Q: I’ve had the same beauty routine for the past… I don’t even remember how many years! I think I could apply my foundation, bronzer, blush, and mascara with my eyes closed. How can I change up my makeup look for something new?
You’re not alone in this sentiment; according to a recent study, the average woman faithfully applies the identical makeup style for 11 years. Needless to say, for some of us, it’s time to break away from the same ole’, same ole’ routine.
Lipstick is a quick and easy way to introduce a new color to your palette. This fall, sub out your summery coral and pink lip colors for a deeper stained lip color in a burgundy red, chestnut, or plum. We love Tom Ford Beauty’s Lip Color in Crimson Noir and MAC’s Lipstick in Dominate. To help your lip color last longer, line and fill your lips with a nude lip liner before applying. If the cold weather chaps your lips, swipe a moisturizer on before applying color. Even with these luscious shades, the same rules for wearing brilliant red lipstick applies: keep the rest of your makeup light and clean. Swipe a little mascara over your eyes and let your lips (literally and figuratively) do the talking.
If you prefer to highlight your eyes over your lips, take a cue from the runway and try out a bold eyeliner color or a creamy metallic eye shadow to add a little glitz and glamour. Try out MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Aqua Cream in 14 Satin Brown which can be applied as a liner with a brush or as a shadow with your finger. During the daylight hours, glittering eye colors can be too dramatic so, to keep your look daytime friendly, keep the eye color close to your lash line and gently blend. Finish with two coats of mascara.
A surprising, “can’t-quite-put-my-finger-on-what’s-different-about-you” new beauty routine is to let your eyebrows fill out. The runways ushered in thicker brows into the spotlight. Get the look at home by selecting in eyebrow pencil in your hair color-- NARS’s Eyebrow Pencil keeps the decision making process simple with three key shades. Brush the eyebrow pencil into your brows with short, quick strokes working your way out.
This fall, you’ll have so much fun experimenting with the trendy new colors and looks, you’ll have a hard time keeping the same makeup routine for even 11 days!