Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Have you ever felt like you were in a makeup rut? How did you get out of it? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerOh, definitely! The easiest way to get out of it is to look for new inspiration online or in magazines – try something avant garde and crazy if only to get the creative juices flowing.

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24 thoughts on “Have you ever felt like you were in a makeup rut?

  1. I love looking at beauty bloggers and editorials to get inspired.

  2. Absolutely! Whenever that happens, I try to either try out new stuff or get into my stash to try and find products that inspire me to play with. Usually my main issue is time, however (injured hand and watery eyes don’t help), and that often pushes me to wear the same look over and over again, solely because it’s quick and easy.

  3. zainab

    Yes, including now. It’s usually a time thing- if I don’t have too much time I’d rather stick with what I know looks good than experiment and end up looking worse than when I started. But when I have time to experiment I love to, and then I can salvage a look if it didn’t look great initially.

  4. Yes usually looking at magazines and themed makeup on models are quite inspiring to break the rules!!

  5. Tessa

    I’m in one now, actually. I haven’t bought anything new since Valentine’s Day, I haven’t kept up with my blogs, I haven’t watched a YouTube video in over a month…and on the rare occasions that I have actually felt like putting on makeup it’s been the most basic 2 minute foundation-and-mascara look every single day. I’m hoping once the Spring collections start popping up in my area and it gets warmer and sunnier that y mood will straighten out. I’m pretty sure it’s just the fact that it’s been like 50 degrees and raining for almost two whole months that’s doing me in :(

  6. My makeup ruts come and go pretty quickly so luckily I haven’t had to go searching for a lot of inspiration.
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  7. Not just that I couldn’t think of anything new to do with my makeup, but I didn’t want makeup anymore, a all! It happened a few years ago. I just looked at my collection and wondered, Why do I have all this? Maybe I should just sell it. Thank goodness I didn’t do that…

  8. absolutely! Sometimes I will sit excitedly with all my makeup around me and suddenly..*blank*.. :| Then I turn to google to take inspiration from other bloggers/ pinterest :)

  9. Constantly! If I feel like I the look suits me, I mean a certain way to apply eye shadows or eyeliner, for example, it can take years for me to convince myself to do it differently. My eyeliner routine, for example, has not changed for as long as I remember, just cause I could not be bothered to learn to do it differently :)

  10. Weekends are my time to play with my brighter and bolder colours, but I seem to have too many choices!! Lately I’ve been reaching into my bag of mineral eyeshadows and just picking a colour without looking and making a look with it. I’ll end up searching through my stash for colours to go with it and often find myself using some of my more neglected shades. I think of this as my Weekend Colour Challenge!

  11. I usually pick out one palette from my collection that I “have to” use more. I put it on my table, and I have to use it at least five times before I allow myself to use something else. It really works!

    • Avatar of Lisa Lisa

      I was just about to comment and say the same thing! It totally does work! It also helps me rediscover old favorites and try new ways of doing things. Like, I’ll decide on a palette and tell myself I have to try a new look from it for five days or something. It really pushes me to be creative and use things I may have forgotten about.

  12. I usually make time to discover new products or rediscover my older products. I’m not very routine about my makeup, but sure, sometimes I don’t want to think about it and can get into little mini ruts where I wear similar looks. Right now I am in the process of depotting a bunch of products to put into custom palettes to help rediscover older products or at least put them right under my nose so I start using them up!

  13. Avatar of LU LU

    Yes! I’m in one now, I’ve been doing what I know looks good with my soft colored matte-satin finishes and avoiding metallics for some reason. It’s also about time for me, I’m really busy most days.

  14. I’m kind of feeling like that this week haha. But I recently went through a lot of my makeup and put aside things I haven’t used in a while. That always helps me.

  15. All the time lol. I like to use Instagram to get a bit of inspiration. Sometimes I even dig through my stash and pull out some new or forgotten goodies to get my creative juices flowing
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  16. Chris

    Yup, in one right now. I am 46 and I feel like my skin is so dull in tone and texture.

  17. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    No, not really… I have techniques & shades I know will work, and every once in a while, I’ll switch it up (although I stick to 2-3 techniques/color families I use on a regular basis due to lifestyle). I am adding more blues & greens to my stash, which is fairly new!

  18. Avatar of Deborah Deborah

    Rarely am I in a makeup rut because I am constantly waiting for new products to come out! I don’t have to wait long : )

  19. Not in a negative sense – I have an obsessive weakness for purple lipsticks and for peachy pinky corally lipsticks and glosses with golend shimmer in them, and I’m totally happy in this rut :-D

    I do like experimenting with mixing lip products and trying unusual eyeshadow combos, though.

    In short – I prefer to think of my ‘rut’ as the pleasant status quo, and then experiment on top of that :-D
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  20. Oh, my! YES! After meticulously taking wonderful, albeit expensive, care of my skin, hitch was basically perfection from all I did, I suddenly was attacked by the monster of pre-menopause and I never had to wear foundation before nor had I any other skincare agenda to go to.. I was freaking out because I noticed I was aging and didn’t know what to do! (It was overly dramatic but rightfully so in my opinion) I cried and called my mother, googled help, looked up everything I could think of to research and watched endless YouTube tutorials in order to devise ideas and act on them. I’ve always been anti-foundation but suddenly needed it! Or should I use a BB, and what kind? And my eyes were so sensitive as well as sudden rosacea.. How do I do this? Brush? Beautyblender? Fingers? What won’t make it worse? I resolved it by trial and error and am currently continuing to work with the new skincare and products I’ve found while returning or discarding the ones that irritate me and learning to embrace “base.” Everything is alright, I’m not going to die, it happens, it isn’t quite that bad.. Positivity goes a long way when we feel hopeless! I was so set in my ways that I genuinely had no idea what was out there though I was aware of all other beauty categories. Keeping calm however I could was essential to this new stress. Yes, there are many worse things that could happen, but this is my answer about a rut which my life also did not allow time to acclimate more slowly as I would have had it happened years ago. Indeed it is shocking, trust me. But there is always a rhyme and reason. :) Be well! <3

  21. It happens when im in a hurry a lot and dont switch out whats in my go to makeup bags. My default is mac all that glitters, ricepaper, sketch, and dazzlelight lol. Been making my own mac palettes its helped me get out of my rut

  22. Avatar of Abigail AbigailOD

    Oh yes, every now and then. I just shop my stash and realize I have other exciting options all along!

  23. All the time! I don’t have a lot of money to spend on “play” makeup. Stuff that I know might not work isn’t usually risked unless it’s drugstore. I know what works for an everyday look and I tend to stick to it because I don’t go out much either!
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