BE A TREND STARTER... NOT A FOLLOWER

Don't over think it. That is my advice to you from here on out from beauty writer to wonderful reader.

Rebelling against a pre-conditioned norm is as easy as starting a makeup trend with an intriguing quote behind it: You just have to commit to what you're doing and take it from there. It's that easy and all you have to do is take a chance. 

Once you have gathered the confidence to try a new makeup look and have tested it for a couple of days it's time to take to social media. This is how the phrase "word of mouth" gets started and in this era where everyone turns to their phones to find out what is going on in the world. What better way to get people talking than with a photo they can pass around with to their friends.

When posting your makeup look use the best lighting you can find with a background that isn't so busy that it takes away from what is important. Use every hashtag you can think of so that more and more people can see that photo. Whether it's a hit or miss, it doesn't hurt to try and see where this could end up, plus you just gained an awesome selfie for your profile. 

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If you've ever seen the movie The Devil Wears Prada then you know that the boss Miranda is all about taking control and trying new things. One of the most quoted lines in the movie is where one of her colleges suggests using flower patterns for their new seasonal line, her response, "Florals? For Spring? Ground breaking." Why did she say this? it's because it's been done over and over again and it's lost it's 'wow' factor. She wants to be inventive and think outside of the box - and that is what you should be doing.

There are too many rules out in the world of beauty which keep people from trying new and fun things. Now is the time to be expressive - not just in the outfits, bags, and shoes you buy. A way to do that is the makeup you purchase and how you use it. Trying different looks and techniques that you aren't used to is nerve wracking and also freeing.

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This is how new trends happen and you could be the start of that instead of waiting on the fashion empires to tell us what is the new thing everyone should be doing. Imagine you are walking down the street and you see someone with the same face makeup as you because they might've seen your Instagram post about it, or their friends showed them and said 'you have to try this makeup look out - its the newest thing'.

The feeling you gain from something like this happening to you is both rewarding and humbling. Because you had confidence in yourself and the ability to share something new - that in return makes you the trendsetter and not a follower. Having confidence doesn't mean you have to go out and try every new makeup look that you find, it's about wearing what you are comfortable with and not caring about what anyone else is saying. That my dear reader is committing and not overthinking about what is normal, because being normal is boring, and who would want to be that?

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