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New Year, New Look

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New Year, New Look

Easy Ways to Change Your Look

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Welcome to the New Year, everyone! With a new year comes new beginnings, and with new beginnings comes the urge to change your look. Extreme makeovers aside, there are subtle ways to enhance or change your look that can really make a world of difference. Find ways to switch up your look in the new year, with minimal time and effort involved.

Change Your Hairstyle

One of the easiest ways to switch up your look is to change the way you wear your hair. After all, your hair is your greatest cosmetic feature. All it takes is a heat styling tool and a few key products. Curly-haired girls can straighten their hair with the use of heat protective spray and a ceramic (preferably tourmaline) flatiron. Simply divide your hair into sections and spritz with the heat protectant, allowing a few seconds for it to dry. Proceed to run the iron through the hair slowly, starting at the root and working your way down to the ends. Repeat the process until your whole head is done, for a look that is both sophisticated and sexy. Straight-haired girls can add volume and curl with the use of mousse, a heat protective spray, and a large-barrel curling iron. First, apply mousse to semi-damp hair, and then allow hair to dry. Mist hair with the heat protectant, allowing time for the product to absorb. Divide hair into small portions, wrapping each section around the curling iron until you end up with a head full of curls.

Try a New Lipstick

Another quick and easy way to change your look is simply to change your color scheme. More specifically, to all the neutral and nude-lipped girls out there, go red! Take a good look at your complexion to determine whether you are cool or warm-toned. Once you have that information, select a red that will best flatter your overall coloring. Cool girls will benefit from cooler, blue-toned reds, while the warm-toned gals will find a much more flattering fit in a warm, orangey-red. To apply, first line lips in a similar shade of lip liner, taking care to fill in the lips to ensure that the lipstick stays put. Then, grab your favorite lip brush and proceed to apply your red of choice. Going red (lipped) has never been easier—and it can have a dramatic, eye-catching effect on your appearance.

Get in Line

Last but not least, a great way to change your look is to change the way that you apply your eye liner. The winged cat eye is always a beauty do, and can easily be achieved with gel eye liners. To get the look, grab your favorite fine-tipped brush, and a gel liner in a shade of your choice. Try to find a spot that is brightly lit and has a large mirror, preferably with enough space for you to firmly plant your elbow while you apply. Have a seat, prop your elbow, and stare straight into the mirror, eyes slightly downcast. Proceed to paint the liner on, as close to the lash line as possible, until the length of the lash line is completely lined. To get the perfect flick—so crucial to a cat eye effect—follow the line of your lower lash line, extending it at a slight diagonal past your eye. Connect the flick to the rest of your liner, and you are done.

Change up your look in the new year, with one of these tips!

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@dahlia_last_song That's the spirit! Good luck. :) This comment has been removed.
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@cece_lam You are so right! Sometimes it takes a fresh set of eyes to get a new perspective. :) This comment has been removed.
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@beautydiylover You're welcome! It's a tricky technique to master, but with a little practice it becomes a snap! This comment has been removed.
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@momma_of_two Go for it! Quick, easy, and effective! This comment has been removed.
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@sweetcaroline23 Thank you for reading, and you are so very welcome! This comment has been removed.
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@RoryGautsche Thank you, glad you enjoyed them! This comment has been removed.
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I feel like changing my hairstyle all the time. This is a good article for to start the new year right. This comment has been removed.
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That's why I like to get my makeup done from time to time to get new tips and try something new that I wouldn't have thought of! This comment has been removed.
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Thanks for the tips, especially the how-to for winged eyeliner. This comment has been removed.
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I agree. I need to switch it up a little. New lipsticks sound good to me. :) This comment has been removed.
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Great article! Thanks so much for the easy tips This comment has been removed.
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Great ideas! Thanks for the tips! I need to change my hairstyle up a bit.....I love it but it's been the same for awhile! Gonna start thinking! This comment has been removed.
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