So you’ve got a hot date tonight. He said he’ll be picking you up from work at 8pm, when you clock out at 7.
Well fret no more, because these easy-breezy, effortless touch-up tricks will have you dazzle him away in just 10 minutes tops.
Prep Your Complexion
When there’s no time for touch-ups throughout the day, prep morning skin with your trusty moisturizer; two pumps of the targeted treatment hydrates and revives your complexion, while also smoothing, firming, and making your skin tone more even over time.
Crank Up The Volume
Lift flat hair with this two-step deskside trick. Start with a blast of dry shampoo. Besides absorbing excess oil, the tiny particles also adhere to strands for added fullness. For even more lift, switch your part to the other side for an instant root boost.
Walk The (Tight)Line
Evening events call for dramatic lashes, but applying another coat over morning mascara is a recipe for clumpy disaster. Instead of adding more, further emphasize your eyes with a fine-point eyeliner, to tightline both upper and lower lids. Swipe it directly along the water line, working it in between lashes. The effect is subtle but sultry, and the easiest way to fake a fresh face.
Just Add Water
If there’s no time to redo an entire face of makeup, spritz on a face mist.The moisture helps any cake-y foundation or concealer absorb, and leaves skin with a dewy, freshly done finish.
Red lipstick is transformation in a tube; taking your look from day to night. But rather than choose any shade of the hue, opt for a true red, with an equal mix of blue and orange undertones, which flatters all skin tones. To keep pigment in place, apply one coat, then gently blot with a blotting paper. This removes excess oil and moisture that can interfere with the lipstick’s adhesion, but won’t remove any pigment. Top with another layer of coloru for maximum impactâ€”and you’re off.