I know, I'm a guy, and writing a fashion take. It's pretty sad I feel that there's a need for this. Below, a few simple things that sooo many girls ignore, either through ignorance or attitude problems. Simple things that will ensure you're maximizing your looks.
(picture stolen from https://gorgeouslifeblog.com/tag/harley-quinn-makeup/ )
Girls, we men know most of you don't have perfect skin. How? Because you're human and so are we, and everyone has skin issues now and then. I'm 25 and I still get acne, though not nearly as bad as when I was 17.
I know, you feel like all guys are saying girls should have perfect skin, wear makeup, and not look like they have makeup on. I was on an okcupid date with a girl who had looked pretty cute... then in person, her skin didn't look like human skin. Why? Because she had so much makeup on that when I looked closely, her skin looked a little bit like the texture of a marshmallow. To boot, she had enough lipstick on that she left a huge mark when she took a sip of her drink. Not only was it not attractive, but do you think your typical, non-makeup-wearing man wants to get strange gunk all over his own face by kissing so much makeup and lipstick? Especially if you have facial hair, your face might as well be a brush for her powders.
If you want to wear makeup, okay. Try keeping it light enough that your skin looks like regular human skin. Here's a thought--what if you take care of your health, and keep it light? And what if removing powders and chemicals from your face helps your skin become healthier?
Ladies, I know you want variety sometimes, or you want an easier time getting ready in the morning, or your girlfriends are going "Ooohh you'd look so cute with a pixie cut!"
Guess what... your girlfriends are lying to you. Yup. That's right. Lying. To the vast majority of men, long hair is insanely sexy compared to short. Look at Jennifer Lawrence, who has literally graced a fair number of fashion magazine covers and who is something of a sex icon. Long hair in a natural color. I know right now more than a few women are going "well I don't care! I choose my style for myself not for men!" Hmmkay. Have fun. Because the fact of life is--it doesn't matter if you love long or short hair if you want attention from men. It's like how it doesn't really matter if I think clean shaven is hotter than facial hair--women decide that. Likewise, the vast majority of men find long hair far more attractive than short. It's little like sprinkling catnip on yourself when you have your hair long--shoulder length is very nice. If you don't make it longer than about nipple length on yourself, you should be within the positive length for most men.
3. Glasses. Why?
Ladies... if you need glasses to read, well, you gotta have reading glasses. if you need glasses due to being nearsighted, why not get contacts? Let the natural beauty of your face shine through? If you *really* for some reason can't handle soft contact lenses (which are very easy to wear, I only wear soft contacts and no hard contacts) and lasik is not your cup of tea, how about not going heavy with the glasses?
You're baffled, I know. But think about it. if you put much bigger glasses on your face... you are not just putting plastic and glass on your face, you are putting a large amount. Glasses will basically never make you prettier. (unless you're really ugly.) Why? Because glass and plastic are not as attractive as your face and eyes and nose and skin. Glasses detract from that.
Of course, the last thing is fitness. I know it can be tough, and no, I'm not expecting you to have washboard abs or look like Kyra Gracie.
Flip side is that you DO in fact have time to run/jog during the week and yes you CAN eat healthy. No, you don't have to look amazing. Also remember your habits build up with who you are--things don't magically appear in a week and you're a hippo. Let me put it like this. Horrible result of long term damage and bad habits=
You don't have to live on a jogging trail to look good. In this pic Selena Gomez isn't in amazing perfect condition, but she would still have no problem getting dates with fairly attractive men (fame aside.)
There you go ladies. Some common sense tips that far too many women are either ignoring on purpose or just... missing common sense? Do these things and you'll both be happier with what you see in the mirror and in life.