New Year, New Beauty


January 1st is more than just the start of 2015; it motivates many to change themselves for the better. While some develop healthy obsessions, beauty buffs find new ways to switch up their looks and make the most of their stash. As such, we’ve found a few ways to streamline your routine and test drive new trends that are sure to catch fire in the New Year.

Lighten Up — With plenty of fresh faces afoot for the start of 2015, don’t load up on layers of makeup. Alphabet creams, like Shea Moisture’s CC Cream will not only cover imperfections, but also help improve skin with a dose of moisture and sun protection. You can also leave the lipstick at home and give your lips a nourishing yet saturated shine with a colored lip balm like Almay’s Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm.

Smolder with Shadow – We love a bold liner look, but who has time to ensure their wings are even when they’re on the run? From a sheer wash of color to a sultry smoky eye, shadows have made their way back into the spotlight with a slew of fresh formulas and sightings on the runways. If you’re sitting pretty at your vanity, Maybelline’s Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Quad can create and array of nude eye looks for every occasion. If you’re on the go, toss Pixi’s Lid Last Shadow Pen to take your look from day to night in swipe and smudge.

Find the Fountain of Youth – We’re sure that taking better care of yourself will take the top spot on your resolution list, and that should include the outside as well as the inside. If you notice your tresses are drying out and changing texture, Nexxus’s Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Elixir will give your lock a little TLC and bring back its strength and shine. If your skin has lost its inner glow, use Laneige’s Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask to tackle free radicals and other aggressors and restore your skin to a healthy state.