Being a lazy-girl sometimes comes with the belief that we don’t want or like to look cute, but that is so not true! Just because we don’t feel up to contouring our cheeks or curling our hair doesn’t mean we don’t want to look cute, too! Check out these 12 lazy-girl tips to look cute with little effort. Looking good has never been so effortless!
1. Curl Your Eyelashes
No matter how lazy you are, don’t skip this step in the morning! Giving your lashes a few quick pumps with an eyelash curler will not only brighten and open up your eyes but give your entire face a lift! Feel free to skip mascara because this lazy-girl trick will be all you need to bring attention to your eyelashes and leave people wondering what your makeup-free secret is!
2. Use Dry Shampoo
Showering can be SUCH a chore, especially when you’re feeling lazy! Say hello to your new favorite hair product: dry shampoo! This powdery formula absorbs oil from your roots giving your hair that fresh and clean look and feel. Hold the bottle twelve inches away and spritz this product on your roots and around your hairline. Flip your hair over, give yourself a little scalp massage to work the shampoo into your hair, and just like that —you’ll have voluminous and clean hair without the shower!
3. Have Fun With Hair Accessories
Whether it’s curling, straightening, or braiding, styling hair can be difficult and time-consuming. Rather than spend a lot of time dealing with hot hair tools (which are also damaging to hair), opt for something much easier like a scrunchie or hair clips. Wear your hair in a high ponytail and wrap a flirty animal-print scrunchie around it for a playful look. Or, tie your hair into a low, loose, messy bun and adorn it with a variety of gold or pearl barrettes for a chic and sophisticated look. Either way, these hair accessories are lazy-girl approved!
4. Opt For A Hat
Not feeling an up-do or messy bun? Leave your hair as is and top it off with a trendy hat! Nothing says “edgy” like a Panama hat! This fashion-forward look is not only quick and versatile but also adds to any outfit with little to no effort! Pick a solid black color to keep things chic or go with a lighter color like white or nude to brighten up your look!
5. Get Your Eyelashes Tinted
While this tip is a little spendier than the others, it’s so worth it! Generally ranging anywhere from $10 to $40, an eyelash tint is like a dye for your eyelashes. Your lash tech will place a black dye on your lashes and let it sit for 5 minutes before cleaning it off. Be sure to do your research and go to a trained eyelash technician. Once the session is done, your eyelashes will look as if they’re coated in mascara for up to 5 weeks, meaning you can skip mascara in the makeup process if you want! How easy is that?
6. Wear A Dress
Oh, the simplicity of a dress. Putting together an outfit can be tough, especially when you’re just not feeling rummaging through your closet and trying on different outfits and clothes. What better way to complete a look than by keeping things simple and wearing a dress? Dresses are the perfect lazy-girl outfit that allows you to look cute without putting a lot of effort into picking out your ‘fit. Options are endless in the summer – go with a breathable floral print or patterned maxi-dress. In fall and winter, pick a warm sweater dress that can be paired with tights which means you can skip shaving too! Nobody loves dresses like a lazy-girl!
7. Use Tinted Moisturizer
Dual-functioning makeup products are a lazy-girl’s best-kept secret! Using a tinted moisturizer after washing your face each day will brighten your skin while also giving it a base much like a sheer foundation might. It will both keep your skin looking soft and moisturized as well as add a subtle color to it making it look dewy and healthy. Feel free to skip the foundation with this lazy-girl hack!
8. Choose White Eyeliner Instead Of Black
Need a quick eye-opening trick that doesn’t require you to curl, tint, line, or apply mascara to your eyelashes? Have no fear, white eyeliner is the single beauty product that can accomplish a bright-eyed look in one easy swipe! Most makeup brands carry a white eyeliner pencil specifically for this technique! Apply white eyeliner to your bottom line to give your eyes the appearance of being wider and brighter. No other eye product will be necessary for this quick, effortless, and subtle eye-makeup trick. White eyeliner will bring your eyes to life without the other heavy and often-times frustrating makeup techniques! You’re welcome!
9. Powder Your Roots
Due for a root touch-up but hate the long and time-consuming process that goes into coloring your roots? Prolong the need for your next appointment by using a powdered tint on your roots. This trick works best for darker hair colors like brown or black. Simply apply the powder to your roots in the morning to hide any root-growth. If you can’t find a root powder in a color you like, eyeshadow works just as well and comes in so many colors!
10. Style Your Hair The Night Before
Who says you have to curl your hair every morning to give it texture and volume? Skip this step by styling your hair the night before! Before bed, spritz a texturizing spray in your hair from root to tip, twist it into one or several buns at the top of your head, and hit the hay! In the morning, take your hair out of the bun, give it a brush, and you’ll have gorgeous waves that look as though they went through a curling iron without all the heat and effort!
11. Use A Cheek-And-Lip-Tint-In-One
Pick a makeup product that does two jobs! Pick a color that compliments your skin tone. For warm-toned girls, opt for peach undertones. For cool-toned girls, go with blue undertones. Pick a buildable formula so you can choose how subtle or dark you want your cheeks and lips. Apply a coat to your lips, dab a little on your cheeks and blend with your finger, and in less than 5 minutes you have a perfect daytime makeup look that is fresh and effortless!
12. Rock Your Looks
While all of these lazy-girl makeup and fashion tips and tricks are super simple, the easiest and most effortless hack is to go au naturael! Every girl, lazy or not, is beautiful in her own skin and nothing says effortless like showing up as you!