Change Your Makeup Routine For The Holidays

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It’s hard to change up a beauty routine after you finally get it right.

Once you figure out the perfect way to do your hair and makeup, why would you alter it?  The holiday get togethers are here and the one thing you may not want to hear is, “Suzy, You have not change a bit.”  Hmmm…. Was that a compliment or does it mean you are stuck in time with your look?  Most women don’t change their look, claims a survey by The survey found that women, on average, apply their makeup exactly the same way for more than 10 years. That’s insane! Seriously, ladies, 10 years? That sounds like a recipe for crimped hair and heinous purple eyeshadow.

It’s not that having a signature style or look is a bad thing — it can be totally great! But not mixing it up after a year, let alone 10, can be pretty… boring. As someone who seriously struggles with mixing up my makeup routine, I get it. It’s hard enough (for me) to do my makeup, let alone keep up with the latest beauty trends. But I will be the first to confess that I’d love a new signature look.

My current beauty regimen (when I actually wear makeup) consists of mascara, concealer for my under-eye bags and highlighting (I recently learned this doesn’t involve the signature yellow marker). I don’t know how to apply eyeliner and I have no idea what to do with my lips, so when I branch out, it’s with Burt’s Bees colored lip shimmer. What am I…?… 12 years old? It’s time to mix it up. I’m going to start slow and get new eyeliner — and learn how to use it. And then who knows… maybe it’ll be fake eyelashes?

My girlfriends love throwing a Mary Kay makeup party because the Mary Kay consultant will demonstrate how to apply foundation, lip color, eyeshadow, blush, eyeliner,  mascara and whatever else is in their bag full of beauty goodies including skincare.  It’s the perfect way to learn how to apply makeup correctly, plus they keep you updated with all the latest trends in makeup! Phew!

How long have you kept your beauty routine?