10 Time- (and Money-) Saving Beauty Shortcuts

Make every beauty ritual—from trimming your bangs to self-tanning to keeping an expert-looking manicure—quick, easy, and cost-effective.

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Bath & Shower

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Preserve your haircolor. Shampoos designed to enhance highlights keep you out of the chair longer.

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Maintain your nails. Clean-looking nails give the impression of a full manicure: Use Sally Hansen Super Shine Nail Finish, then a white pencil to fill in the undersides for a polished set.

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Pamper your feet while you sleep. Apply Philosophy Soul Owner all over your feet before bed for an overnight pedicure.

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Stop using mascara and lash curlers. Prescription-only Latisse strengthens, thickens, and grows eyelashes, making the usual tools far less essential.

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Spend less time shaving. Used regularly, hair-growth-minimizing products (prescription Vaniqa lotion for the face, Aveeno Positively Smooth shave gel for the body) truly work—you won't have to shave or wax nearly as much.

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Focus on skincare. Well-cared-for skin pays off in the form of less concealer, foundation, and powder.

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Skip the exfoliator. Rubbing and scrubbing before self-tanning isn't as important as it's claimed to be. You can often skip it entirely—or use an exfoliating bar soap or body wash.

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Save yourself a trip to the salon by trimming your own bangs. Pinch a bit of hair between your fingers, twist, and snip off the ends with nail scissors. (Twisting ensures a natural edge.)

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Make your blowout last. Applying dry shampoo in the morning will extend the life of your expertly styled look.

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