Choose a Standout Lip Shade
If your go-to lip shade is a neutral gloss, try spicing things up with a standout color. Think bright red lipstick, corals, pinks and so on. A new lipstick is the easiest (and most affordable!) way to give yourself an instant update. But before you buy, make sure to pick out a color that works well with your skin tone.
Try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars, $15 at Nordstrom
Paint Your Nails Metallic
Nudes may go with everything, but if you want to add a little oomph into your life, we suggest heading straight for the metallics. Not only will they pop against your wardrobe, but they'll also add texture and instantly draw in the eye. Metallic nail polish also acts as a chic accessory when dressing up for a special event. Bonus: Metallics are way easier to apply than regular glossy polishes.
Try Essie Leggy Legend Shimmer Nail Polish, $8.50 at Nordstrom
Try a New Hair Color
It's the start of a new year, so why not try out a fresh new hair color trend? Whether you choose a blonder blonde or something more striking, changing your hair color will definitely freshen up your look. If you're not ready to go permanent status, try a temporary fix like eSalon's Tinted Love. It comes in a variety of fun shades and will add some color to your natural locks, all while strengthening and hydrating.
Try eSalon Tinted Love Color Enhancing Treatment, $15 at eSalon
Get Glowing Skin
There's nothing more rewarding than someone raving about how great your skin looks, which is why one of our biggest goals for 2016 is a healthy, glowing complexion. To maintain a gorgeous glow, add a weekly face mask into your beauty regimen. It will help to cleanse and detoxify — plus, it's like going to a spa in the comfort of your own home.
Try Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque, $46 at Nordstrom
Try Winged Eyeliner
It's time to leave your basic eyeliner routine in 2015 and try something more daring to make your eyes pop. There are many ways to do winged eyeliner, so you can go as bold or as conservative as you wish. Whatever the case, you can completely change the way your eyes look. Make sure to get a good waterproof pencil, though, so it stays in place (check out these best eyeliners). We're head over heels for Urban Decay's new Waterline Eye Pencil, which glides on smoothly and doesn't move once dry.
Try Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil, $20 at Nordstrom
Embrace Your Natural Curls
Gone are the days of spending hours straightening your hair. The new trend is to embrace your natural curls, so if you've got 'em, flaunt 'em. If not, there are a plethora of curl-enhancing products on the market that will help you get a natural, wavy look. It's way less maintenance and rocking a curly 'do will update your entire look.
Try DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel, $20 at Sephora
Step Up Your Brow Game
If you aren't blessed with full, bushy brows, no fret. There are tons of gels and creams to help define your brows, which is an effortless way to sharpen your face. Opt for a waterproof version like MAC's Waterproof Brow Set, which will naturally set brows and hold them in place all day long. Be sure to use a brow powder or gel that matches your brow color, so they won't look out of place.
Try MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set, $17 at Nordstrom
Most people set fitness and health resolutions with the start of each new year. But if you’re a beauty fanatic like us, your goals probably consist of all things beauty. This year, we’re all about trying out new beauty trends that will add glam and excitement to your routine. From stepping outside of your neutral lip gloss boundaries and trying out a punchy lip color to enhancing your brows, check out these seven ways to amp up your beauty game in 2016. Plus, these goals are way more fun than partaking in a juice cleanse and they’ll also boost your confidence!
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