101 Beauty Quick Fixes Part 5
In the world of beauty, there are endless tips and rules to keep you looking fabulous. But a new look doesn’t always have to mean making a drastic change, spending the day in a colorist’s chair or forking out plenty of dough. These easy little tweaks will help you brighten and renew your look to get that “whose-that-girl” reaction from everyone. Here’s our final list of quick beauty fixes.
- Kate Hudson puts her face in an ice bath to revive her skin.
- Finish off your blowout with a few spritzes of texturizing spray.
Tousled Texture Creation Hairspray: R119.99, Toni & Guy
- Coat your lips with balm before you start the rest of your make-up. By the time you finish with lip colour, your pout will be perfectly hydrated.
- The desk-to-dinner smoky eye: Use a liner pencil to draw over any eye makeup that’s smudged throughout the day. Make it even smudgier (and sexier!) with a Q-tip.
- Red, tired eyes can make you appear run down. Eye drops can eliminate the red and wake up your entire face.
- A navy tinted mascara not only creates a lush, flirty, wide awake lash look, but the blue hue contrasts with the white of your eyes to make them appear much brighter.
Colour Play Mascara: R279, Inglot
- If puffy eyes are your problem, press a cold metal spoon over the area for a few seconds to reduce swelling.
- Jaime King’s skin care trick doesn’t require a celeb-sized budget: “You know how they have Clarisonics, which are really great? Using a really great hand towel when washing your face does the same thing, which costs nothing.”
- Play up your decolletage by dusting powder bronzer over and between the breasts in a “3” shape.
- Change up your hairstyle by tucking the front pieces behind your ears, which completely alters your look.
- For shinier strands, brush your hair before you shampoo to distribute the natural oils from your scalp.
- How to take a better picture in one second: “An actress friend of mine shared a great trick. She told me to stick my tongue behind my teeth when I smile to keep from over-smiling. If you smile without doing it, sometimes your gums show a little too much. It’s an actor’s trick!” says Jessica Chastain.
- Don’t have time for tanner to develop? Smooth on a luminous body bronzer that does not transfer onto clothes.
- “Olive and macadamia oils are really good for your complexion. Put one of them on in the shower and they make your skin zing.” — Cate Blanchett
- For hair that’s fallen flat, spritz volumising spray at the roots to resuscitate volume.
Fat Volumiser: R260, MUK
- Or twist and pin a piece behind one ear. So cute, so easy.
- Or mist strands with shine spray post-blow dry for a glossy finish.
- Multitasks with beauty products. Try wearing lipstick on cheeks.
- A trick from Drew Barrymore: “I love when people highlight the corners of your eyes, and all of a sudden you’re like, ‘Oh my God! What did you just do?’”
- If you don’t have enough time for a full in-shower shaving session, smooth baby oil onto legs before shaving. The oil will leave legs extra smooth.
- Camouflage any pimples by applying a green cover-up to counteract the redness.
Colour Corrector: R229.95, Max Factor