Photo-ready all day, every day.
The chicest women on the streets cause heads to turn and cameras to click with what they're wearing from the neck down—but their hair and makeup choices are equally on point. From spotlight-stealing lips to cotton candy-colored curls, here's how to add impact to every outfit in seconds; no designer It bag required.
Brighten up a basic blue button-down with a lipstick-red bandana tied around your neck. The finishing touch: a crimson smile to match.
Try Rimmel London Provocalips in Play With Fire ($6.50). This two-step liquid lipstick provides a quick hit of camera-ready color that lasts up to 16 hours. Apply the pigment, let it set for 60 seconds, and finish with the clear topcoat.
Bold patterns and super-sized hoops may do all the talking, but extra-long eyelashes and a neutral-colored lip still offer plenty of impact.
A coat or two of Rimmel London Scandaleyes Mascara ($5.50), packed with collagen and keratin, plumps up the volume on limp lashes, while a swipe of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Beige Tribute ($37) provides the perfect shade of your-lips-but-better nude.
A vampy lip adds instant drama without much effort. The key to pulling off a sultry shade: Keep all eyes on your *major* mouth—don't let T-zone shine steal the spotlight.
Swipe on Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Scandal ($30), then guard against midday oil slicks without caking on powder with Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer ($6.50). The clear, featherweight formula controls shine for up to five hours and can be applied under or over makeup. Another dynamic duo you'll want to try: Layer a delicate gold necklace with a satin black ribbon choker.
You probably know the tried-and-true trick of rimming your waterline with a white or nude pencil to brighten tired eyes, but sunshine yellow adds an unexpected ray of color that wakes up your entire face.
Pair a sweet stripe of lemon-colored liner—try Make Up For Ever XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner in M-40 ($21)—with loads of inky mascara on top and bottom lashes.
Playing with patterns and color doesn't have to stop with your clothes. Refresh your dye-job by tinting just the tips of your hair with a pastel hue for a sophisticated take on the Technicolor hair trend.
Not ready to take the even semi-permanent plunge? Try Joico InstaTint Temporary Shimmer Spray in Mermaid Blue ($10) for unicorn-esque color, which washes out in one shampoo.
Update a classic cat-eye by swapping your go-to black liner with a shimmery blue shade that brightens the whites of your eyes.
A kitten-sized feline flick of Rimmel London's Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Liner in Turquoise ($4.50) is all you need to quickly accentuate eyes. Dust a bit of rosy blush on the apples of your cheeks. Done!
Whether you're growing out your bangs or just want to keep hair off your face, try doubling up on baby braids.
Make a middle part, then create two even sections of hair on either side. To keep frizz and flyaways tucked away, work Redken Braid Aid 03 ($25)—a balm that offers a powder-like grip—through strands before you plait. Slip on some sunnies, slick on a nude lip, and hit the sidewalk with swagger.