2017 NewBeauty Awards: 15 Fast Fixes For When You’re Short on Time

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Dark circles? Dull skin? Stained teeth? Keep these fast fixes on hand for when you’re short on time but in need of some major beauty TLC. 

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Texture Spray for No-Blowdry Days

When lifeless hair craves style and volume, reach for this argan oil–infused spray that instantly gives strands that lived-in look we love. 

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Eye Cream That Fakes 8 Hours of Sleep

HydroPeptide Eye Authority ($76)

Tap this nongreasy serum around your eyes after sleepless nights for a brighter, wide-awake look. 

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Quick Fix for Sudden Breakouts

PCA SKIN Intensive Clarity Treatment 0.5% ($109)

Apply this powerful, retinol-infused treatment to breakout-prone areas at night and wake up to clearer, less-inflamed skin. 

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Instant Relief for Dehydrated Skin

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 ($125)

Quench even the driest of skin with this light cream that sinks into skin and delivers a cool, refreshing sensation.  

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Mask That Mimics a Facial

RéVive Masque de Volûme Sculpting and Firming Mask ($185)

It’s never been so easy to get skin that looks plumper, tighter and brighter—like you just had a professional facial—in just 10 minutes.  

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Skin-Soothing Mist

Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water ($19)

Whether you’re sunburned or just had a chemical peel, red, sensitive skin is instantly calmed with this pure thermal spring water–infused spray. 

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Thin Lip Fix

Skyn Iceland Plumping Lip Gels with Wild Berry Extract ($35)

A sheet mask for your lips? Sign us up. This one has a berry scent, feels cool on contact and reveals a fuller- looking pout in 10 minutes. 

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Fastest Glow Getter


Want a supermodel-worthy complexion in seconds? This moisturizer meets highlighter gives skin a dewy glow; plus, it smells like a creamsicle. 

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Instant Hair Refresher

amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo ($22)

No one has to know you didn’t wash your hair today. A few sprays of this no-white- residue dry shampoo soak up oil and pump up limp strands.  

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Go-To Teeth Whitener

Crest 3D White Monthly Whitening Boost Whitestrips ($50)

Nobody likes yellow teeth. Treat your smile to these whitening strips in between in-o ice whitening treatments to maintain a visibly brighter look. 

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Easiest Way to Fake Fuller Hair

Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast ($29)

Spray this volumizer at your roots like you would dry shampoo—all hair types, especially fine, flat strands, get instant body and texture. 

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High-Shine Nail Polish for a “Gel” Look

OPI Infinite Shine Nail Lacquer ($13)

Want the look of a gel manicure without stepping foot in a salon? Just apply two coats of this polish and you’ve got bold color and shine that lasts up to 10 days. 

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Skin-Brightening Concealer

EVE LOM Light Illusion Concealer ($40)

Tired complexions have met their match with this illuminating concealer that makes the light hit your face in all the right places for an “I woke up like this” look. 

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Primer That Makes Skin Look Better in Seconds

Laura Geller Spackle Under Make-up Primer ($32)

Like an Instagram filter for your skin, this primer, which doesn’t feel thick or oily (you can hardly feel it on), smooths everything out so makeup layers flawlessly on top. 

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Miracle Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($23)

An editor favorite, this must-have mascara is the answer to longer, thicker, darker lashes in just a few quick coats. 

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