Doing the same thing day in and day out typically leads to one thing -- boredom. So if you've been feeling very "meh" about putting on makeup, there's (luckily) some very easy things that you can do so that you're makeup routine is something that you actually look forward to.
Now, if your problem is laziness, there isn't a lot I can do about that! (You could try becoming a minimalist) However, if you've simply fallen victim to mediocracy, you may be surprised to find how addressing a few basic things will make a huge impact on your feelings towards your current routine.
1. Location, Location, Location.
Do you do your makeup in a dark room? On a dingy chair? Or in a cramped uncomfortable area?
If your makeup area looks and feels like a dungeon are you really surprised as to why you don't exactly enjoy spending time in that area?
Making small improvements can make a drastic difference. Get a new chair, put a nice light in, add some flowers, or splurge and upgrade your makeup area. If you don't really have the space or budget for anything big, then you just need to be creative and find a way for you to make some sort of improvement that will feel new for you.
2. Make Things Easy
You might be completely oblivious to the fact that your fed up with your routine because you can never seem to find anything. When you have things in random places, or just too much stuff in general the process becomes super frustrating. So make things easy on yourself and get some nice makeup organizers! Put things where they belong, and you may be surprised to see products that you completely forgot about.
Try a stylish counter display or a clear makeup organizer in your cupboard.
3. Treat Yourself
Sometimes something as simple as getting a new lipstick color or eyeshadow color can really renew your sense of excitement. Heck, even splurging on that name-brand-product you've been eye-balling for the past month can be effective.
When you think about it, it makes perfect sense that using the exact same things all the time might eventually feel like something that you just do. Rather than feeling like something exciting.
So it's time. You deserve to treat yourself.
4. Learn Something New
This goes hand-in-hand with number three above. It's all about stale repetition and if you feel "meh" about your makeup routine, then it may be time for you to learn (& try) something new. That's not to say that you actually have to change your tried-and-true makeup techniques, but it won't kill you to play around (that's right, I said play. Because it's FUN).
There are literally hundreds, no thousands, of videos on YouTube that are just waiting for you. You can learn new techniques for your eye shape, find creative ways to add a pop of color, brush up on your application technique, or maybe you can even finally master whatever it is that you've been struggling with (yes, I'm talking to you eyebrows).
The point is: there is an endless amount of free makeup education available to you. All you have to do is make the time to play.
Changing things up, and changing your perspective is sure to bring life and excitement back into your makeup routine.
What have you tried that made a difference for you?
I am a professional makeup artist and licensed cosmetologist. I absolutely enjoy sharing hair and makeup tips to help others enhance their natural beauty. (Trust me, you're gorgeous.)