Beauty 911

Super-quick hair and makeup tricks!

 
Ah, school mornings. Those oh-so-rushed minutes when you're tryin' to get out the door, eat breakfast and look super-cute while doin' it. Hurry no more, honey. We’re sharin’ our ten-minute secrets to perfect a.m. hair and beauty. Go ahead, hit that snooze button one more time!

Presto Change-o
Our latest time-saver beauty obsession? The amazing and totally Organic Hair Changer from Giovanni, which, depending on your hair type, miraculously straightens out waves or defines curls. Go easily from one to the other by applying to towel-dried hair and blowdrying for straight tresses, or scrunching in to seal curls. Yeah, it’s basically psychic.
 


Hit Refresh
Dry shampoo is the glam world’s gift to late sleepers. This godsend refreshes hair and zaps oil to look like you’ve just washed, all without water. Leaves behind a fresh, lemony scent that’ll fool even the best of ‘em.  Apply and then brush hair for a good-as-new ’do.



Get Rosy
This mirrored compact packs a big punch: a creamy-sheer lip and cheek color in one. Pinkie peaches brighten you up on tired mornings and look great on all skin tones. It's sweet as a blush, but secretly looks stellar as an eyeshadow, too. Swipe on a coat of black mascara and go.
 

Stila Convertible Color, $25, sephora.com

School-Ready Smoky Eye
Smoky eyes used to mean loads of drama—and soo not OK for school days. Our fave beauty besties came out with subtler takes on the trend, which means you can add super-stylish color that's still A-OK for classes. Use the darker hue like a liner and then blend the lighter hue on (just up to the crease on your lid). Perfection.
 

BY JESSICA D'ARGENIO ON 8/4/2010 4:01:00 PM

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