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There are certainly occasions to let loose and go for the avant-garde look seen on the runway. But real talk — for us busy women trying to balance it all, sometimes it’s best to stick with a classic look that’s not only gorgeous, but also easy to achieve quickly on your own. has partnered with L'Oréal Paris and Walgreens to bring you three looks that are anything but boring, yet simple enough to recreate at home on a regular basis.


Look #1: 10 Minutes to Effortless Beauty

That whole “I woke up like this” concept — we’ve got you covered. A harmonious combination of skin, makeup and hair products coming together for a 10-minute routine, this look could be your new staple.

1. Apply a pore-vanisher like L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher. Blend L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream into the skin using a beauty blender.

2. Using your fingers, dust a soft rose blush on the apples of the cheeks (like L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush in Rosy Outlook).

3. Curl lashes and apply L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara in Blackest Black.

4. Line lips with a soft peach or natural liner. Swipe on L’Oréal Paris Glossy Balm in Innocent Coral.

5. Prep hair by spritzing it with L’Oréal Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray. Create loose, natural curls by twisting 1-inch sections of hair and wrapping them around a 1 ½–inch curling wand. Hold for a few seconds and release. Comb out the curls with your fingers to make them more relaxed. Finish by spraying the hair with L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray.


Look #2: How to Create Luscious Lashes

Let your eyes take center stage and make a statement with your lashes. Keep your hair and skin more subdued for a balanced look. It is always best to pick a focus and not try to highlight everything at once.

1. Prep skin with L’Oréal RevitaLift Moisture Blur.

2. Apply foundation and concealer.

3. Draw a tightline of eyeliner (L’Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner) along the top lash line and waterline, but stop before reaching the inner corners of the eyes. Smudge it a bit.

4. Swipe some L’Oréal Paris Glossy Balm in Ginger Candy on the lips. Blot and add a layer of L’Oréal Paris Glossy Balm in My Baby Doll.

5. Apply a pea-sized amount of L'Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Blush Soft Peach 501 on the apples of the cheeks.

6. Apply L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara in Blackest Black using zig-zag motions as you pull the wand upward from the lash line. Apply to both the top and bottom lashes.

7. Spray L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream on hair and straighten with a flat iron. Finish by spraying hair with L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum-Spray.


Look #3: Hair 101: Create Soft, Luscious Locks With a Touch of Volume

And then there are the days to give your hair the life and volume it so deserves! Again, keeping all of the elements of your beauty routine in balance, this look is light on makeup and skin, but big on hair. Boost it, and lock it.

1. Prep skin with L’Oréal RevitaLift Moisture Blur.

2. Apply a light foundation and concealer to cover any blemishes or imperfections.

3. Give lips a pop of color with L’Oréal Paris Glossy Balm in Innocent Coral.

4. Add a thin line of black eyeliner to the top lash line (again we used the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim 12H Liquid Eyeliner).

5. While hair is wet, apply L’Oréal Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse evenly, starting at the roots and working to the tips.

6. Blow dry hair upside down or upright while fluffing it with your hands. Blow dry until damp (but not completely dry).

7. Using a round brush, blow dry the hair in sections, starting from the root and working to the ends (this allows for a smoother blowout). Quick Tip: For maximum volume, blow dry the section in the opposite direction.

8. After hair is completely dry, treat the ends of your hair with L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Extraordinary Oil. Rub two pumps of oil in your fingertips and then gently pull through the bottom third of your hair for shiny, healthy ends.

9. Flip hair over again and blow dry, paying special attention to the roots. Finish it by spraying L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

Where would you wear these looks? Tell us in the comments below!

Photos: Joshua M Shelton Photography

Makeup: Emma WillisTara Shakespeare

Models: Lily Berlina, Bailey Kirchberg, Raeyn Song


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