Take this quiz to discover whether you’re stuck in a beauty rut + how you can fix it!…
1. How long have you had the same hair colour?
a) Six months
b) Two years
c) Since birth
2. How long ago did you try a new foundation formula?
a) Last week
b) Last season
c) Can’t remember
3. How often do search for a favourite product that’s been discontinued?
b) Still searching
4. When was the last time you had a fringe?
a) Last week
b) Last season
c) When I was five!
5. Are the colours in your makeup bag variations of one shade?
6. When did you last experiment with a new styling product?
a) At school
b) This morning
c) In the 90’s
1. IF YOU ANSWERED B OR C = BEAUTY RUT
BUST A RUT: Changing your colour or getting layers can instantly add movement and texture to your hair. As we age and seasons change, our skin tone changes and so should our hair. It doesn’t need to be a drastic change, something as subtle as halo highlights around the face can draw the eye upwards and make you look younger, while adding colour depth to underneath layers can add another dimension when you put your hair up.
2. IF YOU ANSWERED C = BEAUTY RUT
BUST A RUT: If you’ve been wearing the same foundation for years, its time to update. Technology is constantly making new advances like anti- aging and light-reflecting properties – which your old foundation just can’t compete with. You should also change your foundation seasonally – use an oil-free formulation in summer and something more moisturising for winter.
3. IF YOU ANSWERED B or C = BEAUTY RUT
BUST A RUT: The reason your favourite product is discontinued is because colours change seasonally, and formulations and textures get updated. Move on and take advantage of the more advanced make-up formulations that contain anti-oxidants and botanicals to help calm
and protect your skin.
4. IF YOU ANSWERED B or C = BEAUTY RUT
BUST A RUT: A fringe can offer an instant low-risk image update. A fringe is a great way to give yourself a modern look in a flash without the grief of cutting all your hair off. Plus the newer softer fringes are easier to grow out and blend into your hair.
5. IF YOU ANSWERED A or B = BEAUTY RUT
BUST A RUT: When you have eight shades of the same colour in your make-up bag – you’re stuck in a beauty rut. Sticking to just one shade can be unflattering, especially when your skin tone changes from season to season. Visit a hair and makeup artist in-store and ask them to recommend shades that will compliment and work back with your favourite shade.
6. IF YOU ANSWERED A or C = BEAUTY RUT
BUST A RUT: If you’re scissor-shy then use a styling product to update your look. There’s been major advances since the days of gel and mousse and you don’t have to be a hairdresser to create amazing results. They can be easily applied to create a completely new look without the drama of a big permanent change.