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Flaunt Your New Hairstyle With These Key Beauty Tips

In our opinion, switching up your hairstyle is one of the best parts of being a woman. In fact, just thinking about dyeing our treasured strands, adding some sexy fringe or chopping it all off gives us a rush of excitement.

In the midst of doting over our new ‘do, though, a lot of us forget to adjust our makeup and skin care routines to complement our new style. We’re all guilty of it, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from past beauty mishaps. Whether you just changed your hair or are contemplating a big change, we’ve got a few beauty tips and products that will help you show off your new ‘do in major style. You can thank us later!

Flaunt Your New Hairstyle With These Key Beauty Tips


Now that you’re rocking some fab fringe, it’s time to step up your eye makeup game so your eyes don’t get lost under all that hair. If you want your eyes to really pop against your trendy news tresses, the key is emphasizing one bold feature.

Translation? Larger-than-life lashes or mesmerizing eyeliner can really help your peepers hold their own against bold bangs, so don’t be shy about pushing the limits of eye makeup.

Your key products:

1) A killer mascara: Let those lashes speak volumes with the help of a volumizing mascara like our new favorite, Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit.

2) A bold eyeliner: Make your eyes pop with a statement liner (we love L’Oreal’s Infallible Silkissime Eye Liner in True Teal) that plays off your sweet peepers.

3) A brightening eye cream: Bangs help draw attention to your gorgeous eyes so make sure they look bright and beautiful with the help of a brightening eye cream like our current obsession, June Jacobs Intensive Age Defying Brightening Eye Cream.


Short hair, don’t care? Your hair might be more low maintenance now, but that doesn’t mean your skin care routine should be. A lot of ladies who cut their hair notice sudden breakouts along the jawline (you can thank natural hair oils for that!) and pimples are one accessory your cropped cut definitely doesn’t need.

Kick imperfections to the curb with targeted acne-fighting gems that will help you show off your new ‘do confidently.

Your key products:

1) A targeted acne treatment: When pimples suddenly appear post-haircut (and they likely will), treat them instantly with SkinCeutical’s miracle worker Blemish + Age Defense. Within a day you should notice a visible reduction in the size and redness of your blemishes.

2) A great cover-up: Treat and conceal your inconvenient blemishes with a two-in-one gem like Murad’s Acne Treatment Concealer.

3) An effective exfoliant: Prevent blemishes and general skin dullness through regular exfoliation. We love to get ours in by using Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator two to three times a week.


So you finally took the plunge, huh? Good for you, girl! Now that you’re a card-holding member of the pixie club, it’s time to get creative with your makeup.

Pixies can frame your face beautifully and put your best features on full display, so make sure your skin glows with the help of some highlighting and brightening products that will help you put your best face forward.

Your key products:

1) A bold lip color: Make your pretty pout a focal point of your face with an eye-catching hue like Tarte LipSurgence Lip Stain, a stunning hot pink.

2) A glowing CC cream: Get sun protection and an enviable glow with bareMinerals’ latest release, Complexion Rescue SPF 30 Tinted Cream, a luminizing miracle worker we’ve instantly fallen for.

3) A brightening mask: With your skin on full display, you’ll want to make sure it’s radiant. Get glowing with the help of a brightening mask like StriVectin’s Instant Revitalizing Mask.

Hair Color

New hair color? Fun! Now that you’re changing your hue, don’t forget to switch up your makeup routine too. If you’re going from light to dark, aim for a darker color palette that suits your new hue. Taking your strands from dark to light? Brighten up a bit with products that highlight and promote glowing skin.

Your key products:

1) A new makeup palette: Stumped on which makeup colors will flatter your new ‘do? Reach for a universally flattering palette that will last you through any and all upcoming hair switchups. We adore Sonia Kashuk’s new universally flattering Sahara Sunset Eye Shadow Palette.

2) A helpful highlighter: Glow from within with the help of a highlighter that’ll help you fake a dazzling complexion even on your worst day. Our pick: Jouer Luminizing Liquid Highlighter

3) A skin savior: The glow that comes along with a lighter hair color can be more forgiving if your skin is having an off day, but dull skin is enemy number one for ladies with dark hair. Avoid looking totally washed out with the help of a skin-boosting lotion like Cerave Skin Renewing Night Cream.