Looking to shake up your makeup routine in 2017? Valley has the latest tips and tricks for stepping out of your makeup comfort zone and taking your makeup game to the next level in the new year.
Metallic lips are a whole new way to add drama and excitement to your makeup look. Kylie Jenner’s “Metals” collection has certainly garnered a lot of hype, but if you’re looking for something a little more college budget-friendly, Colourpop’s Ultra Metallic Lip products will also do the trick at just $6.
What better way to complement a metallic lip look than with sultry matte shadow? Palettes like the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics and the Tartelette Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette have your back, with enough shades to create matte looks from natural-daytime to dramatic-night-on-the-town.
2017 is the year you will finally find your perfect mascara. For everyday volume and length that won’t flake or smudge, Covergirl’s LashBlast Fusion is your new go-to. For lashes with a little more va-va-voom, try Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. The name will not let you down.
Getting tired of your usual flirty flick? Change it up! Try a bright new color, like one of Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils— highly pigmented and totally long-lasting. Or you could always stick to black but change up the shape. Try a double wing or a sixties-inspired line through the crease for a little something new.
Matte Blush & Bronzer
Ever finish your whole makeup look, top it off with blush, and then realize something’s not quite right? It could be because of the little chunks of glitter in your blush. Matte blushes, like Maybelline Fit Me Blush in “Deep Wine” can keep natural looks fresh and dramatic looks sophisticated. The same goes for matte bronzer. Matte bronzer can be the difference between smearing orange glitter all over your cheeks and masterfully chiseling out the contours of your face. Urban Decay’s Beached Bronzer has the perfect formula to add warmth to your complexion and definition to your cheekbones.
Hardcore Blending Skills
What’s the number 1 way to take your makeup game from a B- to an A+? Blending, blending, blending! Brushes like the e.l.f. Ultimate Blending Brush can help save you from the dreaded jawline streak. As far as eyes go, blending a neutral shade along the outer rim of a dark eyeshadow look can really help to soften the edges and give it that professional touch. Try a MAC 217 Blending Brush.
Be bold, creative, unique and confident in 2017. Tweet @ValleyMag your favorite makeup look!