Fess up: When you make a New Year’s resolution, do you really keep it going all year long? We’ve all been there! You might have the best of intentions in January, but going to the gym every day isn’t exactly as easy to commit to as it sounds. So, this year, why not make resolutions you’ll actually want to keep? That’s right: It’s time to revamp your beauty routine for 2019! From perfecting a new skin care routine, to experimenting with makeup to trying different lipstick finishes to testing the glazed donut highlighter trend, make 2019 the year that you amp up your beauty game in a big way. What are you waiting for? Here are 10 beauty resolutions to start the new year off right.
BEAUTY RESOLUTION #1: REMOVE MAKEUP EVERY NIGHT
OK, so we know you’ve heard this before, but it’s worth repeating! Sleeping in your foundation, mascara, and eyeliner is not exactly the best idea for your skin. In fact, while you sleep, that remaining makeup can mix with the dirt and oil on the surface of your skin—and this can lead to clogged pores, which can lead to breakouts and blackheads.
Check this resolution off your list by stocking up on micellar water. Beloved by the French for years, this no-rinse facial cleanser has become buzzy stateside for good reason. Powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—suspended in soft water, micellar water helps lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the surface of your skin—no rinsing (or harsh rubbing!) required. Try the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser - Normal to Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Micellar Water Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser - Normal to Dry Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types.
BEAUTY RESOLUTION #2: USE AN ANTI-AGING MOISTURIZER
If you’ve considered putting together an anti-aging skin care routine but haven’t yet, why not go for it in the new year? New year, new skin care routine! To get you started, add an anti-aging moisturizer, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Cicacream Face Moisturizer Pro Retinol & Centella Asiatica, to your daily regimen. This anti-aging cream formulated with Pro-Retinol and centella asiatica helps repair the skin’s moisture barrier and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with continued use over time. Apply morning and night after cleansing.
BEAUTY RESOLUTION #3: ADD SUGAR SCRUBS AND FACE MASKS TO YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Your skin deserves a little pampering every now and then. And we don’t mean once every six months. That doesn’t mean you have to hit up the spa all the time—you can show your complexion some love right at home by using sugar scrubs and face masks a few times a week.
To exfoliate your skin, try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Kiwi Scrub, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub, or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Grapeseed Scrub.
As far as face masks go, choose from the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask, and L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask. Use both your face scrub and your face mask two to three times a week when you need a little self-care.
BEAUTY RESOLUTION #4: BUST OUT OF YOUR HAIR COLOR COMFORT ZONE
Envious of all the rainbow hair hues you see while scrolling through your Instagram feed? Why not take a risk and paint your strands an eye-catching shade, too? Whether you love blue hair or pink hair or you prefer pastels over brights, a new hair color could be the perfect way to usher in the new year and be a little more adventurous. You can either hit up the salon and have a colorist give you a brand spanking new hair color or you can dye your hair in your own bathroom with an at-home hair color kit. Before making a commitment, give a new hair color a test drive with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray or the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color, which washes out in one shampoo.
BEAUTY RESOLUTION #5: ROCK A NATURAL-FINISH LIP
Just as we suggest switching up your hair color in the new year, it’s time to do the same thing when it comes to your lipstick choices. While matte and metallic lips were beloved in 2018, 2019 is forecasted to be the year of the natural-looking lip. To try it yourself, take your pick from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Lipcolour, which is available in 42 gorgeous shades.
BEAUTY RESOLUTION #6: ALWAYS USE A PRIMER BEFORE MAKEUP
Have you ever wondered why your foundation doesn’t look as smooth as your favorite beauty blogger’s? Well, while they may have a different skin type than you, it could be that you’re forgetting a very important step in your makeup routine: primer. Layering on a glowing or matte primer can make all the difference in the world, as it can create a smooth base for your makeup application. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer, choosing based on the makeup finish you prefer.
BEAUTY RESOLUTION #7: APPLY YOUR FOUNDATION AND CONCEALER WITH A MAKEUP BLENDER
Want to create a flawless-looking complexion? It’s all about how you apply your face makeup. Instead of dabbing on your foundation or concealer with your fingers, use a makeup blender. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, applying a small amount of product onto your makeup blender and using dabbing and rolling motions to blend it onto your skin.
BEAUTY RESOLUTION #8: JUMP ON THE COLOR CORRECTION TRAIN
Out with the old concealer and in with the new! Take advantage of color correction, a technique that involves using different pastel-colored concealers to mask imperfections on the opposite end of the color wheel. Try the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Color Correction Crayons, which come in five concealer shades. Use the green if you have redness, bisque, peach, or orange if you have dark circles under eyes, and yellow if you have discolorations. Dab your color corrector shade of choice onto your skin with a makeup blender and remember to apply sparingly. Follow up with foundation for a seamless look.
BEAUTY RESOLUTION #9: PERFECT THE DEWY SKIN LOOK
No-makeup, makeup really made a name for itself in 2018 and there’s no chance of it slowing down in 2019. So, if you want to hop on the glassy, dewy skin look, here’s what you should do: If you can get away with skipping foundation, massage a dollop of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer onto your skin from your forehead to your chin. The sheer highlighting effect of this glow lotion can help give your complexion the perfect no-makeup, makeup finish.
If you prefer to start with foundation, mix the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation with a few drops of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops. Top it off with a quick dusting of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette or L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder across your cheekbones and voila—dewy perfection!
BEAUTY RESOLUTION #10: BECOME BFFS WITH SUN PROTECTION
Another piece of beauty advice that’s worth listening to is taking sun protection measures daily, no matter what time of year it is. Start by applying a moisturizer with SPF, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30, as directed. Remember to reapply at least every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating (so toss the bottle in your bag before you leave for the day!). But your sun protection routine shouldn’t stop with sunscreen. You should also limit your amount of time in the sun (especially between 10 AM and 2 PM, which are the sun’s peak hours), seek shade, and cover up exposed areas in long sleeves, pants, a broad-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.
Happy New Year, everyone! And, to make it extra, extra happy, why not work on your skin care, makeup, and hair care resolutions, too? Check out our articles, 9 Skin Care Resolutions to Make in 2019, 6 Hair Care Resolutions to Make in 2019, and 10 Makeup Resolutions to Make in 2019, to start your new year off on the right foot.