[media id=7 width=480 height=380] From new beauty breakthroughs to best-selling beauty classics that the pros swear by, here are the quick fixes I shared on "Today Show" this morning that deliver instant gratification results when you have no choice but to put your best face forward after an especially late night:
BEFORE BED BEAUTY INSURANCE
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate- $42.00 at www.kiehls.com Leave this by your bedside- and just before nodding off, massage into your skin. The potent elixir works all night to regenerate, repair and replenish the skin barrier while you sleep, when skin is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm- $45 at www.nordstrom.com This is an exceptional beauty booster for the skin, celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this year. Makeup artists swear by it, calling it coffee for the complexion – it immediately eliminates all signs of fatigue, providing skin with a much needed wake-up remedy to go from cubicle to cocktail.
ROHTO Cooling Eye Drops- $6.79 at www.drugstore.com Perfect for the morning-after red, tired, burning eyes, they are a go-to tool for many celebrity makeup artists. Not only do they whiten beautifully, but the cooling “kick” helps wake up tired eyes.
NYX Jumbo Pencil- $4 at www.nyxcosmetics.com Pick a neutral pink shimmer shade and work it into the inner corners of the eyes and then up along the brow bone for an instant pick me up- the oldest, and most foolproof- trick in the book.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Pearly Wateproof Eyeshadow Pencil- $18 at www.MakeUpForEver.com This is a makeup artist favorite- stays on forever and melts into the skin it is so soft & smooth.
OCC Lip Tar- $12.50 at www.occcosmetics.com Don’t underestimate the power of a BOLD lip to make you at least look awake and detract from any signs of wear and tear. These formulas from cult makeup artist brand literally are like tar- they don’t budge once you put them on and the color is so unbelievably pure, all anyone will notice is your smile.
The B. The Product Dust- $35 at www.btheproduct.com No need to shower- just dust a little of this magic in your locks to make them frizz free and shiny. Once in the hair, the cutting edge formula turns the powder into a pomade, and just a pinch is really all you need for major transformation.
Relax Missy Flats- $58 at www.relaxmissy.com The best offense is a good defense, so when you are between parties, give your soles some relief and slip into flats like these. Heels can make feet very sensitive- so the cushy rubber sole on these is key.
Fresh Sake Bath- $80 at www.fresh.com Instead of waking yourself up with a cold shower, take a detox bath. In Japanese culture, geishas would take baths after their night of entertaining, and pour sake and all the left over fruits in a steaming hot bath to rejuvenate and detox. That is the inspiration for this favorite.