Whether you’re headed to the boardroom or the bar, there are times when you want to feel perfectly pulled together. The key to looking polished is simple: make sure your eyes, skin, lips, and nails are on point. While it may seem like you need to do a beauty overhaul, a few quick, simple tweaks will do the trick.
1. Falsies are flattering
Mascara is great, but when it's time to pull out the big guns, fluttering Bambi-like lashes amp up your gaze in an instant. Try: Shu Uemura False Eyelashes Smoky Layers, $28
2. Get glowing
Nothing beats a gorgeously golden, glistening complexion. Illuminate yourself from head to toe by massaging a glimmering body oil into your skin. Try: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil, $18
3. Rush to blush
If a warm, pretty pop of color doesn’t appear across your apples naturally, fake it! Dab a vibrant cream blush on your cheeks for a rosy, glow-from-within finish. Try: Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush in Raspberry, $38
4. Red lips and tips
You’d be surprised what a cherry red manicure paired with a slick of red lipstick will do for you. And while there’s a shade for everyone, don’t forget the cardinal red rule: If your complexion is fair or light, blue-based tones are best. If it’s medium or olive, go for anything orange-based. And if it’s deep or dark, reddish-purple hues are your beauty BFF. Try: Lancome Rouge in Love High Potency Lip Color in 185N Rouge Valentine, $25, and L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish in Caught Red-Handed, $5.99
5. Be hair-apparent
No matter which style you're rocking, don't forget to mist your mane with a finishing spray—it's the healthy, shiny icing on the cake. Try: Optimum Care Salon Collection Sheen Spray, $6.99
How do you boost your beauty on big days?