(Original story published on January 18, 2016 on FashionMagazine.com.)
Just like there are National Doughnut Days and National Dress Your Animal Up Days (for real — it was last week) there are also less happy days. Today is known as Blue Monday, and we’re told we will be more depressed on this day than any other day this year. But, there are a few reasons why Blue Monday really isn’t so bad. For one, it provides us with a totally valid excuse for ignoring everyone during the day and loading up on greasy, fatty comfort food at night. Two, it’s actually not that much of a depressing day as it is a day of relief as we realize that pretty much everyone has also failed at their 2016 resolutions. And three, we can use it as an excuse to experiment with our makeup, which can actually act as a total mood-booster.
Like red pouts on Valentine’s, pastel shadows on Easter and cat-eyes on Halloween, Blue Monday could be the perfect time to match our moods to our makeup, and inject blue products into our daily looks. Cure your Blue Monday blues with midnight blue eyeliner, royal blue mascara, powder blue eyeshadow, navy blue nail polish and a blue-hued exfoliant — all guaranteed to make your day a little bit brighter.
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