Agoo Bengzon, beauty writer and stylist for Preview magazine and mom to Angelo, 7, and Andres, 2, says, “Looking your best while taking care of your family can really boost your confidence. You’ll also never have to feel you were robbed of your beauty.” Here, some of her get-pretty-fast tips:
Tame your mane.
Your secret weapon against blah hair days? Wet-look gel. Slick some on and comb your tresses back for an easy to achieve short and sleek ’do. This also works for a chic and sleek ponytail. Keep black hair elastics on hand so you won’t have to reach for your daughter’s pink towel hair ties.
A peach-toned blush flatters all skin tones, and you don’t need expert hands to swipe it on. Apply on the apples of your cheeks. The trick is to not look like you’re wearing makeup. Put on just enough to fake a natural flush.Feel scent-sational.
Need an instant mood lift? Spritz on a fresh scent. Bengzon recommends citrusy perfumes (like Clinique Happy or Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea) as they feel clean, don’t seem dated, and smell good on almost anyone. Don’t save it for special occasions. Spritzing on some perfume can make any ordinary day seem more special.
Agoo Bengzon, beauty stylist and writer, Preview Magazine