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19 Lazy Beauty Tricks That'll Save You Time

Honestly, makeup takes up way more time than it deserves.

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1. Expedite your makeup routine with a tinted moisturizer.

This eliminates 3 steps: putting on moisturizer, waiting for it to dry, and adding foundation. Get a fancier one here and a cheaper, yet quality-choice version here.

2. Use a silicone pot holder to speedily clean your makeup brushes for cheap.

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Get the pot holder here and see how it works here.

3. Or you use stipple sponges to clean your brushes.

$5.48 for 3. Buy it here.
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$5.48 for 3. Buy it here.

4. Dry your nails faster by soaking them in ice-cold water for 2–3 minutes.

Depending on the condition of your nails and the type of nail polish you use, this may not work perfectly. But it's worth a shot. See someone try it here.

5. Transform your eyeshadow from a daytime to a nighttime look using Visine eyedrops.

You can use other liquid mediums as well. Just add a drop to an applicator and smudge it onto your previous eyeshadow. The drops make the colors darker, shinier, and slightly metallic-looking. Watch them work their shine here. You can get eyedrops here.

6. Use Scotch tape to create winged tips and also to remove errors.

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See more tape craftiness here.

7. Use angled Q-tips with a little bit of lotion to clean up makeup blunders.

Get them here.

8. Get makeup off your face immediately by using cold cream cleanser or micellar cleansing water.

It's cheaper and it works better than fancy makeup remover alternatives (the cream melts it off). Get the cream here, and if you don't want to use that, you can try micellar water here.

9. Put your hair in the perfect updo without pins or hair ties.

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You start by twisting your hair in a bun and then you tuck the stray hairs into the sides of the bun. Note: this may not work for all kinds of hair. See the magic here.

10. Brush your hair after putting in conditioner to easily get out the kinks.

Contrary to popular myths, combing your hair with conditioner still in is not damaging to your hair (however you should still brush/comb gently).
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Contrary to popular myths, combing your hair with conditioner still in is not damaging to your hair (however you should still brush/comb gently).

11. Squeeze your hair like this to get it to dry faster:

After you do the initial section squeeze, absorb the excess water with a microfiber towel.

12. Use an electric toothbrush to exfoliate your lips before you go to bed, so they'll be lipstick-ready in the morning.

After working the electric toothbrush, apply some lip balm or cream to moisturize your lips.
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After working the electric toothbrush, apply some lip balm or cream to moisturize your lips.

13. Have longer-lasting lipstick without much maintenance by wearing lip stain underneath your lipstick.

Lip stain obviously lasts longer and you don't need to reapply it as often as lipstick, but if you want the lipstick effect, try putting on a lip stain similar in color before applying your lipstick. As the lipstick wears off, your lip stain will come through.

14. Use setting spray to get your makeup to stick.

You can also spray your hand first, and then dab your brushes into the spray. The best part of this trick is that you don't have to reapply anything later in the day. Get a solid and inexpensive spray here.
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You can also spray your hand first, and then dab your brushes into the spray. The best part of this trick is that you don't have to reapply anything later in the day. Get a solid and inexpensive spray here.

15. Implement a spoon into your daily eye makeup routine.

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Watch this little guy help out with putting on eyeliner, curling lashes, and applying mascara. After watching this entire video, you won't remember life without your trusty spoon child.

16. Apply a push-lining technique with a flat brush to get the perfect eyeliner and eyeshadow.

Get the flat brush here and see how to apply this brush to your brows, eye line, and eye lids here.

17. Invest in a multi-use product that you can use for every part of your face.

These Nars Multiple sticks are great for when you're short on time. Use it for your cheeks, lips, and eyelids. Get them here.

18. Heal lip cuts more quickly using a vitamin E stick.

Get a Vitamin E stick here.

19. Turn your lip balm into an easy lipstick applicator.

Apply your lip balm after you put on lipstick, and this will keep some of the color on your lip balm. When your lipstick fades later on in the day, you can apply this lip balm to add some color and moisture to your lips. It doesn't give the same effect as a fresh layer, but at least it's faster and it doesn't require a mirror.
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Apply your lip balm after you put on lipstick, and this will keep some of the color on your lip balm. When your lipstick fades later on in the day, you can apply this lip balm to add some color and moisture to your lips. It doesn't give the same effect as a fresh layer, but at least it's faster and it doesn't require a mirror.

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