There are two categories of beautification rites:
- Physical remedies and changes
Understanding the distinction between the aforementioned is incredibly important, as both have their place.
The first sort is physical, and, as the label implies, is geared towards creating some sort of apparent change in the body. This can be weight loss, growing bigger boobs, changing the size of one's penis, modifying the health of one's skin, beautifying your hair, changing someone's height, etc. This is not an area where the eye of the beholder has quite as much to do with the changes one seeks, as this should be abstractly measurable.
The latter is not at all physical, but instead takes place in the minds of those viewing the subject upon which the spell is placed. Glamour magic is, in short, an illusion placed on upon a subject to garner a specific sort of attention from whomever views the target. It can be criteria-based, or the working can simply be attached to the target so that everyone sees it.
While physical changes are often what we seek, its my experience that glamour magic is usually a hell of a lot more effective for two reasons: 1) People are lazy, and frequently don't want to exercise, eat healthy, or change their habits in a way that would allow them to lose weight, have bigger breasts, or seem to have a larger penis. 2) Physical changes are a hell of a lot harder to make to start, so the first hindrance really causes problems in the short and long term. It can be done, but its costly where the amount of effort one puts forth is concerned.
I've been working towards one physical change for the past 6 months, and I've been having outstanding results thanks to the efforts I've been putting forth: I've been working to lose weight. I'm now down 23 pounds as of today, and that is wonderful. However, its also not easy. Even with magical work behind it, I've had to change my diet, go to the gym regularly, and modify my habits to support what I'm doing. I feel better, though, and I am committed to succeeding here. If you want physical results, your level of effort will have to either mirror or surpass my own.
Glamours, however, don't really require much effort on your end once they're applied. Its an illusion that can be used to make you seem more charming, more likeable, more affluent. You can use it to really make your eyes stand out in a crowd, like the bolded text you see in this sentence. Magic can be wrought to make your hair seem glossier or your butt look better in those jeans. When used on otherwise comely men and women, I've seen plenty of toady folks steal the limelight from much more attractive individuals because the work changes the way others view you. Beauty is, after all, in the eye of the beholder.
The best way to really make beautification magic stick is to generate results through both glams and physical changes. Do so, and you're going to have a leg up on others in business, love, lust, social interactions, and so on. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all.
Vas thu heil,