The Shake Up: How to Revive Your Beauty Routine

This week we can really feel winter coming in. Our boots are out, our umbrellas have been doing double time and flannelette is our new favourite material. In winter, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. Whether it’s a workout rut, a cycle of staying in with a movie every Saturday night or a workplace rut, the cold weather seems to make it much harder to just snap out of it.
While changing up your beauty routine might not seem like a big deal, the daily shake up might be exactly what you need to change your mindset and help you out of that rut.
So, we’ve compiled a list of ways you can revive your regular beauty routine and shake things up…

1. Break the Rules
You might have heard redheads shouldn’t wear red lipstick… well we’ve got news for you

Yep, sometimes breaking the rules seriously pays off so give it a try! You’ve got nothing to lose, makeup is not a tattoo!

2.  Go Pro
Professional makeup artists don’t get where they are without training. They know what is going to suit your face shape, skin type and colouring and they have techniques up their sleeve that are truly something else.
Have a pro do your makeup and take note of the techniques they use. Let them know you want to try news things and that you’re open to suggestions. You might not like everything they create but you’ll come out inspired and with at least a few little tricks up your sleeve.

3. Do Less
When we’re changing up our beauty routine, it’s tempting to simply add an extra product. If that sounds like you, try instead to take one of your regular products away or replace it with something else.
You could even set yourself a time limit and create a look in just 10 minutes. Or 5 if you’re really brave.

4. Get Luminous
Creating luminosity is easier than you think – we promise! So often people neglect illuminators in fear of looking too shiny or too done up. With the right application, an illuminator can change your look completely and give you that glow you’ve been looking for.
Our Mineral Sheer Veil is super easy to use and gives the skin a subtle glow like no other. Customer Karla says, “This is a No-Nonsense product. You want an Illuminating effect, it will execute that, amazing for an all-over body glow, or a dewy finish when mixing with your favourite foundation / moisturiser. A great investment to have!”

5. Use Colour
Love the colour of that eyeshadow but not sure if it’s ‘wearable’? Try it anyway! With a bit of courage and a great blending tool, you might find it’s more flattering, subtle and wearable than you would expect.

6. Hair Raisers
Switch your part from centre to side. Or from right side to left. If you’re addicted to your GHD, let it go for a few days. If you always blow dry, let your hair drip dry for once just to see what happens. If you’ve always got your hair down, wear it up.
There are so many easy and incredible ways to wear your hair, it’s a shame to stick to the same old faithful ‘do!

7. Brow Power
First of all, make sure you’ve followed the three steps to brow perfection so you have a base to work with. Then take your eyebrow pencil and experiment by making your brows more prominent than you ever have before. Step away from the mirror and come back later to check them out again then rework until you find a level that your comfortable with. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – eyebrows really shape the face!

8.Try Liquid
Pencil eyeliner is easy to use and great for basics but liquid liner can take your look to a whole new level. Change it up with liquid and try some of these liner looks on for size…