Thursday 12 January 2017

Lazy Girl Beauty Routine

We all have them don't we? The days when you wake up and just know its going to be a lazy day (I'd like to say its rare, but honesty is the best policy.) Still, its nice to get out of bed and put some make up on, even if you're just going to put on a clean pair of pjs and sit on the sofa all afternoon. I've got my lazy day beauty routine down to a tee; girl gotta have a game plan.
When it comes to daily make up, regardless of whether its going to be a productive day or not, I tend to skip foundation. I love the way it looks, but after a while I get tired of the feeling of heavier face make up, so I try to find concealers that I fall in love with enough to be an alternative to foundation. One of my go-to choices for days when you really need it to cover those dark circles is the MAC Pro-long wear concealer, which covers like a dream and literally stays put until you come to take it off. I've mentioned this before and talked about how much I hate the pump design of this product, but the quality of what's inside is something I cannot deny. This concealer is quite matte anyway so doesn't necessarily need a powder over the top, but sometimes its a nice touch to add some translucent powder to set the look.

The next step to make yourself look slightly more alive (being pale can be such a mare sometimes), is to take a bronzer and lightly contour. Nars Laguna is ideal for adding a bit of colour and definition; you can't go wrong with this cult classic, and its not something I would ever want to leave out of my routine.

Brows are essential for the lazy day make up plan, they are an important feature to emphasise and I always reach for my NYX Tame and Frame to darken my eyebrows and make them look a little more defined. I've reached a point in my existence that I never thought I would - I'm an eyeshadowaholic. Two years ago I couldn't put any on without it looking completely tragic, but now if I don't add some into the routine I feel a little but lost. The easiest shadow I can think of to apply would be the Long Lasting Eyeshadow Stick from Kiko, because one swipe across your eyelid is all you need and you're good to go.
Obviously you need a little mascara to pull the effortless look together, but you don't want anything too dramatic when you're just going to be watching re-runs of PLL all day long. Bourjois do the best mascaras from the drugstore, and the 'Volume Reveal' is just enough to set the beauty routine, along with a little bit of lip balm, because I would be lost without that on any kind of day.
What do you use for a 'no make up' make up day?


  1. I have one of these 'lazy' days constantly lol. My routine is not to dissimilar from your own. I wear tinted moisturiser, mascara, lip balm and my eyebrows. Always have to have the eyebrows on, and then I feel ok.
    Kate x

  2. I am OBSESSED with the Kiko Eyeshadow sticks they are so beautiful and they last all day too! Gorgeous post! :)

    My Laura Life


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