There are certain essential products I rely on to keep my beauty lazy.
My number one lazy beauty accessory: wipes.
I use wipes morning and night and always travel with them. I use them in lieu of washing my face. That's right, I don't wash my face. Unless I'm in the shower, because I exfoliate then.
I am lazy. We've established that.
I have two kinds: Oil of Olay Facials Express for Sensitive Skin ($6 for 30), and MAC Face Wipes ($26 for 100). Obviously the Oil of Olay is less expensive, so I use them more often. They are also wetter than the Mac wipes, but I am so in love with the way the MAC wipes smell and feel, that I keep them around.
Most of my days are spent at home, with the occasional errand or two. On those days, I never want to do a full face of makeup, but I don't want to look scary, either.
I mean, what would the mailman think?
So I just do a quick brushover with Mac Studio Fix ($26).
(No this is not a MAC commercial, I just like and use their products. And believe me, I have been all around the foundation world.)
I use the NW 20 shade, if you must know.
There are oodles of foundation powders to choose from out there, including Max Factor Silk Perfection ($8.99), which I've heard is good.
Now I may be lazy, but there is something I don't skimp on and that is manicure/pedicure. I go every two weeks like clockwork. The abundance of nail salons in Los Angeles makes this feasible. It's about $1 per finger or toe, which I consider a great deal to have someone else deal with my nailbeds.
But even the best polish only lasts a week without chipping. So I have to remove it between appointments. If I have on a brighter color like red or pink, it drives me crazy when the color stains my fingers during the removal process. You have to scrub and scrub, which only makes them redder.
It's too much work.
I found the solution this summer at the lake. Cutex Nail Color Removal Pads ($3.19 for 6) work like a charm. One pad really does clean all 10 nails. I was impressed, I haven't looked back.
Last but not least, my go-to hair solution on any given lazy day: headbands.
I love them. See, I'm even wearing one in my profile picture on the left. Headbands dress up a pony tail and also cover a variety of hair sins: bad roots, general dirtiness. Okay, maybe they don't cover those things but they do distract from them.
I used to do a lot of plain headbands, but then Blair Waldorf reinvigorated this accessory and inspired me. Above, the leopard one is from Target, the beaded one is from Anthropologie, and I have no idea where I got the feathered one. But it's my favorite.
Your turn, because I love to learn:
What product/item allows your beauty life to be lazier?