3 Easy Ways To Shake Up Your Make Up Routine



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Hey guys, 

Whether you have spent years mastering the perfect smokey eye, or know your way around a red lip, sometimes, it’s time for a change - especially if you are looking to branch out and try something new. However, this can be particularly difficult if you are used to doing your makeup in a certain way, as you get used to a routine and the same techniques. However as we get older we might want to try something new and get out of old habits.With that in mind, here are some easy ways in which you can shake up your makeup routine. 

1. Remember that good makeup starts with good skincare. 

I rave about skincare all the time but it honestly makes the biggest difference to your makeup game! Taking better care of your skin is the easiest way to shake up your make-up routine, as it gives you a natural glow from within that makeup alone could not create. Furthermore, it can help to even out your skin tone or banish acne - giving you a better base to work with when applying products such as foundation, primer, concealer, and contour. 

Therefore, if you’re looking to vamp up your makeup look, start by establishing a clear skincare routine - ensuring that you are using the very best products. For example, you should try to source quality facial cleansers that rid your skin of any impurities. Finally, you should also ensure that you drink plenty of water, as this can also boost your hydration levels and even out your complexion, which will make your makeup look better than it ever has before. My water consumption has increased lately and I have seen direct benefits in my skin. More sleep is also another way to get your skin looking fresh!

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2. Treat yourself to new products. 

Okay, so I know you may think I'm just enabling you here, but If you use the same products repeatedly, it’s highly unlikely that you can shake up your makeup routine by continuing to use them. For example, if you tend to stick to neutral colours (browns, oranges) when doing your eye makeup, why not purchase a bright palette to bring a splash of colour to your look? Alternatively, you could take a step away from traditional black or brown eyeliner in favour of a brighter colour - such as white or blue.  Though experimentation can be nerve-wracking, especially the first few times - it can help you develop an entirely new look - boosting your confidence in the process. You don't need to break the bank either, there are always loads of fab drug store deals to help save you money!

Furthermore, you should also invest in beauty gadgets that make a difference and can help you develop new techniques when it comes to applying makeup. For example, if you often find that your foundation is patchy or uneven, introducing new tools such as blending brushes or a makeup sponge can help you fix these issues. Skincare tools are also worth the investment.

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3. Get online for inspiration. 

Thankfully, there are simply hundreds upon hundreds of makeup tutorials online - whether they are uploaded by those who simply have a passion for beauty or trained MUAs with years of industry experience. This is where I mainly get my inspiration from. Therefore, the easiest way to shake up your look is by looking for inspo and following a guide. Pinterest, Youtube and Instagram cam be great for this. Alternatively, you could look at photographs and try to emulate these looks using your own knowledge and experience. Either way, don’t be afraid to be influenced from the world around you. I have learnt a lot from just watching tutorials online. Makeup for me is a form of creativity and I have toned it down quite a lot as I get older however makeup should always be an expression of yourself - so don’t be scared to go a little wild from time to time. 

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Have you tried switching up your makeup routine lately? Let me know your tips below!

Amina xx

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