Plastic Surgery Without the Surgery

The right techniques can keep you from going under the knife

No need to go under the knife. Here are my beauty secrets that you can use at home! Put away your wallets -- no expensive nips and tucks necessary here! With the right products and techniques, you've got yourself a beauty makeover.

Fake an Eye Lift
If puffy eyes are a problem for you, skip the eyelift and go for makeup that opens up your peepers. Try mally Beauty Shaping Secret Wand ($25 at Amazon.com), an eye-liner to the upper lid that creates a foolproof cat-eye effect. Then, apply mally Beauty Matte Wand Eye Brightener ($25 at MallyBeauty.com) on the inner corners and just under the brow bone. Add a little bit of a taupe shadow in the crease, concentrating on the outer corners. Last, make sure to curl those lashes! We have lift off!

Slim the Nose
Always wanted that cute-as-a-button nose? Opt for makeup that has a contouring effect. Apply the contour shade (the darker color) with a skinny crease brush. Starting from the inside of the eyebrow and/or the bridge of your nose, lightly sweep the powder down in two straight lines. These lines should come over both nostrils and meet right under the tip of the nose. Blend, blend and blend with a lighter shade! You are basically creating the illusion of a thinner nose.

Pucker Up with Fuller Lips
If thin lips are an issue, skip the collagen injections and plump those lips with the right liner and lipstick. Apply a nude lip liner such as the Cle De Peau Beaute Lip Liner #102 ($25 at NeimanMarcus.com) -- it's a great liner that doesn't give a hard line, but creates the illusion of a fuller lip. Fill in with a light, pearly lip gloss. IsaDora makes a lot of inexpensive versions! The pearl catches the light and makes the lips look fuller and plumper.

Conceal those Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Face it, wrinkles and fine lines are a part of life for most of us. But, there are ways to fight back! Age gracefully with Dr. Brandt Crease Release ($150 at Amazon.com)! You can apply it right after cleansing the face, and you feel it tightening your skin immediately! The best part is you can apply your makeup right after. You don't have to wait for it to take effect at all!

Mally Roncal is a top Hollywood makeup artist whose clients include Beyonce, Rihanna and Hayden Panettiere. If you have a question for her, please visit her expert page to send her an email.

Plus
• Beauty products that work while you sleep
• How to use concealer
• Get the no-makeup look with makeup

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