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    25 Low-Maintenance Beauty Tips And Products Made For Lazy People

    Or anyone who wants an actual effortless, effortless look.

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    1. If you're bad at keeping up with beauty routines, or sometimes forget to, you should keep an overnight moisturizing oil in your nightstand. All you have to do is apply a little bit of Midnight Shift, and it'll work wonders while you sleep.

    It reduces wrinkles, replenishes hydration, and smooths uneven skin. It's also safe to use if you're pregnant.

    Get it from Moonlit Skincare for $34.

    2. If your skin's a little tired and dehydrated, you should give Aqualia's Thermal Night Spa a try. This sleep mask will hydrate your skin overnight, which is when skin is most receptive to treatments.

    3. Are you into overnight products? If your answer is hell yes, then Pixi's Nourishing Sleep Mask should make its way to your bathroom cabinet. Why? It'll moisturize, heal, and protect your skin while you sleep.

    4. You can also stimulate cell turnover and renewal while you're fast asleep. Yup, all you have to do is use Julep's Night Shift Sleeping Mask before going to bed.

    This mask will work while you sleep to give you a brighter, smoother, firmer complexion.

    Get it from Amazon or Ulta for $34.

    5. If you, like me, love mud masks but hate how messy they can be, you should give Patchology's SmartMud No Mess Mud Masque Sheet Mask a try.

    6. The facial roller is a Chinese skin care tool that will do wonders for your skin. It improves elasticity, reduces puffiness and wrinkles, and eliminates toxins.

    7. Skin care routines normally have various steps meant to be followed religiously. If you can't commit to that, you can start by combining two of those steps in one. Use Clinique's Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser to get rid of dirt, dead skin cells, excess oil, and impurities.

    It'll give skin your skin a smooth finish and a radiant glow.

    Get it from Sephora for $19.50.

    8. When picking out a sheet mask, make sure you're getting something that will not only make for a cute Instagram post, but also helps any skin concerns you may have. If you skipped out on exfoliation one week, then go for a sheet mask that can help with that.

    Like a deep-conditioning sheet mask that also gently exfoliates your skin.

    Get it from Sephora for $8.

    9. Olay's Complete All Day UV Moisturizer SPF 15 combines two of the most important parts of any skin care routine: moisturizing and SPF.

    Its nongreasy and gentle formula will keep your skin hydrated, and it'll protect it from daily sun exposure.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89 or Ulta for $8.99.

    10. Want your pimples to disappear overnight? Cool, COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patches can definitely help with that. Each patch will make any whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples you've been picking on disappear by the morning.

    11. Taking care of your feet can be rough sometimes — literally — so instead of removing you calluses with a callus file, you can try something easier like PoshPeel Pedi Cure Intensive Foot Peel. All you have to do is soak your feet in a little bag full of magical juice, which will progressively dissolve the dead skin on your feet.

    12. If you have chapped or dry lips, but keep forgetting to apply lip moisturizer, you should try a leave-on lip mask.

    13. If you want to experiment with different makeup trends, but don't have to time or patience to actually commit, you can start by trying Laneige's Two Tone Lipstick for an effortlessly cool ombré lip.

    They have a ton of different colors and all you have to do is apply like you would regular lipstick.

    Get it from Sephora for $27 or Amazon for $23+ (available in eight shades).

    14. If you love wearing colorful lipstick, but your lips are in desperate need of hydration, go for something like ChapStick's Total Hydration Tinted Moisturizer.

    15. Glossier's Wowder is a great product that does multiple things for your skin. It cuts shine and oiliness, blurs the appearance of pores, and sets your makeup.,

    Buff some Wowder into your skin, and it'll make your make up look fresh and fab.

    Get it from Glossier for $22 (available in three shades).

    16. Fenty Beauty has a ton of great products, but one of the most versatile ones is the Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick. You can use it as eyeshadow, highlighter, lip color, and eyeliner.

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    It's long-wear and light as air, so you can wear it all over your face.

    Get it from Sephora for $25 (available in 10 shades).

    17. Getting the perfect-winged liner takes skill, time, and determination. So if you've given up on it, it's understandable. But it's 2018, baby, and everything you ever wanted is yours for the taking. Now, there are actual wing stamps you can use to cheat your way to the perfect liner.

    One end of the liner is for stamping, and the other has a very fine tip for when you're feeling adventurous.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    18. Eyeshadow can be an intimidating thing to experiment with, but with stencil stickers, anyone, even beginners, can make it work.

    The stencil is a very quick and easy way to control the shape of your eyeshadow or eyeliner. All you have to do is color inside the lines.

    Get it from Amazing for $10.51.

    19. Nudestix Clean-Up Pencil is a godsend when you mess up your makeup, but don't have time to start over. This magical cleanup pencil instantly melts any mistakes without having to use soap or water.


    This magic eraser will dissolve long-wearing makeup for an easy cleanup.

    Get it from Sephora for $24.

    20. Tired of body wash that makes your skin feel dry? Then you should go stock up on Glossier's Body Hero Daily Oil Wash. Not only will it make you feel so fresh and so clean, it'll keep your skin soft and hydrated too.

    This cleanser is made with 0% water, so it won’t affect your body's pH balance.

    Get it from Glossier for $18.

    21. Some people love nail art but don't have the time or skill to do it themselves. For them, I have a quick an gorgeous solution. Go for holographic-looking nail polishes like ILNP Cameo's Ultra Chrome Nail Polish, and your manicure will always be a conversation starter.,

    The amazing color-shifting effect you'll get with this nail polish will make it look like you put in way more effort than you actually have to.

    Get it from Amazon for $10+.

    22. And if you're doing your your mani-pedis at home, quick-dry drops are a must.

    They make cut dry time in half and leave your nails looking profesh.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    23. Want great hair but don't always have the time for it? Well, the Beachwaver will do all the work for you. You just have to hold it.

    This rotating curling iron will make beach waves a truly effortless look.

    Get it from Amazon for $199.

    24. You can solve many problems with the Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder shampoo. It absorbs oils, gives you volume, and adds texture.,

    Keep any hairstyle fresh with this handy little product.

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    25. And Aussie's 3-Minute Miracle deep conditioner was made for those you need to give their hair some love, but only have a couple of minutes for a hair treatment.,

    You'll only have to leave it on for three minutes, once a week.

    Get it from Target for $2.99.

    Now, go treat yourself to a low-maintenance routine.