THE SMART SLACKER’S GUIDE TO BEAUTY Want to look like you’ve made an ef­fort but can’t be both­ered to, er, make the ef­fort? We get it

It’s nice to feel nice. It’s also nice to mooch around all day re­fresh­ing In­sta­gram and watch­ing en­tire Net­flix se­ries in one go. Here’s how to make your­self look pre­sentable with­out rais­ing your heart rate…

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“Want a smoky eye in half the time? Paint the eye­lid from lash to socket line with a creamy kohl pen­cil, then soften the edges with a blend­ing brush. Press a loose, shim­mery shadow over the top and fin­ish with mas­cara. Leave the lips un­done for an ef­fort­less look.” Pablo Ro­driguez, Il­la­masqua Di­rec­tor Of Artistry


“Oily skin but no time for touch-ups? Al­ways use a mat­ti­fy­ing primer over your T-zone (the area that picks up a cam­era flash when shiny). This way you can avoid hav­ing to reap­ply pow­der through­out the evening, which will leave you look­ing cakey by last or­ders.” Caro­line Barnes, Max Fac­tor UK Make-Up Artist


“All you need to look ‘done’ is glow­ing skin, a strong brow and a red lip. Mix a liq­uid high­lighter with your foun­da­tion for an all-over glow, and use a fine pen­cil to cre­ate hair-like strokes through the brow, adding vol­ume with a fi­bre gel. Fi­nally, reach for a matte-red lip­stick – you could even blend a lit­tle into your cheeks, too.” Lisa Potter-Dixon, Head Make-up Artist For Ben­e­fit Cos­met­ics


“Cream tex­tures are great for on-the-go ap­pli­ca­tion. For a healthy-look­ing flush, smile and stamp a thumbprint of cream blush on the high­est part of the cheek. You’ll look like Coco The Clown for a sec­ond, but then you can use your thumb to blend it out at the edges.” Jil­lian Dempsey, Hol­ly­wood Make-up Artist

Make-up Max­i­mum glam­our, zero ef­fort We asked the glam squad to re­veal their se­crets

Il­la­masqua Pure Pig­ment in Al­lu­vium, £14

Jil­lian Dempsey Cheek Tint in Poppy, £24

Ben­e­fit Pre­cisely, My Brow Pen­cil in 04 Medium, £20.50

Max Fac­tor Facefin­ity All Day Primer, £10.99

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