Glam Slam: Makeup Mondays – Stuck In A Rut?

According to new research, the average American woman doesn’t update her makeup look for 11 years. That sounds like a long time, but I believe it! Even stars have their favorite go-to look. Just check out these Jennifer Lopez photos. The one on the left is from 2002 and the one on the right is 11 years later, in 2013.

No one would accuse JLo of being in a rut. She constantly changes up her hair and style. When it comes to her makeup, she may dabble with trendy looks, but she always returns to her signature look; which she has down to a formula…bronzed skin, smokey eyes and nude lips. Hey- she knows what works for her!

As for the rest of us… well, we’re probably just stuck in a rut! Two thousand women from the US were surveyed by about their makeup habits. Fifty six percent of those polls revealed they only look for a new cosmetic item when a favorite product is discontinued. There are so many advances in formulas and technology that we can take advantage of these days, it’s a shame not to try more new products.

How about you? Are you one to experiment with your makeup look? I know I haven’t changed my look in ages. It’s always the same old boring, neutral makeup. I just don’t have good makeup skills!

Mascara was voted the “desert island” product for 67% of respondents. I would go for lip balm or sunblock. As for makeup, I’m overdue for a new look. Maybe this is a good wake-up call to get myself out of this beauty rut!

-- Ryan Patterson

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