Real beauty results — all the brightening, toning, glowing, and firming that you’re after — come with a long-term, apply-every-day commitment. Even perfected makeup, like a red lip, can be a total time-suck (exfoliate, prime, line, fill, brush, blot). After a while, though, all that primping, plucking, and peeling becomes a total drag.
But, if you’ve put in the work and your a.m. vitamin C serum just started to brighten up your skin tone after six months of constant use, you’re due for some instant gratification.
Because we're firm believers in that old adage that hard work deserves to be rewarded, we rounded up some fast flings that will let you cheat (a little!) on your long-term-relationship products by offering immediate results. To be clear, these aren’t fixes — they just look and feel that way.
Click through to see the products that offer an instant beauty boost. Your wrinkle-preventing retinols will never find out, we promise.