UP­GRADE YOUR LOOK fast!

Ex­pert hair and make-up hacks to sim­plify your day

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Most of us are multi-task­ing mae­stros, but morn­ings can be hec­tic. To get you mov­ing faster, make-up ex­pert Napoleon Perdis and founder of Que Colour hair salon Monique Mcma­hon share their sim­ple hacks to take time off your daily beauty rou­tine...

WAKE UP THOSE TIRED EYES

Soothe, cool and de-puff eyes with a DIY eye mask. ‘Sim­ply place your primer in the fridge overnight, then ap­ply a small-sized amount un­der the eye area. Leave on, so skin is re­freshed,’ says Napoleon. For best re­sults, let the skin ab­sorb the primer without rins­ing. Na­tio Age­less Il­lu­mi­nat­ing Primer, $16.95.

CLEAN HAIR FAST

‘There’s a new wave of sham­poos emerg­ing that don’t need to be fol­lowed by a con­di­tioner,’ says Monique. These sham­poos cleanse hair us­ing nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents like ras­soul clay, which re­moves oil from the scalp, and aloe vera, which adds mois­ture and vol­ume. ‘One of the other ben­e­fits is that you won’t need to wash your hair as of­ten, so they’re all-round time-savers,’ says Monique. A two-in­one for­mula is also great for those morn­ings where time is of the essence, but your scalp needs ex­tra TLC. Head & Shoul­ders Dry Scalp Care 2-in-1 350ml, $12.49. Christophe Robin Cleans­ing Bar with Aloe Vera, $27.

SKIN SOS

Use a dry body brush to ex­fo­li­ate skin in the morn­ings be­fore show­er­ing, then fol­low with a multi-task­ing oil to com­bat dry skin and fight stretch marks at the same time. Ap­ply to slightly damp skin for ul­ti­mate ab­sorp­tion. Nivea 4-in-1 Firm­ing Body Oil, $14.95.

PUMP UP THE VOL­UME

Monique rec­om­mends us­ing a fin­ish­ing lo­tion, post-wash, to close and pro­tect the cu­ti­cles of the hair shaft. ‘You can re­vive your look through­out the day – use the spray to sub­tly scent your skin, and as a wet ver­sion of a dry sham­poo the fol­low­ing morn­ing to re­fresh hair. As busy women, we need our prod­ucts to work as hard as we do,’ says Monique. The­o­rie Ar­gan Oil In­fused Ex­tra Hold Fin­ish­ing Hair­spray, $19.95.

GET AN IN­STANT GLOW

‘Create an in­stant lu­mi­nous base in sec­onds by mix­ing a small bit of loose gold­en­shim­mery eye­shadow into your foun­da­tion,’ says Napoleon. For dewy, su­per­model skin, ap­ply with a foun­da­tion brush. Napoleon Perdis Loose Eye Dust, $35.

RE­MOVE MAKE-UP SU­PER-FAST

Run out of make-up re­mover? Try us­ing your primer with cot­ton pads. ‘Start by ap­ply­ing a small amount of primer to damp cot­ton pads, then ap­ply to the skin in cir­cu­lar mo­tions and rinse thor­oughly,’ says Napoleon. This will leave skin hy­drated and the primer also helps calm red­ness from the skin.

SEXY EYES IN RECORD TIME

Just re­alised you’ve run out of eye­liner? Never fear... If you’ve got mas­cara, you have a so­lu­tion. ‘Mas­cara has a for­mula that works great as an eye­liner and has in­cred­i­ble dura­bil­ity,’ says Napoleon. Sim­ply swipe the mas­cara wand on your hand to get some prod­uct, take a small an­gled brush and care­fully ap­ply. Napoleon Perdis Long Black Mas­cara, $39. Nude By Na­ture An­gled Eye­liner Brush, $16.95.

COVER GREYS ON-THE-GO

Try a colour stick or pow­der and ap­ply to the roots. If you don’t have prod­uct on hand, try to mix up your part or add some ex­tra vol­ume to your hair with a dry sham­poo. Cre­at­ing ex­tra vol­ume will take the em­pha­sis off your roots. Cover Your Gray Cleanse and Cover Dry Sham­poo Brunette, $29.95. De Lorenzo Es­sen­tial Treat­ments Ab­sorb Dry Sham­poo, $19.90.

TAME HAIR ON THE FLY

‘You can use it to smooth fly-away hairs from the face, add gloss to a high pony­tail, and con­di­tion lips, hands and skin,’ says Monique. An­tipodes Saviour Skin Balm, $19.90.

Ni­cole’s lus­cious locks al­ways look great – wavy or straight!

WHERE TO BUY: An­tipodes an­tipodesna­ture.com, Christophe Robin sephora.com.au, Cover Your Gray i-glam­our.com, De Lorenzo de­lorenzo.com.au, Head & Shoul­ders headand­shoul­ders.com.au, Napoleon Perdis napoleon­perdis.com, Na­tio na­tio.com.au, Nivea nivea.com.au, Nude By Na­ture price­line.com.au, The­o­rie i-glam­our.com.

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