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    Slideshow: 10 Tips to Save 10 Minutes on Your Beauty Routine

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    Go for the Bronze

    Woke up late? Grab some bronzing powder instead of your usual multi-step makeup. Using a large brush, sweep bronzer all over your face to create a warm glow. Then dust a little extra on your cheekbones. With a small eye shadow brush, dab some on your eyelids and brows. You can even mix it Read More

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    Enter the Neutral Zone

    Neutrals don't show mistakes as much as bold colors, so you have a little leeway if you mess up while you’re rushing. Plus, taupes, tans, mauves, and browns blend naturally after a few minutes as your skin warms up. Find your perfect neutral: Choose one that’s a shade deeper than your Read More

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    Lash Out!

    Nothing wakes up your face like mascara, but it's hard to apply neatly when you’ve got to run. Think about eyelash extensions, where a professional adds individual lashes to your real ones. The process is painless, and voila! You’ll look well-rested without any makeup at all. Read More

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    Fake a Manicure

    Don't waste time fixing chipped nails every morning. Instead of wearing colored nail polish, apply a clear nail strengthener every few days. It looks neat and polished, but it won't chip! And the added dose of vitamins and minerals will make your nails Read More

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    Wash Just Your Bangs

    You don't need to wash and blow-dry your hair every single morning. Wash, rinse, and blow-dry just your bangs. They get the dirtiest because of the oils and sweat from your forehead. Try it!

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    Don't Be a Streaker

    Who's got time to wait for deodorant to dry before getting dressed? What's more, the stubborn white streaks are impossible to rub off your clothes. Try sticking a tissue under each arm before slipping your top on.

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    Multitask With a Blow Dryer

    When you're blow-drying your hair, stop when it's almost dry and apply your facial moisturizer. Then, set the blow dryer to cool and dry your hair and face at the same time.

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    Tame Bedhead

    Fluff your hair while your fingers are still moist with facial moisturizer. After you apply moisturizer to your face, rub what’s left through your hair to smooth and condition your locks. Your hair will thank you for the extra moisture!

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    Save a Skin-Care Step

    Instead of using a separate astringent or toner to smooth your skin, wash your face with a cleanser that contains salicylic acid. This ingredient breaks down and removes dead skin cells to keep your pores clean.

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    Deflate Puffy Eyes

    No time to lie around with cucumber slices or teabags under your eyes? Steer clear of super-salty foods like potato chips and french fries at night. They make you retain water and can cause puffy eyes. Sleep with your head raised a little. If allergies are to blame, talk to your doctor Read More

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