Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol.22: New Year’s Beauty Resolutions

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BISC Vol.22 Authors

LILY | Malaysia | Chloe Ash
My new year’s beauty resolution is simple. Enjoy quality things, and try to make a dent in some makeup. As for skincare, stick to the tried and true. For body, I need to drink more water, eat better and be consistent in my workouts. That’s it! Happy New Year everyone. Here’s to a great start and a fantastic 2016.

RAE | Canada | the Notice: a beauty blog
My beauty resolution for 2016 is to get back into indie beauty! I feel like I’ve really drifted from my small company roots, and I’d love to start using more offbeat brands again. Whether that’s mom & pop shops or just more unique finds, I’m hoping to try more obscure products this year.

ANGELA | Canada | Do Want Makeup
First, working on the inside: drink more water to hydrate myself from the inside out, and get more sleep at a regular schedule! Other than that, I want to continue my Fashion Week-inspired nail art and do even more nail looks than I did last year. I also want to buy less product, and spend more time exploring and re-discovering my current stash and creating new looks with them.

AGATA | USA | Her and Makeup
My beauty resolution is the same every year- to limit my makeup purchases and start using more of what I already have! This year it’s the same. I am actually proud of myself for how well I did in the second part of last year and I discovered that shopping my own makeup stash can be fun too and I have been using more products that I completely forgot about.

ANNE | Germany | Linda, Libra, Loca
My only new years beauty resolution is actually an old one: Use more of the stuff I already own and buy less new things!

I have been doing pretty well at not buying too much throughout the last two years, but finishing a makeup product other than the usual suspects (Concealer, powder, mascara) is still a struggle.

To help me with this resolution (and mentioned here for shameless self promotion) I started a You Tube channel to create more makeup looks that are out of my comfort zone!

Who knows, before 2016 is gone I could have finished a green eyeshadow!

ERIN | USA | Clever Girl Reviews
1. Make my way through my lipstick stash
2. Make a dent in my perfume stash
3. Only buy things I’ve sampled or am willing to or able to return, which will be incredibly hard!
4. Buy quality over quantity!
5. Do something with my huge mop of hair. It’s been two years since I’ve had a haircut or color!

MELISSA | Switzerland | Kiss & Make-up
This year I’d like to use more masks – sheet masks in particular – and get more into K-beauty and Asian beauty in general. And since I’ll be spending five whole weeks in Japan soon I also plan on putting a little Japanese twist on the blog and my beauty routine.

JAA | Thailand | Hello Jaa
Like everyone else, I also want to limit my spending on beauty products this year! I’ve noticed my interest shifting from makeup to skincare during the past 4-5 months so I’ll probably get into more skincare products now. I have come to realize that I have so much makeup in my stash so I’ll try to use what I already have and hopefully I’ll finish some of them this year. As for new stuff, I’ll still be buying but it won’t be from every new collection that comes out. I’ll definitely be more picky this year. Just like Erin said, quality over quantity!


What about you? Have you made any beauty resolutions this year?

the founder and editor of Her and Makeup.


    • Agata says:

      I feel like I should try and invest more in skincare this year and not in new eyeshadows since they are hardly ever too original anymore….And good skin is always important!

  1. Lulle.Beaumiroir says:

    I guess I won’t be very original by saying that I want to buy less and use up some of what I already own! It really feels like a necessity for me now that some products I bought when I started getting into makeup, about 10 years ago, are beginning to turn bad and need to get tossed. Throwing away makeup I used only a couple times makes me feel so bad…


    • Agata says:

      I can totally relate, I have so many products that I bought years ago, used only a few times and I forgot about and now I can’t really use them anymore. I have some really pretty LE Mac Paint Pots that are now too dry to use and I was worried to run out of the product so I used it sparingly…Not making that mistake again!

  2. NatasjaEPB says:

    Couldn’t agree more. I like finding products in your own stash that didn’t get enough attention… and can make a look completely different 🙂 Happy new year, Agata. Best wishes for 2016!

  3. carolinapage says:

    Just like everyone else, I want to limit my purchases and use my existing stash more. I’m not going to put myself on a complete spending ban, because that would be too unrealistic. Makeup is my passion after all and I think it’s actually good to reward yourself with something you really like from time to time, even if it’s not a basic necessity!
    Nowadays, when I see something I’d like to get, I try not to buy it immediately and wait a few weeks/months. If I still want it then, I’ll purchase it, but most of the time the urge to buy it has gone. I think it’s working pretty well at reducing my expenses!

  4. Lisa @ Midwest Glam says:

    I’ve been pretty good at keeping my purchases to a minimum for the past few months. Things were getting out of hand and I realized I had things I hadn’t worn or even touched in MONTHS! Not cool. Shopping your stash is where’s it’s at, man! 🙂

    Hope your year is off to a great start so far, Agata!

    • Agata says:

      Hey Lisa, long time! How have you been?? I am really proud of myself too for keeping things under control. Being on a stricter budget made me realize I don’t really need every single eyeshadow palette or blush that comes out!

      • Lisa @ Midwest Glam says:

        I’ve been good thanks! How about you? It can be hard, huh? Especially with the Spring collections coming out. Everything looks so nice. With the new MAC collection coming out I’ve gone from wanting 10 items to maybe 2 items which is a big deal. And I might even skip it altogether. Might lol. 🙂

  5. Amanda says:

    Well… this is inspiring… I have to get into a schdule for eating, working and exercise, don’t think it will happen now for I sleep a lot and work all other times and am not always keeping so well… so well, better be cool, relaxed, do things slowly to the extent possible. That’s what I am focusing for this year. On being slow but effective in whatever I do and live life all 24 hours.

  6. Chris says:

    These are all great resolutions. Thanks for posting! Good to know I’m not the only one who has a hard time cutting down on makeup 😛

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