How to bust the boring routine and have a daily makeover

Getting new make-up can help you go from boring make-up routine to head-to-toe makeover because new make-up is exciting to put on and see the new look on yourself. Whether it is eye shadow, mascara, blush, lipstick or even nail polish, new color can have a dramatic effect.

It is very easy to get into a boring routine when it comes to make-up, buying something as small as a new lip-gloss can really make a difference.   If you are always putting on the same make-up every morning things get boring but if you spice things up with say maybe a new color of eye shadow, or a different shade of lipstick you can really make a difference in your appearance. If you find yourself not applying all of your make-up, say you only put on blush and mascara most of the time, but you have eye shadow and lipsticks, you just don’t take the time to use them, then you are probably bored with your make-up routine.  You are more likely to put all of your make-up on if you aren’t always doing the same boring routine.  If you always find yourself buying the same boring color eye shadow every time you go to the store, try to get different color, maybe something a little bolder say with some sparkles, or maybe something a little less subtle than what you usually wear and you will find that you are excited to try the new color, and see how different you look.   Buying different colors of mascara, eye shadow and even blush gets you excited to put these on to see a new you.  Try using a bronzer for your face and neck, or maybe sparkles around your eyes.   If you always wear black mascara try using a blue or brown one day maybe to match your outfit. Try eyeliner or maybe just change the color of your eyeliner. It is amazing how even adding eyeliner or changing the color of your eyeliner can make a huge difference in your appearance.  Maybe use black one day and experiment with blue or brown or green to match your outfit another day. If you normally use a liquid foundation try using a mineral powder foundation that is not so heavy.  You will be surprised at how different these two can look on your skin.

A new lipstick color can have a dramatic effect.  If you mostly have light colors try a darker shade or vise a versa.  Try using lip liner if you normally wouldn’t.  Maybe try a little darker lip liner that will compliment your lipstick or lip-gloss.  You could try a lip-gloss that has some shimmer to it or just a very shinny lip-gloss.

Try getting a manicure or pedicure and changing to color of nail polish you always use.  Or if you always wear a colored nail polish try using just a clear coat.  Maybe try doing a French manicure, they are very easy, you just apply white polish to the tips of your nails and put a clear coat over the top.  That can make a big difference.

Something a simple as a new perfume can make a big difference also if you always wear the same scent you probably don’t put it on every morning, you get bored with the same old smell, but if you buy a new scent you are usually excited to try it out and you are more likely to use some perfume everyday.

It is amazing how just changing something as small as eye shadow color or putting on lip-gloss or a different color of lipstick can dramatically change the way you look.   It is also fun to see how other people respond to your change.  Try to have a variety of colors on hand and always look for something new in the cosmetic department that would be fun to try.

Lengthen Your Lashes

There are a couple of important things that you can to do to get long, luscious eyelashes!  One of the quickest alternatives to long lashes is by wearing fake eyelashes.  These fake eyelashes can be applied individually, or you can buy eyelashes that are held together with a band for a quick one-time application.

If you don’t prefer to use fake eyelashes, you can try to lengthen your eyelashes with an eyelash curler.  You can get relatively inexpensive eyelash curlers at the drugstore or grocery store – Revlon has an eyelash curler for a reasonable price.  Next, take your eyelash curler and clamp down on the roots of your eyelashes for about two seconds.  The curler is curved so that you can hold the curler up to your eye and get the clamp very close to your roots.  Next, move the curler a little further back towards the tips of your lashes, and then clamp down on them for a second to two more.

After curling your eyelashes, you should apply a coat of some type of volumizing mascara.  Cover Girl’s Volume Exact mascara is a really good mascara for lengthening lashes.  The color of mascara doesn’t really matter when you are trying to make your lashes look longer, so choose whatever color your feel best.  Generally, though, girls with darker hair opt to wear black mascara, and blonde girls can choose between black and brown.  But really, it’s up to your personal preference!

Apply the mascara from the root of your lashes to the tip.  You should start from the outside of your eyes and work your way towards your inner lashes.  Go slowly, and wiggle your brush back and forth a little bit to make sure that you’re getting enough mascara on your lashes.  After finishing each eye, go back over the tips one more time with the mascara wand to add the maximum amount of length possible.  Make sure that you don’t apply too much mascara on the tips, though, or else your tips can start to look clumpy and fake.

You can also strengthen your eyelashes by using an eyelash conditioner or primer.  These eyelash fortifiers are sometimes applied before you put on your mascara in the morning, and other ones you can wear right before you go to bed.  There are also similar tricks that you can try at home, like apply a coat of olive oil or castor oil to your lashes with an old mascara wand.  These eyelash conditioners and home remedies can help your eyelashes to grow and get fuller.

A great way to lengthen your lashes and still have them look natural is to change your mascara regularly.  Generally, you should change your tube of mascara every four months or so.  This way, your mascara will stay fresh and won’t begin to get clumpy on your lashes.  You’ll also avoid getting germs in your mascara if you change it regularly.  This way, your lashes can continue to stay healthy so they can be naturally long and luscious!

In addition, there is one final way to get longer eyelashes – eyelash extensions!  Unfortunately, this option is also the most expensive.  Eyelash extensions do a great job of lengthening your lashes, and they usually last for a couple of months with only a handful of touch-ups.  Usually it costs $100 or more to get extensions, but they are definitely worth it if you can afford it.  Your local salon can apply them for you.  And while you’re at the salon, you might want to get your eyelashes dyed as well!  Then you won’t have to bother with applying mascara to your long lashes for a few months either!