10 Beauty Shortcuts That Won't Get In Your Way Of Being Lazy

Robot applying lipstick and driving cartoon>There is a lot of good beauty advice to follow like: using shaving cream for your legs and finding a foundation shade that matches your face, not your hand. Just like the advice your mother gave you, you don’t always listen to everything (especially about boys, she’s always wrong there). I have the best intentions of following it, but who honestly wears sunscreen every single day of the year? And who actually tosses their mascara away after six months? It would be a big enough challenge remembering the month you purchased it, let alone keeping track of when to toss it. So in honor of you and your laziness, I put together a list of bbeauty tips that you usually ignore along with shortcuts that will help you actually get them done.

Advice: Get your hair cut every six weeks

Mindy Kaling Haircut>Who hasn’t had the salon shame talk where you go over to the receptionist to pay $75 for a haircut and blow dry and they say they’ll book your monthly trim now, after you waited six months between appointments. If I cut my hair as often as my hairdresser told me, I’d end up with locks as short as

Walter White. I’m not a plant that needs regular pruning, nor does my hair grow like one.

Shortcut: To maintain your ends in between salon visits, try fortifying products like >TRESemmé Anti-breakage shampoo and conditioner


Advice: Take off your makeup every night

Princess and the Frog Removing and Reapplying Makeup>

It’s 4 AM and you come home wasted, do you: a) grab your Clarisonic and go to town, or b) pass out with your clothes on and pray that you don’t wake up in a pile of puke. Who thought once about removing makeup when you probably forgot to set your alarm? Even on the soberest of days, taking off your makeup is a chore.

Shortcut: Makeup wipes such as >Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Toweletes

are the lazy girl’s best friend. Put them in your purse and remove the slap on the cab ride home.

Advice: Use a basecoat and topcoat

Typing on vintage typewriter>

I know they’ll make my nail polish last longer but they will also make the drying time that much longer too. I will become bored of waiting for my nails to dry, go on the computer or eat a bag of chips and end up smudging my nails. So my manicure really didn’t last that much longer, did it?

Shortcut: To save on drying time but still get long-lasting results, try a gel nail color like> Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish

which has the staying power of a gel mani.

Advice: Wear sunscreen every day

Amanda Zuckerman in bikini with orange fake tan>

I know I should be wearing sunscreen every day, just like I know I should only have one cupcake but do I listen to either? No. I will have no one to blame but myself when I am as leathery and wrinkled as an old boot. But how many dermatologists wear sunscreen when it’s 10°F and there’s a blizzard? I bet they don’t even reapply sunscreen after swimming. Tsk. Tsk.

Shortcut: Instead of adding another product to your rushed got-to-catch-the-train-now morning routine, choose a moisturizer that already has protection in it like> Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30


Advice: Throw away your mascara after 6 months

Applying mascara and it smudging>

Some greedy marketers experts say 3 months while others say 6. I say I spent $11 on a regular mascara and I’m going to use it all. When it starts clumping, I’ll use it for a few more weeks. Then when it finally starts to smell, I’ll consider tossing it. Only when it doesn’t elongate my lashes the way it used to, will I reluctantly throw it in the trash.

Shortcut: To prevent waste and reduce potential eye infections, try a mini mascara like >TARTE Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

, which comes in a fun-sized 0.16 oz bottle. Or keep an eye out for makeup bonuses that usually have a mini mascara included with the too brown lipstick and eye serum.

Advice: Don’t pick zits

Meg Family Guy popping zit>

If I’ve got a pimple on my chin that looks like a volcano about to erupt, it’s impossible not to squeeze it. There are lots of fun ways to make a zit disappear but popping one is at the top. It’s so damn satisfying. Totally disgusting but still damn satisfying.

Shortcut: Prevent the urge to pick by avoiding spots all together with >Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Control Kit


Advice: Exfoliate before you self tan

Skeleton scrubbing in shower>

I barely have enough time to self tan. I already don’t bother waiting an hour for it to soak in and put my clothes on after 10 minutes, which is why some of them are stained. If I shower and use a loofah everyday how much dead skin build up could I possibly have? I’m not a reptile.

Shortcut: Exfoliate as you wash with a grainy shower gel such as Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash.

Advice: Give the blow dryer and/or flat iron at least one day off a week

Cartoon blowdrying hair in air>

I think they say it should ideally be every other day, but whatever it is, I’m not going to listen. If I wash my hair, I need to dry it. I’m not going to get up early so my hair can air dry for three hours. And I’m not going to go out with soaking wet hair so people can ask if I slept in.

Shortcut: Try just blow drying your hair and forgo the flat iron, or partially dry it and put it up. This >Topshop bow elastic

is super cute.

Advice: Use a primer

Lauren Conrad on Hills Crying Mascara Running>

A new category of makeup invented to get us to spend more money, I mean, improve our makeup’s staying power. Why can’t they just put the magic ingredients in the eye shadow to begin with? Boom.

Shortcut: Skip the primer and just choose long-lasting products like >Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow



Use proper makeup brushes

Mona Lisa Ghetto Makeup>

I don’t apply my makeup the way

Leonardo da Vinci painted the

Mona Lisa, so I don’t need enough brushes to rival an artist’s palette. Who needs four different brushes for shadow? I will use that tiny sponge they handily provided, thank you very much. Then I will throw it out with the shadow and I’ll never have to worry about washing it.

Shortcut: Forget applicators all together and use products like creams or liquid shadows, such as >e.l.f. All Over Color Stick


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Source : http://www.thegloss.com/beauty/beauty-shortcuts-for-lazy-people/

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