You don’t have to be in high school to love a fruity fragrance, bright eyeliner, or acne scrub. Grown women can appreciate teen-approved products too!
Protect Your Skin
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While P.R.E.P.’s new beauty line was created to teach young girls the importance of sun protection, adults should also stock up on the brand’s lightly scented, mineral-based SPF 30 Face + Body Lotion ($18.50; prepyourskin.com)—it’s jam-packed with good-for-you antioxidants and oils, without any harsh chemicals to irritate skin. (Sleeping over your new guys place? Be sure to stash these 7 Beauty Products For Your Adult Sleepover.)
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Think breakouts and acne flare-ups only apply to teenagers? Think again. They're just as prevalent in grown-ups (in fact, 1 in 5 women suffer from adult acne, according to the American Academy of Dermatology), so slather on Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Cleanser ($8.50; drugstores) in the a.m. and p.m. to combat any blemishes.
Get Smooth Lips
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Mwah Coconut Chick Lip Balm ($4; ulta.com) may smell like your favorite tube of coconut goodness you loved as a kid, but this lip healer carries a moisturizing punch worth using now too. It’s loaded with hydrating vitamin E and rich fatty acids, so your mouth will never feel dry or chapped.
Slather on a Floral Scent
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Hints of soft florals make the uber-hydrating Sonia Kashuk Body Lotion in Pink Innocence ($9; target.com) extra girly, but the shea butters, avocado, and sweet almond oils make it a moisturizing must-have. (Find the best hand lotion for your needs with these 6 Hand Healers for Every Skincare Problem.)
Photo: Sonia Kashuk
Add a Pop of Color
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Colorful eye looks are never too young—so long as you don’t go overboard—and a bright liner can instantly illuminate your gaze. Try a Kohl's formula, which is easier to blend, and a subtle purple hue like Flower That’s So Kohl's! Kohl's Eyeliner in Tell Me No Lilacs ($8; Walmart stores).
Photo: Flower That’s So Kohl!
Add Some Shimmer
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You don’t want to look like you washed your face with shimmer, but sweeping subtle sheen along the top of your cheekbones with a highlighter looks chic and grown-up—in a good way. We like Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick in Pink ($46; barneys.com).
Photo: Bobbi Brown
Smell Fruity Post-Shower
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Hate when the scent of your body wash rinses off right after you use it? Olay Fresh Outlast Body Wash in Cooling White Strawberry & Mint ($5.50; drugstore.com) contains essential oils that cling to the skin, so you’ll feel clean and smell delicious post-shower.
Wear a Fresh Perfume
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Glam up Your Nails
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You may not have loads of spare time after school like a youngin’ might to create intricate nail designs, but every once in a while you deserve a fun mani. Stickers like Kiss Gel Dress ($6; drugstore.com) instantly up your cool chick status in less time than polish.
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Add Some Jewelry-Inspired Body Art
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Temporary tattoos have long been a staple at children’s birthday parties, but the latest iterations are much more sophisticated. Take Shimmer Jewelry Tattoos ($10; buyshimmer.com) for example, which includes 70 gold and silver metallic jewelry tattoo designs that you can subtly wear as body art.