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The Busy Girl's Guide to Beauty

Save 10, 15, even 20 minutes a day with these genius look-radiant shortcuts. Ready, set, glow!
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Skip the wash cycle. Instead of shampooing, go for a tousled look by raking a few squirts of spray gel, like Nexxus Lavish Body ($10.55, drugstores), through dry strands. This gives hair instant volume, says Kevin Mancuso, a celebrity stylist in New York City.

Lock in lipstick. Dab cream concealer onto your mouth before you put on your lip hue. "This layer provides grip for the color to stay on all day," says Sam Fine, a New York City-based celebrity makeup artist. After applying lipstick, blot with one sheet of tissue.

De-puff on the double. Shrink bags by pressing the back of a chilled metal spoon under eyes for a minute. "Anything cold works -- a bag of frozen peas, cool cucumbers -- to reduce swelling," says Francesca Fusco, MD, a dermatologist in New York City.