Struggling to create a beauty look when you have somewhere important to be is not what we would call a good use of your time. You never want to seem like you didn’t try hard enough—or, worse, like you tried a little too hard. As beauty junkies, we’ve come up with six hassle-free hair-and-makeup formulas for a variety of occasions. Here, the looks and products that’ll never leave you in this plight again.
When it's time for a loved one to tie the knot, the pressure is on. Try this classic approach to looking gorgeous while keeping the spotlight on the couple du jour: Stick to neutral tones for a subtle smoky eye, glossy lips and a voluminous blowout.
The Dating Scene
This date-night option is foolproof and guaranteed to wow: Pucker up with some bright red lipstick, highlighted cheekbones and a romantic updo. Voilà.
Meeting Your Future (Maybe) In-Laws
Meeting the parents of your significant other is a nerve-racking prospect. To appear polished yet proper, pull your hair back into a single braid and experiment with rosy tones for your makeup.
A Night Out With The Girls
Go a little bolder when hitting the town with your ladies. Let your locks go free, bring out a deep-hued lipstick and don't forget to dress up your eyes.
Landing The Job
Going on an interview doesn't mean you can't express who you really are. Skew professional yet chic with a polished ponytail, glowing cheekbones and a nude lip.
It's always a good idea to look as cool as possible while sipping mimosas. Incorporate a braid into soft, subtle waves and wear hints of peach on your eyes, lips and cheeks.