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Want to sex up your make-up in an instant? Whether you’re transitioning from office to after-work drinks or even a hot date, these beauty tricks will take your look to the next level in a few minutes flat.
LIPS: For date nights, pick a lipstick shade that compliments your natural lip colour for a minimal yet glam look. Choose a long-wearing yet moisturising lipstick which won’t dry out your pout. L’Oréal Paris Infallible 2-Step Lip Colour is smooch-resistant and contains hyaluronic gel to keep your lips hydrated.
FACE: A BB cream enhances your natural complexion, offering coverage while making your face look soft, dewy and luminous. This will also prep and prime the skin for make-up.
EYES: Use rich gold, copper or bronze eye shadow to create a light, glowing metallic eye.L'Oréal Paris La Petite Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Maximalist gives long-lasting, pigment-heavy colour over the lid, while a white liner to your inner lower lash line will make your peepers pop.
LASHES: Give yourself a sultry stare with lashings of mascara. We can’t go past the new Volume Million Lashes Mascara (www.lorealparis.com.au/products/make-up/eye/mascara/volume-million-lashes-mascara-waterproof) for its ultra-flirty effect. To add extra thickness, dust your lashes with translucent powder prior to applying the wand, using a lash comb between each coat to prevent clumping.
CHEEKS: There’s nothing flirtier than naturally flushed cheeks. Want to know how to fake it? Apply a smidgen of rosy blush such as Life’s A Peach on the apples of your cheeks and finish off with a dusting bronzer, blending it out towards your temples.
BROWS: Eyebrows are important as they help to frame the face. Tame strays by combing upward with a clear brow gel, before filling any gaps with a brow pencil, such as Brow Artist Shaper, that’s close to your natural brow colour. To accentuate their shape, use a touch of highlighter or illuminator under the brows.
HAIR: A tousled ‘do will do the trick. Save time by prepping in the morning. After you wash your hair, dry it until it’s slightly damp, pulling it up into a bun and leaving it there for the rest of the day. Just before you go out, take it out and spritz it with a curl spray. We recommend The Beach Wave Salt Spray and you’re good to go.