New Year, New You! Shake Up Your Look in 10 Minutes Or Less

Nars Eye shadow
Photo: Dyad Photography

Out with the old, in with the new! The end of every year usually prompts us all to make changes for the 12 months ahead, but this time, we're having fun with our resolutions -- and our looks! For 2014, we're resolving to take more style risks, and just because the effect is striking, that doesn't mean you have to spend hours primping -- especially if you're also resolving to spend more time living it up. We asked InStyle staffers for their instant beauty pick-me-ups that you can achieve in under 10 minutes. Not only will 2014 bring on new opportunities, but you'll be wearing a bold new makeup look to take them on! [action_no_link text="Click through to see each of our tips now."]

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01 of 07

See a New You

YSL lip gloss
Tony Latham, Dyad Photography

“Hipster glasses and coral gloss give my work look a bit of fun.”-Claire Stern, editorial assistant
No. 29 glasses, $129; YSL Lipstick in No. 36, $34;

02 of 07

Score Serious Shine

Sofia Vergara
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

When strands get dry in the winter, try this tip to make them gleam a la Sofia Vergara’s soft waves: “In between trims I do at-home glossing with John Frieda’s Luminous Glaze ($10;” -Jennifer Ferrise, editorial assistant

03 of 07

Glow While You Work

Dr. Dennis Gross glow pad
Dyad Photography

For that I-just-returned-from-vacation look, keep self-tanning towelettes in your desk. “They build a subtle bronze in a couple of hours.” -Angelique Serrano, beauty director
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad, $34/20 pads, $45/8 pads for body;

04 of 07

Maximize a Manicure

OPI nail lacquer
Lucas Visser, Brian Henn

When dark nails begin to feel drab, detail them with gold. “I dip the tip of a bobby pin into the polish and neatly dot it on.” -Sheryl George, associate beauty editor
OPI nail lacquer in Incognito in Sausalito, $9; Butter London Nail Lacquer in Marbs, $15

05 of 07

Upgrade Your Updo

Charlize Theron
Debbie Vanstory/Startraksphoto

Put down the hairspray and pick up a headband! “I love to sparkle, and a crystal-embellished band delivers just the right amount.”-Glynis Costin, West Coast bureau chief

06 of 07

Pamper Your Pout

Burt's Bees lip shimmer
Brian Henn

“When I want to freshen up, I slather on Burt’s Bees Rhubarb Lip Shimmer ($5; It’s made with peppermint, so it perks me right up. An added benefit? Fresh breath!” -Wendy Wallace, fashion market director

07 of 07

Electrify Your Eyes

Nars Eye shadow
Dyad Photography

“Using bright shadows in place of normal black or brown eyeliner makes the color of my blue eyes stand out. I line my upper lids with cobalt, then dab chartreuse at the inner corners.” -Jennifer Mason, copy chief
Nars Duo eye shadow in Rated R, $34;

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