Makeup can be a lot of fun, and I love trying out eye-popping colors and different products! The only problem is that I am definitely not patient enough to give makeup application the proper time it so often needs. I end up just kind of coloring recklessly on my face, or in many more cases, I just give up on the whole thing.
By no means do you have to wear makeup, but it can sometimes provide a great confidence boost for many of us. I want all of the fabulous parts of makeup, but without having to spend a whole bunch of time on it. What’s a lazy girl to do? Why not check out these makeup tips to get those same benefits of a well-done makeup application in a way that’s maybe, well, a little (a lot?) lazier?
Sweep GenerouslyInstead of using that teeny-tiny brush to eventually make it all the way around your face, make applying your face powder a breeze. Just throw some on the edge of a broom, and with one swipe across your face, your makeup is totally all applied. Source: Shutterstock.com
Food Is The New MakeupTake a swig of that blue sports drink you have in the fridge, and BAM, instant blue lips. You get a nice refreshing drink and some unique makeup all in one! Bonus: you can't mess up your lipstick when you go to take a drink if your lipstick IS the drink. Source: Shutterstock.com
Switch Your HairstyleYour mom may have always told you to get your hair out of your face, but it could actually be just the trick to minimizing your makeup routine. Mess up your hair, let it hang in front of your face and just tell people you're rocking a new hair style called "long bangs." Everyone will be super into your hair and they won't even notice that you may have skimped on the makeup underneath. Source: Shutterstock.com
Get Professional TipsThere's some people out there who do makeup for a living, so why not turn to them for some professional-level advice? Enroll in a clown school! You're sure to get some laughs, but also you'll get the 411 on how to replicate their very noticeable makeup that'll help you stand out from the crowd. Source: Shutterstock.com
Use Cover-UpEveryone else may be wearing makeup, so if you want your face decoration to really stand out, you need to up the stakes. Just throw on a mask before you leave the house. It's like the makeup has already been done for you! Source: Shutterstock.com
Get Some AssistanceYou may find doing makeup unexciting and a pain, but we bet your little sister still loves it. Allow her to be your personal makeup artist! Yeah, she is still learning how to color in the lines at school, so maybe that will be reflected on your face, but hey, at least you didn't have to do it yourself! Source: Shutterstock.com
Retail Pick-Me-UpDon't forget about those wonderful makeup counters at retail stores that will give you a mini-makeover for free! Yeah, the idea is that you're supposed to buy something after they spend all that time doing your makeup, but this is supposed to be all about YOU remember? Instead just get some disguises, map it out so you never hit the same store twice, and always have an excuse so you can run out of there with a face full of applied makeup for zero dollars. Source: Shutterstock.com
Prepare For The Whole DayApplying eyeliner right along the eye can be a little too tricky. On the cheek is close enough to the eye, right? Plus, you look super ready to go cheer on your team in the game after school since your creative eye makeup could totally double for athletic face paint. Two-in-one makeup! Source: Shutterstock.com
Apply It In Your SleepDon't bother waking up early to swish that lip gloss and eye shadow back and forth on your face. That bus ride to school is pretty shaky, so just hold up that lip gloss wand or eye shadow brush up to your face and catch a few ZZZs. As your head rolls side to side with the turns of the bus, you'll be applying your makeup in your sleep. I mean, I guess there's a CHANCE this isn't foolproof, but it's worth the extra sleep time. Source: Shutterstock.com
Embrace Cake-y MakeupYou know, if no matter how had you try you feel like your face full of makeup still looks "cakey," just stop stressing and embrace it. In fact, take it to the highest level with a face full of real cake. I mean, having that sort of dessert access is even kind of better than store-bought makeup, isn't it? Yeah, we thought so (yum!). Source: Shutterstock.com
How long does it usually take you to put on your makeup? Do you have any tips about how to apply on makeup? Tell me in the comments!