Many beauty buffs (myself included) have a Pinterest board full of makeup looks, tricks and products ready to be whipped up, should an opportunity present itself. But despite this, more often than not, you end up forgetting all about it, and recreate the same old (dare we say, boring?) makeup looks over and over again. Amirite?

While there is nothing wrong with relying on your statement makeup look, it sure can get boring and monotonous after a point. After all, the point of wearing makeup is to have fun and unleash your creative side, isn’t it?

If you feel like you have been stuck in a makeup rut for a while now and think it’s time to shake things up a bit, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on for some amazing tips to help you switch up your makeup routine ASAP…

 

01. Try different makeup textures

01. Try different makeup textures

If you’re unsure about trying out something new, then changing the textures of your usual makeup product is the baby step you ought to take to break out of the rut. For example, if you always use a matte foundation, opt for something with a dewy finish, or switch your matte lipstick for a lip gloss. These small tweaks in textures change the finish of your makeup look and help you switch up your look.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation SPF 45

 

02. Highlight a different feature

02. Highlight a different feature

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A major way to settle into a makeup rut is by highlighting the same feature, in the same way, day after day. Hence, it is a great idea to shift focus to another feature to shake things up a bit. If you are someone who usually plays up their eyes, but keeps their lips pretty basic, then switch things up by opting for a statement lip colour and tone down your eyes. This will make you look instantly different and help you feel the excitement similar to when you first started wearing makeup. Wanna bet?

 

03. Use a coloured eyeliner

03. Use a coloured eyeliner

Have you been applying the same black eyeliner since the time you first started using makeup? Maybe it’s time to change that. Instead of applying a black eyeliner, opt for a colourful one to instantly jazz things up. From blues and greens to reds and pinks, there are endless options available in the market — all you gotta do it take your pick. Coloured eyeliners help add a subtle pop of colour without grabbing too much attention.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate The Gelato Collection

 

04. Switch up your colour palette

04. Switch up your colour palette

If you find yourself to be most comfortable wearing neutral shades of makeup, then switch that up by opting for a different colour palette. For example, if you are always wearing shades of brown and nudes, then opt for a pink or peach palette. This change doesn’t look too dramatic, but still offers that bit of change that you are craving.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Coral Sunset

 

05. Try something new

05. Try something new

Did you recently see a makeup trend that you think is fantastic? Well, go ahead and recreate it! The best way to break out of a makeup rut is by experimenting with different looks and perfecting your skills in the process. Therefore, don’t be afraid of trying that yellow inner corner highlight or an oxblood lipstick that you have been secretly crushing on. We promise you will love the results.

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