News of another lockdown coming into effect tomorrow in the Netherlands, feels a little triggering. For many the winter lockdowns are tough, especially if you're an outgoing person.
In previous lockdowns sales of home and skincare products skyrocketed, while makeup sales dropped. People were taking the time to get cosy and treat their complexions but, don't forget, Coco Chanel famously said, "If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack." Studies have found that makeup can make you feel more confident and even smarter, with red lipstick being the go-to for that much-needed beauty boost.
In one study, 51% of participants said beauty was synonymous with "looking healthy", "feeling good about yourself" and "to be self-confident". Not to mention that the ceremony of applying makeup can be stress-relieving and meditative. There are few things more soothing than sitting at a mirror and playing with an eyeshadow palette. The next few weeks may feel a little less fun, so add some playfulness into your life with a makeup look or two.
Some looks to try!
A matte red lip - blur the edges with a small brush for a romantic look.
Rainbow eyes - simply dab different colours onto your eyes. Artistic and fun!
Graphic liner - experiment with different shapes and colours.
Faux freckles and bronzer - to give you a sunkissed summer look.
A cut crease - because, why not?