How to Refresh Your Makeup Routine for the New Year

Our top tips to starting the New Year refreshed and with a fresh face. 

Whether or not you make a New Year’s resolution each year, one thing that you should always resolve to do is keep your makeup routine up-to-date. 

Many people take the new year as an opportunity to update their calendars, clean out their closets, and get a healthy start in their kitchen. But the makeup bag often falls by the wayside. 

In this article, you’ll find our top tips for starting the new year with the right beauty routine for you! 

Here’s how you can get started:

  1. Clear out your makeup collection 

  2. Replenish your makeup with new products 

  3. Eating for outer beauty 

Read on to learn more about revamping your beauty routine for 2022. 

Clear out your makeup collection 

Let’s face facts, you probably have makeup in your collection that is expired. 

Yes, makeup does expire and has best before dates, but they vary from product to product and they aren’t always clearly indicated directly on the product.

So, the new year is always a good time to go through your makeup bag and dispose of old makeup that is no longer serving its purpose. 

A good rule of thumb is, if you haven’t used the product all year (and it’s been opened), it’s time to toss it. 

Eye makeup should always be replaced every 3-6 months, as it is going near your eyeballs and can harbor bacteria. This includes mascara and eyeliner. 

Skincare like moisturizer and sunscreen usually last 1-2 years, tops. And makeup sponges/brushes (even clean ones) last around 3-6 months. 

If you want a deep clean, go through your shower for old shampoos, soaps, and other products. Anything you haven’t used in a year is probably spent. 

Replenish your makeup with new products 

Now for the fun part, replenishing the products you have discarded. But don’t go replacing products you don’t use! This is an opportunity to try something new that might be a better fit. 

A great way to shop for new products is by checking your favorite beauty websites for sales and bundles where you can save money. 

We here at Lique allow you to build your bundle to save money and choose what you need.

You may also want to opt for more sustainable and cruelty-free products while you’re at it! Luckily, all our products are cruelty-free and packed with natural ingredients! 

Eating for outer beauty 

Take your beauty journey inwards and embrace the “you are what you eat” mentality by refreshing yourself from the inside out. 

This means that after you go through your pantry or kitchen cupboards in your annual clean-out, you can replace the not-so-good foods with ones that will help keep your skin happy, too. 

By keeping yourself well-hydrated with a healthy supply of water and electrolytes/essential minerals, you’ll enjoy some of the happiest and healthiest skin you’ve ever experienced. 

Focusing on a fresh diet will also keep your skin youthful and glowing. There are also supplements you can use for healthy digestion, immunity, and many other benefits, but be sure to check with your health practitioner before starting anything new. 


To ensure you get your new year off on the right foot, be sure to follow these tips for refreshing your makeup and beauty routine.

By keeping your makeup bag, medicine cabinet, and shower products on a good rotation you can ensure you’ll always have a safe and healthy makeup product for your beauty needs. 

Plus, you get to replace the old products with something new and exciting! 

And of course, never forget to nourish yourself from the inside out by staying hydrated and eating healthy, whole foods, as often as you can.