Next time you need a little insta-glam, throw on a brightening poppy lipstain. Here's how: Carefully use your pinky to press a coat of super-bright, opaque lipstick all over your lips to create a base and help your lipstick stay put. Then, use the tube to draw a layer on top. But remember, opt for a matte, blue-tinted shades like TopShop Makeup Lips in The Damned, $16, since they look great on just about everyone.
The quickest way to wake up eyes and pretend you actually got a full night's sleep? Slip on a pair of flattering specs. If you have a round face, try cat-eyed lenses to show off your cheekbones. Square? Try softer, rounder shapes that play up your gorgeous brows with an accent along the top. Those with heart-shaped faces should look for wide glasses that balance their gorgeous bone structure. Way easier than eyeliner!
Get a glow when you're on the go with Philosophy The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel, $42. This stuff is amazing: It combines lactic and salicylic acid with fruit acid and natural enzymes to exfoliate dead skin and leave you glowier, firmer and refreshed. If people ask why you look so good, just tell them you were on vacay.
Barely-there brows make you look way older than you are. Drop years in a minute by nailing the perfect shape with a self-sharpening brown pencil like Origins Fill in the Blanks, $15. Choose a pencil that's a shade lighter than your hair color, then trace your shape around your brows (look for your celebrity doppelgänger and copy hers). When you like the look, fill 'em in with tiny, upward strokes and finish off by using a spoolie brush (like a mascara wand, without the mascara) to blend.
You can undo all kinds of strand damage in the time it takes to shave your legs. Josie Maran's Argan Hot Oil Self-Heating Hair Treatment, $35, has Argan Oil (which is brimming with vitamin E) to undo damage from heat styling so hair is shinier, smoother and stronger. Work it through strands in the shower, leave it on for a minute, then rinse. Done and done.
Go from meeting with the boss to mingling with total babes while you wait for your computer to shut down. Spray your roots with dry shampoo and rub them with your fingers to add a little volume. Want more? Tease with a comb instead. Then, secure hair into a pony at the crown of your head, split the tail in two and twist them around each other. Pin in place, fluff roots with fingers, then hit the bar.
Hair chalk doesn't always have to be a technicolor fashion statement; you can use the stuff to add instant highlights and brighten your 'do, too. Pick a chalk the color of the natural highlights you get in the sun (a great find: UO Hair Chalk Rainbow Set, $14, which comes in 32 shades). Rub the stuff along face-framing strands, then lock in the color with hairspray.
Sometimes you feel like your smile is looking a little dingy. It happens. But that doesn't mean you can stay put for two hours while whitening strips do their magic. For a brighter smile in less than 60 seconds, reach for an oldie, but a goody: GoSmile Touch Up ($10 for 7). The tiny tubes, which have a polishing nub on one end, are filled with mouth fresheners so when you polish away surface stains, you also get a pop of flavor that'll make you feel like your smile is sparkling, too.
The sudden urge to wear sandals shouldn't be stifled by a tight schedule and super dry heels. Pour a palmful of sea salt into your hand, add enough olive oil to make a paste, then scrub each heel for about fifteen seconds. Rinse, pat dry and top with a rich (but not greasy) balm like Butter London Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm, $30. Fastest pedi ever!
Soften the glare of legs that haven't seen the sun all season by spraying yours with a dose of St. Tropez Perfect Legs Spray, $18. This self tanner is awesomely easy to spritz since it has a continuous sprayer that works at any angle. Plus, it leaves legs instantly bronze. Spray both legs in upward strokes—kind of like you're using a magic wand—for a quick dose of airbrushed color.