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1. Vibrant Lipcolor
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
Upturned lashes make your eyes look more open. Makeup artist Carmindy loves the diminutive Prima Japanese Eyelash Curler
): "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
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
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
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
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
7. Super Moisturizer
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
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
) is the right mix of pretty and practical; its curved design evenly fans out hair for a smooth silhouette.
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