Instead of running out the door in the morning looking like you accidentally slept in, here are some tricks to looking fabulous throughout the day, even on those not so great mornings.
1. Curling eyelashes
If you happen to suffer from painfully short eyelashes, the answer to your prayers has finally arrived. Instead of paying for eyelash extensions (who has time for that anyway?), buy an eyelash curler.
2. Dry shampoo
Let’s face it, we all have bad hair days (some of us more than others). And unfortunately, those bad hair days usually happen at the most inconvenient times. On days such as these, your first and most important tool should be a can of dry shampoo. This nifty product not only soaks up the moisture in oily, dirty hair, it makes your hair look as if you just left the salon.
3. Setting spray
Have you ever wondered how celebrities always have flawless makeup throughout the day? Well, there is a secret to their routine. Using a makeup setting spray after you have applied the products to your face will lock them onto your pores for the entire day. No more smudged mascara, cakey foundation, or melting lipstick. Setting spray works absolute miracles.
4. A hint of color
Nothing says confidence like a pretty color on your lips. Whether it is a deep red or a dainty pink, wearing lipstick or lip stain can brighten up your smile and your face. Keep it from smudging by putting some translucent face powder on your lips after you apply the color. This helps to set it and keep the color in place.
5. Accessorize yourself
Did you wake up with a big zit on your forehead? One trick to diverting people’s attention to something other than that big red spot on your face is to wear a statement necklace. Taking the time to accessorize not only makes your outfit look more complete, but a lovely necklace or a bold bracelet may become a lifesaver when your makeup can’t completely cover up your imperfections.
5. ‘Hello, high heels’
Everything you have heard about high heels is true. They really do flatter you. Heels elongate your body and cause you to appear leaner. Master your perfect heel walk and you will turn heads wherever you go.
6. Brighten your eyes
Your eyes are often one of the greatest assets on your body, and everyone you meet is bound to notice their color and brightness at first glance. If your eyes are suffering from that gritty, tired feeling or appear to be yellowed or bloodshot from hours of straining to look at a computer screen, you may need some help in the brightening department. Try using anti-redness eye drops or drops to simply replenish the moisture. You and countless others are bound to notice the change.
7. Mind the mani
One thing you can do to achieve fabulousness is paying attention to the state of your fingernails. Are they dirty? Are they yellowed? Is polish chipping off of them? If you have a moment to spare, slab on a layer of your favorite nail color before you hit the daily grind. You will look extremely put together as you go about your day.
8. Deep conditioner
If you are in a constant battle with dry or frizzy hair, there is a solution for you. Investing in an affordable deep conditioner and using it once a week on your hair can have an amazingly positive impact on the state of your flowing locks. Deep conditioner nourishes, adds shine and smoothes out your hair, leaving you looking your best.
9. Embrace your individuality
Be you. Dress to express yourself and stand away from the crowd. Take the time to go through your wardrobe to ditch the drab and invest in the fab. Whatever you choose to wear, do so with a smile and confidence because nothing is more fabulous than taking the time to treat yourself.