Minimum Makeup, Maximum Impact

For those of us who don’t have Jen Aniston’s beauty budget or hours to primp, bold multifunctional products—an electric liner, a bright lip stain—help us effortlessly go from blah to boom in seconds. Whether you’re typically low-maintenance or live for makeup, test out these high-impact beauty moves:

Walk The Eye Liner

Ditch the standard smoky eye look and swipe on a striking liner (it’s so much speedier). Wearing a bold shade like Vasanti Kajal Extreme Eye Pencil in Electric Navy means you can keep the rest of your makeup low key, while the herculean formula lasts seemingly forever. Another statement-making option? Cynthia Rowley Beauty Liquid Liner. The pen-style tip makes for ultraprecise application and creates the perfect dramatic cat eye.

Give Lip Service

When you swipe on a bright-yet-lightweight stain like PIXI Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balm in Pixi Pink, you can keep the rest of your makeup minimal. Feeling extra bold? Reach for Laqa & Co’s Fat Lip Pencil, packed with enough concentrated pigment to breathe life into the most understated look.

Grow Insta-Brows

Step away from the tweezers. A thick, defined arch is all you need to make a major impression with barely-there makeup. Make ‘em lush with Benefit’s Gimme Brow, a water-resistant gel formula, that fills in sparse spots and stays in place all day. Another arch-enhancer: Sumita’s versatile Brow Pencil, which has a creamy smudge-free formula that comes in three shades.

Fake a Regal Flush

The right shade of rosy cheeks can go a long way. stila Convertible Color in Petunia provides a gorgeous flush of peachy color—to increase the intensity, just dab on more with your fingertips. For an all-natural but equally big impact, W3LL PEOPLE’s Universal ColorStick comes in eight highly pigmented shades.

Extend Your Lashes

Bringing attention to your eyes can be as easy as using an ace mascara. Mally’s Volumizing Mascara transforms lashes from short and sparse to long and lush. Another way to fake falsies? theBalm® cosmetics “what’s your type” mascara in tall, dark, and handsome has a dual-sided wand to elongate and thicken lashes and a jet black formula that will last for hours.

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