Make over your makeup routine

Your old makeup routine just isn’t going to cut it, babes. The New Year is all about a new you, so why not try out these fresh updaters? Incorporate your old faves into this step-by-step, adding in things you may not already have in your makeup bag for flawless, glowing skin.


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    Start with primer

    Primer is essential for uneven skin that is bumpy or patchy, it will smooth out all the rough spots to make an even base. Primer also helps to keep your makeup artistry on all day long. Don’t forget to prime your lids as well; you don’t want that shadow moving up to your brows.

    NYX High Definition Primer, $15,

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    Start with primer

    Neutrogena Healthy Skin Primer, $14,

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    Go for lightweight coverage

    Hot for 2014? Skin is totally in. No more caked-on foundation. Try a tinted moisturizer to make your face glow and even out your skin tone. If you need a bit more coverage, apply a BB cream. This is definitely not a full coverage product—let your skin breathe!

    L’Oreal Magic BB Cream, $9,

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    Go for lightweight coverage

    Mary Kay Tinted Moisturizer, $18,

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    Find a perfect match

    If you absolutely need to cover those blemishes, concealer will do the trick. Find a shade to match your skin tone exactly for acne or blemishes. To apply, dot it on and press in with your finger. To cover dark circles, grab a concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone. This helps to brighten up the dark area and made you look well rested and awake.

    L’Oreal Paris True Match Crayon Concealer, $8,

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    Find a perfect match 

    Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment, $8,

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    Make friends with blush

    Skip the bronzer in favor of light pink blush that mimics your natural flush for a so-pretty glow. Ed. Tip: Always remember that powder goes over any liquid. If you do the opposite, your makeup can end up in a thick chalky mess. For our dry skin girls out there, try a cream blush to avoid those patchy areas that powder can leave.

    NYX Cosmetics Stick Blush Magnolia, $6,

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    Make friends with blush

    Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush, $13,

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    Freshen up your shadows

    Ditch your old, almost-used-up eye shadow kits and look for something new to get out of your makeup rut. Our fave new hue? Pat a gold shadow all over the lid and use a light brown color to smudge it out for everyday. Trendsetters can play with deep navy blues and grey: Use a navy blue big liner pencil and a crease brush to create a smoky eye look, pop some shimmery grey or silver shadow on the inner corners of your lids and you’re set.

    Infallible Eyeshadow, $8,

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    Freshen up your shadows

    NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cobalt, $5,

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    Freshen up your shadows

    Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow, $7,

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    Freshen up your shadows

    Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Eyeshadow Stick, $5,

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    Let go of the liner

    Revamp your old liner look by skipping that harsh black liner on the bottom waterline. Swap it out your trusty black for a dark brown or purple, applying above your eyelashes and smudging it out for an effortless, bold look. By using browns and purples you will play up your eye color while still making your eyes pop.

    Clinique Quickliner in Grape, $16,

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    Make a move towards brown mascara

    A major eyelash tip is to always curl your lashes first before applying anything. When it comes to mascaras, be sure to replace your favorite when it starts to make your lashes look clumpy—and swap out black for dark brown. Spidery, thick, clumpy lashes are out the door while enhancing your beauty with long natural looking lashes is totally in.

    L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara, $9,

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by Samantha Wilson | 2/1/2016