36 Looks That Will Help You Break Out Of A Beauty Rut This Year

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The new year festivities may be over, but many of us still have an inkling for change. For us beauty aficionados, that means changing up our tried-and-true looks with a more graphic cat-eye or ditching our same ol' red lipstick for something dark and moody. Resolving to try a new beauty look is not unlike hitting an exercise class — getting up and going is the hardest part. Luckily, we're making it easier.
We've rounded up our favorite makeup looks from — where else? — Instagram to fuel your inner beauty chameleon. Seriously, there's no shortage of stunning shadow looks and minimal-yet-polished makeup feats in the slides ahead. Don't believe us? Start clicking!
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It's finally time to give the colorful highlighter trend a go.
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Peach is equal parts cool and flattering when worn on the eyes, lips, and cheeks.
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Burnt orange makeup toes the line between a pop of color and a bold neutral — that's why we love it so much. Our favorite way to wear the trend? All over the lid as an alternate smoky eye.
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Take your liner to a whole new level this year. Instead of working on the perfect cat-eye, try out the monochrome trend. But instead, opt for a liquid liner — it's long-lasting and holds up better than any powder.
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Mix braids, your natural texture, and a few hair accessories with loads of glitter for the ultimate party look.
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Photo: Via @nikishabrunson.
Red lips, full brows, and minimal base makeup — a winning combination, if you ask us.
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Photo: Via @thecutestberry.
This yellow nail and liner look is a playful way to pull off the matchy-matchy trend.
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Photo: Via @hungvanngo.
Tired of your standard liquid-liner cat-eye? Create a winged-out shape with your eyeshadow, instead.
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Photo: Via @christendominique.
We don't know what we love more: YouTuber Christen Dominique's perky half-pony or her vibrant burgundy shadow.
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Photo: Via @iamkareno.
All-peach everything. Need we say more?
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This is the perfect time to experiment with different beauty techniques, like draping.
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Photo: Via @ahitsrosa.
For those that want to go big — and we mean big: Match your hair to your makeup. (And backdrop, and chocker, and sweater...)
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Photo: Via @blindsaay.
We're huge fans of sartorial and cosmetic matching. Here, Refinery29's very own Lindsay Arakawa rocks peach lips and coordinated shades.
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Freelance model and artist Jaraé Holieway steps it up a notch by matching her red lippie to her entire ensemble.
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Swap out your typical burgundy or wine lip color for something even moodier, like black.
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Four words: Get your strobe on.
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Grab a shadow palette you rarely use and experiment with a wash of unexpected color this month à la YouTuber Jenn Im.
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Photo: Via @ellarie.
Who said bold eyes and bold lips don't go together?
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Photo: Via @sammimarieofficial.
Sometimes, all you need is a bold lip and a cozy beanie to complete a look.
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Photo: Via @soothingsista.
You can't go wrong with a simple flick of liner and high-shine lip gloss.
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Photo: Via @jaclynhill.
We're seriously coveting YouTuber Jaclyn Hill's lacquered wine lip color.
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Photo: Via @jamescharles.
We're calling it: Monochrome isn't going anywhere for 2017, so you may as well give in now...
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Photo: Via @kaitlyn_nguy.
A simple wash of gold shadow is so elegant.
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Photo: Via @itsmyrayeraye.
Take your bun to new heights this year.
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Photo: Via @makeupbydenise.
We're still ridin' the metallic-lip train.
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Photo: Via @katieelizabethbutt.
If you normally reach for black and gray hues when crafting a smoky eye, try mixing things up with a red shadow, instead.
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Photo: Via @mannymua733.
The itty-bitty moon on YouTuber Manny MUA's cheekbone is giving us Sailor Moon vibes.
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Photo: Via @maryamnyc.
Brown lipstick reigned supreme in 2016, but our guess is the shade will be popular far into 2017.
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Photo: Via @nabelanoor.
Frigid temps have us reaching for plum- and wine-toned lippies.
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Photo: Via @nikitahhx.
Jazz up your usual black flick with gold liner on top.
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Photo: Via @rochellewick.
Gilded lids are the perfect subtle update to your night-out routine.
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Photo: Via @sabrinecat.
Want to experiment with glitter, but don't want to go all-out? Try tracing some iridescent liner on your lower lashline for subtle sparkle.
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Photo: Via @sabletoothetigre.
This month, experiment with graphic eyes.
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Cat-eyes and red lips are a classic combination.
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Once you notice the two-toned eye trend, you can't escape it (not that we're complaining). This warm red and shimmery bronze go together better than we could've imagined.
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Throw precision out the window and finger-paint cream shadow on the lids for a messy-chic look.
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