Makeup Resolutions For a Beautiful New Year

January 2022 calendar getting goals

The start of the new year means a chance to renew, refresh and improve ourselves or, in other words, make a New Year’s Resolution. According to Wikipedia, this means “a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life at the start of a new year.” That said, the chance of keeping the commitment is better if it’s not only easily attainable but enjoyable to pursue. If you need help making a beauty resolution you can stick to, we’ve got some top-notch ideas along with the tools to help you achieve success.

Continue Good Practices

Is it really a resolution if you’re already doing it? The answer is yes! If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past couple of years, sanitation and hygiene have never been more important in the professional environment. So, in this case, maintaining good practices is an excellent and doable resolution. Even if you’re not a pro, keeping your cosmetics and tools free from harmful microorganisms is vital to your own skin and overall health, and these products will help you keep up the good work and see this resolution through with ease.

Cinema Secrets makeup Brush Cleaner Tropical Lemon
CINEMA SECRETS
Makeup Brush Cleaner Tropical Lemon
$26 – $32
Alcone Company Disposable Bamboo Applicator Kit
ALCONE COMPANY
Disposable Bamboo Applicator Kit
$42
LUCAS-CIDE #222 RTU Salon & Spa Disinfectant
LUCAS-CIDE
#222 RTU Salon & Spa Disinfectant
$17.95
BeautySoClean Cosmetic Sanitizer Mist
BEAUTYSoCLEAN
Cosmetic Sanitizer Mist
$6 – $28

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

We’re taking the liberty to translate “changing an undesired trait or behavior “to “stepping out of your comfort zone.” So what does this mean in terms of a makeup resolution? Well, for example, if you’ve been dying to assist a particular makeup artist, take the first step and reach out to them (or their agent) and let them know. Timing is everything, and you just might find yourself working with them on their next big job. Or maybe say “yes” to that gig that requires out-of-kit special effects even though your specialty is beauty. After all, you’re an artist: creative, passionate, intuitive, and a quick study. In either case, having industry staples (aka expected to be in your pro kit) on hand is key.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O
BIODERMA
Sensibio H2O
$4.99 – $16.90
Kryolan Dermacolor Camoflage Makeup Palette
KRYOLAN
Dermacolor Camouflage Creme Mini Concealer Palette
$34.95
Makeup Artistry for Film and Television
CHRISTINE SCIORTINO
Makeup Artistry for Film and Television
$56.95
Skin Illustrator FX Palette
SKIN ILLUSTRATOR
FX Palette
$85

Accomplish a Personal Goal

What should you aim to accomplish this year? Why not challenge yourself to master a new skill like bald cap application or airbrush makeup. Maybe you’d like to immerse yourself in body painting or perfect your eyelash application technique. No goal is too small to take on because every slice of knowledge contributes to your artistry. Above all, be sure to plan well and choose one that fits your lifestyle and busy schedule because becoming an expert takes time.

Alcone Company Bald Caps come in four sizes
ALCONE COMPANY
Bald Caps
$26
Kett Cosmetics Kett Jett Airbrush Compressor is lightweight and easy to use.
KETT COSMETICS
Kett Jett Compressor $275
Kett Transformer Airbrush $95
Cameleon Professional Face & Body Paint
CAMELEON
Professional Face & Body Paint
$8.25 – $11
Lash Star Beauty Visionary Lashes
LASH STAR BEAUTY
Visionary Lashes
$25 – $30

Improve Your Life

What simple changes can you make to improve your life? One solution is to explore new products. It’s easy to get in a rut or habit, using the same ones over and over just because we always have. But there are so many fantastic textures, colors, and shades out there! Try adding a new serum to your skincare routine or a mood-perking pop of color to lips and cheeks. And if you’re not already, use a makeup finishing spray to keep your look together so you’ll spend less time touching up and more time having fun. Now that’s what we call a beautiful new year!

AVÈNE  A-Oxitive Antioxident Defense Serum
AVÈNE
A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum
$44
Ben Nye Creme Blush Wheel in Brights
BEN NYE
Creme Rouge Wheel in Brights
$24
Make Up For Ever Artist Nude Cream Liquid Lipstick in Touch
MAKE UP FOR EVER
Artist Nude Creme Liquid Lipstick in Touch
$20
Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray
SKINDINAVIA
Makeup Finishing Spray
$29 – $39

What’s your makeup resolution for 2022? We’d love to hear!

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