So, as I sipped on a soy chai latte the other day with a friend, we discussed how so many girls just don’t bother pulling it together when venturing into public. I mean, I get it, you are just running to do Duane Reade, no need for a full face of makeup and a blow out. But really? Take that scrunchie out of your hair and change out of your sweats (btw- leggings are STILL NOT pants- even when running to DR).

There are basically three things you need to make yourself look presentable: eyes, cheeks, lips.


The wonders that mascara can do for your are immeasurable. Just a couple swipes of the wand and now your eyes are wide awake and your lashes are full (all the better to bat them with, my dear).  Take note on how much faster your prescription will get filled.

300Max Factor, 2000 Calorie Mascara, $6.29

I’ve tried them all and I always come back to Max Factor. Tried and true.


Whether you opt to dust your face with bronzer or dab a little pink on your cheeks, you will immediately go from looking dead to looking divine.

182789Nars, The Multiple, $37

Add some shine with this handy little stick. Can even be used on your eyelids for some color.

2160251Benefit, Benetint, $28

Get rosy cheeks in an instant with this cheek stain which also can double as a lip stain.


Top off the look with a little shimmer on your lips. Pretty basic and people will clearly want to pucker up with you when they see your pretty pout.

P44800_hero Sephora Brand, Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss, $10

Cheap and comes in a million different shades that will flatter any skin type. Summer Crush is a fave of mine.

There are enough crazy looking people running around New York. You don’t need to be one of them. Besides, you never know who you may meet while picking up some TP at DR. Just sayin…