As any girl knows it takes time to look as good as we do. But I have NOT got time to faff about to achieve the perfect eyeliner or contour for the Gods. I would much rather have the extra hour in bed, and I bet a lot of you would too. Here are some lazy girl beauty hacks to speed up your routine.
1. Need a cat eye quick?
Use an old library or rewards card under the eye to keep your line straight, then all you need to focus on is getting the angle to match. You can also use this trick to get a crisp line in your eye shadow. Two hacks in one!
2. Who has time for baking?
No one that’s who. It’s ten minutes of your life you aren’t getting back, and if you are like me, you probably aren’t sure you are doing it right anyway. Instead spray your beauty blender with setting spray instead of dipping it in water.
3. Translucent powder is a real saviour if you don’t want to reappply lipstick every time you snack.
Try dusting on some translucent powder over a very thin tissue. This sets your lipstick without ruining the finish, keeping it in place for at least another couple of hours!
4. To get cute nails without the hassle try ombre!
Using an old make up sponge, layer two or three colours to the sponge and dab them on your nails. To really make it pop start with a base coat and apply to two layers of the ombre. Invest in liquid latex to minimise clean up.
5. There is nothing more annoying in the mornings than when your hair is flat and you don’t have time to deal with it.
Try spraying dry shampoo at your roots to provide some extra lift.
6. Mascara not doing the trick?
Stick it in your bra while you do the rest of your makeup, the extra warmth really loosens up the formula, giving you a fuller coverage.
7. To look more awake apply highlight
You haven’t got time for foundation, concealer, contour, and highlight. So just try a subtle highlight above your cheekbones to brighten your face. This is one of the best lazy girl beauty hacks you need to know!
8. Don’t’ want to carry your perfume around all day?
Apply a little Vaseline to the areas you spray perfume to help the smell stick to your skin for longer.
9. Invest in Q-TIPs
Anything that goes wrong in makeup can be fix with a Q-TIP. Over lined your lips? Q-TIP. Wonky eyeliner? Q-TIP. Mascara marks? Q-TIP. Just dip it in some micellar water and you are good to go.
10. Hit snooze way too many times and have literally no makeup time?
Just curl your lashes, in a pinch this at least makes your eyes look wider, and therefore you look like you’ve been awake for more than five minutes when you turn up at work.