Forget about complicated hairstyles and smoky eyes that require a master's degree in makeup. Your next party is fast approaching, and you need to look pretty – now! These quick tricks can get you glam and out the door in a flash.
For a look that's sophisticated and modern, nothing makes an impression quite like red lips. The key to carrying off a notice-me-now pout: Keep the rest of your makeup simple. Blush, matte shadow and mascara provide the ideal backdrop.
Get the Look:
1. Pick the formula: If you want a softer look, go for sheer lipstick or gloss. For high impact, choose a satin or matte finish.
2. To prevent color from feathering, trace lips with a liner that matches your lipstick.
3. Fill in lips, using a lip or concealer brush for precision. Start at the corners of your mouth and blend color in toward the center. Final tip: Blot, blot, blot!
Tip: Dabbing a clear balm over lipstick creates a softer sheen.
Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard, $9; at burtsbees.com.
Almay Color and Care liquid lip balm in Apple a Day, $6; at almay.com.
Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Love That Red, $8; at ulta.com.