30 Beauty Boosters to Transform Your Look in Minutes
1. Vibrant Lipcolor [1 minute]
It's the easiest way to radically transform your appearance. Ease into a bold look with a sheer formula (like Lipstick Queen Saint Lipstick in Scarlet Red or Fire Red, $20 each; us.spacenk.com), then graduate to a more pigmented and powerful shade (like Lipstick Queen Sinner Lipstick in Fire Red).
2. Lash Curler [4 minutes]
Upturned lashes make your eyes look more open. Makeup artist Carmindy loves the diminutive Prima Japanese Eyelash Curler ($25; alconeco.com): "It lets you get really close to the lashline and never pinches. When I'm in a rush, I just squeeze it once on my outermost lashes."
3. Part Switch [1 minutes]
Your hair falls flat along your most natural part line; flipping it to the other side adds instant fullness. Deepening a side part helps elongate a round face and softens a strong forehead or jawline.
4. Gentle Scrub [2 minutes]
Brighten your skin in minutes with a microbead exfoliator (like Bioré Acne Clearing Scrub, $6.50; drugstores), which whisks away the dead skin cells that dull your complexion.
5. Radiance Recipe [3 minutes]
For a sheer, natural glow, mix one pump of liquid bronzer with two pumps of your regular foundation. (Armani Fluid Sheer in #3, $59; giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com and Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer, $34; sephora.com are a particularly luminous combination.) Apply with a foundation brush.
6. Nude Eyeliner [2 minutes]
Traced along the inner rims of your lower lashlines, it creates a gorgeous optical illusion: bigger, brighter eyes. Try Pixi Eye Bright Liner No. 1 ($17; target.com).
7. Super Moisturizer [1 minute]
Want to improve your complexion in a flash? Smooth on a serum or lotion with hyaluronic acid (like Dr. Jart + Water Fuse Water-Sure Gel, $38; sephora.com). It attracts moisture to the skin, plumping it (for a few hours) on contact.
8. Classic Barrette [30 seconds]
Like putting on perfect pearl studs, slipping a simple clip into your hair behind one ear can look understatedly chic. France Luxe Narrow Eva Clip ($12; franceluxe.com) is the right mix of pretty and practical; its curved design evenly fans out hair for a smooth silhouette.
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