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Feeling blah? 3 tips to quickly refresh your face

Refresh your face without starting from scratch. These tricks from beauty experts will help you look pretty and put-together in mere minutes.

THE PROBLEM: Lackluster skin.

THE BOOST: Use tinted moisturizer and cream blush — right over whatever makeup you're wearing — to make skin glow. Try Olay Definity Color Recapture ($25 at drug stores). Then blend a pink or peach cream blush onto cheeks. Consider Stila Convertible Color in Peony ($25, stilacosmetics.com).

THE PROBLEM: Tired eyes.

THE BOOST: Wake them up with an illuminating shadow and a mascara refresher. Use a concealer under the eyes if needed. Next, sweep a sheer, gold-flecked powder over lids and on the inner corners. Try Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in Filigree ($16.50, lancome-usa.com). Also brush on one of the new mascara emulsifiers to rewet and smoot0h the mascara you applied in the morning. Our pick: Tarte Rejuvelash Natural Declumping Lash Exhilarator, $16, sephora.com.

THE PROBLEM: Blah-looking lips.

THE BOOST: Apply a berry-colored stain. It requires less precision than dark lipstick (just use a finger), and it won't rub off. A rosy shade, like Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon ($25, beccacosmetics.com), flatters all complexions. Top with gloss for extra shine.

Feeling blah? 3 tips to quickly refresh your face 02/20/09 [Last modified: Friday, February 20, 2009 2:54pm]
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