Super-Fast Makeup DIYs To Help You Get Ready In A Flash

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If you haven't heard of Kelly Frye yet, commit her name to memory now. The on-the-rise actress and Texas native only just arrived on the scene, but judging by how fast she booked the role of Sgt. Bette Sans Souci (a.k.a. Plastique) on The CW's new show, The Flash, we've got a feeling you'll be seeing a lot more of her soon enough.
Though we don't know any reveals regarding Plastique's story arc, we do know that her character is a former bomb specialist who has the ability to turn any object into an explosive just by touching it — which we're assuming will make her an invaluable member of The Flash's team. As for Frye herself? Well, aside from her striking features and upbeat attitude, the former model also used to compete in both high school tennis and golf at the state level. In other words, she's practically superhuman in real life, as well.
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To celebrate Plastique's debut episode tomorrow night, we challenged MAC Cosmetics Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt to show us three complete looks that you can achieve in a, ahem, flash. The result? Well, go ahead and see for yourself.
Catch The Flash Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on The CW.
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The All Day, Every Day
Using a blush brush, gently tap the powder on the apples of your cheeks. Arlt's tip for making sure you hit the right spot? Smile! Sure, it might feel awkward to smile at yourself in the mirror, but it's the best way to ensure you're applying to the apple of both cheeks and distributing an equal amount of blush on each side. Add a touch of eyeshadow in a muted metallic just above your lids and below your brow bone to open the eyes.
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Top the whole thing off with a natural-hued, glossy lip, and you're out the door!

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The No-Mess Hot Pink Lip
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If you think applying a thick, opaque, bright lipstick requires a chunk of time for trial and error, we're right there with you — until now, that is. To achieve the look in less than two minutes, Arlt suggests using a small lip brush instead of attempting to put the lipstick on directly from the tube, and applying only to the center of your bottom lip. Next, gently rub your lips together, which will allow for a thin, even coat across your lips. Repeat one or two more times for a highly-pigmented look.

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Finally, to really make them pop, lightly outline your lips with a liner that matches the lipstick.

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Pretty darn cute, right?
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The Sultry Eye...On The Fly
Come hither, easy eyeliner technique!
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For a not-too-thick — but, not-too-perfect — line, Arlt recommends a connect-the-dots technique. First, using a black kohl eyeliner pencil, make four light dots right at your lash line. Then, simply connect the dots, creating a thin even line. Next, use your finger to lightly smudge the line.

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Finally, apply two coats of your favorite jet-black mascara. Arlt recommends coating the bottom lashes before the top, which helps to avoid unwanted mascara marks under your eyes after you blink.
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