6 Fashion Forward Beauty Experiments To Try Now

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Even the most fashionable woman can fall into a beauty rut, and when that happens it may be time to try something new. Sure, it can be pretty nerve-racking to test out an edgy look. Not only do you have no guarantee that you will like the change, but it can be hard to justify experimenting with new products when you’re comfortable with your usual routine. However, getting out of your comfort zone and trying out something new can re-invigorate your sense of adventure, get you out of your beauty rut, and even create more confidence. Here are a few beauty experiments to try now.

Change Your Lip Color


Playing with your lips is the easiest way to change up your look. Just a simple color swap can brighten the face or give a more bold appearance. If you normally stick to nudes, try neon colors to wake things up. If you regularly pull off a bright coral or pink lip, be different and try a nude shade. Straddle the line between bold and nude? Look into adding some dark, vampy colors to your collection, like purples, blues, and deep reds. If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even try a cool ombre lip.

Change up your eyeliner game

Eyeliner is another simple way to upgrade your beauty routine. If black eyeliner is your go-to, try using deep brown to create natural looking, voluminous eyelashes. When you really feel like getting experimental, try different dark or neon colors paired with some nude eye shadow (there are great tutorials for wearable bold eyeliner looks and ombre eyeliner looks on Youtube). If you aren’t ready to let go of your favorite color yet, try different liner designs like a cat eye or tight line.

Try A New Hair Color


This one is scary for a lot of women. Not only does it require a lot of attention and maintenance, but once you make the switch to a new color, it will take months before you reach your normal tone again. Keep in mind that hair grows back, and everything is fixable. Test out the color on your hair with a colored chalk or toner first, and then if you enjoy the results, consider making it permanent. By going temporary first, you can test drive the look for a few days or weeks and see if you can pull it off.  You can even do temporary, wash-out dyes if you want to be bold, but aren’t super committed.

Try A Bold New Haircut


Bored with your hair, but not bored enough for color? Try a new haircut, like a bob, layers, or a cute pixie cut. Remember, hair grows back and everything is fixable, so if you end up not loving your new do, it will eventually grow out. Talk to a hair stylist or consult with the hair section of Pinterest to get ideas and styling advice before getting cut. Check out our article, On-Trend Haircuts To Try If You’re Bored With Your Hair for a few good ideas.

Learn A New Beauty Trend


There is a never-ending list of current beauty trends that you can use to upgrade your routine. For lovers of the natural look, try strobing to create a nice glow. If you like something more dramatic, master the art of contouring. Or if you’ve never tried a bold cateye -now is the time to learn! Sometimes it just takes a couple new skills to overhaul your entire look.

Upgrade Your Nail Polish


There are plenty of options for adding some pop to your nails. Bright colors, nude colors, designs, tye-dye, negative space, and multi-colored tips are all great ways to get creative. If you are ever lacking nail ideas, Pinterest is your best friend. (Though, let’s be honest, you probably already have a nail art board on Pinterest…)

Brooke Schuldt is a freelance writer interested in fashion, beauty, lifestyle and feminism topics. Her work has been featured on various print and online outlets, including Parents Magazine, fitness.com, Ed2010, and Deux Hommes.

When Brooke is not focusing on her magazine career goals, she can be found knitting, teaching herself French, or updating her personal blog. Her bucket list includes traveling around the world, a shopping spree at Kate Spade, and writing a New York Times Bestseller.



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