10 Fast Beauty Fixes Under $10

For a mere ten-spot, you can smooth your skin, make hair shine and repair annoying nail polish chips—without tipping anyone but yourself

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Mani in Minutes

Need polished nails now? Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (here in Good to Grape; $8; drugstores) is a base coat, strengthener, color and top coat. Sweep it on and go.

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Lip Smoother

Stop flakes (and lipstick peeling) with the E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator ($3; eyeslipsface.com). It removes dead skin, leaving a smoother canvas for color.

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Fuzz Eliminator

Erase whiskers with Fromm Ergo Brow Shaper ($6; sallybeauty.com), a teensy razor. 

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Body Balm

Best bet for skin made itchy by cooler weather—and hotter showers? Jergens Crema Body Cream in Soothing Aloe Vera ($6; walmart.com).

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Instant Cuticle Repair

Get rid of raggedy, overgrown cuticles with Sally Hansen Cuticle Eraser + Balm ($8; drugstores). It loosens dead skin and softens roughness.

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Easy Glam Eyes

For a high-drama, low-angst look, dust your lids with NYC Sparkle Eye Dust in 899 ($4; drugstores), a universally flattering plum powder.

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Cellulite Minimizer

Knead dimples with Olay’s Soothing Cucumber Body Bar ($4 for two; drugstores). Its nubs help break up fat, boost blood flow and smooth skin.

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Healing Multitasker

C.O. Bigelow Lavender Salve No. 013 ($6; bigelowchemists.com) tames flyaways, soothes sore skin and smooths cakey concealer (just tap it on top).

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Nail-Color Cleanup

Find DIY manis a challenge? Get LCN Polish Corrector ($9.90; lcnusa.com),which wipes away wayward color. 

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Spot Remover

Hide pimples with E.L.F. Zit Zapping Concealer in Corrective Green ($2; eyeslipsface.com); it cancels redness. 


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First Published Mon, 2012-08-06 15:08

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