It’s week two of 2017, and we’re sure you’re still busy keeping up with the resolutions you vowed not to break this year. While experimenting with various makeup trends is definitely on our minds, especially since spring is not too far off, taking care of our skin seems to be on the top of everyone’s list, including our Beauty Panel. From incorporating more natural skincare products into your regimen to drinking more water, here are six fuss-free beauty resolutions you should make for 2017.
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Vancouver | Katie Elwood
In recent years, my beauty resolutions seem to gear toward skincare rather than makeup. After all, “beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin,” as the famous makeup artist Shu Uemura once said. This year it’s no different.
I resolve to focus on getting my skin in the best possible shape, so I plan to explore more natural skincare products, like the May Lindstrom Masque I have on in the above photo. Now I know that you can’t always go natural, especially when your goal is to have your makeup last all day. Sometimes with skincare and makeup, the tried-and-true products are the way to go. However, on a day-to-day basis, I’m thinking about mixing it up and paying more attention to what I’m putting on my face and body. RMS Beauty, Josie Maran, Herbivore Botanicals and Tata Harper are a few other brands on my radar this year.
Products used: May Lindstrom “The Problem Solver” Masque
Vancouver | Blush Rouge
In 2017, I’m really looking forward to the no-mascara trend. I have very light, blonde lashes, and some days I feel like a completely different person depending on whether I wear mascara or not. It feels liberating to take such an expected step out of the beauty equation and play with the idea of going completely natural with your lashes (especially when they hardly have any pigment in them!). I really love this look paired with a bright or dark bold lip, lots of highlighter and some big, beautiful brows.
Products used: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in “Beso,” Benefit “Hoola” Matte Bronzer, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in “Opal,” Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in “Medium Brown”
Toronto | Beauty and a Bite
My 2017 beauty resolution is something that I have always wanted to do but never had the confidence for. This might seem silly, but I want to be confident enough to go barefaced more often (and not just when I’m going to and from the gym!). Admittedly, I don’t take care of my skin enough—I really want to change that this year. Of course, my love for makeup isn’t going anywhere. I just need to feed my love for skincare just a little bit more. The first step? Drink more water!
Products used: Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in “Riviera,” Benefit Blush in “Rockateur,” Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in “Stromboli”
Edmonton | Northern Style Exposure
My biggest beauty resolution is actually a continuation of last year’s goal: To kiss my dull, acne-prone skin goodbye. Hello, glowing, clear skin.
Over the past year, I’ve found a few tools that have helped me in my beauty quest: NuFace, PMD and a Clarisonic brush. I want to continue using them on the regular because I’ve seen amazing results. I’ve also found a few other brands I now cannot live without: Tatcha, Philosophy, Indie Lee, Odacité, Bioderma, Burt’s Bees, Vichy and Rocky Mountain Soap Co—to name a few. Long-term use is key, so I’m going to stick to the products I’ve found in the last year that were working for my skin.
Ottawa | Twenty York Street
This year, I plan to try try the relaxed red-lip look. While red lips are always associated with full-on makeup and Hollywood glamour, this season’s take on the rouge is with no-makeup makeup. That means minimal allover—subtle eyeshadows and blush and just letting the red lips speak for themselves! The trick is to find your perfect shade of red, and sometimes that means mixing two different shades together to get the colour that’s right for you.
Products used: Stila Cosmetics Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette, Estée Lauder Double Stick Foundation, Korres Wild Rose Facial Oil, Korres Brightening Targeted Tone Corrector, Reversa Radiance Cream with SPF 30, Milani Cosmetics, Rimmel London Lipliner in “Eastend Snob,” Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day, Sparkle All Night Liquid Lipstick Set in “Baci,” Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day, Sparkle All Night Liquid Lipstick Set in “Lume,” Lancôme Volumizing Mascara, L’Oréal Canada Visible Lift Foundation in “Tan,” #QUOCosmetics Highlighter, Gosh from Shoppers Drug Mart Eyeliner, Real Techniques Powder Brush, Estée Edit Highlighter and Contour Pencil and Joe Fresh Photo Powder