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The Perfect Summer Makeup

Whether you have a few moments to spare or barely a second, there's a perfect summer makeup look for you. Here are four fast ways to get fresh and glowy in mere minutes.

Try an all-over mix of peach and gold makeup: These romantic, sunset colors flatter everyone. Rub a peach (or coral, if you have darker skin) cream blush along your cheeks. Then brush a copper-gold shadow on your lids up to the creases; for extra oomph, lightly dust it up to your brow bones. Top it all off with a swipe of creamy peach lipstick.

You'll need:

CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Rapture, $6.50; Too Faced Exotic Color Intense Eye Shadow in Copper Peony, $18; Avon Be Blushed Cheek Color in Blushing Nude, $8.

Throw on a bright lipstick--it's the express (and foolproof) route to looking polished. First, smooth a drop of tinted moisturizer all over your face, which adds warmth to balance a strong mouth. Then go for a vivid orange-y red lipstick: It's fresh and looks nice on all skin tones. Apply it with your finger to mute the shade, or slick it straight on for a striking punch of color.

You'll need:

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, $30; MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Lady Danger, $14.50.

Yes, you can get this fresh and pretty: Brush on black mascara for eye-opening magic, and go rosy on your cheeks and lips--the natural-looking color takes zero precision to put on. Use a cream blush (it's sheerer than powder, so blending is a cinch) and a tinted lip balm, which moisturizes and adds color in one swipe. See ya later, beautiful!

You'll need:

Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint in Peony, $9.79; Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick, $8.99.

Bring the drama with major eyeliner and juicy nails--the perfect balance of sexy and sweet. Pick a rich plum pencil, which is dark enough to define your eyes but easier to wear than black, and line your lashes, top and bottom.

Start light and go as Cleopatra-esque as you want; finish by flicking up the line slightly at the outer corners (our favorite eye-lifting trick). Then even things out with a shimmer-free powder bronzer swept along your cheekbones and a pink-tinted lip balm. Final touch: Paint your nails a ripe tangerine color. Dee-licious.

You'll need:

Essie Nail Polish in Vermillionaire, $8; Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, $35; Rimmel London Kajal Eyeliner in Purple Passion, $3.33.

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