close-up, especially if the other women who surround you are over 40. Unless they all have their reading glasses on, and are examining your face like a CSI investigator, they don’t see what you see.Take comfort in knowing that there are ways to hide the evidence, and stop feeling like a walking and talking crime scene.

Style tips: Be the big picture. Instead of focusing excessively on the little things, do so with the ‘big picture’ which is basically your total image as reflected in a full-length mirror.

If needed, use a magnification mirror only for plucking, eyeliner and mascara application but not for critiquing, picking and popping, Believe me, I know that is easier said than done, and I have the scars to prove it.

Here’s my style tip. Use a full-length mirror to see how you really look, instead of that torturous mini fun house magnifier. From your earrings down to your shoes, your entire outfit will supersede a wrinkle or sag.

Wear flattering clothes that diminish your flaws. There are many ways to look great without magnification and plastic surgery manipulation. I know this well, as my clients and I use them every day. Knowing what works best on you will distract your eyes from the small, and help you to love the big picture.



  • Scarlett De Bease is a personal wardrobe stylist who shows women women how to stop stressing about dressing and feel more confident when they walk into a room. She guides her clients virtually and in-person to create their own unique signature style, feel fearless and confident to be seen and heard, and excited to put themselves out to the world in a way that is game-changing. From creating outfits with what you already own, to taking you shopping in person or virtually, Scarlett uses her creativity and compassion to help women of all shapes, sizes, and ages go from feeling insecure and frumpy to confident, successful, and stylish. She takes boring outfits and turns them into “oh hell yeah, look at me outfits” while making her clients feel great about themselves. As the founder of Scarlett Image Consulting and author of Stop Stressing About Dressing, her one-of-a-kind in-person and worldwide online workshops reveal how a more powerful presence leads to more opportunities and more profit. You can find out more about Scarlett at

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