November 20, 2013 Deven Hopp Spotlight

4 10-Second Beauty Tricks to Start Using Today

We know you’re a gal on the go and occasionally your makeup routine gets cut short. You can improve your look in less time than it takes to fish your keys out of your purse with one of these 10-second tricks–yes, really ten seconds. Add one or all four to your usual beauty routine, and still make it to your morning meeting on time and looking better than ever.

fast beauty tricks 

1. Build up your eyelashes by dusting them with loose powder before you apply mascara. This gives the mascara something to grip to, especially on the tips, which often get missed. Got another 10 seconds? Repeat this trick in between your first and second coats of mascara for double the oomph.

2. Give your eyebrows an extra special treat with perfectly placed highlighter. Under the brow bone is a no brainer, but adding a touch of highlighter just above the highest point of your arch will make your beautiful brows standout even more. Highlighter pens like L’Oréal Magic Lumi Highlighter and Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat make doing this a breeze.

3. For eye shadow that blends seamlessly, prep the eyelids with a layer of loose powder first. You don’t need much, but this simple trick allows any pigment you place on top to go on smoothly and blend flawlessly.

4. Make your smile really pop by concealing around the corners of your mouth. Not only will this give you the cleanest line to define your bold lip color, but it will also give your smile a little lift. Concealer pencils like Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil and Josie Maran Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon are quick and easy to work with.
 

Do you have any other 10-second beauty tricks you use when you need a quick boost?
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