3 Extra Beauty Steps Worth The Time

By Alexis Wolfer

We’re all looking for time-saving beauty tricks so we can hit snooze, get in a morning workout or just enjoy a few extra minutes spent watching the Today Show. Skipping steps, though, can sometimes backfire – causing you to waste more time later on with touch-ups. Here are 3 beauty steps worth the extra time (and effort) to ensure you look and feel your best all day long.

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Curl Your Lashes. A lot of us think of the eyelash curler as a glorified torture device, but if you know how to use it (aka keep it on your lashes, not your lid!) you’ll not only be sure not to injure yourself, but also you’ll be sure to get the longest, most luscious lashes possible ensuring you’ll look bright eyed all day long. Sweep on a layer of mascara to seal the deal for eyes that look bigger, brighter and more beautiful, easily!

Added tip: run your eyelash curler under warm water to heat it up before use for an even more dramatic curl.

Prime Your Lids. Applying primer to your eyelids may seem like an unnecessary waste of time, but if you want your eyeshadow to last all day (without creasing) it’s a must. Don’t want to splurge on a new beauty product? Just dab concealer on your eyelids before applying your powdered eyeshadow to ensure it stays looking great all day long – and to save you touch-up time when rushing from desk to dinner!

These eyeshadows are ALWAYS crease-free!

Line Your Lips (And Color Them In!). If you want your lipstick to really last, become BFF with your lip liner – but not just to line your lips! Rather, take a lip liner pencil in the same shade as your lipstick of choice and color in your entire lip. The drier consistency of the lip liner will adhere to your lips longer while your favorite lipstick will add sheen and moisture to your look.

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