You'll save time in the long run if you:
- Wear sunscreen every day so you won't have to conceal dark spots and wrinkles caused by UV exposure later.
- Get a good pedicure—your polish should last about a month.
Commit to four to six laser hair removal treatments to reduce hair growth so you may have to shave only once a week (or every other).
- Wash your makeup tools every few weeks with shampoo. Clean brushes apply makeup precisely and evenly.
- See a dermatologist for troubled skin. Prescription products have a high percentage of active ingredients; they typically work faster than over-the-counter ones.
- Exfoliate your face once a week with a gentle scrub that contains small, smooth beads (try ZO Skin Health Offects Exfoliating Polish, $75). Your skin will look healthy and feel smooth, and you'll need less makeup.
- Carmindy, makeup artist
- Doris Day, MD, dermatologist
- James Edick, Wella Professionals Master Colorist at Arrojo Studio
- David Evangelista, creative director, David Evangelista at Cornelia, NYC
- Laura Geller, makeup artist
- Ranella Hirsch, MD, dermatologist
- Sandy Linter, Lancôme makeup artist
- Mally Roncal, makeup artist
- Eva Scrivo, hairstylist and owner of Eva Scrivo Salon, NYC
- Jin Soon, manicurist and owner of Jin Soon Natural Hand & Foot Spa, NYC
- Donna Tripodi, hairstylist Maria Verel, makeup artist
— Research by Kate Sandoval