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Top-Secret Beauty Cheats Straight From The Pros

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    Listen, we get that the artful application of the perfect cat-eye, or the mastery of an intricate braiding technique are accomplishments to take pride in, but sometimes we just don't have the energy to put that kind of effort into our daily routines.

    Over the years, we've picked up some pretty great time-saving tips — line your inner rims with a nude eye pencil to make your eyes pop, spray dry shampoo on your roots to hide unwashed strands — but our usual go-tos were starting to feel a bit "been there, done that." Time to call in the pros.

    We tracked down 11 of the most creative and inventive minds in the beauty biz and coerced them into divulging their top-secret beauty cheats. These are the insider tricks that they use backstage and on their celebrity clients, when time is short and the stakes are high. And, every single one is a shortcut to a more gorgeous you, no tricky techniques or insane list of pricy products required.

    What's that old saying — that cheaters never prosper? We beg to differ...

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