GUIDE TO BEAUTY
The eight changes worth making (and sticking to) in 2023.
- Written By
- Sarah Brown
- Photography By
- Anna Palma
FROM THE DESK OF SARAH BROWN:
Beauty Resolutions 2023
You’ve heard of New Year’s Resolutions (Zzzz). They’re easy to make and harder to keep and are attended by the weird pressure to somehow start over and turn over an immediately greener, shinier, more impressive new leaf. Basically, they are to-do lists of things you don’t really want to do.
Still, I love a list.
And while I do feel that the arrival of a new year—accompanied, in the not-so-olden days, by the literal turning of a page: the cracking open of a fresh leatherbound diary from Smythson (initials stamped in gold)—is a monumental moment worthy of some stop-in-your-tracks reflection, the type of resolutions I can really get behind are of the beauty kind. At VIOLET GREY, we call them BEAUTY RESOLUTIONS. The kind that are designed to make you feel good and as a handy side benefit, look good. The kind that are about confidence and wellbeing. Me-time. Dreamtime. Great skin. Glamour. The kind you actually want to keep. We’ve got an entire year’s worth for you, and I’ve included a few of mine below to get you started.
So, forget “new year, new you”–we like you the way you are. If you’re looking for change, by all means, set lofty goals and create a road map for getting there, but also be proud of yourself along the way for triumphs, big and small, and prioritize the things that simply make you feel good. Like the old postcard on my desk, sent by a friend, reads, You’re Killing It. I glance at this often, especially on the days when I am most certainly not killing it. This wink from a friend helps me straighten up in my chair and get back to the business of, you know, killing it.
We hope you will interpret this year’s Beauty Resolutions to serve your own goals and that you will be inspired to add new ones to a list of your making. Or, maybe you’ll just want to find that new lipstick that makes you feel really, really great. Because, babes, you’re killing it.