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Make Over Your Makeup Routine

Source: user pinkiedahlia

Source: user pinkiedahlia

Sometimes I get sick of my boring beauty routine. After using the same makeup products over and over again, it becomes almost chore-like to create my daily look. This upsets me; makeup should be fun! So, I’ve come up with a few ways to make over my makeup routine any time it starts to feel dull.

Colored Mascara
Nothing brightens your look like electric blue or vibrant plum lashes. Most mascara formulations come in black and brown, but you can often find fun colors like purple, blue, gold, green or even red. If you’re not up for coating your lash line in a full layer of flashy makeup pigment, try applying it to only the tips of the eyelashes. This will widen the appearance of your eyes and give your look a touch of intrigue.

Cheek Tint
I used to be perfectly terrified of cheek tints. I was sure that I would end up looking like a clown with bright red circles on both cheeks. Thankfully, I had a persistent friend who ensured me that I would love using a cheek tint makeup product
- I just had to try! If you find that your look is too powdery or drab, try applying a cheek tint instead of a powder blush. The tint will add an extra layer of radiance while creating a truly natural-looking finish.

Highlighters and Illuminators
Highlighters and illuminators are an easy way to refresh your look while adding a dose of simple sass. Used pretty much anywhere skin is visible, highlighters and illuminators create a sexy yet subtle glow that helps the skin appear youthful and healthy while disguising imperfections by blurring their appearance. They’re especially useful for skin exhibiting hyperpigmentation
or acne blemishes. Use a colored or translucent formula on the cheeks, eyes, facial contours, décolleté, shoulders, legs, or anywhere else a “lit from within” glow is desired!

Like cheek tints, I’ve always been a bit hesitant about using a bronzer, mostly because I’m Nicole Kidman-pale. However, after I learned how to properly apply a bronzer shade, I was hooked! Now I don’t leave the house without it. Used to contour, define or just to add an extra burst of color, bronzers are perfect for warming up any look.

New Lip Color
One of the easiest ways to change up your daily look is to choose a new lip gloss or lipstick shade. Even if the rest of your beauty routine stays the same, changing your lip shade from pink to red, or using a tint-free lip plumper, can add that little bit of something that will have your friends and co-workers wondering what’s different.


One Comment

  1. Posted November 15, 2009 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    I live in the mountains. I was wondering what products for your face would you use. Their are so many products to pick from.

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