Just because you're short on time or funds doesn't mean you have to look like it. Give yourself a little lift with these simple yet satisfying instant hair and fashion makeovers.
1. Try some orange pop
The makeup color of the moment is a bright, juicy shade of orange, says Molly R. Stern, a CoverGirl celebrity makeup artist. Try it on your lips with CoverGirl ShineBlast Lip Gloss in Fire, $7.50, or Revlon ColorBurst lipstick in Coral, $9.
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2. Sculpt your cheeks
Sharp cheekbones (think Cate Blanchett) create an Old Hollywood glamour. Apply blush on top of your cheekbones - instead of on the apples of your cheeks - to make cheekbones look higher and less round, explains Erin McCarthy, manager of education for Make Up For Ever.
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3. Be well-rounded
Nails are losing their edge and taking on a feminine look. The nail shape to have? A rounded oval on short- to medium-length nails, says Jan Arnold, CND's trend expert.
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4. Get goddess locks
Try this new wave: Somewhere between a curl and a crimp are what the pros are calling goddess waves. Get them with a triple-barrel curling iron such as Gold 'N Hot Triple Barrel Waver, $30 (it works similarly to a crimping iron), says Pepper Pastor, a New York City-based salon owner. Or, for an easy cheat, put damp hair in one large braid before bed and unravel it in the morning.
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5. Find a sexy new scent
Rethink the way you shop for fragrance - and head to the men's counters. Green, aquatic, and minty notes have feminine appeal but are more likely to appear in a scent marketed to men, explains Drom Fragrances' perfumer Pierre-Constantin Gueros. We're loving these fresh men's scents: Derek Jeter Driven Sport, $23 for 2.5 oz, and Nautica Oceans, $49 for 1.7 oz.
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