Be honest – are you stuck in a beauty rut?
I’ve always loved Priceline and I love it even more now that they have a Priceline Beauty Advisor in every store, ready and waiting to talk you through the best looks for the season and for you.
It helps that Claudia has loved makeup all her life, trained with the best and can usually figure out where customers are going wrong at a glance.
It took me a while to admit that I myself was stuck in a beauty rut, and even longer to figure out how to get out of it. I was basically alternating between two kinds of makeup and two kinds of hair. I was bored doing it. I was bored with my look.
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I also had no idea how to get out of it.
Thankfully it’s not just us mere mortals getting stuck in beauty ruts. Professionals like Claudia do it too:
” I never thought I did (have a rut) but I’ve always been a bright-pink-lipstick-no-matter-what girl, but then the Kylie Jenner nude lip thing became popular and I found myself wearing more nude lips. Now I feel weird when I do wear a pink lipstick. I like some of the deeper colours now. Now that autumn and winter are coming I think, I could do that,” she said
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She says it’s all about taking small steps.
“Change up your lipstick or eye shadow. Instead of red lipstick wear orange. If you’ve always worn the same brown eye shadow then try and add a couple of colours to the brown to add dimension. If you want to wear some of the latest trends, find things that suit you. So if you want to wear a nude lipstick but feel it won’t look right on you then just go a couple of shades lighter,” she said.
Still, it can be hard to walk out of the house that first time, not knowing if it’s working for you or not.
If you want to wear a bold lipstick but are not confident, wear it around at home until you feel confident in yourself or buy one a few shades brighter/darker than what you normally wear and ease into it.
If I try things for the first time I practise the look and wear it around at home and look at myself in the mirror to get used to it.
Next, I asked about easy ways to change your look using different eye products. Claudia says it’s all about using flattering shades well.
“Start with a soft brown and apply a darker brown to the crease of your eye. Brown is more flattering than black. L’Oreal matte single eye shadows are beautiful for this,” she said.
“Use Models Prefer crease brushes to apply the eye shadow in your crease to blend and make it look flawless. L’Oreal or Rimmel eye crayons are really easy to use. Use a Models Prefer cream eye shadow brush to blend the colours.