The onset of a new year is an exciting time to make lifestyle changes and adding makeup resolutions to your list is a smart way to start. From promising to practice on creating the sharpest winged eyeliner look to making sure to clean your makeup brushes and tools regularly, there are plenty of options. If you need some help getting your makeup resolutions together, we have a few ideas (more like plenty) that may pique your interest. Ahead, find the 10 best New Year’s resolutions for your makeup routine in 2021.
MAKEUP RESOLUTION #1: BE LOYAL TO PRIMER FOR AN EVEN BASE
If you haven’t been convinced to hop on the primer bandwagon thus far, now’s your chance. This essential comes in handy to create an even canvas and allow your makeup to wear evenly throughout the day. To prep your face for foundation or BB cream, apply a primer that matches your desired makeup finish. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer that hydrates and illuminates your skin while the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer will leave you with a matte finish that lasts all day. Don’t forget to use eye, lip, and lash primer, too!
MAKEUP RESOLUTION #2: SPICE UP YOUR LOOK WITH BOLD HUES
Instead of always reaching for nude lipstick shades and classic black mascara, switch things up with colorful options to embrace the new and improved you. To mix up your eye makeup, sweep on a few coats of a colored mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara in Deep Violet to thicken and build your lashes with intense volume and score a gorgeous purple shade. Rock a bold lipstick, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Matte-ly In Love, which offers a true red shade with rich hydration for a smooth pout.
MAKEUP RESOLUTION #3: MASTER THE WINGED EYELINER TREND
Creating a flawless winged eyeliner look can be tricky, but we’re confident that you’ll become a pro in 2021. Put your pencils and gels on ice and make a liquid eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner, your new BFF. This offering is equipped with a wing stencil that helps you to create a smudge-free, flawless wing with every use.
MAKEUP RESOLUTION #4: APPLY WITH A LIGHT HAND TO SCORE A NATURAL LOOK
“The more, the merrier” is a saying that doesn’t hold true with your makeup application. Applying too much bronzer or blush can leave you with a makeup look that’s far from natural. That’s why you should apply your products with a light hand. Tap excess product off your makeup brushes before applying and start small—you can always build up for more intensity.
MAKEUP RESOLUTION #5: REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP AT NIGHT TO PREVENT BREAKOUTS
Getting your beauty sleep with your makeup still intact is not the best idea, since it can mix with dirt and oils on the surface of your skin and cause clogged pores. In turn, this can lead to blemishes down the road. For nights when you’re too tired to wash off your face, keep a micellar water like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types, on your bedside table, along with a stack of cotton pads. Micellar water is a French-favorite cleanser that hydrates and purifies your skin of dirt, oil, and makeup all in one step. Simply saturate a cotton pad with micellar water and wipe it across your face until clean. No rinsing or rubbing required.
MAKEUP RESOLUTION #6: DON’T BE AFRAID TO GO MAKEUP-FREE
As much as you may love wearing makeup, it never hurts to have the option to go without it. Not only will you save yourself time in the morning, but you can also focus on perfecting your complexion instead. Click through to our article, 12 Ways To Look Good with No Makeup, for more information.
MAKEUP RESOLUTION #7: SWITCH UP YOUR BROW LOOK
One of the best makeup resolutions to try is switching up your eyebrow look, since there are plenty of ways to define your brows for flawless definition. In fact, feathered brows are the on-trend look that YouTubers and Tik Tokers love. It’s all about brushing up your brows to sport a natural look, which you should note is totally easy to master. You can get the job done with the L’Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel, which works to fill and thicken your brows for long-lasting wear. Start with clean brows and fill in sparse areas with the brow gel. Outline your shape with an angled brush and comb through with a spoolie.
MAKEUP RESOLUTION #8: CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES TO KEEP THEM IN SHAPE
When it comes to makeup resolutions, cleaning your makeup brushes should be high on your list. Dirty makeup brushes don't work as well and they can also become a breeding ground for bacteria that can take a toll on your complexion. Find everything you need to know about cleaning your tools in our article, How To Clean Makeup Brushes and Makeup Blenders.
MAKEUP RESOLUTION #9: DON’T SKIP OUT ON SETTING SPRAY TO LOCK YOUR MAKEUP IN PLACE
Just like primer is an essential step before starting your makeup look, setting spray is a must-do step to end it. This need-to-have staple will keep your makeup from day to night and give you a “just applied” makeup look that lasts. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray to set your makeup and give your complexion a refreshing, radiant boost. Spritz your face in an “X” and “T” motion to lock your look in place.
MAKEUP RESOLUTION #10: TRY NEW MAKEUP TRENDS
Last but certainly not least, trying out new makeup trends is one of the most important New Year’s resolutions to make. It’s easy to get into the habit of wearing the same look—with the same products every day— so make a promise to yourself that 2021 will be the year of stepping out of your comfort zone. Experiment with the feline eyes look that uses blue eyeshadow to emulate a dramatic cat eye shape or the negative space cut crease trend that relies on eyeliner to define the shape of your eyes and leave a blank space in the middle—it’s all up to you.