Diary / Beauty / Jan 3, 2023
9 Beauty Resolutions for the New Year
Written by: Jones Road Team
Photography by: Ben Ritter & Jon Paterson
Why set a resolution that you know you’ll never stick to? We’re all about taking a lighter approach, especially when it comes to our beauty routines. Here are nine beauty resolutions you’ll definitely be able to handle.
1. Master Winged Liner
You don’t have to go full-on cat eye to master winged liner. Even a little flick looks good and getting it right is a lot less complicated than you think. Why? Because you can use any type of liner to get the look. The Best Pencil from Jones Road is our obvious pick (and an Allure Best of Beauty Award winner!) because it goes on smoothly and stays sharp. Start from the outer corner of the eye and move all the way across the upper lash line to the inner corner. To add your wing, extend the line out from the outer corner so that it goes up and out, ending in a soft point. Finish with a few coats of mascara and you can cross this one off your list.
2. Stay Hydrated
We know we sound like a broken record at this point, but drink some water! Your skin and body will thank you. Take things a step further and add a good moisturizer to your 2022 routine. If you have extra dry skin, try Jones Road Miracle Cream. (Pro-tip: It also makes a great overnight mask!) For normal to dry skin, Light Moisture Cream will keep your skin hydrated all day long thanks to propanediol, a humectant that works to pull water into skin.
3. Simplify Your Routine
Make getting out the door in five minutes the norm and take your routine back to the basics. Enter: The Start Up Kit. Everything you need to look good in 300 seconds (or less). The kit includes: Just A Sec in Golden Beach, a shimmery shadow that doubles as highlighter; The Best Pencil in Black for continuing to master winged liner; Cool Gloss in Clear, because lip gloss is always the right answer; and The Best Eyeshadow in Brown, our do-it-all powder shadow that you can also use to fill in brows or cover up grays.
4.Try a Red Lip
Always wanted to try a red lip? There’s no time like the present! Start by finding your shade. Bobbi recommends a bright pink or blue-red for pale skin, an orange-red for warmer skin tones, and a brown-red for deep tones. Our go-to is Cool Gloss in Great Red, a vibrant classic red with orange undertones.
6. Go Au Naturel
Sometimes, less is more. We’re all about embracing natural beauty, which is where Miracle Balm comes in. This multitasking balm has it’s name for a reason. It gives skin a wash of soft-focus moisture to perfect and enhance the skin. Try it in Au Naturel to give your skin just the right amount of healthy glow. You won’t need anything else.
6. Clean Up Your Act
We’re not here to vilify any ingredient or product (if you love something and it works for you, keep using it!), but if you are looking to make some clean beauty swaps, we can help. Everything at Jones Road is free from phthalates, sulfates, petrolatum, PEGs, cyclic silicones, EDTA, and BPA, plus 2,700 other potentially harmful ingredients. Not sure where to start? Our (clean) Mascara has earned rave reviews from Byrdie, Allure, and W Magazine.
7. Become a Multitasker
Anyone who has said multitasking is impossible hasn’t met The Lip & Cheek Stick. With eight shades, it makes giving lips and cheeks a dewy, sheer wash of color super simple. Throw it in your bag to touch up when you’re on the go.
8. Wash Your Brushes
If you’re going to start flossing everyday, you might as well add washing your makeup brushes to the resolutions list. Once a week, wash your brushes using a mild soap (like Dr. Bronner’s or a baby shampoo) and warm water. Lay them flat to dry and they’ll be good as new.
Confidence is everything. Make your #1 resolution about celebrating and loving who you are. Bobbi says that one of the keys is surrounding yourself with people who build you up and are there when you need them. If you can do this, 2022 is going to be the best year yet.