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37 Surprisingly Easy Ways To Change Your Whole Look

When you feel more than ready for a makeover but don't really want to DO anything about it, these tips are for you.

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We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. Expand into a wider range of color when it comes to eyeliner to achieve different effects. Need a smokey eye? Turn to brown. Going for a softer look? Gray is the answer.

Marc Jacobs ($25 on Sephora) has all of these colors and more! Not to mention they've received 2,464 five-star reviews for their intense pigmentation, 12-hour waterproof wear, and matte finish.
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Marc Jacobs ($25 on Sephora) has all of these colors and more! Not to mention they've received 2,464 five-star reviews for their intense pigmentation, 12-hour waterproof wear, and matte finish.

2. Go chameleon and dramatically change your hair color — all without the commitment, thanks to Hush Prism Airbrush spray. It can be washed out after one night (after you take your pictures, of course).

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It works with all hair types and sprays on evenly with a weightless feel. Plus, all the colors are buildable and blendable if you want to get even more artistic!

Promising review: "I have commitment phobia but am also color needy! Since I am conservative in my choices I used the silver. My hair is below shoulder length and dark brown with highlights. I sprayed it on the very ends for a night on the town. I received many compliments on the color! The color goes on very easily with no mess at all. The next day when I washed my hair the color washed out very easily. I highly recommend this if you want to have some fun with color." —thriftysusan

Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in seven colors).

3. Cut the hems of old jeans to transform them from run-of-the-mill to right on trend. Did you splurge on fancy new denim? Why...yes.

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Check out more from J.Crew for the full tutorial!

Or if you're feeling lazy, get a similar pair of jeans from Madewell for $135 (available in sizes 23–32 and in regular, short, tall, and taller).

4. Throw out the rule book when it comes to "finding the perfect shade" if that's holding you back from rocking the red lip. Undertones, shmundertones: It's all about what you feel best in!

If you don't believe me check out how four BuzzFeeders tested out red lipsticks! In the end, everything they had read about their hair and undertones was completely irrelevant. They just liked what they liked. It's all about experimenting! The four lipsticks they tested (and loved) were Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in coral red ($6 on Pixi), Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in Rosetto ($4.95 on Amazon), CoverGirl Colorlicious in Cherry ($5.99 on Target; available in nine colors), and NYX Velvet Matte in Charmed ($4.89 on Amazon).And check out our picks for the best matte lipstick on BuzzFeed Reviews!
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If you don't believe me check out how four BuzzFeeders tested out red lipsticks! In the end, everything they had read about their hair and undertones was completely irrelevant. They just liked what they liked. It's all about experimenting!

The four lipsticks they tested (and loved) were Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in coral red ($6 on Pixi), Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in Rosetto ($4.95 on Amazon), CoverGirl Colorlicious in Cherry ($5.99 on Target; available in nine colors), and NYX Velvet Matte in Charmed ($4.89 on Amazon).

And check out our picks for the best matte lipstick on BuzzFeed Reviews!

5. Brighten your smile with a little charcoal powder. It's easy, fast, and cheap, yet the results are *brilliant*. Will you be grinning just to show off your teeth? Always.

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Its four flavors are peppermint, cinnamint, spearmint, and orange! AND they're cruelty-free and organic!

Promising review: "This is all natural, tastes great, and ACTUALLY WORKS. It comes in great packaging and the amount of product is worth the cost. My teeth looked whiter even after the first use. It doesn't have any abrasive whitening agents that can irritate your gums or make your teeth sensitive. Your teeth feel and look mega, super clean when you're done." —Spoiled Meat

Get it from Amazon for $8.17 or a similar product from Walmart for $6.95.

6. Update the monotone approach (wearing the same color throughout for a polished effect) with an unexpected pattern, like this tropical crop top and shorts set. It's like a ~vacation~ from your usual closet go-tos.

Not to mention, how much planning do you really need to do with this outfit? NONE. Get them from Nasty Gal for $26 (originally $40; available in sizes XS–L).
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Not to mention, how much planning do you really need to do with this outfit? NONE.

Get them from Nasty Gal for $26 (originally $40; available in sizes XS–L).

7. Take bright eyeliner even further with an ombré design. If you're thinking, "what am I, a makeup artist?" know that it can be done in four steps!

What you'll need: Nars Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner in metallic aquamarine ($26 on Sephora), Chanel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Fervent Blue ($33 on Bloomingdales), Milani Liquid Eye in blue ($6.01 on Amazon), and a Sigma Beauty contour brush ($15 on Nordstrom).Check out more from the Beauty Department for the full tutorial!
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What you'll need: Nars Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner in metallic aquamarine ($26 on Sephora), Chanel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Fervent Blue ($33 on Bloomingdales), Milani Liquid Eye in blue ($6.01 on Amazon), and a Sigma Beauty contour brush ($15 on Nordstrom).

Check out more from the Beauty Department for the full tutorial!

8. Grow your hair overnight (or at least that's how it'll seem) with synthetic clip-on extensions. Why go the lengths for a new 'do when you can just do this?

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Promising review: "I can't believe all the money I spent on natural hair extensions until I got these. OMG, I'm so amazed by how natural they look. They are super voluminous and soft. I bought two since my hair is really short and I like to use a huge amount of hair, but even with one you can rock lots of hairstyles." —JE

Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four sizes and 23 colors) or a similar product from Walmart for $8.59+ (available in 13 colors).

9. Get a whole new wardrobe every month without the hefty bill (but if only, am I right?) by joining a fashion subscription service like Frank and Oak.

Promising review: "This is a phenomenal product for the price. It truly looks and feels like something that would retail for three times as much." —BenYou take a short style survey to let them know your size, style, and budget preference. Then you'll receive a style box preview of what's inside your box so you can confirm (or further customize)! All you need to do from there is show off your temporary new wardrobe!Check out how a BuzzFeeder cheaply upgraded her look with this subscription service!Get a subrsciption to Frank and Oak for $25+/month.
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Promising review: "This is a phenomenal product for the price. It truly looks and feels like something that would retail for three times as much." —Ben

You take a short style survey to let them know your size, style, and budget preference. Then you'll receive a style box preview of what's inside your box so you can confirm (or further customize)! All you need to do from there is show off your temporary new wardrobe!

Check out how a BuzzFeeder cheaply upgraded her look with this subscription service!

Get a subrsciption to Frank and Oak for $25+/month.

10. Switch up your glasses frames to a more modern style for a way to look trendy every darn day before you even put clothes on.

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If you want to know what it's like to order glasses online, check out how these BuzzFeeders did it!

Get them from Eye Buy Direct: first for $15 (available in four colors) and the second for $32 (available in four colors).

11. Think outside the box (or face?) and create an ombré lip for an impression that'll never fade. Feel free to tell everyone this two-step process was done by a pro.

All you really need to do is lighten the middle of your mouth so the rest seamlessly transitions and darkens.What you'll need: liquid lipstick ($14 on Sephora) and powder highlighter ($28 on Sephora).Check out more for how to get creative lips!
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All you really need to do is lighten the middle of your mouth so the rest seamlessly transitions and darkens.

What you'll need: liquid lipstick ($14 on Sephora) and powder highlighter ($28 on Sephora).

Check out more for how to get creative lips!

12. Surprise yourself with how different you look after simply moving your part from the middle to the side.

Check out more from the Beauty Department for how to map out your part!

13. Contrast your hemline with your shirt collar by choosing pieces that angle in different directions for an outcome that's ironically harmonizing. The new combinations will make all your clothes look brand new.

Check out more from Trendy Curvy for how to master angled outfits!Get a similar skirt from Boohoo for $12 (originally $20; available in sizes 14–20 and in three colors).
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Check out more from Trendy Curvy for how to master angled outfits!

Get a similar skirt from Boohoo for $12 (originally $20; available in sizes 14–20 and in three colors).

14. Experiment with different eyeliner styles so there's never a day you look the same — even when using the same products Monday through Friday (and of course, the same face).

This Maybelline liquid eyeliner ($5.99 on Amazon) has 1,857 five-star reviews that speak to its ease of use, precision, and long-lasting wear!And check out our pick for the best liquid eyeliner on BuzzFeed Reviews!
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This Maybelline liquid eyeliner ($5.99 on Amazon) has 1,857 five-star reviews that speak to its ease of use, precision, and long-lasting wear!

And check out our pick for the best liquid eyeliner on BuzzFeed Reviews!

15. Style all your outfits digitally with the Finery app. It'll basically do all the thinking for you when it comes to deciding what the heck to wear — and with what.

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Finery tracks all your online orders so your new clothes are organized into an online closet. You can also upload your other garments that you know you'll want to include time and time again when deciding what to wear. If you're stumped, it'll show you over 10,000 shopping sources to find that *one* belt you really, really need. AND it'll send you sale alerts on wish list items! Bless.

Sign up for Finery on their website, or download their app on the Apple Store.

16. Show off a faux bob without actually chopping it all off by curling and pinning your mane underneath itself — you'll look like a starlet by night and still have your long 'do come morning.

What you'll need: ½-inch curling wand ($24.94+ on Amazon), wide-tooth comb ($2.97 on Amazon), teasing brush ($5.90+ on Amazon), elastic bands ($3.16 on Amazon), bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon), and hair spray ($12.67 on Amazon).Check out more from Lulu's for how to get this look!
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What you'll need: ½-inch curling wand ($24.94+ on Amazon), wide-tooth comb ($2.97 on Amazon), teasing brush ($5.90+ on Amazon), elastic bands ($3.16 on Amazon), bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon), and hair spray ($12.67 on Amazon).

Check out more from Lulu's for how to get this look!

17. Win the best of both worlds and still live in your favorite leggings — but this time pair them with an oversized blazer to transform your bottoms from lazy to sharp.

Check out more from Song of Style to see how Aimee styles her leggings!Get a similar blazer from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes 2–18 and in two colors).
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Check out more from Song of Style to see how Aimee styles her leggings!

Get a similar blazer from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes 2–18 and in two colors).

18. Update the updo (can you say that three times fast?) with wrap-around braids. If you have curly hair, there's no pre-styling required, and within 10 minutes, you'll look effortlessly polished.

What you'll need: mini hair elastics ($3.16 on Amazon), bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon), and styling paste ($4.91 on Amazon).Check out more for the full tutorial and even more easy hairdo's in 10 steps or less!
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What you'll need: mini hair elastics ($3.16 on Amazon), bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon), and styling paste ($4.91 on Amazon).

Check out more for the full tutorial and even more easy hairdo's in 10 steps or less!

Here it is broken down for you:

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19. Make the same clothes you wear every week pop with nothing more than fun statement earrings. Did you spend a lot of money? No. Are you *turning heads* nonetheless? ABSOLUTELY.

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Promising review: "I love the look of fun large statement earrings, but I hate when they are so heavy and pull on your lobs (stretching them out!) and hurt. These give you all the fun and flare of statement earrings without the pain! I LOVE these! I hope to purchase more pairs in all the fun colors. They're well-made and a great price. I highly recommend!" —Molly

Get them from Amazon: the first for $9.59+ (available in 11 colors) and second for $8.99 (available in five styles).

20. Drop a little bit of primer oil into your concealer or foundation for a more dewy *glow*. It's easier to blend, looks more like your natural complexion, and cheaply makes it seem like you changed your whole beauty routine!

Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I wanted an oil primer that didn’t have all essential oils in it and this stuff is awesome. I love how smooth it makes my powder foundation go on — even my liquid foundation goes on better with this. It really hydrates my skin and lips and my makeup goes on flawlessly. It doesn’t make my face breakout, either! I’d give it ten stars if I could!" —StephGet it from Amazon or Walmart for $13.97.
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Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I wanted an oil primer that didn’t have all essential oils in it and this stuff is awesome. I love how smooth it makes my powder foundation go on — even my liquid foundation goes on better with this. It really hydrates my skin and lips and my makeup goes on flawlessly. It doesn’t make my face breakout, either! I’d give it ten stars if I could!" —Steph

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $13.97.

21. Master the art of contouring (it's TIME, my friend) by literally mapping out your face. Ignore all the charts that come up with 1,000 different areas and stick to three easy-to-remember regions.

Check out more for how to make your makeup look better than ever before!Still confused? It's ok! Use this contour kit ($28.99 on Amazon) that literally comes with face maps and detailed guides (and videos through their website) for how to master this beauty trend one step at a time.And if you're feeling confident but don't want to spend a lot of money (duh), try this E.L.F. contour palette for $6 on Amazon.
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Check out more for how to make your makeup look better than ever before!

Still confused? It's ok! Use this contour kit ($28.99 on Amazon) that literally comes with face maps and detailed guides (and videos through their website) for how to master this beauty trend one step at a time.

And if you're feeling confident but don't want to spend a lot of money (duh), try this E.L.F. contour palette for $6 on Amazon.

22. Toss on some fishnet socks with really any kind of shoe (heels, loafers, sneakers, you name it) to create a dressed-up illusion. So what if you've had these lace-ups for five years? Now they look trendy as heck.

Promising review: "I love these little ankle fish net socks. They work in every shoe. Plus, they are plain old cute and a fashionable way to display my feet on any occasion." —beajaeGet a four-pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven styles) or a similar product from Walmart for $7.95.
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Promising review: "I love these little ankle fish net socks. They work in every shoe. Plus, they are plain old cute and a fashionable way to display my feet on any occasion." —beajae

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven styles) or a similar product from Walmart for $7.95.

23. ~Cut out~ the hairdresser and clip on faux bangs. You can style them any way you'd like (fringe, thick, etc.) and best of all, you can take them off as soon as you feel like showing your forehead again.

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Promising review: "I have dirty blonde hair with highlights so it's always hard to find the right colors without needing to change it to match my hair. This piece matched perfectly! You definitely get a lot for the clip-in and it's worth more than the price! I even have a human hair one and it doesn't compare to this!" —Alex

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 20 colors) or a similar product from Walmart for $5.89 (available in seven colors).

24. Revamp old outfits while stilling putting your *foot down* on too much spending by throwing on fun detailed shoes. They'll always draw the eye, add depth to any look, and yes, get many, many compliments.

Get them from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 4–11).
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Get them from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 4–11).

25. *Stamp out* failed attempts at cat eyes — it's time we ended our suffering. Instead, use a special waterproof, smudge-proof eyeliner that has two sides. One has a triangle-shaped tip to create the perfect winged tip, while the other effortlessly glides to complete the look.

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Voilà, no more black crocodile tears over messy cat eyes! Check out why a BuzzFeed editor lives and breathes by this trick!

Promising review: "I love, love, love these! I have very oily skin so liner never stays on. I have spent a lot of money on high-end liner and this stuff stays on just as well. The stamp makes it so much easier to get the job done quick. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is new to winged liner, or even if you are a pro and are just in a hurry. I will be buying again!" —Amazon Customer

Get a similar product from Amazon for $15.99 or a similar product from Walmart for $6.97.

26. Relocate your usual bun to the front of your head! It's so, so simple yet makes a world of a difference. Who knew looking this unique could be done in two steps?

What you'll need: hair elastics ($5.87 on Amazon) and bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon).Check out even more for the full tutorial and other shockingly easy hairdos!
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What you'll need: hair elastics ($5.87 on Amazon) and bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon).

Check out even more for the full tutorial and other shockingly easy hairdos!

27. Mix and match patterns in the same color family to create *just* enough contrast, while still looking put together. You can even do this with the clothes you already have to give them new life!

Learn more from Advice From A Twenty Something for how to mix and match like a pro!

28. Elongate your lashes to the fullest extent with nothing more than a little loose powder. People will wonder if you invested in falsies, and you know what LET THEM.

Check out more from the Beauty Department for how to get thicker lashes!The Beauty Department recommends you use CoverGirl mineral loose powder ($8.99 on Amazon; available in two shades).
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Check out more from the Beauty Department for how to get thicker lashes!

The Beauty Department recommends you use CoverGirl mineral loose powder ($8.99 on Amazon; available in two shades).

29. Limit yourself to one trend per season so that you can build up your wardrobe without going broke. This faux leather multi-way fanny pack will make every outfit look effortlessly cool, but won't take away from your rosé budget (important).

Get it from Tobi for $30.
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Get it from Tobi for $30.

30. Discover the magic of the white eyeliner and all of its wonderful uses. Want to brighten your eyes? Check. Bolden brows? Done.

This L'Oréal white eyeliner ($7.76 on Amazon) has 431 five-star reviews speaking to its ability to brighten eyes, its precision, and ease of use!!!
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This L'Oréal white eyeliner ($7.76 on Amazon) has 431 five-star reviews speaking to its ability to brighten eyes, its precision, and ease of use!!!

31. Create TWO ponytails instead of just one (and layer them on top of each other) for a 'do that looks longer and fuller with just about zero effort! Bad hair days who?

It helps if you make your hair wavy with a curling wand (like this one for $14.69 on Amazon) first for more volume!Check out more from Free People on how to upgrade the classic ponytail!!!
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It helps if you make your hair wavy with a curling wand (like this one for $14.69 on Amazon) first for more volume!

Check out more from Free People on how to upgrade the classic ponytail!!!

32. Keep track of the constant ways you can discover deals online before shopping for new clothes. Chances are you really don't have to pay full price.

My personal favorite? Literally DM'ing a store (in the pop up window that always shows up) and asking them about discounts. There's a chance they'll share one that's not easily accessible on their website!Check out all the surprising ways to successfully bargain hunt online!
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My personal favorite? Literally DM'ing a store (in the pop up window that always shows up) and asking them about discounts. There's a chance they'll share one that's not easily accessible on their website!

Check out all the surprising ways to successfully bargain hunt online!

33. Become efficient in new hairstyles without needing tutorials by using a braid-maker clip. It keeps hair in place for you while trying new braiding techniques so you don't find yourself in a *tangle*.

Promising review: "I couldn't find these in stores so I'm glad I looked here. They're very versatile and I love using them!" —Madison Nicole KellamGet it from Amazon for $1 or a similar product from Walmart for $5.44.
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Promising review: "I couldn't find these in stores so I'm glad I looked here. They're very versatile and I love using them!" —Madison Nicole Kellam

Get it from Amazon for $1 or a similar product from Walmart for $5.44.

34. Transform your eyebrows (whether they're twins, sisters, distant cousins, WHATEVER) by studying the proper way to map 'em out. Based on that, you'll know how to fill and shape them without overdoing it.

Check out more for everything you need to get familiar with your brows!
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35. Explore new (no-heat) styling techniques for natural hair, because Monday isn't so bad when filled with compliments over your braided ponytail.

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What you'll need: heavy-duty hair ties ($10.99 on Amazon), elastic bands ($3.16 on Amazon), hair clips ($7.59 on Amazon), a comb ($3.27 on Amazon), styling cream ($17.49 on Amazon), and a toothbrush ($2.96 on Amazon).

Check out more for easy ways to explore new hair styes!

36. Sew some fancier buttons onto old clothes to give them a stylish, upscale twist. TL;DR: gold accessories make everything look more expensive.

Promising review: "These are beautiful! I used them on some sleeve cuffs. They’re stunning! They’re about the size of a quarter. Just as pictured!" —CyndieGet a 20-pack from Amazon for $7.97 (available in six styles) or a similar product from Walmart for $3.96.
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Promising review: "These are beautiful! I used them on some sleeve cuffs. They’re stunning! They’re about the size of a quarter. Just as pictured!" —Cyndie

Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $7.97 (available in six styles) or a similar product from Walmart for $3.96.

37. Add some serious drama to your makeup routine with an easy AF, three-step smoky eye. Do you look like you're on your way to a photoshoot? Yes. Are you really just getting Chipotle? Maybe.

This CoverGirl three-in-one eyeshadow kit ($4.39 on Amazon) has everything you need to achieve this look! Plus, they even map it out so layering this shadow effect is easy-peasy.Check out more from The Beauty Department for how to achieve the smokey eye!
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This CoverGirl three-in-one eyeshadow kit ($4.39 on Amazon) has everything you need to achieve this look! Plus, they even map it out so layering this shadow effect is easy-peasy.

Check out more from The Beauty Department for how to achieve the smokey eye!

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