THE LAZY GIRL’S GUIDE TO BEAUTY

Style Magazine - - Health And Beauty -

Want to look good, with the least amount of ef­fort? Wel­come to the lazy girl’s guide to look­ing and feel­ing in­cred­i­ble, fast.

Per­son­ally, I have no prob­lem with the word “lazy”. I’m very proud to say that I’m the lazi­est beauty edi­tor in Aus­tralia.

I’d much rather be bring­ing you the most ex­cit­ing beauty news and trends, than spend­ing hours ap­ply­ing make-up.

You can be glam­orous and lazy at the same time

Lazy girls come in all shapes, sizes and colours. And it doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean a no-make-up look. Dita Von Teese, the ul­tra-glam bur­lesque artist, swears by wear­ing just red lip­stick and huge sun­glasses on her days off. Boom: in­stant glam­our.

Lazy hair is the best hair

Of course, there are women whose low-key style per­son­i­fies the “lazy girl” aes­thetic.

“I’ve never pur­sued the idea of per­fect beauty,” Lara Wor­thing­ton de­clared to Harper’s Bazaar. Her choppy bob is the ul­ti­mate in easy chic. She swears by spritz­ing sea salt into towel-dried, non-con­di­tioned hair to achieve that lived-in look.

Pil­lowy-soft skin, just like a bed...

A lazy girl knows how to make a beauty trend work in her favour – take the lat­est craze for all-over high­light­ing (or ‘strob­ing’) for ex­am­ple. A sim­i­lar (and more nat­u­ral) ef­fect can be achieved by ap­ply­ing a nour­ish­ing face oil such as Go To’s Face Hero. Happy skin, happy face.

When in doubt, use a sten­cil... on your brows

Re­mem­ber when you were too lazy to do bub­ble writ­ing on your pri­mary school projects, so you’d reach for an alphabet sten­cil in­stead? Guess what – sim­i­lar sten­cils ex­ist for your eye­brows. And they ac­tu­ally work, un­like most eye­brow gad­gets out there. The e.l.f. Eye­brow Sten­cil Kit is a ridicu­lous steal at only $3.

Make-up for eyes in one, lazy step

When eye make-up seems too hard, grab some glasses to frame your eyes. Or, wear them be­cause you can’t see, like me. When I can be both­ered with mas­cara, I like to very gen­tly press the wand against the base of my eye­lashes, to cre­ate a “tight­lined” (i.e. be­tween the eye­lashes) eye­liner ef­fect.

YOU TOO CAN LEARN TO BE LAZY – ONE LAID­BACK STEP AT A TIME

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