Breakup Makeup: How to Look Hot When the Relationship Has Gone Cold

Posted Sunday May 5, 2013 9:12 AM GMT

In the words of our girl Adriana Lima, "I won't cry for you, my mascara's too expensive." But, just in case you're suffering from those post-breakup blues and need beauty pick-me-up, we've secured three no-fail ways to go from gloom to va-va-voom in no time flat.

Forget your tear-drenched pillow and guilt-filled box of chocolates — it's time up your single girl game. (We're talking head-turning, here). After all, revenge is a dish best served ... hot.

Here's our favorite items to get you through!

Sexy Solution #1: A BB Cream
After a week of sobbing, it's no question that your skin may be looking a bit lackluster. Bring back your glow with help from a BB cream.

- Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20, $32:
Enlighten your exterior with Vitamins A, E and soothing chamomile. Double perk—this item is available in four different shades, which makes finding your perfect match that much easier.

- Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector, $12.99:
This lower-priced option comes in two shades—light/medium and medium/deep— and delivers results like a tinted moisturizer, only with a ton of appearance-boosting extra benefits.

Sexy Solution #2: Waterproof Mascara

Next on the list of things to tackle after ending any relationship—sudden (and maybe wine-induced) breakdowns. No worries! Forget your smudged eye makeup of the past, we've found two lash-worthy solutions to keep unexpected tears in check. Enter waterproof mascara.

- Diorshow Waterproof Backstage Makeup, $24.50:
Not only will this product play up your peepers in a red carpet way, it will keep any waterworks from floating on downstream!

- Covergirl Professional All-In-One Waterproof Mascara, $4.50:
Avoid the risk of pesky raccoon eyes with this ultra budget-friendly staple. Tried and true, we here at DIY Fashion have used this on both our happiest and, well, not so happy of days (with killer results).

Sexy Solution #3: Look-at-me Lipstick

For a final, "I don't want you back" punch—achieve siren status with a fiery "look-at-me" lipstick.

- YSL 01 in Rouge Pur Couture, $32:
Talk about turning up the heat! Go mega-vixen in this eye-catching shade. Proving its luxe factor, this particular kisser creation is so creamy it will not only glide on with ease, but will have you pucker-ready in an instant.

- Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Fire & Ice, $7.99:
A best-seller since the '50s, this formula delivers a serious kick to your pout. Sure to liven up your lips, this drugstore buy is a relatively smooth way to try out a red look.

So, now, go on! While you might not be ready to walk into a new relationship just yet, you've surely got all the tools to step out sans man—and look fabulous while doing it!

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