(The Recording Academy has formed the GRAMMY Glam Squad, a diverse group of online influencers who will lead the discussion on beauty, fashion and lifestyle during GRAMMY Week in February. The squad will provide exclusive VIP access to select events, including the highly anticipated red carpet for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Stay tuned here for more tips on how to be inspired, be connected and be noticed.)
Many of us get stuck in a rut each year and keep doing the same thing with our look. We don't know what to do different or even where to start. But I am here to help! It is important for us to continue to update a few things about our look each year because not only is it fun, it's refreshing to see yourself in a different way.
Update up your eye shadow to a new trending color, or try a shade of blush that makes more of a statement. For example, right now flushed peach or pink cheeks are popular, and will give you the right amount of color your face may be lacking. These are simple changes that will help you stay current in 2012 and make you glow with confidence. The changes don't have to be dramatic, just a subtle change that you feel comfortable with.
Another option for updating your look is to lighten or darken your hair color a shade or two. This can bring great attention to your face and give you a more youthful appearance. I also suggest taking charge of those often unruly eyebrows. If you are not one that fusses with them, now is a great time to start. A manicured brow is a perfect way to frame the face, give your eyes a lift and give your look an immediate update!
Finally, working with a different type of foundation is a great change to try. If you are used to a full-coverage foundation, try a tinted moisturizer or forgo your foundation powder to reveal more luminous skin. Dewy, glowing skin is youthful and always a small yet flawless tweak to your look. Changes in your makeup and fashion are fun to play around with, and they never have to be permanent. So go out and try something new!
How are you updating your look in 2012? Let me know by commenting below. And check back soon for more tips on beauty, fashion and lifestyle from my fellow GRAMMY Glam Squad members, and don't forget to catch all the glitz and glamour yourself by tuning in to the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.