Fake It 'til You Make It

From getting rid of facial fuzz to hiding cellulite, here are a few makeup and beauty secrets to enhance your look and work with what youve got.

Let's face it—none of us have the time to sit around wishing and hoping and thinking and praying for perfect hair and spotless skin. Instead of focusing on your imperfections, try learning a few beauty and makeup secrets on how to easily enhance your look and work with what you've got. From hiding tattoos to perking up your eyes, here are few simple ways to fake flawless. (And don't worry—your little "beauty secret" is safe with us.)
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Defuzz With a Depilatory
Sure, you could have an esthetician wax it off, but to get rid of facial fuzz fast (and by yourself), a removal cream is your best bet.
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Try Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo; available in two formulations (Fine to Medium Hair and Medium to Coarse Hair), this two-step system gently dissolves even the most stubborn strands, leaving your skin without any redness or irritation (when used as directed).

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Hide a Bad Haircut
Ever snipped your strands and ended up hating the results? Mask the damage with the wet look. After jumping out of the shower, palm a high-shine gel through your strands and brush into a low, tight ponytail. If the cut is short, simply brush it all back for an edgy androgynous look.
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Lengthen Your Locks
Think your strands are too short? Invest in a natural-looking set of clip-in extensions for easy, instant length. With faux strands that match your hair’s color and texture to a T, no one will be able to tell the difference.
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Hide Dimply Thighs

While getting rid of cellulite is no easy feat, self-tanner is a fantastic quick fix for hiding dimples, bruises and other minor imperfections. Exfoliate first, and then slick a dollop of self-tanner over each thigh, using large, sweeping, circular motions to help further smooth the surface and prevent streaks.

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Beef Up Your Eyebrows
If you weren’t blessed with a thick, picture-perfect pair of “power brows,” put down the tweezers and pick up an eyebrow stencil and pencil. Choose a cutout shape that flatters your facial features, and a brow pencil that’s a shade lighter than your natural hair color.
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Neutralize Redness
Suffer from rosacea? If this chronic skin condition leaves you “red in the face” on a regular basis, quickly tone down blotchiness with a green-tinted color-correcting concealer or primer, followed by a foundation or BB Cream with a yellow base.
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Tease to Thicken
Want to add more volume to your strands? Give your hair an extra dose of oomph by teasing your roots high with a fine-toothed comb before styling. Another cool tress trick: You can also fake fuller hair by lifting your strands up high while blow-drying.
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Instantly Unpack Baggage
Late nights, early mornings, long days and little sleep tend to lead to major baggage hanging out in underneath your eyes. Instantly alleviate puffiness by chilling a hydrating eye cream in the refrigerator before dabbing it on. (Beauty secret: The cool temperature helps the swollen area deflate even quicker.)
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Try Olay Age Defying Instant Hydration Eye Cream; it contains a concentrated vitamin complex that instantly moisturizes and refreshes your eye area.

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Wake Up Your Eyes
When you’re exhausted but need to look well-rested, this makeup secret will give your gaze an instant pick-me-up: Simply line your lower lids with a white eyeliner pencil to help your eyes appear much brighter. Then curl your lashes and follow up with a few coats of lengthening mascara for an added doe-eye effect.
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Boost Your Complexion
If you feel like you’re looking a bit lackluster and washed-out, swap your face cream for a tinted moisturizer. Try Olay Total Effects Gradual Sunless Tanner; this vitamin- and mineral-rich multitasking anti-ager/sunless tanner minimizes the appearance of pores while delivering a touch of instant radiance.
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Try Olay Total Effects Gradual Sunless Tanner; this vitamin- and mineral-rich multitasking anti-ager/sunless tanner minimizes the appearance of pores while delivering a touch of instant radiance.
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Hide Tattoos
While you may love your body art, there are certain times when you might prefer to not show it off. Cover up with a heavy-duty concealer stick that is a few shades lighter than your actual skin tone. Let it dry completely before applying a thick cream foundation that perfectly matches your complexion on top. (Beauty secret: Set it with a light dusting of translucent powder for a flawless look!)
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