When you stack a literal pandemic on top of a cold, icy winter, you don’t exactly get the best recipe for a lot of fun weekends out partying. In fact, it’s a much better recipe for hanging out at home with a lot of free time on your hands (of course, once you finish bingeing your favorite TV show three times).
Though rewatching our favorite shows and playing video games is a great time, at some point, you start to crave something a bit more… intellectually stimulating. Dare we say, something fun, even?
The next time you find yourself with yet another free afternoon that you have to spend at home, consider trying out some new makeup.
It doesn’t have to be expensive
The first thing to address before we start talking about experimenting with new makeup is the financial burden you may associate with some higher-end makeup products. With all of the new technology coming out for makeup, there are quite a few brands out there that offer you the same level of quality at a fraction of the cost.
This means that you don’t have to shell out an incredibly large amount of cash just to play with some new makeup. And with cheaper prices comes the possibility of buying more products, which is also a plus.
Why try new makeup out
When our lives are a bit busier, we usually run to the store to buy the same tried and true products we have always used because we are shopping in a rush. With the slower pace of life in the past year, you have some free time to look into what other products you may have always wanted to try and never had the time to. Set aside a bit of time to research a few new brands you’ve been hearing about and either order online, or schedule a pickup at your local beauty store.
Now that you have your new products, spend an afternoon or lazy weeknight testing them out. Since you have the luxury of time on your side without the pressure of having to go out after you do your makeup, you can finally find that perfect foundation shade through trial and error. Try out different bronzers now that you have time to buy a few different ones. If you find it’s a little weird or doesn’t look good, just wipe it off and try a new one.
Find your new signature look
Now that we’re into a new year, there is no time like the present to switch up your daily makeup look. Have you always wanted to be a cat-eye person, but never felt confident in your application? Now is your time to take your classic look to the next level.
You can perfect all of those different application styles that you haven’t had the time to completely master up until this point. Or, if you’ve been considering becoming a lipstick person, now is the time to try new shades. Of course, you can’t really see those new shades through masks, but someday those will be gone and you’ll be prepared.
Remember to have fun
Trying out new makeup should always be a fun experience, but if you’re working on a technique you’ve done before, it can be a little frustrating. Go into it with an open mind, and acknowledge that nobody gets it perfectly right the first time.
If you find yourself getting stressed, take a breather, watch an episode of your favorite show, and come back to it later. You’ll figure it out eventually, and you’ll be glad you were patient with yourself.