Tags: BEAUTY , HAIR STYLING , KERATIN COMPLEX PRODUCTS Photo by Dalton Hamm

Note from the KeraGirls: Keratin Complex® PR intern Erica Schroth contributed this post. Erica is in her senior year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a marketing major with a minor in graphic design.

After watching countless YouTube videos on tips for getting ready, your eyes are burning and you forget what the girl did in the beginning of the video. Well have no fear: Your Girl’s Guide to Getting Ready is here!

With the help of these five quick tips, you can easily up your game for looking fabulous!

Bon voyage to bad blow-dries …

It all starts as soon as you get out of the shower. First, apply Keratin Complex Infusion Keratin Replenisher throughout wet hair, to protect against frizz and add luscious softness. Cocktail this with Thermo-Shine Thermal Protectant Mist to also protect against heat damage.

Now it’s time to maximize the benefits with a proper blow-dry technique.

No more of this …

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and more of this …

When blow-drying your hair, run the blow-dryer from the root to the end of the hair strand (with a round brush if desired). This helps reduce frizz and tame the hair.

Cool down with a cool shot …

Once your hair is dried, hit it with a “cool shot” (literally blow-drying your hair with cool air instead of hot). This closes the cuticle, helps seal in the shape, and makes styling easier. Plus, it cools you down from the major sweat you’ve got going on from the heat of the blow-dryer. Now you’re ready to style the hair as desired, and move on to makeup.

Highlights aren’t just for hair …

Huh? When doing your makeup, think about highlighting your “T” zone. Start by covering your face with foundation. After, highlight under your eyes with a shade lighter than your foundation (concealer works great for this) down to the tip of your cheekbone. Make a small line down your nose, a cross on your forehead, and blend!

This adds brightness to your face, making it look more naturally toned. You can also add a streak of the concealer under your eyebrows. This can lift up your brows, making them look more defined (and also cover those extra hairs you’ve been meaning to pluck).

Bonus tip:

After highlighting your “T” zone, use a wet beauty blender to place translucent powder where you put your concealer to keep it matte and avoid that shine on your face.

Double duty for contour palettes …

Contour palettes aren’t just for your cheeks; you can also use them as eye shadows. They provide a more matte look than shimmery eye shadows do. This two-in-one feature also makes them great for travel, as you don’t have to carry as much makeup.

Avoid that Casper look …

Plan on taking a lot of pics with the flash on? Ditch the SPF foundation. The SPF can give your face that ghostly white look in your photos. And let’s be honest, nobody wants to look like Casper the ghost!