$#@*! You’re late, you’re late, you’re late. For a very important
date office meeting. You’ve got minutes to get your you-know-what out the door or you’re canned. OK, that’s dramatic, but if you really don’t have a single second to spare, go for one of these polished looks and you’ll have just enough time to grab an espresso on your way in the office.
Put the flat iron down—you don’t have the time for sleek and straight hair. Not today. Instead, go for a messy topknot that takes all of two minutes to accomplish and will have you looking business ready without much effort. Plus it leaves you with a few extra minutes to apply a red lip and statement brows to pair with your artfully messy ’do.
The quickest way to look polished? A bold lip. While suitable for the office, a vamp lipstick shade also transitions seamlessly for HH after work. Apply it the right way and everyone will think you’ve got special plans—aka a date—after your EOD presentation.
Grab an illuminating stick stat. After applying moisturizer and BB cream, run highlighter along the high-points of your face: brown bone, cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and Cupid’s bow. A little strobing goes a long way.
Whether you’re late for work, a wedding, a blind date or just really want to go grocery shopping before the Trader Joe’s rush hits, this messy chignon only requires four simple steps, a few bobby pins and a spritz of dry shampoo—so you can look like a #BossLady in no time!
There’s no classic makeup look quite like a perfectly executed cat eye. And while it requires some extra skill and dedication, a bold cat eye makes it look like you “tried”, even if the only thing you applied was liquid liner.
Do you have any quick tricks on how to look polished in minutes? Share your secret in the comments below!
About the Author:Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.
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