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Change Your Look--Instantly

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Change Your Look

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Change Your Look--Instantly
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Instant makeover: Face

1. Get your brows in shape
Well-groomed brows can wipe years off your age. "The entire eye area can appear 'lifted' and more open, helping women look younger and much more polished," explains New York City-based celebrity makeup artist Ramy Gafni. Maintenance simply involves "cleaning up" brows underneath and removing only the strays on top. All you need is a mirror, tweezers and good lighting.

2. Transform your smile
"You can't underestimate how much extra-white teeth can change your look," says New York City dentist Robert I. Schwartz, D.M.D. "It's like getting an instant face-lift." We like Crest Night Effects Premium for Sensitive Teeth, which contains a hydrogen-peroxide gel that helps remove stains after 18 nights of use ($18; at drugstores). Or try Supersmile Quikee ($16; supersmile.com) for on-the-go brightening. Just squeeze a drop from the pocket-sized tube and smooth over your teeth.

3. Rejuvenate your skin
When it comes to makeup, keep in mind that less is more. "Many women make the mistake of trying to cover up fine lines with layers of makeup; in effect, this actually makes them look older," notes New York City makeup ace Mel Rau. Instead, look for skin-perfecting products with photo-optic technology, which brightens, resurfaces and improves your skin's clarity. One favorite: Estee Lauder Prime FX Color Neutralizing Primer ($25; esteelauder.com).

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