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Hi there! My name is Safa and I’m the author of the blog Safa Loves. I’ve been kindly invited to write today’s guest post so I hope you like it!
Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m notoriously lazy. Like ridiculously lazy. I’m so lazy that when I chop up a banana to put in my porridge..
I chop it inside the banana peel.
All because I’m too lazy to get a chopping board and have to wash that up afterwards. Yeah it’s pretty bad.
So trying to mix my love of makeup and my lazy trait has always sort of been a challenge for me but thankfully, I’ve managed to pick up and figure out a few tricks that mean my makeup requires minimal effort and can take practically no time at all. Which means more time for sleeping and eating.
I’ve gathered quite a long list of tricks but I’ll try and keep it relatively simple, here we go!
Have a skincare routine – Maybe this goes against the laziness idea but it balances out in the end. All you have to do is keep on top of your skincare, make sure to cleanse daily, moisturise in the morning and evening, tone, exfoliate at least once a week and use face masks. It sounds like a lot of effort but spending a few minutes here and there really will cut down the amount of effort you need to put into your routine.
Use spray bottles – This links with the first trick, put toner into a spray bottle and use that to make your skincare routine even more convenient.
Wear a bold lip – If you’re not in the mood to actually put any effort into your makeup, then a bold lip will make it look like you have. Dab on your base, swipe on a couple coats of mascara and apply your bold lip. Simple!
Spot conceal – Instead of applying foundation and concealer all over your face, just apply it in the small spaces where you think you need it. Not only will this save you time but it’ll give your skin a chance to breath and give your makeup an overall more natural appearance. Use a concealer that is your exact skin tone shade and use gentle patting motions to blend it over each area.
Use tints – You’ve probably all seen the peel off lip and eyebrow tint videos, right? Well it turns out they can be pretty useful. Applying the tint to exfoliated lips the night before will ensure the colour stays on nicely. Make sure to moisturise too. I’ve never tried the eyebrow tints but they seem good. It doesn’t require much effort, just apply, leave and then peel off.
Multi-use products – Using these is such a time saver and it means you won’t have to go and look for three different products. You can use a cream blush on you lips, cheeks and even your eyes!
Don’t apply concealer on your eyelid – By doing this you’ve already probably got a darker natural appearing base. Apply some shimmer (highlighter) over the top and you’re done.
Lots of mascara – You barely need to do anything if your lashes look great. Add some tinted lip balm and maybe a base if you’re in the mood.
Colour corrector – Some people swear that by wearing some of this they don’t need any other makeup. I like to add a tiny bit of concealer over top, set it and then I’m done. Pretty good looking skin.
Line the tightline – I’ve used this trick for years, line the top waterline with a brown or black pencil liner. If you have dark lashes you’re done! They’ll look more volumized.
And that’s this list done! I hope you find this post helpful, it’s been really fun writing it.
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