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The 1 makeup tip you need to look instantly awake

by Jordan Muto / / Source: TODAY

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The secret to getting a flawless face is easier than you think!

Beauty director of Cosmopolitan.com, Carly Cardellino, stopped by TODAY Wednesday to share her best makeup and skincare tips to make your life easier.

Take a look at her favorite beauty secrets below and your morning routine will never be the same again!

1. Grab a blowdryer

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Sometimes you're in a rush (or just too impatient) to let your moisturizer, toner or foundation dry. Instead of waiting around, simply grab your blowdryer, switch it to the cool setting and blast your skin for a moment to speed up the drying process.

RELATED: The 4-minute makeup routine that will save your morning

2. Get an instant wake-up call

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Next time you're in need of some shut eye, try lining the inner rim of your lower eyelid with a nude pencil. Now you instantly look like you got 12 hours of sleep! Key word: You'll "look" like you got sleep.

3. It's all in your fingertips

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Mastering a smokey eye is easier than you think. Forget about playing around with tons of makeup brushes and colors and go straight for your fingertips. They're your best tool to help you get that smudgy, sultry look in seconds.

RELATED: The reverse smokey eye is bound to replace the classic look

4. Never forget to take off your makeup again

We've heard it time and time again: The secret to gorgeous skin is removing your makeup at night. But, let's be honest, we're all guilty of forgetting to take it off before hitting the pillow. Cardellino suggests keeping your makeup remover next to your bed, so you'll never have an excuse again.

5. Skip the curling iron

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Love the way beachy waves look, but don't have the time to do it? You're not alone! Forget about using a curling iron. Instead, tie your hair into loose, low braids before bed, take them out in the morning and head out the door with a guaranteed good hair day.

RELATED: How to sleep on wet hair and wake up with a stylish 'do

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