Get Fabulous In A Flash! Simple Tricks to Instantly Look Gorgeous

January 8, 2012  |  
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Celebrities may appear to have the best stylists and makeup artists in the industry at their fingertips, and they may seem to have complete access to the absolute best makeup products, clothing labels, and shoes that money can buy, but why can’t you have the same look for less?  Well we’ve got good news – you absolutely can.

Check out these 8 tips on how you can create the same stunning and eye-catching looks that the celebrities are sporting, without the high cost products and overpriced salon stylists.  Enjoy!


1. Paint Your Pout

Bold crimson lips are attention-grabbing yet approachable.  If you decide to go with this trend, be sure to lay low on the eye makeup.  If you try a smoky eye, combined with red-hot lips, you’ll end up looking more like Bozo the clown and less like the sophisticated, Hot lady that you are.  Here are some celeb stylists favorite products:  Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor in Red Revival, $7.49 at Maybelline.com, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl, $24 at NarsCosmetics.com, Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick in Aphrodite, $22 at NapoleonPerdis.com


2. Correct your posture

You can’t hide that you’re not happy with your appearance. Whenever someone looks at you, they’ll immediately know it. Because your posture gives away your feelings. Your posture betrays you; it’s the first indicator that you don’t know what to do with that bad physical shape.  Stand up straight! Hold your head up, pull your shoulders back, tuck in your pelvis, and straighten your spine. Now take a deep breath and look at yourself in the mirror. Where’s that tummy fat gone? It’s no longer there because your back is straight, not swayed and sticking your tummy out, making it appear larger than it actually is.  Correct posture not only slims down your tummy, it makes you appear taller and with your head held high, you’ll both look and feel more confident.


3. Freshen Up Your Polish

Swipe on a classic nail color, like a timeless red or sheer pink. Already painted? Layer on a high-shine topcoat to give your tips a glossier look.  When you glance down at your chipped polish and cracked nails, do you feel Hot?  Probably not.  For a quick fix try these hot shades: Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in My Old Flame, $16 at LippmannCollection.com, MAC Me Over! ‘Xee & Sharon’ Nail Lacquer in Quiet Time, $15 at MacCosmetics.com, Chanel Laque Brillance Extrême Shine Nails Lacquer, $25 at Chanel.com


4. Soften Your Skin

Gently slough away dull skin cells and let your glowing skin shine through.  Every day our skin is the fist thing that absorbs the toxins, smoke, smog and yuck in the air, and we wonder where pimples come from!  Be sure to exfoliate and scrub those extra layers that have fought all day against the environment.  Here are some great products to try: Lab Perfect Cleansing Scrub, $60 at 3Lab.com, Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Treatment Scrub, $85 at Nordstrom.com, Philosophy ‘Soul Owner’ Foot Cream, $14 at Philosophy.com. No money for these products?  Just combine 2 to 3 Tbsp baking soda and a small amount of water to make a paste.  This at-home recipe is safe for daily use and won’t break the bank!


5. Blush

Blush is a secret weapon, but only when used correctly. Imagine Naomi Campbell’s famous cheekbones for example. To apply blush correctly, look in the mirror and give your reflection a big smile. Put a blob of blush on the raised area, and then lightly blend it in with your fingers all the way up to your hairline. Golden apricot shades and cream blushes are universally flattering shades, making them an excellent product to keep around for just this occasion.


6. Try a new, exotic perfume

Have you ever been walking down the street, only to pass another woman and thing “Wow!  She smells great!”  Well believe it or not, that could be you, and that could also be a sign that your scent needs a makeover.  Ditch your daily scent for something new and extra-sultry such as these Hot smells: Stella It-Dress Collection, $52 at Sephora.com, Vera Wang Lovestruck, $78 at Sephora.com, or ck one Shock For Her, $50 at Sephora.com


7. Slip Into Spanx

Think all celebrities are bump-free and smooth all over?  Think again. Those figure-hugging gowns on the red carpet only appear smooth and lump-free thanks to contour underwear and it’s time to level the playing field! You can buy all-in-one body suits, which slim and smooth your tummy, bottom and thighs all at once, or separate pieces that focus on only one body part. Either way, your clothes will fit better and you will look and feel awesome! Here are some top Spanx picks: Undie-tectable StretchBriefs, $30, Slim Cognito Shapesuit, $98, Slimplicity Half Slip, $52, all available at Spanx.com


8. Smoke Out Your Eyes

Sex up your gorgeous gaze by smudging on sooty eye shadow shades. When you are going for a smoky eye, don’t apply any other makeup until you do your eyes. Why start with the rest of your face when the dark shades could potentially fall down on your canvas? Instead, you should begin with the eyes, and then apply concealer and foundation afterwards in order to create a clean area.  Check out these all-in-1 smoky eye kits that make this trend do-able and uber Hot:  VS Smoky Eyes Kit, $15 at VictoriasSecret.com, Sephora Collection Beauty In A Box Smoky Eyes Palette, $10 at Sephora.com, and Laura Mercier Classic Smoky Eye Palette, $85 at BergdorfGoodman.com


9. Hike Up The Height

High heels should be a no-brainer, as they add miles of length to your legs.  Just stepping into a pair can lift not only your height, but your feeling of sexiness too.  Not only do they make a perfect statement to the right outfit, but they also help you keep good posture all day, and work your calf muscles every step you take!  Check out these sky-high heels:  Chinese Laundry Bright Eyes Patent in Blush, $150 at ChineseLaundry.com, House of Harlow 1960 Natalia, $295 at PiperLime.com, and Jessica Simpson Waleo in Blue Violet Kid Suede, $89 at JessicaSimpsonCollection.com

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