Saturday, 20 February 2016

Getting out of a make up rut



Recently I have found myself in a bit of a make up rut, Constantly playing it safe, doing the same look with the same products every time I wear make up. After about 6 months of this I decided enough was enough and it was about time I started to play around with different looks again instead of staying within my comfort zone of a winged eyeliner and nude lip. Doing that look for everyday is fine but when it comes to the weekend and going out things need to spiced up a little, even if it just means putting some eye shadow on too. If you find yourself in a similar situation here is my advice for ridding of that pesky monotonous routine.

Have a Clear Out 
Look through your make up collection and decide what to keep and throw away anything that is outdated. When I did this the amount of blue mascara and glitter blusher I found was ridiculous. I can now conclude that I am a make up hoarder, I may not use an eye shadow for four years but I like to keep in there 'just in case'. So, I let go of this attitude and threw out all the make up I had in my possession that I don't use and will never see myself using again. My make up box was 3 times lighter and now when I go to do my make up I can clearly see everything I have. Sometimes when you have too much make up you can forget what you own and end up turning to the same products over and over again. 

Get Inspired
When it comes to being stuck in a rut, instagram and pinterest are your best friends! Hundreds of different looks are so accessible, search any kind of look you want, screenshot your favourites and try them. If you own something like the naked palette go onto Youtube and search different looks people have created using it and try them out for yourself. 

Play Around
When you have a spare few hours or are having a lazy day/night take the opportunity to play around with your make up. Have a look at all the products you own and see what you can come up with, you don't have to wear it out anywhere so the pressure of getting it perfect is not there, with this there are no limitations you can go completely wild and just wash it off straight after, blue eye shadow, sparkly lips, the possibilities are endless!

Take pictures 
As vain as it sounds, when you try out different looks take pictures of them. Sometimes cameras can pick up on different things than just a mirror,  that way you can see what works and what doesn't and can improve and change on it. Show them to your friends and see what they have to say. Even if you don't share them on social media, you can keep the pictures on your phone and have them there to look at whenever you want to create the look again.

What do you do when you find yourself in a make up or fashion rut? 

Adele x

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52 comments

  1. I needed this post, I constantly stick to the same make-up look every day. I a definitely going to clear out my makeup and then buy some new ones:)

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  2. thanks for sharing this :)


    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  3. Great tips, Adele! x

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  4. I definitely need to experiment a bit more and use more different shades in my palettes! These sound like some lovely tips, thank you x

    www.monochromeroses.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I started changing my makeup weekly (on Sundays) because I was in a rut all the time, and it really helped me a lot!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  6. loved this blog post! looking forward to trying new shades and products. xx
    unicornisland22.blogspot.com

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  7. I love these ideas! I really need to clear out my makeup because I know I have stuff in there which I haven't used for years! x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Nice post! Sometimes is good to try different makeup looks and not always stick to the same everyday ones :)
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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  9. Loved this post! Definitely think having a good clear out is a great tip; it's often then when I rediscover a few products I forgot I had and ones that just need to go as I just never used them! Found your blog from reading through my comments on my latest post, I've followed you on GFC and Bloglovin' as I love the look of your blog! :) xo

    ohhelloitshannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. These are really good tips! I get stuck in a makeup rut quite easily and although I don't mind having a specific foundation routine I often get bored of my eye makeup. Things that really help me are look through magazines and getting a new eye shadow palette - I recently saved some money and got the Too Faced Chocolate Bar - I'm in love with it. :) xx

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  11. Great tips! I love your blog!

    xx Isabel
    http://bellasfashionjournal.com

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  12. These are great tips. Sometimes, I find that I am constantly doing the same looks. I love warm toned colors on the eyes, winged liner and nude or light pink lips. Bright colors scare me, to be honest and I do not do a colorful look often. I definitely need to clear out my makeup because I have too much of the same things!

    Destiny xoxo
    msbeautyglam.com

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  13. Really like your post !!!
    Should follow each other !!

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  14. Such great tips! I love a good ole clear out. And of course to buy a few new items :)

    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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  15. I had a clear out recently and is the best thing. Awesome post lovely x

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  16. I really try to rotate my makeup as much as possible so I don't get in the rut too often xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  17. Clear out is a good idea! I always try to get a little bit of inspiration or play around when I have a free day :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  18. Wonderful post. I love the Instagram idea. I tend just to play it out and go a few days with no makeup, but I know that isn't everyone's cup of tea!

    Kiersten

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  19. Definitely agree that pinterest and IG are great inspiration sources for make up looks! Great tips!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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  20. I love this post and I really new to attempt new makeup looks!
    Btw I nominated you for an award, details on my blog!
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    1. Aw thanks a mill, I will have a look now! x

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  22. Lovely post and amazing content! Found your blog after you commented on mine and glad I did. Followed your blog would be great if you could give some support to mine too <3

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  23. Great post doll!
    I wear everyday the same make up look, but it is a little bit boring! I should try new make-up looks ;). You have a great blog dear! :)
    Xx Pisa ❤
    www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

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  24. Great tips! And nice blog to you too. Yes I would love to follow each other. I'm going to follow you on bloglovin now. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  25. Love the tips, always getting bored of my makeup so will definitely be trying them out especially spending time trying out all your makeup cause it gets dull doing the same look all the time and you don't enjoy it as much!! <3
    Chloe xx

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  26. Thanks for sharing these tips! xo

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  27. Great tips, thanks for sharing!
    And by the way, your blog is pretty cool! xo

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  28. Thx for dropping by. I already follow you on GFC #175 Now it's your turn. Waiting for you on my blog.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  29. Thank you for visiting my blog and of course I would like to follow each other blog I already follow your blog now it's your turn, have a good day

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  30. Lovely post and nice photos
    I follow you

    kisses Adela Acanski

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  31. This is so important. Today my first thought was exactly how I kept playing it safe so finding a post like this, has really helped me. I feel like staying inspired is key for makeup. We need to keep wanting to evolve.

    Ella Pinto xx

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  32. Such awesome tips!! love messing around with makeup on spare time ^^
    thanks for sharing <3

    Life in Pastel

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  33. I completely feel the same lately! I was just thinking about this today. Your tips will definitely help me get out of this rut too and experiment more with my makeup. After all it's supposed to be fun! Thank you xx

    Jac Fleurant
    www.herwearabouts.com

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  34. I had a huge makeup purge a couple of months ago and you're right, it's inspiring again. Also, binge watching YouTube helps me a lot!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  35. Hello, now im following your blog, follow me!!
    Kisses

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  36. I love your tips! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Daniela

    http://www.smellofjasmine.com/

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  37. Wonderful blog! I love and i follow your blog, please follow me too
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  38. Such inspirations.
    I'm lovin pinning out some makeup inspos.

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  39. I can totally relate, I keep playing it safe with makeup and wearing less and less, it's no fun! Having a clear out sounds like a really good idea with regard to getting rid of those 'just in case' products, as well as playing around with different looks. I look forward to seeing what looks you come up with! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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  40. hey du süßli du
    ich habe mich mal auf deinen Blog geschlichen,
    um mich für deinen knuffigen Kommentar zu bedanken.
    Ich freue mich jedes mal so sehr, wenn ich sehe dass DU etwas geschrieben hast
    danke <3

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  41. Great tips. Thanks for sharing! Also thanks for visiting my blog. Would you mind to follow me back? Thanks! :)

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  42. Thanks for your tips!
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I checked your blog with the result: I like it! I would like to follow you on gfc and/or bloglovin. It would be great if you come back to my blog to follow me - then I will follow you immediately back.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  43. The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)
    Have a nice day!

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  44. These are great ideas, especially cleaning out make-up! I'm also a hoarder, sometimes I'll keep a mascara for two years for no reason? It's ridiculous.

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  45. you have great blog:) I follow you:)

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  46. You have a very nice blog! loving this post :)

    Rakel ♥ www.alovelystyle.com

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  47. Very good post! I like it!

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  48. Dear Adele,
    thank you for stopping by blog what an interesting post! I decided to follow you instantly. The page is so nice and chic and a loved your post. I have to say I will try to do the same. Especially the tip with taking photos that would never occur to me thank you :) I am in ly late 20s and I still have some eyeshadows from my high school :OOOOO! And of course I am not using them at all but feel sad to let them go. Well not anymore.
    I have been using the benefit high beam over a year and recently discovered that is does not suit me - I think it is the pink tone of it. Even I LOVE blush pink but somehow my skin does not agree with it for the places I used it on.
    Also I am new to your blog but would you make or do you have a post how to store makeup ?
    Thank you :)


    http://potsofsmiles.blogspot.co.uk/
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    1. Aw thank you. I'm the same I hoard so much make up that I really don't need. You could be better getting a highlighter that has more golden undertones rather than pink, i'm not a make up artist but that would just be my advice.. I find that high beam is really good for paler skin tones like mine. No I don't have a post of makeup storage but I will probably get around to doing one eventually, thanks for commenting! x

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    2. Dear Adele, thank you for your advice :)
      I am now using a golden highlight and it is looking much more natural and yet radiant :)
      thank you :)
      That would be great if you would make a post with your storage I would love to see it :)


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      xxx

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