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Whether laziness is a part of your identity or you just have lazy days (or weeks) every once in a while, these products are ideal. For the low maintenance beauty lovers who want to look and feel their best with minimal effort, here are the 20 must have beauty products!
Concealer is usually applied after foundation to avoid using too much and ending up with a cakey look. But, you can use just a little concealer to cover blemishes or dark circles on lazy mornings when you don’t feel like doing your whole face. You can’t go wrong with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, a popular choice and general crowd-pleaser.
2. Eyebrow gel
Boy brow by Glossier and Gimme Brow by Benefit are both revolutionary products that thicken, fill in, and groom brows into place for an effortless, natural look in seconds. No more need for a time-consuming, multi-step routine for amazing brows!
3. Gel eyeliner crayon
Achieve a perfect, long-lasting cat eye with more control and ease by using Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner instead of a liquid liner. This eyeliner requires way less patience than a normal liquid liner.
4. Makeup remover pencil
One of the most tragic moments for a regular makeup user is when you’re applying your eyeliner or mascara and mess up, forcing you to remove all the makeup from that eye and start again. The Clean Up Pencil by NUDESTIX eliminates the need to start again by allowing you to clean up your smudges without messing up the rest of your makeup!
5. BB Cream
If you don’t have the time and energy to apply moisturizer, sunscreen, and foundation separately every morning, BB cream is the perfect product for you! BB creams like the Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer by tarte are tinted moisturizers with SPF, meaning you can replace three products with just one, saving you a ton of time and energy in the mornings!
6. Lip and cheek tint
Another multi-tasking product that lazy beauty lovers can appreciate is a lip and cheek tint like the Clinique Pop™ Oil Lip & Cheek Glow. It’s a hydrating colour that can be used on both your lips and your cheeks for a totally effortless monochromatic look. No more searching for the perfect blush to match your lips!
7. Eyeshadow pencil
Who knew putting on flawless eyeshadow could be as simple as swiping on a eyeshadow pencil. Brands like Charlotte Tillbury and the Magnetic Eye Color by NUDESTIX are the best products to use. These pencils make eyeshadow application so easy that it’ll feel like you’re cheating.
8. Blur stick
The Blur Stick by Milk Makeup is like real life photoshop for your face. Swipe it onto moisturized skin to instantly mattify your skin and minimize the appearance of pores. As a bonus, it works as a primer for foundation so your makeup will stay put all day long!
9. Tinted lip balm
Sometimes using multiple products on your lips is too much effort, so when you’re in the mood to add some colour to your lips as well as using a lip balm for moisture, a tinted lip balm is the way to go. This tinted lip balm by Burt’s Bees offers great hydration and comes in 6 sheer shades for some quick pretty colour.
10. Lip crayon
The Velvet Matte Lip Pencil by NARS delivers rich colour with a velvety matte finish that won’t dry your lips out and will last all day, which means no need to keep reapplying throughout the day!
11. Setting spray
Once you’ve finished applying all of your makeup, you definitely want it to last until bedtime so you don’t have to go through the extra effort of touch-ups and reapplications. Use a setting spray like All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray by Urban Decay to lock your look in place so you won’t have to worry about it needing a refresher later on!
12. Dry shampoo
The ultimate item in any lazy person’s hair care collection is dry shampoo. This product is a lifesaver for those days when you should probably wash your hair, but couldn’t be bothered. The Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo by Elizabeth and James not only absorbs oils and refreshes your hair, but leaves it smelling like violet, sandalwood and vanilla, which means you can skip your regular perfume when you use this dry shampoo!
13. Straightening hair brush
If you straighten your hair and hate how long it takes, the FemJolie Hair Straightener Brush is just for you! This brush heats up to an adjustable temperature in seconds and straightens hair while brushing it and massaging your scalp.
14. Overnight hair styling cream
Bumble and bumble’s Don’t Blow It (H)air Styler is a leave-in hair cream that enhances your hair’s natural texture while air drying. Work it through towel-dried hair and braid or twist it before bed, and wake up with perfect waves!
15. Overnight face mask
Another product that works overnight, the Water Sleeping Mask by Laneige deeply hydrates your skin while you sleep! Once or twice a week, apply the mask to your washed face and go to bed. When you wake up, rinse it off to reveal soft, radiant skin. It’s literally never been easier to get soft glowing skin!
16. In-shower moisturizer
With Eucerin In-Shower Body Lotion, you won’t have to wait to moisturize after you’ve dried off post-shower. Use this lotion in your shower and rinse off for moisturized skin before even shutting the water off!
17. Hydrating mist
For those days when applying a moisturizing lotion is too much work, just spritz on a hydrating mist. The Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist by The Body Shop instantly moisturizes and refreshes your face. It also sets makeup!
18. Toner stick
Anything in stick form is easier to use than in liquid form. The Matcha Toner by Milk Makeup is a solid toner that purifies pores, detoxifies, protects and calms irritated skin, and is TSA-friendly so you could bring it onto a place with you, if you wanted to.
19. Toner spray
If solid toner isn’t your style and you’re too lazy to use cotton balls for your toner, it also comes in a mist. Spray Fresh Rose Floral Toner on your face after cleansing to clarify your complexion while soothing and hydrating your skin.
20. Acne spot treatment
When a breakout happens, you want to get rid of it as fast as possible. Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment quickly diminishes the appearance of pimples and helps them heal in just one step!
Bonus: Brush cleaning machine
Clean makeup brushes are important to keep your skin clean. Let’s be real. Who has the time and energy to wash them by hand on a regular basis? That’s why Lilumia exists. It’s a high-tech professional makeup brush cleaner that can clean 12 brushes at a time! With this tool you will no longer have an excuse not to clean your brushes.
What are your favorite beauty products for lazy days!? Share in the comments below!
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Elizabeth is a journalism student at Ryerson University. Her interests include fashion, beauty and skincare, and hopes to write for a big magazine someday.