The new year calls for new resolutions. After all, a fresh start is what all of us need, isn’t it? You’ve probably made a resolution to eat healthy, or to start thinking positive. These resolutions are great, but have you ever thought about making some resolutions concerning your makeup routine? We know that New Year’s resolutions are sometimes quite a challenge to keep, but having a good, healthy makeup regimen, couldn’t hurt, can it? If you’re looking to better your makeup regimen in 2018, you’ve come to the right place. Below, are six makeup resolutions you should be making this year.
1. Wash your makeup brushes and sponges at least once a week
 

1. Wash your makeup brushes and sponges at least once a week

The bristles of makeup brushes can be a breeding ground for bacteria—bacteria that cause breakouts and a number of other skin problems when they come in contact with your face. To avoid having skin issues, it’s always a good idea to wash your makeup brushes at least once a week with a brush cleanser. This may seem like a big, time-consuming commitment, but it’s something you need to do if you like having clear, problem-free skin.

2. Wash your face every night before bed

If you’ve got time to log on to Instagram and Facebook before bed, you’ve definitely got the time to wash your face before you fall asleep. This is extremely important if you wear makeup all day. If you keep your makeup on at night, you’ll end up with dull, ageing skin. You don’t want crow’s feet and wrinkle lines when you’re young, do you?

3. Get new mascara every 90 days
 

3. Get new mascara every 90 days

We’re all guilty of buying new mascara, falling in love with it, and holding on to it for as long as possible. This may seem harmless, but it isn’t a good idea. This is because, there’s a possibility of bacteria growing on the mascara brush, and this bacteria could lead to nasty eye infections. And so, it’s always best to throw away the mascara you’re using after no more than 6 months, and invest in a new one. While this might seem difficult, investing in a great mascara like the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara that provides moisture and adds volume will mean you use it more often—everyday even.

4. Make ‘less is more’ your new mantra

When you’re applying your makeup, remember to do it with a light hand. Too much foundation can leave you with a cakey face, and too much bronzer or highlighter can completely change the way you look—and not for the better. So, this year onwards, always remember to cut down on the excess product and opt for a more subtle, no makeup look.

5. Start using primer
 

5. Start using primer

There’s nobody out there who hasn’t benefitted from primer. If you’re looking to get your makeup to last longer and want your skin to look shine-free, then primer is what you need. Our makeup tip would be to opt for the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer that ensures your skin doesn’t look greasy, minimizes pores and preps your skin for your foundation. So make 2018 the year you start regularly using primer.

6. Apply your makeup under good lighting

There’s nothing more disappointing that leaving the house thinking you look great, only to look at yourself in an elevator mirror and think your makeup isn’t as great as you thought it was. Avoid this by doing your makeup under the right light, so you know you look perfect.