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Develop a quick makeup routine

Develop a quick makeup routine
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Practise getting your everyday make-up look down to 15 minutes or less. For days that you hit the snooze button one too many times, have a condensed version you can complete even faster. Makeup artist Sonia Kashuk told InStyle that she recommends finding a go-to eye and lip combo in a pretty and modern colour that’s not overly trendy. A smoky brown eye and sheer lip is Kashuk’s make-up equivalent of a tailored blouse and slim pants. Slapping on a bright red lip is another way to make a statement. Just put on lipstick, concealer and mascara, and you’re ready to go. MAC’s Ruby Woo is known for looking good on just about every skin tone, but for further guidance, hit your local beauty counter to find the best make-up shades for you.

Don’t miss these other makeup no-nos that seriously age your face. 

Take care of your things

Take care of your things
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Even the most expensive blazers and bags can look rundown if you don’t care for them properly. Follow your clothing’s care instructions and determine how each item should be stored. Silk, for example, might become wrinkled when folded, and jumpers can stretch out easily on hangers. Additionally, take the time to do a once-over of the outfit you plan to wear. Snip off any loose threads and wipe off any shoe scuffs before you head out the door. A budget-friendly lint remover and fuzz remover can come in especially handy when putting the finishing touches on your look.

Collect outerwear

Collect outerwear
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The easiest way to look put together in autumn and winter is to throw on a chic blazer, coat or jacket. Unfortunately, these items can be expensive – especially if they’re well-made. That’s why you might want to start collecting a piece or two each season. Start with one of the basics: a belted trench, a black leather jacket, or a navy or camel blazer or pea coat. Don’t skip thrift stores while you’re shopping, either. You just might stumble upon a designer item on their racks.

Have a piece that makes you feel expensive

Have a piece that makes you feel expensive
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The monetary price of this item doesn’t really matter; it’s how it makes you feel that counts. For example, slip on a chunky watch to prep yourself for that big meeting, a pair of pearl earrings to feel like a million bucks at a cocktail party, or a luxurious perfume to pump yourself up for a night out. Wearing a piece that you’re proud of can change the rest of your demeanour and get you ready for your day.

Develop a skin-care routine

Develop a skin-care routine
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Gorgeous skin can help you look put together no matter how much time you spend on the rest of your beauty routine. You already know to never sleep in make-up and to eat a balanced diet of fruits and veggies to keep your skin looking fresh, but there’s always room for improvement. Add an eye cream (preferably one with peptides and antioxidants on its ingredient list) to your skin-care routine, and always rinse your face after using make-up remover. An overnight oil will allow you to wake up with glowy, makeup-ready skin.

Follow these tips to improve your complexion in just one day. 

Practise good posture

Practise good posture
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When you see a woman on the street whose style you envy, take note of what she’s wearing, but also take note of how she walks. It’s probably not only her outfit that looks put together; she is put together. Make an effort to consciously work on your own posture every day. When standing, keep your head directly over your shoulders. Square your hips and shoulders by engaging your core and pulling your shoulders down your back (focus more on your stomach muscles if you tend to have a swayback, and more on your back muscles if you tend to hunch over). At your desk, sit with both feet flat on the floor, with your knees even with your hips; you might need a footrest to help you with that.

Perfecting your posture also happens to be one of the everyday habits that can make you look younger.

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Source: RD.com

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