Sunday, April 22, 2012

Beauty Secrets: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

Want to look perfect without trying? Here are secret beauty shortcuts for looking hot faster than Clark Kent changes outfits.

Foundation: If you love to sleep late, a few spritzes of Dior DiorSkin AirFlash Spray foundation ($62, Sephora) provides even, flawless coverage in seconds. 

When you use liquid foundation, you might need to prime your face and spend a lot time blending the makeup to achieve an even look. DiorSkin AirFlash spray foundation features special micro-diffusion technology that quickly covers up uneven areas and blemishes pronto with the click of a button. Spray, blend just a little and you're done.

Wink and Go: For an easy daytime eye look, try Sue Devitt Silky Matte Eyeshadow in Cuba ($18, This neutral-pinkish shade is so flattering and will make the natural color of your eyes pop.  The product is also crease-resistant. For extra staying power, apply concealer or an eyeshadow primer underneath the shadow. The estimated time for both steps is about 40 seconds.

The Prettiest Lips and Cheeks: To get to class or work on time, spend just a minute dabbing on Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for lips and cheeks ($24, I have recommended this product before on Eyeshadow Government because it's one of my all-time favorites. Available in a variety of rich, flattering colors, this rouge provides a lovely, dewy finish and can be applied with your fingertips. Dab it on the apples of your cheeks to look more awake and cheerful. Press the rouge onto your lips for a spectacular, sophisticated smile.

  • If you can't decide what to wear, mix boyish and feminine pieces for a dash of instant style. 
  • Use accessories sparingly. One or two is plenty.
  • Nix all that thick, spiked gold jewelry. After all, you're a lady, not a pitbull.

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