Stuck in a Makeup Rut? Switch Up Your Makeup Routine

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Are you ‘that person’ who has been using the same foundation for the past ten years? You won’t move away from your favourite powder & stuck in a rut when it comes to the same lipliner & lipstick combo? (Velvet teddy wearers, we're looking at you.) Well, now might be a good time to switch up your makeup routine and indulge in a few new makeup bag staples, but don’t disregard the ones you already have.


The best way to start a makeup bag cleanse is by getting all your products and laying them out, what do you use everyday and what hasn’t seen the light of day since your last revamp? Make it your mission to try out one of those unused products once a week or once a month - go bold with a bright lipstick whilst you nip to the shops, wear a winged liner for a meeting at work, just maybe leave the coloured mascara in the draw, that’s for fancy dress parties only. If you're a little unsure about what techniques you can do with your kit then maybe look at the Me & My Makeup days we offer which help you to learn your own makeup style and build confidence in your makeup bag.


Next, get rid of anything that looks like it may have passed the use by date, or anything that is near its end. If you're having to tip the glass bottle upside down and scrap the remains of the foundation out, its time for a new one.

Remember:  brands like MAC do 'Back to MAC programme', so keep your empties and once you have six take them along to MAC to receive a new lipstick.


If you're looking to try something new and don’t know where to start, have a browse around the makeup counters and ask for testers. Testers are a great way to try before you buy, don’t feel to cheeky to ask, counters have minis of all products for you try. Even ask the counter staff to apply some of the product and wear it around the shop for an hour to see if you like the finish.


Use, and view, your current products in a new way, if you have a cream blush try this out on the eyes and lips, a bronzer can become an eyeshadow and a lip stick can become a blusher. Don’t be scared to get creative with your makeup bag.


Finally clean out your old makeup bag, brushes and products. Give them a new lease of life by giving them a good clean. Brushes should be washed every two weeks with fairy liquid, you will see a HUGE difference in your makeup application if you have clean brushes. If you're thinking it's time to restock on your brushes then check out our FANTASTIC range at


Set aside an afternoon to dedicate time to you and your makeup bag, who knows what you might discover!

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