5Minute OPEN UP YOUR EYES MAKEOVERS

Fast-act­ing make-up, skin, and hair savers can help you look gor­geous. By Jes­sica Prince.

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You al­ready know that your eyes are the first place to show signs of age­ing. And, sadly, that in­cludes your lashes. While pro­fes­sional ex­ten­sions and growth for­mu­las do a fine job of boost­ing lash length and thick­ness – mak­ing your eyes ap­pear lifted – they also de­mand a long-term com­mit­ment. Vo­lu­mis­ing mas­caras are the quick­est way to cre­ate a youth­ful look. Tarte’s new mas­cara is equipped with a flex­i­ble-bris­tle wand that prom­ises more than seven times the vol­ume af­ter only two coats. “A full-bris­tle wand en­sures that you can coat ev­ery lash, which in­stantly opens the eyes,” says make-up artist Moani Lee. For max­i­mum ef­fect, she ad­vises dot­ting a liq­uid liner (like Clar­ins In­stant Liner) on your up­per lids in the spa­ces be­tween lash hairs, curl­ing your lashes, and then care­fully wig­gling the mas­cara wand back and forth from the base of your lashes up­ward.

HIDE YOUR WRIN­KLES

Bo­tox and fillers re­main the gold stan­dard for erad­i­cat­ing fine lines and wrin­kles, but prod­ucts that fake a more youth­ful com­plex­ion do ex­ist, es­pe­cially when you’re des­per­ate for a speedy so­lu­tion. If you’re oily: Cam­ou­flage lines with some­thing that’s light­weight and oil-free. Dior Capture To­tale Dream­skin Global Anti-Ag­ing Sk­in­care Per­fect Skin Creator is a primer-like for­mula loaded with min­eral biomimetic pow­ders to in­flect light and con­ceal lines in 30 sec­onds. Ap­ply it be­fore make-up and no­tice how you’ll need far less foun­da­tion. If you’re dry: Shi­seido White Lu­cent To­tal Bright­en­ing Serum now in­cludes resver­a­trol that puffs up wrin­kles on con­tact, along with ProBright 4MR that re­flects light and makes lines less no­tice­able. “We call that fairy dust,” says Ava Sham­ban, a Bev­erly Hills der­ma­tol­o­gist. “Any prod­uct that re­flects light will make you look like you just had a five-minute laser treat­ment.” But be­ware, she says; these prod­ucts won’t last all day, though they will give you re­sults for an evening.

PLUMP YOUR POUT

Whether or not you’re ge­net­i­cally blessed with An­gelina lips, “every­one’s will de­flate with age,” says Sham­ban, and it can start to hap­pen as early as your 30s. Al­though your De­spite what you may think, your pores aren’t get­ting big­ger. It’s just that when they’re open and clogged (with oil and dead skin, which can ox­i­dise and turn black), they stretch, look larger, and can form black­heads. “The ac­tual size of a per­son’s pores can­not be changed,” says Howard Mu­rad, a Los An­ge­les der­ma­tol­o­gist. The good news: You can re­duce their ap­pear­ance in minutes with Mu­rad’s new pore and black­head duo, a two-part sys­tem that ex­fo­li­ates the gunk lodged in­side with vol­canic min­eral clay, then seals and tight­ens pores with a sal­i­cylic acid serum. Un­like other pore re­duc­ers cur­rently avail­able, this one pre­vents the se­bum in clogged pores from ox­i­dis­ing, which blocks black­heads from form­ing. Ap­ply it twice a week.

Nev­ery­day gloss may be ca­pa­ble of hy­drat­ing your pout (re­mem­ber, mois­ture makes skin and lips fill out nat­u­rally), spe­cial plump­ing for­mu­las such as Laneige Serum In­tense Lip­stick go a step fur­ther, form­ing a pro­tec­tive bar­rier to pre­vent mois­ture from evap­o­rat­ing to “en­hance size and shape in­stantly,” says Lee. Sham­ban agrees. “Lip plumpers ab­so­lutely work,” she says, and they can even help puff up wrin­kles on your lip lines. Look for in­gre­di­ents such as cin­na­mon, ginger, and pep­per­mint oils as well as jo­joba oil and hyaluronic acid. Since most of­fer only a hint of colour, try Lee’s trick if you want to pull off the bright-mouth trend: Ap­ply your plumper, and al­low it to set for three minutes; wipe off any ex­cess with a tis­sue, then add lip­stick.

TIGHTEN YOUR PORES

DIS­GUISE YOUR GREYS

No ques­tion – grey re­growth at your roots can tack on years to your face. In fact, it can add up to a decade, says LA colourist De­nis de Souza. Be­cause vis­it­ing a sa­lon ev­ery two weeks is rarely fea­si­ble, Garnier Olia, a new-gen­er­a­tion at-home hair colour so­lu­tion, uses an Oil De­liv­ery Sys­tem for­mula of flo­ral oils, do­ing away with am­mo­nia and its un­pleas­ant odour. Avail­able in nine shades, it makes the hair look vis­i­bly health­ier and silky smooth to the touch. Great re­sults with ef­fort­less, un­com­pli­cated ap­pli­ca­tion? Now, that’s what we call a five-minute makeover.

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