It’s vitally important to care for every aspect of yourself in order to achieve your full beauty potential. Focus on what you love about yourself, what you feel empowered by, what makes you unique. To find the right beauty look, confidence is key. Whether you’re already in love or getting ready to look—refresh, revamp, reinvent, and bring in radiance this New Year with these quick and easy makeup makeover tips.
Makeover for Love Step 1: Get Glowing
Thoroughly prep your skin for the New Year by exfoliating to create youthful, glowing skin. Use a gentle acid peel, microdermabrasion, or a granular exfoliating scrub to remove lifeless skin cells and refresh your complexion—out with the old, in with the new!
Buy Sue Devitt Microquatic Lactic Renewal Facial Peel, $62, at suedevittbeauty.com
Buy St. Ives Apricot Invigorating Scrub, $4.29, at drugstore.com
Makeover for Love Step 2: Keep Calm
Apply regular facial masques once or twice a week to maintain a beautiful complexion that looks and feels smoother, softer, and ultimately healthier and more hydrated. When everything feels just as fabulous as it looks, you’ll feel a huge boost in confidence.
Buy Sue Devitt Microquatic Oxygen Infusion Masque, $40, at suedevittbeauty.com
Buy IS Clinical Cleansing Complex, $36 (6 oz.), at amazon.com
Makeover for Love Step 3: Forever Young
Recreate collagen production, refine elasticity, and create a healthy, youthful radiance by misting skin before and after makeup application to pack on anti-aging ingredients.
Buy Sue Devitt Microquatic Luminous Finishing Mist, $45, at suedevittbeauty.com
Buy The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist, $16, at amazon.com
Makeover for Love Step 4: Go Bare
Never underestimate the power of minimalism. Give your complexion a quick pick-me-up by blending a warm rosy blush on the apples of the cheeks and a few coats of lengthening mascara.
Buy Sue Devitt Gel-to-Powder Blush, $20, at suedevittbeauty.com
Buy CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Blasting Waterproof Mascara, $6.94, at target.com
Makeover for Love Step 5: Be Golden
If you’re not a fan of the red-lipstick-revolution that’s happening now, spruce up your lips with a shiny nude, gold, rust, or burnt-amber lip gloss that matches your skin tone, and work it into a nude lipstick (dot it onto the bottom lip only). This special effect will keep you glowing throughout the New Year!
Buy Sue Devitt Lip Enhancing Gloss, $22, at suedevittbeauty.com
Buy Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Pur (here in Pure Nude), $30, at nordstrom.com
Makeover for Love Step 6: Stand Corrected
The final step to ring in youthful radiance is to apply a peach-tone concealer to the undereye area. The peach hue counteracts the green-and-blue tones of dark circles. Apply with your fingertips from underneath your bottom lashes outward toward the temple. Then sweep a lightweight powder with treatment benefits over the top to set the look. Just be conscious not to blend too far out over fine lines as this may accentuate them.
Buy Sue Devitt Bermuda Triangle Undereye Corrector with Orchid Extract, $22, at suedevittbeauty.com