Makeup Your Mind

By Saraya Storm

A new year calls for a fresh perspective. Add a fresh look to accompany your new mindset! Even mornings are no match for a sweep of color on the cheekbones and a pop of one on the lips. My favorite quote that has remained true since the day I heard it is, “look good, feel good.” I have yet to let a bad day win when I feel on top of the world in a foundation that gives me a flawless complexion. And it’s always a great day in a new pair of lippies. So, I have put together a few tips and tricks of the trade to keep a fresh face (and mood!). Since it’s wintertime, there’s a chance your complexion has lightened, not to mention, foundation sets a shade darker once it has been applied, so check your face in natural sunlight to make sure you’re not wearing makeup that is too dark for your face. Once you’ve found what gives you your perfect complexion, the rest is confidence! Working at a makeup store, I experiment with different eye looks and colors on my lips, and I’m always hearing, “I love that, but I could never pull it off.” Well actually, yes, you can. Confidence radiates, and people not only love it, but are drawn to it… So wear that new lipstick! If it makes you feel great, you’re going to look it. (Hint: try NYX Matte lipsticks for affordable experimentation! $5.99 at ULTA Beauty, great pigmentation, and stay on for hours.) To pair with that new lip, try a cat eye or keep it natural with a brush of taupe in the crease to add dimension. Polish your look off with some mascara or false lashes—the best mascara there is—and you’re ready to take on any day. Keep it all in place with a setting spray, and if you’re out, use hairspray to keep that fresh, glam look going.