Instant gratification is what we want when it comes to our looks. We don't want to wait weeks or months to look our best and we don't want a beauty fixing schedule that we will probably mess up on an off day. No, we want to look our best and we want to be able to do it on the go. Yes, we can be impossible at times, but thanks to all the new products out there, we are finally having our demands met with some awesome new items.
While daily moisturizing, exercising, and eating the right foods should be an essential part of our daily lives, the results can seem to take forever. Oftentimes, the only way we are able to see a difference is if we keep a weekly photographic record of our appearance.
That is why we love these new products. The before and after effect is instant and we can see the difference while standing in front of the bathroom mirror. In moments, we can have plump lips, thicker eyelashes, brighter eyes, and reduce the appearance of skin pores and acne scars. We can target every part of our face and transform it into the looks we desire whenever we want.
15 One Hour Zit Zapper
We have all been there. We have to go someplace special, have an interview, or an important date with Mr. Dreamy and then whammo! The stress pimple starts to form. Normally, we would go through all the home remedies, from toothpaste to witch hazel, but now there is a new method for getting rid of zits in about an hour. The Zeno Heat Treat Blemish Prevention Kit gets rids of pimples in two steps. First, we apply the salicylic acid treatment to the affected area. Then we use the heating device to warm the area and kill off the bacteria forming the pimple.
14 Instant Lip Plumper
Every woman wants fuller, luscious lips without the needles or sucking into a shot glass. The instant lip plumpers on the market are definitely the way to go for smart, sultry looks. Three of the best rated lip plumpers on the market, according to Total Beauty readers, are Smashbox O-Plump Intuitive Lip Plumper, Dior Addict Lip Maximizer - Collagen Active Lip-Gloss, and Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment.
13 No More Miss Shiny
Whether it is the warm sun, that brisk walk to the coffee shop, or your hormones acting up, that oily T-zone can show up at any time. Normally, we reach for the compact and begin patting our nose. Over and over again, throughout the work day, we layer on the powder until, at day’s end, our skin is caked in the stuff. Instead of clogging your pores and risking a breakout, try Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers. These little blotting papers instantly remove excess oil from your skin without messing up your makeup and easily fit inside a small purse. They are biodegradable.
12 Reduce Acne Scars
If acne scars, skin pores, and other skin blemishes are bumming you out, it is time to reach for a product that will reduce their appearance right away. While there are numerous products on the market that claim to reduce acne scars and skin pores, Talika’s Bio Enzymes Mask Purifying looks the most promising. In just 15 minutes, the mask is said to help reduce trouble spots, imperfections, and blackheads. Made out of argan oil, cinnamon, and alpine herbs, it will also help reduce redness from skin irritations.
11 Tired of Dark Circles
There are a lot of products on the market for reducing the appearance of dark circles under the eyes and, speaking as one who has tried most of the products out there, few of them work. I have, however, had my best luck with Olay’s products than other, more expensive roll-ons that I bought, so I wasn’t surprised when Olay’s Definity Eye Illuminator Illuminating Eye Treatment was listed as an instant result product. The treatment contains tiny particles of mica that immediately illuminate the under eye area and it contains hydrators to help strengthen the thin skin. The results are immediate, but the product should be used daily to keep up with the treatment.
10 Thicker Eyelashes
You may have been born with thin eyelashes or you may just be getting older. Whichever the case, there are instant remedies for your problem that don’t involve traditional clumpy mascaras. In fact, mascara has come a long way since those clump days, but you have to know what to buy and to stay away from cheap, bargain priced mascara. Rodial Glamolash Mascara is a great product that goes on smooth and gives you beautiful eyelashes. NARS Audacious Mascara thickens and lengthens your eyelashes for a beautiful dramatic effect. Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara is another great mascara for giving you fuller, thick lashes.
9 A Quick Exfoliate
Dry skin flakes and a dull color can bum us all out, but a quick exfoliate can cure our troubles instantly. There are numerous exfoliating treatments on the market, but only a few that are worth the trouble of buying and using. Today.com rated some of these exfoliating products and listed the top three as Cosmedicine Medi-Morphosis Self-Adjusting Exfoliator, The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator, and Benefit "honey…snap out of it" Scrub. The people that tried these products all noticed an immediate difference in their skin, from smoothness to skin pore reduction. Two more great facial exfoliants are Glam Glow's daily exfoliating cleanser as well as Lush's sea salt face scrub called Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub. All wonderful and great for sensitive skin.
8 Dry Shampoo
Using cornstarch as a quick dry shampoo is fine, but can leave your hair feeling chalky. Baby powder makes you smell, well, like a freshly cleaned baby’s bottom. If you don’t have time to wash your hair out, a quick dry shampoo will work, but you want the right one for your needs. If you are looking to avoid crunchy, chalky hair, try out Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo for both dark and light tones. It instantly gets rid of the greasy look at your root ends and any bad odors.
7 Wake Up Your Eyes
It has been a long, gruesome day at work. You take a look in the mirror and you look like absolute crap. No worries, though. You just need a quick pick-me-up for your eyes. Eye Oasis Instant Hydrating Stick is a great product to use under your eyes to wake up your looks. Made with caffeine, algae extracts, and hydrolyzed pea peptides, the formula will brighten up those under eye circle, nourish and protect your skin.
There are many wonderful skin highlighters on the market and considering how popular they are, this is a product you need to know about. Becca seems to have created the holy grail of skin highlighters and for those who are new to this makeup tool, this highlighter does not have those pesky sparkles we get annoyed with, instead it just helps illuminate and brighten up your face. Try Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Glow Palette which has the most popular color; Champagne Pop by Jaclyn Hill.
5 Fast Facial
An instant facial? You betcha! When you barely have time to do anything, a fast facial is all you need to get your skin looking healthy and bright. People are loving REN’s Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial that firms and tones skin because it makes their skin glow in next to no time. The only negative thing mentioned is that the smell of the product can be overbearing, but for glowing skin in a minute, I can hold my breath.
4 Get Brighter Skin
Does your face look dull when you look in the mirror? It may be the dullness of your skin, and all you need (and want) is a quick pick-me-up. Check out Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel. It is a daily peel loaded with vitamins, cell renewers, and collagen production stimulants. Allure reports that they noticed immediate results after just one use even though the products claims to give full results in 28 days. If you like peels (and who doesn’t?) this is one product worth checking out.
3 Eyebrow Tamer
When your brows are starting to get a bit unruly, that means it is time to head to the beauty salon for a threading or a wax, but there is not always enough time to schedule in an appointment. Instead, you can take matters into your own hands and instantly fix your wayward brows with a brow gel. There are a few great brow gels on the market, such as Eyeko Brow Gel and Marc Jacobs Brow Tamer. Both of these products are a clear gel that go on easily and won’t give your brows a stiff look.
2 Hide Your Pores
Are you obsessed with the size of your skin pores? Find them troublesome? You know that you are probably the only one who notices them, right? While we should all learn to accept what we perceive as our bodily flaws, sometimes it is just fun to disguise those flaws, even if it is just for an evening. Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner helps to reduce the appearance of pores and reduces shine. Worn as a primer, the lotion is applied to your face before adding your makeup.
1 Instant Tanner
Sick of being white as a ghost? Aren’t we all? Self tanners can be a bit daunting, especially for those of us who seldom or never use them. We don’t want anything too dark or a lotion that is so thick that we make a big gloppy mess of the whole procedure. Kiehl’s Sun-Free Self Tanning Formula is said to be the perfect self tanning solution for those of us who don’t want to go all out with a dark tan in the middle of winter. Said to be a good entry level tanner for beginners, this tanning formula claims it will give us a natural glow without damaging our skin. Another hot seller can be found at Sephora is the St Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse.