10 Beauty Tricks Every Lazy Woman Needs To Know

10 Beauty Tricks Every Lazy Woman Needs to Know

Simone Camy by Simone Camy on Feb 17, 2016
Why you should care

Want to look like you spent way more time and money on your flawless look? We’ve got you with these tips.

Whether it’s for your eyes, lips, skin, or hair, we’ve rounded up our top 10 back-to-basics beauty tricks to help you freshen up your daily routine.

So for those who want that extra five minutes in bed – we’ve got you covered!

1 Smell Good All Day

It’s pretty frustrating when your favourite fragrance doesn’t last past lunch break and you smell like the curry mee by the time the clock strikes 2PM. The trick to making your perfume last longer is to massage a bit of Vaseline on areas where you would normally spray your perfume before spritzing. Ladies, take special note for date night!

2 That 5-minute Manicure

We wish we could get gel manicures all the time so we needn’t worry about chipped polish, but can you imagine how much that would cost in the long run? To avoid chipped nails, ensure that your polish is completely dry before you start serial-texting. To get your freshly painted nails dry faster, dip them in ice water for about 3 – 5 minutes.

3 A Pout like Angelina

Lip Plumping Peppermint Oil
Here’s a great trick if you want to give your lips that Angelina Jolie effect. Grab your favourite lip gloss, add a few drops of peppermint oil and apply the mixture to your lips with a small brush. The result? A slight momentary tingling sensation and sexy, plump lips.

4 Forgot to Include Makeup Remover to Your Shopping List?

Ever had one of those late nights when you arrive home dying to hit the bed, then realise during your night-time routine that you’ve run out of makeup remover? “Why me?”

Fret not! Here’s a quick list of items lying around the house that you can use to substitute your makeup remover: lotion, petroleum jelly and olive oil. Bonus tip: they’re also good moisturisers.

5 All-in-one DIY Mask

Creating your very own DIY mask is an awesome idea but if you’re looking for a mask that can provide an all-in-one benefit for your skin and hair, the papaya mask is the way to go. Rich in antioxidants and nutrients which help remove dead skin cells, a papaya mask will leave your skin with a healthy, youthful glow. The papaya also acts as nature’s very own conditioner for lacklustre locks. Simply blend some papaya into a paste and slap it on!

6 Blow Drying Trick for the Modern Rapunzel

Want to blow dry your hair faster? The trick is in the tools! The next time you’re at the pharmacy or hair store, pick out a vented brush (the ones with holes or “vents” on the back) and a hair dryer that uses tourmaline technology. Vented brushes reduce heat damage and allow for even air flow, whereas Tourmaline boosts the production of negative ions which speed up the hair drying process. It’s the perfect combo for your early morning mad dash.

And if you’re looking to keep frizz at bay throughout the day, spritz on a leave-in conditioner (just mix your conditioner with water into a spray bottle for a quick and easy DIY).

7 Smooth Legs Cheat

If you want to shave but have run out of shaving cream or simply forgot to pack it for your vacay, don’t panic. There’s a substitute for it: conditioner. You’ll get a super smooth shave while keeping your legs moisturised. Don’t forget to wait for about 5 – 10 minutes in the shower before shaving – this will help open up hair follicles and prevent unflattering nicks.

8 Highlight Those Features
Highlight Features

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Never underestimate the miraculous powers of a good highlighter. Here’s what it can do:

  • Define your eyebrow arch and cupid’s bow
  • Make your eyes appear larger when applied on the center of the eyelids
  • Give yourself a “face lift” when applied to your cheekbones
  • Achieve the Victoria’s Secret glow when you mix your favourite body lotion with a bit of highlighter
9 Flushed Blush

Are you still hunting for that perfect flush of pink to suit your skin colour? Look no further than your fuschia pink. We know – it sounds a little extreme especially if you’re on the fairer end of the spectrum but here’s an easy technique to master the shade: layering. Apply a soft touch and layer on more colour to the desired intensity. Keep in mind though that less is more, ladies.

10 A Good Canvas Makes for Pretty Peepers

There’s a reason why models in magazines have amazingly vibrant eyeshadow colours. Similar to applying a primer before your foundation, the trick to getting your eyeshadow colours to pop is to apply a white eyeshadow base. Not to be confused with an eyeshadow primer which prevents creasing, a white eyeshadow base helps act as a blank canvas for your eyeshadows. This trick is also great to use around the inner corners of your eyes for a wide-eye effect. A word of caution: use this sparingly.

Why you should care

Want to look like you spent way more time and money on your flawless look? We’ve got you with these tips.

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