Michele Morosi

10 Ways To Update Your Look In 10 Minutes

Most of us fall into a boring, repetitive routine when it comes to our daily beauty rituals. Switching it up always sounds like a good idea but can feel like an unnecessary pain. Well, we have you covered. Get our tips for updating your look with a few out-of-the-box beauty ideas–we’re talking pouts that pop and eyes that steal the show–all of which can be done in 10 minutes flat! Follow our lead, and you can spend all that extra time you’ll have in the morning worrying about what to wear—the way it should be.

Creative Liner

If you already line your lower lash line, make your eyes stand out even more by skipping the middle section altogether and only lining the inside and outside corners.

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Original Creamy Kohl Me Kajal Eyeliner in Noir Volcanique

$39

Guerlain

1.5Mm Mechanical Gel Eyeliner

$45

Hourglass

Metallic Cupid’s Bow

Give your pout an unconventional update with a swipe of metallic on your Cupid’s bow. Try a creamy pencil in silver and a vampy lipstick for a modern evening look. Extra points for using creative color combos. Maybe a coral bow on red lips?

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Lip Color in Crimson Noir

$50

Tom Ford

Lip Color Stick in Strawberry Red

$28

Marc Jacobs

Lip Liner Pencil in Coral

$3

Palladio

Eye Liner in Silver

$9

L'Oreal Paris

Colored Mascara

We’ve probably all experimented with a colored mascara at some point, but why not really go for it and try contrasting shades on your top and bottom lashes? Talk about an eye-catching look!

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Color Mascara in Blue Dream

$7

NYX

Color Mascara

$20

Butter London

Wink Mascara In Indigo Pink

$20

Butter London

Bright Mani

Keep a bright polish on hand for quick polish changes. Can’t do a full mani in less than 10 minutes? Layer your new color over your existing paint job for a quick and creative update.

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Nail Polish in Schiap

$20

NARS

Nail Polish in Wellies

$15

Butter London

Nail Lacquer in Bleu Majorelle

$27

Yves Saint Laurent

Bold Wing

Best for a night on the town, this extreme cat eye is easy to create but packs a dramatic punch. Try different colors of liner for endless update options.

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Liquid Eyeliner

$39

Guerlain

Liquid Eyeliner

$14

Lime Crime

‘Crème Gel’ Eyeliner in Teal Green

$25

Vincent Longo

Creme Eyeliner in Envy Limited

$24

Laura Mercier

Monochrome Lid

Go bold with a swipe of eye shadow in a single color. Start at the lash line and work up to the brow bone.

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Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Subra

$29

NARS

Metallic Eyeshadow in Hypnotique

$31

Christian Dior

Lipstick/Mani Combo

Love the color of your latest manicure? Why not match your lipstick shade to it? Go classic with a red duo or try something new and daring (purple, anyone?).

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Lipstick in Annabella

$32

NARS

Nail Lacquer in Rouge Pop Art

$27

Yves Saint Laurent

Lipstick in Ink Pot

$26

ILIA

Harem Silks From Bombay

$19

Deborah Lippmann

Messy Brows

This look seriously takes 2 seconds to create but conveys a very high-fashion, runway look. Comb brows in all directions with a clear brow gel. Have thin arcs? Comb brows with a mascara in a shade darker than your hair.

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Eyebrow Mascara

$38

BY TERRY

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

$22

Ulta

Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner

$27

Lancome

Reverse Cat Eye

Cat eyes come in all shapes and sizes. Try one that comes from the lower lash line. Start 3 quarters of the way in and wing up and out toward the ends of brows.

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Bright Lipstick

By far the easiest update on our list, a bright lip always makes an impact. Not into neon shades? Apply any color you haven’t tried before. You might be pleasantly surprised with the result.

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Lipstick in Rose Perfecto

$36

Givenchy

Lipstick in Heroine

$16

MAC

Long Lasting Lipstick In Bright Orange

$34

Sisley Paris

Lip Butter In Tutti Frutti

$9

Revlon