During the colder months, we all have those days when the snooze button becomes our go-to. An extra 20 minutes of sleep in the warmth of your cosy bed goes a long way, right? So as much as we’d kill for our very own Kylie Jenner style glam squad, we’re just that litttttle bit lazier when it comes to doing our hair and makeup ourselves.
So, we’ve decided to pull together some of the best beauty tips and hacks for all of our fellow lazy girls out there. Welcome the ‘no makeup’ makeup trend and ‘bed head’ hair. There’s just no denying that fresh-faced beauty is having its moment again *hurrah*, and sometimes minimal effort is the only option when we’re running late for a 9am meeting…
Need to be ready in 10? Good job we only need 5.
The Overnight Stay You Won’t Regret
Well, since we want amazing skin by putting in minimal effort, one of the easiest ways to get this is by applying an overnight mask. Oh yep, it’s all about that set it and forget it vibe. Simply apply your overnight face mask whilst you watch the latest episode of the Kardashians, head to bed and rinse it off in the AM. Our favourite at the moment is Khiel’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque which includes all the good stuff that we can’t pronounce. Glycerin, Squalane and Fountain Plant work to replenish the skin and its ability to retain water.
Bottled Fairy Dust
Make this bottle of heaven sent formula your best mate. If you’re anything like us, going the full shebang with a blow dry can be way too time consuming. As much as we love a fresh head of hair, dry shampoo is the ultimate saviour when you’re on limited time. It’s ‘no water required’ formula adapts to your hair’s needs by targeting excess oil and grease, and we’re obsessed with Batiste products, founded in the UK. More beauty tips? Add a little of this stuff to freshly washed hair for a more volume on your good hair days too.
Bare Faced Beauty
Forget applying a full face of foundation and makeup - nobody’s got time for that! Applying concealer to any spots or blemishes and just under the eyes will help brighten up your face and leaves you with the perfect no-make up, makeup vibe that’s so in at the moment. The bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer by Bare Minerals is a serum and concealer combo of dreams. Hide any dark circles and hydrate your skin at the same time. Win win.
Curls Get The…
There’s something a little cooler about an ‘au naturel lash’ nowadays and by au naturel we mean curly and NOT clumpy. Simply open up your eyes with these bad boy Shu Uemura eyelash curlers, available at Sephora. This takes approximately 4 seconds per eye, so you’ll be out the door in no time and again, fits perfectly in to the no makeup, makeup trend we’ve decided to follow. These beauty tips are life-changing and require minimal effort so you have no excuse!
Feeling lazy? Don’t bother with lining your lips and matching your lipstick too. Simply apply an NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, available in over 20 colours. HEAVENLY. Not only is it super cheap, but the soft creamy colour goes on oh so silky smooth. Feeling even lazier? Forget the colour today girl and stick to this L’Occitane Shea Ultra Lip Balm. Designed to hydrate and nourish your pout, this pocket-sized product does wonders.
Follow these 5 simple life-changing hacks, and you’ll definitely have people bugging you for your beauty tricks. Oh, the irony.