This 31-Day Challenge Will Get You Out Of A Rut

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No matter how you feel about 2016, it’s hard to deny that artistry and creativity in the beauty world flourished. From rule-breaking campaigns and cult product launches to unapologetically bold makeup looks (not to mention many bare faces), there was no wrong way to express yourself through cosmetics.

As we approach the end of the year (Say it with me now: "Boy, bye!"), we're challenging ourselves to break out of our beauty ruts as well, and maybe find some looks that will help us start 2017 on the right foot.

Ahead, you'll find a trend to try for every day in December — and for those who want a challenge lite, we've called out a few editors' picks worthy of a weekly switch-up. Sure, it's a commitment during an already busy time of year, but it's a healthy one — and one that will force you to end the year stepping outside of your comfort zone, not wallowing in it.

To 2016, we say this: You weren't great, but your artistry was. So let's all go out with a strobed, glittered, chromed-out, smoky, vibrant, sometimes barefaced bang. Who's with us?
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PHOTO: VIA @PATRICKTA.
December 1: All-Peach Everything

It's day one, so let's ease in. This trend was huge in Hollywood, and for good reason: It's wildly flattering and easy to pull off.

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PHOTO: VIA @PORSCHEFABULOUS.
December 2: A Pop Of Blue Liner

Whether it's on the waterline or the top lashline, you'll be shocked how refreshing a touch of blue can be in the winter...

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December 3: Hollywood's Favorite Kitten Flick

So soft, you may never go back to your classic flick — until the 19th, that is...

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY GREGORY KEITH.
December 4: New Nail Art

Nail art is alive and well — just simplified. Now, get paintin'.

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PHOTO: COURTESY OF NARS.
December 5: A Fuller, Feathered Brow

Big brows call for small strokes.

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*Week 2 Editors' Pick
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PHOTOGRAPHED BY RUO BING LI.
December 6: Bright Blush

Sweep on a little more than you're used to — then wait as the compliments roll in.

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December 7: A Brand-New Scent

You'd be shocked how much of a difference a new scent can make — and you don't have to brave the perfume department to find one.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY BEN RITTER.
December 8: An Ultra-Flattering Eyeliner Shape

Not all liner shapes are created equal — which is why we're helping you find the best one for your eyes.

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PHOTO: VIA @SHAYM.
December 9: Gold Eyes & Glossy Lips

Consider this the new Hollywood must. (Everybody's wearing it!)

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY BEN LAMBERTY AT DE FACTO INC.
December 10: A Pop Of Pink

It's about time pink got a cool-girl upgrade. You've likely already got the products in your bag; now it's just time to change your approach.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY TORY RUST.
December 11: A Lip Color You've Never Tried

Go ahead, sweep on blue, or green, or mauve. It might become your new go-to.

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Photo: Via @rcarecords.
December 12: Nothing At All

Whether it's a preference, a personal statement, or just a way to save a little morning time, we're right behind you.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY HANNAH KHYMYCH.
December 13: Rule-Breaking Makeup

Fuck the rules! Bold eyes, bold lips, can't lose.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY BRIANNE WILLS.
December 14: Vibrant Red Lips

The classic look gets a modern spin with a hefty amount of highlighter.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY TIFFANY DAWN NICHOLSON.
December 15: Next-Level Red Lips

You had a good time yesterday, didn't you? Felt pretty rad with your red lips? Great, because you're wearing them again today — but topping the lipstick with gloss or making it ombré for a cool-girl rendition.

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PHOTO: COURTESY OF NARS.
December 16: Spider Lashes

Apply your mascara, then while it's still wet, gently squeeze lashes together with a pair of tweezers or your fingers.

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PHOTO: COURTESY OF KIRA NASRAT.
December 17: Nude Lips

Soft and polished? Yes, please. Bonus points if you add smoky eyes and bedhead.

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PHOTO: COURTESY OF SALLY HANSEN.
December 18: Negative-Space Nail Art

Leaving the nails bare under the design looks fresh and modern, and saves you time on painting.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY MARLEY KATE.
December 19: A Colorful Cat-Eye

You've tried pink; now give baby blue a spin.

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*Week 4 Editors' Pick
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PHOTO: VIA @KRISTIN_ESS.
December 20: Mono Makeup

Wait, you haven't tried mono makeup yet? There's still time; 2016 ain't over.

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PHOTO: VIA @LILYJCOLLINS.
December 21: Vampy Lips

Still nervous? Just swipe it on and don't look back. It's now or never.

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Photo: Courtesy of Pinterest.
December 22: French-Girl Brows

This colorful brow trend emerged from Paris this year — and surprised even us. Wear it out to the bar, or just try it while you're bored at home. (Send us an Insta pic if you do!)

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY SACHA MARIC.
December 23: A Smoky Eye

Layer, layer, and layer a little bit more — then hit the town; you likely don't have work tomorrow anyway.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY TORY RUST.
December 24: A Chip-Free Manicure

It's time to treat yourself to the last manicure of the year — make it count.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY HELEN ERIKSSON.
December 25: A Silver-&-Gold Gaze

Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY KAILAS.
December 26: Modern Gloss

Pile it on, baby.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY BEN LAMBERTY.
December 27: Lavender Lids

Start slowly and layer until you reach your desired result. This spring shade just got a wintry upgrade.

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December 28: Goth Makeup

Just do it.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY HANNAH KHYMYCH.
December 29: Colorful Eyes

Let this last Thursday be full of whimsy. Pair your makeup with a '70s jumpsuit to be the coolest girl in the room.

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December 30: Smudgy Liner

Don't overthink it, just smudge and go. Or sweep it on, take a nap, and go.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY BRAYDEN OLSON.
December 31: Glitter, Any Way You Want It

Whether it's glitter lips, freckles, or anything in-between, tonight is the night to wear the shiny stuff. Happy NYE!

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*Week (Half-Week) 5 Editors' Pick
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