As the queen of laziness, I know a thing or two about how to shave about three hours off your beauty routine and still look good. If you’re someone who wants the “I woke up like this” look with minimal effort, than these beauty hacks for lazy girls.
1. Turn your glossy lipstick matte.
If you decide one day you want to rock the popular matte lipstick look, but don’t have any, this hack will save you from having to go to the store to buy some. Apply whatever lipstick you have, then place a tissue over your lips. With a brush, press translucent powder onto the tissue over your lips. When you remove the tissue, you will have beautiful matte lipstick that will last all day.
2. Long lashes are a must.
Fake lashes are the best way to get thick, long lashes in a minute, but no one has time to glue and wait for them to dry. Beauty brand Ardell sells Self Adhesive Demi Wispies Lashes that are pre-glued for quick application. Just peel off the packaging, stick it on your lash line and you’re done!
3. Booty Pop: what’s your booty secret?
If you would rather sit on the couch watching tv than doing endless squats at the gym, a quick way to get those results is wearing Booty Pop panties. These push up panties complete every outfit, and no one will ever know your secret. Going to the gym every day= wasted hours and money, wearing Booty Pop panties= priceless.
4. Body contouring, because who needs the gym?
Your booty isn’t the only asset you can play up the lazy way – You can give yourself abs or a more defined collarbone and breasts by contouring your body with makeup. It’s super easy, and there are so many YouTube videos showing the step-by-step process.
5. Quick and easy tan.
There’s an easy way to get rid of your pasty white skin without having to lay out in the sun for hours or the hassle of going to get a spray tan. Get tan on the go with Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes by L’Oreal Paris. It’s quick drying, you only need one towelette for your entire body, and it’s perfect for when you need a last minute tan before wearing your favorite crop top.
6. French braids are the quick fix to bedhead.
I used to go au naturel in the morning when it came to my hair because it just seemed like too much work to do an actual hairstyle. That’s why I’ve become obsessed with French braids lately. It only takes a couple minutes, and can bring some style to your messy bedhead.
7. Dry shampoo is a girl’s best friend.
Speaking of hair, who has time to wash it every single night? Not only that, but it’s not the best for your hair. Dry shampoo is a lazy girl lifesaver in the morning when you don’t want to look like a greasy mess.
8. Two in one eye look.
You can kill two birds with one stone with this hack. Before putting on your mascara, take a small eyeliner brush, dip it in the mascara, and line your eyes. Then apply mascara to your lashes as usual, and you have a complete look using only one product.
9. Highlight to the rescue!
After a long night out, give your skin a quick transformation the next day to look like you got a full night’s sleep. Just apply highlighter to your cheekbones, the bridge and tip of your nose, the sides of your forehead, your chin, and your cupids bow for dewy, glowing skin.
10. Want cheekbones so sharp they can cut glass?
If contouring with makeup is too time consuming for you to do every day, don’t worry, there is another way. All you need is any instant fake tanner and a contouring brush. With the tanner on the brush, place it where you would normally put bronzer and make sure to blend. This will give you a natural looking contour that will last you a few days.
11. Afraid to mess up your cat eye?
Winged eyeliner can be a commitment, and us lazy girl don’t have the energy for that. But what if I told you there’s a foolproof way to get a perfect wing? Just use a credit card under your eye as a guide, and there’s no way you can mess up!
12. Easy, beachy waves.
Want to get beachy waves overnight? It’s so easy to do by parting your damp hair, taking each side and tightly twisting them, then clipping them to the top of your head. Go to sleep, and when you wake up, voila! Brush it out with your fingers and you have beachy, wavy curls!
13. Set that makeup!
After putting in all that hard work doing your makeup, the last thing you need is for it to get messed up. To ensure you won’t need any touch ups give yourself a quick spritz with any setting spray, and you’re set for the day.
14. Blot away all your troubles.
Clear & Clear oil absorbing sheets will be your best friend if you have oily skin – just pack them in your purse or backpack and whip them out whenever your face needs a little help. Don’t ruin your makeup by caking on layers of translucent powder or blotting with tissues, only to reapply after. Do your makeup and yourself a favor and use these blotting sheets.
After a long night out, no one has the energy to do their usual nighttime routine. To avoid waking up looking like a clown, keep Neutrogena makeup remover cleansing wipes by your bed to quickly wash your face before you pass out.
16. Fake nails for those lazy nail fanatics.
Getting pretty nails can be very time-consuming. Sitting at the salon or painting your own nails just takes way too much time and effort. You can get press on nails at any drugstore for easy already painted nails that you can stick on or take off whenever you want.
17. Lighten your foundation with moisturizer.
It happens to all of us – you think a foundation matches your skin in the store only to get home and find out it’s way too dark. Instead of going back to the store to find another, just mix it with some moisturizer to lighten it up. Plus, extra soft skin never hurt anyone.
18. Lipstick is a magical product!
There are so many time saving hacks for your everyday routine using lipstick. If you already own a pink or red lipstick, use it on your cheeks as blush and even on your eyes as eye shadow as well as your lips. Since brown lipsticks are all the craze right now, if you own one it can double as a contour stick.
19. Clip-in hair extensions make any hairstyle better.
For long luxurious hair that you don’t want to wait to grow, clip-in hair extensions are a good solution. They can be a little pricey, but worth it for looks like an easy, long, sleek ponytail, a big, messy bun, or long curls.
20. Turn your pencil eyeliner into gel.
Gel eyeliner is more vibrant and pigmented than pencil, but who has the time to go out and buy gel for a special occasion? A quick fix that takes literally seconds is to use a lighter and hold the tip of your pencil eyeliner under the flame for a couple seconds. Let it cool for a couple more seconds, and there you go! You will have your own DIY gel eyeliner for an intense eye look.