Seven quick ways to go from drab to fab
All you need is a few smart makeup and styling tricks, your favourite fragrance, your confident smile, and you’ll be ready to rock any party in style! Here’s how to go from drab to fab without any sweat.Updated: Dec 17, 2015 15:19 IST
The festive season is on, with almost everyone receiving party invites. While you want to put your best face forward, being hard-pressed for time could leave you stressed out. The fact is that you don’t need a whole day or a visit to the beauty salon to turn heads at a party.
All you need is a few smart makeup and styling tricks, your favourite fragrance, your confident smile, and you’ll be ready to rock any party in style! Here’s how to go from drab to fab without any sweat.
Master the art of contouring: Contouring can give you a whole new sculpted face in just no time. It involves highlighting your best features and making them pop. If you’d like to do it the Kim Kardashian way, then contouring your cheeks and then giving them a glow with a bronzer is a must. There are numerous beauty tutorials on YouTube that can make you a contouring pro within minutes.
No fuss shampoo: We all have days when it’s impossible to manage those greasy locks and a head wash seems so difficult. To quickly give a freshly washed look to your hair, use a dry shampoo or baby powder. You can also add a shiny finish to your hair by giving it a quick rinse with green tea leaves boiled in water mixed with one lime juice.
Let the witch handle pimples: If you have a party to attend and you have a sudden party spoiler breakout, then here’s the fix: Just dab some witch hazel on a cotton ball and apply it to the pimple for a few seconds to get rid of the redness and settle the swelling.
Exfoliate and cleanse: When you have no time to make a visit to the parlour and pamper yourself with a facial, the best you can do is a quick home remedy. A mix of sugar and honey scrubbed for about five minutes leaves you with baby soft skin.
Banish tired eyes: Your eyes can tell that you did not sleep or you are exhausted. Apply concealer to your eyelids and undereye to hide dark circles. Set them with a translucent powder. Line the rim of your lower eyelid with a white eye pencil. Finish with a coat of mascara and you’re done.
Luscious red: A red lipstick is the fastest way to go glam. Red lips are a great way to transform the most basic dress into something gorgeous. So, be bold and go red!
Make waves: Get soft, fun waves at home by braiding your damp hair before going to bed. Open them in the morning and finger-comb.
First Published: Nov 01, 2015 16:52 IST