Beauty Tips for a Fresh Restart After Circuit Breaker

Beauty Tips for a Fresh Restart after Circuit Breaker
Image by Khusen Rustamov from Pixabay
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We have now entered Phase 1 of the post-circuit breaker period. Even though most of us continue to work from home, still, the start of this new chapter is a good time to refresh ourselves with a little beauty prepper-upper. Because when you look fab, you’re more likely to be raring to go.

Here’s what you can do to look brighter, more energised and on-the-ball.

1. Show Off a Fresh Complexion

Beauty Tips for a Fresh Restart after Circuit Breaker
Photo by Alexander Krivitskiy on Unsplash

Out with the old, in with the new! All that time spent at home plus laziness with our skincare routine equals a buildup of dull, rough skin. To tackle this CB-hangover, clear out dead skin and accumulated gunk in pores with an exfoliating mask or a home peel treatment.

Kose Sekkisei Mask

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Kose Sekkisei Clear Whitening Mask, $35

Philosophy Microdelivery Peel

Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel Set, $109

2. Brighten and Highlight

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Image by Diamantino Santos from Pixabay

No holiday glow? Fake it with products like brightening sunscreens, dewy-skin primers, shimmer powder and highlighters that lend your complexion an all-over radiance. Even if half your face is obscured by a mask, you can still spotlight specific parts of the face like the top of cheekbones, browbones and the temples.

Biore UV Toneup Milk

Biore UV Tone Up UV Milk, SPF50/PA++++, $15.50

Laneige Skin Veil Base

Laneige Skin Veil Base SPF23/PA++ in Pure Violet

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder, $79

3. Play Up Your Eyes

Beauty Tips for a Fresh Restart after Circuit Breaker
Image by Khusen Rustamov from Pixabay

Since the eyes are the only key feature that can be seen over a face mask, make sure they stand out. Simply lining them will make them look instantly more defined and awake. Or have fun trying out different dos like cat-eyes, wingtips, smoky eyes and retro doll eyes (think Twiggy’s iconic ’60s look).

Maybelline Hyper Tight Liner

Maybelline Hyper Tight Liner, $20.90

Bourjois Liner Stylo

Bourjois Liner Stylo

4. Experiment with Colours

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Make eyes pop with bold or unexpected makeup colours. The trick to not looking clownish is to apply sparingly – a dash at the outer corner of eyes, a subtle strip along the lashline, or a light wash over eyelids.

Etude House Rose Bomb Palette

Etude House Play Color Eye Rose Bomb Palette, $43.90

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vo. 3, $115

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Pencil

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil, $36

5. Groom Your Brows

e15 Generic half face eyebrows Photo by Alexandru Zdrobău on Unsplash
Photo by Alexandru Zdrobău on Unsplash

Neat, well-defined arches frame your eyes and tie your whole look together. Those blessed with thick brows can simply keep them tidy with a coat of clear brow gel. If your brows are on the sparse side, fill them in with brow powder or a fine-tipped brow pencil. Light or milky brown shades tend to have a more natural, subtle effect.

Benefit Goof Proof Pencil

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

Kate Designing Eyebrow

Kate Designing Eyebrow 3D, $20.50

6. Have Fun with Hair Accessories

Don’t forget about your crowning glory. A pretty hairband, an embellished clip, an old-school barrette – a well-placed hair accessory can be an instant fixes for bad hair day.

e18 Pearl hair clips

Korean Style Pearl Hair Barrettes, $2.19 each

e19 Twist knot hairband

Korean Twist Knot Hairband, $5.89

e20 Lace cloth hairband

Retro Lace Cloth Wide Hairband, $12.49

So there you have it, 6 beauty tips for a fresh restart post-Circuit Breaker!

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