Give your new year’s beauty resolution a fighting chance by trying one of these on-trend looks. You can pat yourself on the back for experimenting with new styles and — bonus — you’ll look great!
1. False Lashes
This is the year when you’re finally going to get your shaky hands to master the art of applying false lashes. They can take any makeup look up a few notches.
Try: Ardell Fashion Lashes, $14, amazon.com
2. Nude Makeup
Think of it as taking baby steps towards #NoMakeupMondays. A girl can dream, right?
Try: Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette, $54, Sephora.com
3. Brow Pencils
Everyone knows bold brows are in, so why not give yours a boost with a few strokes of a brow pencil. It’s easier than it looks!
Try: Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Shape Brow Pencil, $20, amazon.com
4. A Neon Lip
Yes, we all love a bold, red lip but why not give pink a try? The electric shades—which are so popular right now—flatter all skin tones!
Try: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in BLKR, $25, narscosmetics.com
5. A Pixie Cut
I know as a Latina we grew up thinking hair had to be long to be beautiful, but these days, there’s nothing sexier than a bold chop.
Try: Garnier Fructis Style Mess Maker Power Putty, $5, amazon.com
6. A Deep Side Part
It sounds simple, but shifting your part a few inches in either direction will give your ‘do a major upgrade.
Try: Conair Brush Tourmaline Ceramic Tail Comb, $4, drugstore.com
7. Frosty Makeup
Highlight no more than one feature with silvery-hued makeup to reach a new level of glam.
Try: L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24hr Eye Shadow, $7, target.com
8. Matte Foundation
A dewy glow is always in fashion, but this year it’s more toned down. Think matte finish with a hint of highlights. The goal is to look fresh-faced.
Try: Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Mattifying Foundation, $36, Sephora.com
9. A Sleek Style
Stick to a severe middle part and slick hair down from your roots to the top of your ears. Keep the rest of your hair natural—whether it’s straight, wavy, curly or anything in between!
Try: Aussie Miraculously Smooth Styling Hair Mousse, $4, amazon.com
10. Matte Lipstick
It may sound a little ‘90s but the trick is to keep it simple. Make sure the rest of your makeup is glam but not too done-up, and skip the lip liner!
Try: Lorac Lip Luxe 8 Hour Lip Color, $16, nordstrom.com