Ever take a look in the mirror and think: Fix it, FAST! You then Google your skincare trauma du jour, only to find your favorite beauty blogs all waxing poetically about the 10-step Korean skincare ritual. Sigh! A girl does not, (repeat) does not have time for ten steps. We need a quick fix and we need it now. Read on as we debunk beauty myths and share our go-to solutions for common beauty woes….
PROBLEM: MY SKIN HAS LOST ITS BOUNCE
SOLUTION: Dramatically boost volume and restore elasticity with Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel Cream ($16). With just one application, the silky cream delivers three types of hyaluronic acid to strengthen and revive skin’s appearance. With continued use, Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel Cream refines rough texture and softens fine lines….but you’ll see immediate results with your first try.
PROBLEM: MY LASHES LOOK LIFELESS
SOLUTION: Lift limp lashes with Per-fekt Liquid Lash Curler ($29). Formulated with panthenol and lash extending fibers, this blacker-than-black mascara does it all. It lifts, curls, has a built in primer, defines, lengthens, strengthens, and volumizes lashes beyond belief. One coat and you’ll toss your lash curler for good.
PROBLEM: MY PIMPLE WON’T LET ME BE GREAT
SOLUTION: Banish unwanted pimples with Votre Vu Au Revoir Trouble Spot Treatment ($21). This pimple punisher relieves inflammation on the spot. Just apply and let the camphor, salicylic acid, and sulfur-based concoction work its magic. Voila; bye-bye, breakout!
PROBLEM: I’VE LOST MY GLOW
SOLUTION: You need a lighting crew in a compact, and It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection ($42) is the answer. The four-pan palette includes everything you need to light up your face (and your life) in an instant. Perfect Lighting Illuminizer adds radiance, Bye Bye Pores Blush livens up the cheeks, and Sunshine in a Compact adds a dose of warmth. Complete your look with Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder, and your skin is set to glowy perfection that’s guaranteed to last all day.
PROBLEM: MY LIPS ARE A DISASTER
SOLUTION: Rapidly repair parched lips with a single swipe of Guerlain Super Lips Hero ($30). Packed with intensely hydrating grapeseed extract, this lip quencher plumps and perfects dry lips in a snap.
PROBLEM: MY NECK LOOKS WAY OLDER THAN MY FACE
SOLUTION: De-wrinkle your décolleté with Sio SkinPad ($70). Made of medical grade silicone, this neck and chest wrinkle smoother works with just one use. Ideal for an evening out or a red carpet moment, simply wear the silicone patch for 8 hours, remove, and your décolleté is suddenly smoothed out and crease-free. Genius invention!
PROBLEM: MY BAGS HAVE BAGS
SOLUTION: Late nights, early mornings…you know the drill. You need to get a handle on the puffiness ASAP. Try Enlite Super Face Check Your Bags At The Door Hydrating + Depuffing Eye Pads ($17). They contain a depuffing trifecta of hyaluronic acid, cucumber extract, and caffeine, packed into individual little sachets…perfect for tucking into your purse when you know it’s going to be a late night!
PROBLEM: MY PORES ARE SO CLOGGED
SOLUTION: Clear congested pores in a jiffy with Hey Honey Take It Off Exfoliating Honey Mask Peel Off Mask ($32). Apply a thin layer and allow to dry. Fifteen minutes later, peel off and watch in amazement as blackheads, whiteheads, and all sorts of surface debris is magically lifted away. Skin is immediately smoother and pores appear tighter.
PROBLEM: I FEEL A MASSIVE PIMPLE COMING ON
SOLUTION: Eliminate blemishes on the spot with Iluminage Me Clear Anti-Blemish Device ($39). The blue light-powered gadget targets acne-causing bacteria that can lead to a bad breakout. Both portable and rechargeable, you’ll want to keep this acne-busting device stashed in your makeup bag.
PROBLEM: MY EYES LOOK TIRED
SOLUTION: Daily eye creams are great, but sometimes you need a little more. Karuna Under Eye Melting Boost ($18) is a tiny little dissolving sheet mask for your eyes. The intense treatment is designed to be worn under a Karuna Sheet Mask ($8) for face. The two work in concert to deliver a targeted dose of treatment to the eye area. This situation is Sheet Masking 2.0.
-Felicia Walker Benson of @thisthatbeauty