Spring Forward to Better Looks! Quick Tips to Look Great in Minutes
When someone springs a last minute invitation on you it can be exciting and fun. But it can also take the spring out of your step if you are feeling like you don't look your best. Here are a few tips that will spring you forward to better looks in minutes.
It pays to be cool when it comes to our eyes, skin and hair. Coolness constricts blood vessels. This can refresh skin and elevate red or puffy eyes. Simply splashing cold water on your face can give your skin a smoother, more toned look. Covering your eyes with ice cubes in baggies for a few minutes will brighten your eyes up. Since coldness counteracts puffiness you can also stash your eye cream in the fridge for a few minutes. A cool water rinse or using cool air on your hair at the end of blow-drying will help your hair lie flat and stay shiny.
You can brighten up your smile instantly by wearing a true red lipstick. Your teeth will appear whiter. Staining your lips with red lip liner then applying a shiny gloss also works well. You can also cover those stray white and gray hairs with brown or black mascara.
Your nails can appear healthy and beautiful by simplying buffing them to a nice shine. Running a white nail pencil under the rims of the nails can also give you the look of a French manicure. Want your arms to appear buff? This is a trick my husband uses before he goes on stage. You can temporarily make your arms appear firmer by doing 3 sets of 10 push-ups. The increased blood flow will give you a short-lived but sculpted look.
No one will ever know that you had no sleep with a few tricks to perk up your eyes. Use an eye lash curler and apply two coats of mascara to give you a wide eye and more energetic look. Fill in overplucked eye brows with an eyebrow pencil or powder and tweeze overgrown eye brows to create a nice arch if needed.