Our Favorite Beauty Hacks
When you’re juggling a full-time job and an even fuller-time social life, getting beautified isn’t always easy. Going from desk to dinner requires skillful beauty hacks that make you look like you spent hours in front of the mirror. Here are some of our not-so-secret tips for looking gorgeous in a New York minute!
- Make dry shampoo your best friend. Who has time to wash and blow-dry every morning? We sure don’t. We wash our hair two or three times a week, and use dry shampoo on our off days. A few sprays, and your do is as good as new!
- Speaking of hair, splurging on a good blowout once a week isn’t a luxury: it’s a necessity. A good blowout can last almost a week if you use dry shampoo (Tip #1).
- Double-duty your makeup. Use a highlighter or champagne-colored bronzer to use on the inner corners of your eyes to brighten them up, atop your cheekbones to make them pop, and even in the middle of your lower lip to increase the plump factor. Got grays around the temples and your next salon appointment isn’t for another week? Use mascara to gently brush through the grey for instant coverage! A chocolatey brown eyeliner can go a long way. Use it as eyeliner (of course), as an eyebrow filler, for lusher brows and use it as lipliner when sporting a dark lip. Plus, you don’t have to carry your entire makeup bag to work, just a few pieces.
- Use concealer to give your face a lift. Instead of just using it in a half-moon underneath your eyes, the way so many of us have been taught, make a v-shape with your concealer, extending to almost the bottom of your cheek and blend thoroughly. Your face will look brighter and more lifted.
Tell us what some of your favorite beauty hacks are in the comments!