THE LAZY GIRL’S GUIDE TO 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