20 Easy Beauty Tips
Swap volumizers for dry shampoo.
The powdery formula does more than just soak up grease on day-two hair. Spritz it on your roots after blow-drying to gain surprising body, says Mark Townsend, celebrity stylist for Dove.
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Go with liquid sunscreen.
It has a high alcohol content, which helps dry up breakouts, says Ellen Marmur, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City. Try Lancome Bienfait UV SPF 50 Super Fluid, $35. Pimple-free and protected!
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Play up your Cupid's bow.
Put a dot of cream highlighter above your lip, says Sarah Lucero, a makeup artist for Stila. It gives an Angelina-like illusion.
Make nails glimmer.
Mix a pinch of loose shimmery mineral powder into an ordinary polish, says NYC nail pro Patricia Yankee.
Stripe your foundation.
Instead of dabbing it on—a sure-bet way to get uneven coverage—draw lines down your nose and chin and across forehead and cheekbones, then blend, says NYC makeup artist Nancy Sprague.
Order a 2 percent latte.
"The little bit of fat prevents coffee pigments from soaking into teeth," says NYC dentist Jeffrey Golub-Evans, D.D.S. Enjoy your java and a gorgeous grin.
Double up on self-tanner.
Do one coat all over, let dry, then smear some only on your triceps, hips, inner thighs, and waist, says St. Tropez spray-tan artist Sophie Evans. The slightly darker shade makes those areas "recede" and look slimmer.
Count to 60 before you rinse off cleanser.
That's how long it takes to work, says David E. Bank, M.D., a dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New York.
Lay off the tweezers.
"Most women tend to overpluck the inner and outer corners of their brows," says NYC brow expert Sania Vucetaj. Universally flattering: brows that are an index-finger-width apart and extend past your eyes.
Switch your part.
Stylists swear it's the easiest high-impact hair makeover. Go laid-back bohemian with hair split down the middle or old-Hollywood with a deep-to-one-side style.