Beauty Routine Shouldn’t be Boring

Beauty and makeup routines to try out

You might spend your week days with minimal makeup and you try hard not to take so much attention, but the weekend is here, so do you have any excuse for not going outside your comfort zone and do the things you can’t do at other times. This weekend might be a perfect time for taking action to change your beauty routine.

Most of us probably have the same beauty routine almost every day. Getting used to stuff and not wanting change are all about being safe. But don’t you think that the same old routine gets boring after a while? Beauty routines shouldn’t be boring, they should be just fun. Why don’t you do some of these things to change your beauty routine? Maybe after trying them a few times you can actually feel confident to do them all the time.

Freshen up Your Beauty Routine

Go Bold with your Lips

How often can you wear bold lips at work or when you’re having a casual day outside? What’s stopping you from doing that? Trying new things might be scary, especially if they are out of your comfort zone, however, you never know how much you would like or hate it if you don’t give it a try. Bold lipsticks aren’t monsters, but our friends. So for a change, go outside today wearing bold lipstick. Once you beat that fear, you will be confident to wear bold lips whenever you want without thinking what others might think about your lipstick choice.

Wear Falsies

If you’re like me, you probably stay away from falsies. Not only because they are not so easy to apply, but also having those thick fluffy lashes can be annoying at times. On the other hand, I like how they look on me or others. Whenever I do something I am not used to, I feel like people are staring at me. I guess it is just my imagination, right? You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to wear falsies; you do it whenever you feel like doing it. The way your eye would look after applying false lashes will be flattering.

Try Different Colours

Neutrals and nudes are safe choices, but there are so many different colours to choose from. Why do we only stick to the ones we keep using? Earth tones might be a great eyeshadow pick for brown eyes, but how about wearing blues, pinks or even neon? Having a few edgy shades is not the end of the world, it is all about self-confidence. At first, you can start using the colours you aren’t confident wearing under your eyes and then who knows what you might come up with next.

Try Something Different

Strobing, contouring, dramatic eyeliners, smoky makeup… aren’t they your thing? At first, I was so sure that I wouldn’t even be into strobing, because I thought “it is not my type of makeup”, but the more I tried, the more I liked it. So never make a decision about something you’ve never tried before. I am not a pro in any of these, but there are so many YouTube videos online, so you can always try to copy them to get better at the things you’ve never tried.

Beauty routines shouldn’t be boring, so why don’t we make things different this time and try something you’re not comfortable this weekend in your beauty routine.

What are the things you are not comfortable doing in terms of makeup? What would you like to add to your beauty routine?

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  • Yep, true! Sometimes, I wear false lashes and wear bolder lipstick shade. It sooo fun cos that’s actually not me in a daily routine.

    Jhem |

    • It is good to try different things once in awhile 🙂 xx

  • I feel this on a really high level. Honestly. I feel like makeup should be fun and should be interesting and should be something we experiment with.

    Personally, I like to try new products and I absolutely love to go with bold lipsticks. Especially red.

    Ella Pinto

    • Totally agree! Makeup should be fun, but once we get stuck to a routine then it is hard to change it. I am trying my best to change it and hopefully it will be good 🙂 x

  • its a new thing of mine that i try and do a different eye colour or lip colour everyday, its actually got me quite a few compliments because people recognise your make up more!


    • It is good, isn’t it? We get used to things and then it gets really hard to change it.

  • I agree with you 100%! I like to try different things quite often, just for a difference or to learn something new… Beauty routines shouldn’t be boring, that’s is so true!

    “Choose a highlighter like a pro” //

    • Mine was quite boring so now I am doing my best to change it 🙂

  • Totally agree! I change my eye shadow and lipstick colours almost daily 😀 sometimes I get more into a routine, which lasts for like a week haha. But I really just want to make sure I’m using at least most of my makeup products 🙂 what I do often go for thougj are nude lips, just in different shades. I’d love to rock a bold lip but on most days they just seem too much.
    Loved this post sweetie <3
    Emma xxx

    • I am quite boring and I hardly change anything, hopefully I will manage to change it 🙂 trying different eye makeup and lip colour everyday is actually good, I should do that too.
      I couldn’t find a nude that looks good on me so I much prefer wearing bold lips:)
      Have a great week, lovely <3 xx

  • Loved this Ela, it made me think about how I do the same things most of the time lol! I never wear a bold lip, just because I’ve haven’t really got into them. But I definitely want to start wearing more false lashes. I always feel like they really bring my make-up look together once I’ve finished. – Fashion Haul – ZARA

    • I think bold lips and minimal eye makeup would look good on you, you should definitely go for it 🙂

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    I love this post!
    I think false lashes is totally out of my confort zone and i must try to use more often.

    • I feel the same way, but we won’t get over it until we wear them often xx

  • Wearing falsies is the one thing I don’t do from your list. And highlighter, probably, because I really don’t like the look on my face.
    I try to change up my routine at last every month, otherwise I get bored quite easily.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I am really bad at changing my routine. It gets boring, but I don’t do much about it. Hopefully February will be a month where I will change that.
      In terms of wearing false lashes, I am still not good at it.

      • I set a date where I go through my stash and pull out products I haven’t used in a while, to put them in my top drawer. That way I have them easily accessible and reach for them more often.

  • I’d love to wear falsies every day but just couldn’t! They’re so much work and having to applying them every morning! They do look amazing tho 🙁 x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

    • They look amazing but agree that it is so much work to apply:( xx

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Great post, these are some fun ways to shake things up!

    Adi xx

  • I think I’m pretty experimental when it comes to makeup and I rarely wear the same exact look two days in a row. The one thing I’ve only done very few times is applying falsies because it’s so much work… I want to get better at appying them though, so I definitely should try to wear them more often!

    • I wish I was like you. I hardly change my makeup even though I get bored of my makeup. It is something I really want to change this month. If applying eye lashes wasn’t that hard, I would definitely be wearing them more often.

      • You can definitely do it too, Ela! You’ll see how fun it is! 🙂

  • Erin Russell

    I must admit I do get very much into a routine with make up, bold eyes, contoured and nude lip. I really struggle with going for a bold lip…. I should just do it on occasion! i become so obsessed with them september-november, but any other months you’ll find me being boring.

    Think I may go for one tomorrow, I can do it! Love the post, you are so right!

    • I have a boring routine which I don’t seem to change, so I don’t use most of my makeup.
      Bold lips are pretty, wearing them once it awhile definitely shake things up.

  • Really enjoyed reading this post!! I’m totally guilty of sticking to the “safe” colours myself! xx

    • Most of us are the same. Safe is good, but it is good to change once in awhile 🙂 xx

  • I definitely need to wear more bold lip colours! I play it safe too often!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • Good tips! I only recently bought a bold red lipstick to wear and now I like it so much I wear it pretty much every day..even when the only other thing I’m wearing is BB cream, haha! 🙂

    Always good to try something new now and then 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • I like red lips with minimal makeup, it looks better like that and focuses on the lips more 🙂

  • Whenever I feel bored with my makeup routine, I will always go back to a bold lip. Bright pink or dark reds, it always perks me right back up! <3

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin’

    • Changing the lipstick definitely makes a big difference, I like to do that.
      Btw is there something wrong with your blog? Whenever I try to go to your blog, I get “this website is not available” message for ages, I am using Chrome and I also tried it with Firefox, I wonder what’s wrong.

  • A dark lip always something I want to do more often! As well as maybe green eyeshadow…I should stop always running to my neutrals!!

    • Using different colours definitely make a big difference, it is a good way of changing the routine.

  • I love bold lips! Such an easy way to change up your look x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • What fab tips! I think that trying out a new vibrant lip color is the easiest way to change up your look. I used to love false lashes, but I wouldn’t wear them now. There’s no better way to beat boredom then testing out a new youtube tutorial of a makeup look

    Rachel xx

    • YouTube videos are great for learning and experimenting makeup, it has helped me a lot 🙂 xx

  • Josie

    I love bold lips, especially when worn casually with a grey jumper and jeans or something like that. I’d love to try falsies for a special occasion x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

    • I love that combination, it would look stunning that way xx

  • I love wearing falsies, but I wish they were easy to apply 😀 xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Definitely agree with the bold color! It makes me feel more confident and ready for the day!

    • You don’t need heavy makeup to wear bold lips, that’s one of the things I like about it 🙂

  • I’ve not yet tried falsies or strobing but I’d certainly like to give them a go

    • You should definitely try them. Strobing will give you a beautiful glow.

  • Belén Muñoz

    I have never used falsies but I want to try it! I love your tips, I love to try different make up looks!

    • Falsies make such a big difference, you should really try them out. x

  • Im not good in falsies but i find it very challenging every time
    Great to know about this.

    • They are kinda hard to apply, I wish I was good at it.

  • I was the same with strobing then I’m so into it now! 🙂 I’d love to go for bold lips more often I just prefer heavy eyes in general.

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    I’ll admit, my beauty routine is pretty boring, haha. I tend to stick to the same sort of makeup everyday for work, since I’m always in a rush and don’t have time to really experiment! <3 I do go a little bolder on the weekends, though… But I still tend to stick to the same sort of shades! x I'd love to try out strobing, but I'm afraid I'll mess it up haha. I'm useless when it comes to contouring, although strobing seems a little easier. x Thanks for sharing another fab post, darling! Sending lots of love your way. <3


    • I am exactly the same, I am always in a rush and I hardly have time for applying mascara and lipstick. I would like to experiment more, and use different colours. Contouring is definitely harder than strobing. Sending you lots of love sweetheart <3 xx

  • I couldn’t agree more! During the week due to lack of time my makeup is quick and easy, although I may throw in a bold lipstick if I’m feeling like it 🙂 But during the weekend I love to experiment with different looks, colours, is one of my favourite times, just to sit in front of the mirror and play with all the makeup I’ve accumulated 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I really enjoy seeing your experiments, and you’re good at coming up with gorgeous looks 🙂 I should really spend some time and practice, as practice makes perfect 🙂 xx

  • My makeup routine is pretty boring to be honest. I can’t apply eye shadow even if my life depended on it, therefore I never use it. I use liquid eye liner a lot, though, and I always look pretty much the same haha, but a bold lip is a must for me… Just so I wouldn’t look THAT boring.


    • You should keep practicing whenever you’re at home, i am sure once you get good at it you will enjoy wearing it. Eyeliner, mascara and lipstick are what I mostly use for my daily makeup, boring right?

  • I wish I could wear falsies everyday, ugh, they make such a huge difference! ❃

  • Great ideas. Love wearing falsies as well.

    XoXo from Berlin
    Valentina |

  • Caliope Couture

    Great ideas 🙂 I usually wear makeup during the week and like playing with colours to brighten up my workdays. I have never really worn false lashes though, although I like the look of them…

    Christina ♥

    • I am always in a rush during the week so I mostly wear the same makeup, which is kinda boring 🙂 I should really change that!

  • What a great list!:) I love this post! It definitely took some courage and time before I was could go outside with a bold lip haha! I started small and now I wear them all the time! Although, I am still a bit afraid to do it at work!:) I have only worn falsies once in high school for prom ages ago and have not since. I have no idea why. I loved how my lashes looked and I felt so confident! I need to incorporate them more into my looks!:)

    Shannon Sage

    • I wasn’t going out with bold lips until recently, and last week one of my colleague said “you’re wearing dark lippie, maybe you shouldn’t do that”… this is the downside of working with 20 men in an office. I should practice more on lashes, I am still not good at applying them 🙂 x

      • Oh gosh men just do not get it! I’m sure you look amazing with a dark lip!

  • I started out wearing bold lips and only started wearing lots of nude lips last year. I’m starting to experiment with colour eyeshadows but so far only adding it to my lower lash line and staying indoor. Haha!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I do the same, at least we wear nice makeup at home 🙂 x

  • This is a great post! I would love to give false lashes a try, I feel like it’s a bit of a learning curve. Bold lips are always great! Especially to make you feel a lot more confident 🙂

    • I am still learning, I am really bad at it 🙂 I just want to think practice makes perfect! Bold lips would look great on you <3 x

  • Those are great tips! I should wear red lips more often XD
    Nati xx

  • Lovely post, you photography is stunning!! I followed on Google friends connect!!x


  • I definitely need to step away from my comfort zone and give some new trends a try 🙂

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  • Love the photo..and nice tips too xoxo

  • Nicole

    Great post! I love all your tips! I do have a basic makeup routine I do everyday and never thought about it much until now! I think one thing I’d like to add into my beauty routine is adding a SPF moisturizer – I just haven’t found one I like yet!
    You should do a post about how to freshen up your skincare routine!!

    ~ Nicole

    • I guess most of us are the same, having a routine gets boring after awhile so it is good to make changes. I am planning to use more SPF as well.
      That’s such a good idea, I will definitely think about it 🙂

  • Emily

    This is a really great post Ela and you make a great point, I’m probably quite boring with my routine and why shouldn’t I switch it up? I definitely would love to experiment with false lashes and see the difference they make!

    Musings & More

    • I get bored of my routine however I don’t do anything to change it, which means I hardly use most of my makeup. I hope to change that.

  • Oh man, bold lips are my best friend. My “frenemy” would be nudes, I have so many that are disappointing! I tried falsies for the first time on Halloween when I was a clown, and I liked how they looked on me but I guess I didn’t glue them on right or overglued them and they kept falling off. I’ll keep giving them a try though!


    • I still couldn’t find the perfect nude as well, so I hardly wear nude lips. First time I wore falsies, same thing happened to me so I had to remove the other one too 🙂

  • bold lips are my go-to when I feel like a change! x


  • Bernadette

    Awesome post. I always try and mix things up and keep my beauty routine fresh i don’t like falling into ruts. x

  • SamanthaSeries

    I’ve been trying new things lately like tightlining and using individual lashes 😛 It’s fun!

    Samantha Series

  • I love wearing a bold lip color to add variety to my makeup look. Maybe I should try falsies. I’ve never used it before :3

    • Falsies make such a big difference, you should definitely try them out 🙂


    I love a good bold lip

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  • Is not easy but change my routine can be positive thing….but I repeat: not easy. Thanks for tips my dear. Have a nice monday, kisses and thank you for your visit,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

    • It is not easy, I totally agree but at least we should try it once in awhile x

  • Ellie Adams

    Love this post hun and completely agree with you, I love my routines and definitely don’t find them boring! Mixing things up and trying something new is key.


    • Mixing things up is great, at least then you don’t get bored of it easily 🙂 x

  • Great post, Ela! Falsies or a bold lips make such a difference to a look even if they are a little more time-consuming! xx


    • Totally agree with you! I am trying to be good at applying them xx

  • Love this post, the thing that I wish I did more is falsies to be honest I am just crap at putting them on, but when you get it right…wow!
    Pams Stuff and Things

    • I am not good either, but I am trying whenever I have some time to kill 🙂 x

  • Nadia

    I really agree with the idea behind this post, sweetie! It’s so nice to “branch out” and try things you might have never considered! I remember back in 2006 I would be terrified of the thought of trying out red lipstick and now I love my bold colours 🙂 It’s just the matter of going outside that little box. This post was super inspiring, made me think what things I might enjoy (even being scared at first) to try out.
    xox Nadia

    • We never know how much we would like or hate something without giving it a try, so instead of getting used to a routine, it is good to try new things. Change might be hard, but I’m sure it is worth it 🙂 xx

  • So true! My beauty routine has been pretty boring lately. Can’t wait to wear pretty floral clothes with a peachy lip and blush this spring 🙂

    xo, mikéla /

    • I can’t wait for it too! My makeup will definitely change once it’s spring 🙂 x

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  • I tend to get a little boring with makeup at the weekend, if I’m wearing it at all! I wear a full face of makeup to work every day so I feel like a bit of a break by the weekend! But, I should probably use the weekend to play around with looks a bit and make it a bit of fun 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee

    • I am too lazy to wear full face makeup during the week, and working in an office full off guys doesn’t make me want to get all dressed up 🙂 x

  • Yes I always wear nude lipsticks but have been trying to really add some color to my lips recently! And I am very happy with the change 🙂

    Sophie xx

    • Change might be hard, but some of them are really good. I will make sure to experiment more this year 🙂 x

  • This is such a fresh a different approach to a makeup blog post, I love it!
    Love, Maddie. | Oh So Maddie

  • Yesss the whole paragraph on false lashes are my sentiments exactly! Whilst I adore how fancy they look and how my whole makeup look is stepped up to another level, I can always feel them either on my eyes or I feel like others are really staring at me D:
    Definitely need to wear them more often though!

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

    • Ah I feel the same way, even though I love love how good they look, it feels weird to have them on. These Eylure ones feel better and softer than the most I’ve tried 🙂 x

  • I love bright and bold lips and i love to try different colors on my eyes… loved the post 🙂

  • You are so right I do need to step outside my comfort zone and try some new makeup. I really do wear the same makeup every day and it can get boring. I like your idea of a bold lip!


  • I had to look up the word “strobing” – I didn’t know that that is the new trend 🙂 I’d love to give it a try, as well as wearing falsies (I’ve never tried them and they scare me somehow but maybe I should take the plunge sometime!). Great tips!

    Bold Bliss