06/21/2012 04:37 EDT

Six Beauty Products You Don't Use But Should


By: Nadine Anglin

Lipstick, mascara, blush and go—does that sound like your daily routine? There are a few extra products you can use to quickly elevate your look. The pretty’s in the details ladies, and these details are pretty easy!

Six Beauty Products You Don't Use But Should

Eyebrow Pencil: Your eyebrows are the picture frame for your eyes, so why are you skimping out on them? Eyebrow pencils are firmer than eyeliners and come in more natural-looking shades. Just use short, brisk strokes to mimic hairs.

This is what, 10 seconds more of your time? Easy.

Try: Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil, $29,

Eyeshadow Base: So, you love all the poppy colours on deck for the season, but your shadow disappears an hour after applying? Smooth on an eye shadow base first for a longer-lasting, crease-proof look.

Try: Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion, $24,

Foundation Primer: Primer will smooth out your skin and fill in slight imperfections for an even foundation application. Even if you don’t wear foundation, you can wear primer alone or top it with a dusting of loose powder for a natural, everyday look.

Try: Smashbox Photo Finish, $44,

Eye Cream: You may think your general face moisturizer is good enough when it comes to fighting signs of aging, but you’re wrong. Eye creams are specially formulated to target the delicate area around the eyes, so don’t even dream of skipping them.

Try: Origins Starting Over Age-erasing eye cream with Mimosa, $44,

Lip Conditioner: If your lips could rival the Sahara Desert give them some soothing relief with a lip conditioner before applying lipstick or lip gloss. You can even find lip conditioners with SPF—that’s even more protection for your pout.

Try: Caudalie Lip Conditioner, $12,

Highlighter:Whether you choose powder or cream, use a light hand and apply a highlighter to your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and the cupid’s bow of your lips. It’s a pretty finishing touch and gives your face a polished glow.

Try: Nars Illuminator, $36,

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