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Instantly up your beauty ante with these quick-change cosmetics.
Written By Katie dickens
ONE MINUTE MAKEOVER: Instantly up your beauty ante with these quick-change cosmetics  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit
— PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT JONES / TRUNK ARCHIVE
It’s hard to suppress a bit of nostalgia for the glamour of a bygone era, when women wouldn’t leave the house without meticulously waved hair, precisely painted red lips and carefully tended skin. We no longer live during a time when hair washing actually requires an entire evening devoted to this very ritualistic act. While we believe in moments of careful, studied preening there are times when the seriously time-crunched desire transformative wonders that offer an instant about-face, no magnifying mirror required. Think of these as your one-minute makeovers.
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ONE MINUTE MAKEOVER: Instantly up your beauty ante with these quick-change cosmetics  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit
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Even the most sun-starved creature among us is just a few spritzes away from golden-goddess status. The ultra-fine mist imparts an instantly even, airbrushed glow to the face and body (no hands or brushes required).

Tip: For the smoothest finish, maintain a distance of at least six inches between the nozzle and the skin. Don’t forget to spray your neck and décolleté so there’s no evidence that you faked it from the chin up.
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Faux lashes offer inarguable glamour, but they are by no means effortless (the uninitiated should first consider mastering this five-step tutorial). To approximate the effect in a fraction of the time, simply add a few coats of Serge Lutens Cils Cellophane to your previously applied mascara (no need to remove it and reapply). The clear formula is packed with microfibers that will thicken and lengthen each lash.

Tip: Once the clear, microfiber-packed formula has dried, add one coat of your mascara for a fully amplified look.
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Never underestimate the power of a black, kohl-rimmed lid. The smooth texture of this liner makes it perfect for both a precisely defined look or one with a smudged, smoky effect, both of which are quick-change staples for the proverbial cool girl.

Tip: For a subtle switch, dot the liner between your lashes to make them immediately appear more lush at the base.
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Don’t underestimate the power of the brow. Emboldening your brows with this wax-gel hybrid will give your face definition and structure, amping up your look in a flash. The unique formula bulks up individual hairs, fills in sparse areas and tames unruly brows.

Tip: To make a stronger statement, choose a shade darker than your natural hair color (a more natural look calls for a shade lighter than your brow hair color) and apply with a firm, angled brow brush
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When you want the look of minimal makeup without appearing as if you actually rolled out of bed, try a swipe of this universally flattering creamy pink gloss. Alone, it offers polish in two seconds flat. Layered over lipstick, it magically alters the color—intensifying a bright hue or muting a dark shade— in an instant.

Tip: Apply an extra dab of gloss to the center of your bottom lip to make it appear plumper.
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