8 Ways To Instantly Look Sexier

By  August 30, 2011

We’ve all had those days. Luckily there are a few quick fixes that’ll rid you of the beauty blahs posthaste. Try one (or all!) of these tips to instantly vamp up your look in no time at all.

1. Paint Your Pout
Bold crimson lips are attention-grabbing yet approachable.

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor in Red Revival, $7.49 at Maybelline.com | Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl, $24 at NarsCosmetics.com | Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick in Aphrodite, $22 at NapoleonPerdis.com

2. Get A Go-To Hairdo
Bye-bye bad hair days! You can pull off these styles in 5 minutes or less.

Slick Ponytail, Louis Vuitton F/W11 | Chunky Side Braid, Band of Outsiders F/W11 | Messy Side Chignon, Chanel F/W11

3. Freshen Up Your Polish
Swipe on a classic nail color, like a timeless red or sheer pink. Already painted? Layer on a high-shine topcoat to give your tips a glossier look.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in My Old Flame, $16 at LippmannCollection.com | MAC Me Over! ‘Xee & Sharon’ Nail Lacquer in Quiet Time, $15 at MacCosmetics.com | Chanel Laque Brillance Extrême Shine Nails Lacquer, $25 at Chanel.com

4. Soften Your Skin
Gently slough away dull skin cells and let your glowing skin shine through.

3Lab Perfect Cleansing Scrub, $60 at 3Lab.com | Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Treatment Scrub, $85 at Nordstrom.com | Philosophy ‘Soul Owner’ Foot Cream, $14 at Philosophy.com

5. Try a new, exotic perfume
Ditch your daily scent for something new and extra-sultry.

Stella It-Dress Collection, $52 at Sephora.com | Vera Wang Lovestruck, $78 at Sephora.com | ck one Shock For Her, $50 at Sephora.com

6. Slip Into Spanx
Suffer from unsightly bumps and panty lines? Shape-perfecting undergarments are the ultimate fix.

Undie-tectable StretchBriefs, $30 | Slim Cognito Shapesuit, $98 | Slimplicity Half Slip, $52, all available at Spanx.com

7. Smoke Out Your Eyes
Sex up your gorgeous gaze by smudging sooty eyeshadow shades.

VS Smoky Eyes Kit, $15 at VictoriasSecret.com | Sephora Collection Beauty In A Box Smoky Eyes Palette, $10 at Sephora.com | Laura Mercier Classic Smoky Eye Palette, $85 at BergdorfGoodman.com

8. Hike Up The Height
High heels should be a no-brainer, as they add miles of length to your legs.

Chinese Laundry Bright Eyes Patent in Blush, $150 at ChineseLaundry.com | House of Harlow 1960 Natalia, $295 at PiperLime.com | Jessica Simpson Waleo in Blue Violet Kid Suede, $89 at JessicaSimpsonCollection.com