back to top
Shopping

7 Beauty Products That Will Change The Game For Lazy People

Greasy hair, kind of care.

Posted on

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

Over the years I’ve come to terms with the reality that I’m lazy and impatient when it comes to beauty, and I’m fairly certain that this will never change.

I only JUST added a second step (moisturizer) to my one-step skincare routine; how could I possibly learn how to angle a makeup brush at this point in my life?

Because of this, I’ve accumulated products that require the least amount of steps physically possible in order to meet my high beauty expectations, which is to look halfway decent at least 40% of the time. If you, like me, cannot be bothered to spend more than five minutes on your usual morning routine or even your special evening routine, you’ve come to the right place. Look on the bright side: Instead of contouring in the morning, you can use all that extra time to water your plants, have another piece of toast, or change your outfit seven times until you’re satisfied (🙋).

1. Aveda Shampure, a dry shampoo powder that will lend body to limp hair even after days of hair washing neglect.

Emily Brown / Via BuzzFeed

The fact of the matter is my white-girl hair looks limp and oily three seconds after I wash it. Dry shampoo in spray cans never really worked for me (plus, you can’t carry them onto a plane), but dry shampoo powder is incredible (and you can carry it onto a plane). This stuff eliminates the need to wash my hair for three days AND gives it the volume it so desperately lacks. If your hair tends toward the oily, do yourself a favor and put this stuff in your shopping cart, stat.

Get it from Nordstrom for $31.

2. Clinique Chubby Stick eyeshadow — it's basically a makeup crayon (aka no brushes — or precision — required).

YouTube tutorials have informed me that proper protocol for eyeshadow sticks is to blend with a brush, but joke’s on them because I don’t own an eyeshadow brush. I’ve found that it works to just use my finger to dab it on and call it a day.Get it from Nordstrom for $17.50 (available in nine colors).
Clinique / Via instagram.com

YouTube tutorials have informed me that proper protocol for eyeshadow sticks is to blend with a brush, but joke’s on them because I don’t own an eyeshadow brush. I’ve found that it works to just use my finger to dab it on and call it a day.

Get it from Nordstrom for $17.50 (available in nine colors).

3. Fenty Lip Paint — one swipe in the morning means you won’t have to reapply (ever).

Emily Brown / Via BuzzFeed

The invention of lip color that lasts the entire day makes me want to shed actual tears. What a time to be alive! Fenty Stunna Lip Paint is a godsend of a product because I can’t be bothered to bring lipstick to the bathroom every hour, let alone remember to chuck it in my purse for the day. The majesty of the whole Fenty line is well-documented, and I whole-heartedly endorse any product that can actually live up to its 12-hour claims. And if you take a look at the review photos on Sephora, you'll see that this color really does look amazing on everyone.

(This picture is me literally eight hours after the initial application.)

Get it from Sephora for $24.

4. A 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, and body wash that makes three-minute showers truly possible.

I’m in a relationship with Trader Joe’s. They take care of me better than a human ever could. On any given Monday morning you’ll find me in the kitchen eating their instant oatmeal after having taken a three-minute shower thanks to their 3-in-1 shampoo/conditioner/body wash. I don’t know about your dream come true, but mine is to not waste my time opening three separate bottles in the shower in the morning. (And the 32 oz bottle will last you FOREVER.)If you can't find your way to a TJ's, Everyone 3-in-1 Soap is available on Amazon — and has over 600 five-star reviews: "All-natural, affordable, lovely-smelling soap. It is relatively gentle on the skin and provides a fresh and clean scent when applied. I would recommend this for those trying to move more towards 'natural' products or if you just want a decent quality soap for a good price." —derpyGet the Trader Joe's soap from your local Trader Joe's store, and the Everyone soap from Amazon for $19.94 for two bottles (available in three scents) or Jet for $10.99 each.
amazon.com

I’m in a relationship with Trader Joe’s. They take care of me better than a human ever could. On any given Monday morning you’ll find me in the kitchen eating their instant oatmeal after having taken a three-minute shower thanks to their 3-in-1 shampoo/conditioner/body wash. I don’t know about your dream come true, but mine is to not waste my time opening three separate bottles in the shower in the morning. (And the 32 oz bottle will last you FOREVER.)

If you can't find your way to a TJ's, Everyone 3-in-1 Soap is available on Amazon — and has over 600 five-star reviews:

"All-natural, affordable, lovely-smelling soap. It is relatively gentle on the skin and provides a fresh and clean scent when applied. I would recommend this for those trying to move more towards 'natural' products or if you just want a decent quality soap for a good price." —derpy

Get the Trader Joe's soap from your local Trader Joe's store, and the Everyone soap from Amazon for $19.94 for two bottles (available in three scents) or Jet for $10.99 each.

5. L'Oreal Brow Plumper — a tinted brow gel that will give you a striking look with minimal effort.

Emily Brown / Via BuzzFeed

Four years later and we still find ourselves in the golden age of the bold brow. It only took me three years to start paying attention to my own brows for many good reasons, all of them including that I have issues exerting effort on things other than brushing my teeth. That’s why I was shocked at how easy it was to make my wispy brows look full with just one, cute little makeup tube. After I got over the uncomfortable feeling that I’d Count Olafed my brows into my hairline, I found that using a gel brush to thicken and raise my eyebrow hairs was a simple way to address my refusal to learn how to shape my them with a pencil.

Get it on Amazon for $5.80+ or Walmart for $7.97+ (available in three colors).

6. Apple cider vinegar — a multipurpose beauty product you can keep in your shower and your kitchen cabinet.

This is the answer to everything. I use it as a facial toner and hair conditioner (diluted in the jar above), but you can also use it as an itchy scalp soother, bad-breath fixer, hair untangler, teeth whitener, dreadlock rinser, and natural deodorant. Whaaaat? I know. What more could you want in this world than a product you can use on your face and then put in your salad dressing for digestive health? I get mine at Trader Joe's (as I mentioned earlier, we are deeply in love), but anecdotal evidence and Amazon reviews suggest that Bragg's is also great.Promising review: "Loooooove this apple cider vinegar!!! I use it for everything! Salad dressing, cleaner, hair rinse, weed killer, fruit fly trap, metabolism booster..." —Christina☝️ I think Christina from Amazon and I have similar life philosophies.Get the Trader Joe's apple cider vinegar from your local Trader Joe's store, and the Bragg's apple cider vinegar from Amazon for $8.74.
Emily Brown / Via BuzzFeed

This is the answer to everything. I use it as a facial toner and hair conditioner (diluted in the jar above), but you can also use it as an itchy scalp soother, bad-breath fixer, hair untangler, teeth whitener, dreadlock rinser, and natural deodorant. Whaaaat? I know. What more could you want in this world than a product you can use on your face and then put in your salad dressing for digestive health?

I get mine at Trader Joe's (as I mentioned earlier, we are deeply in love), but anecdotal evidence and Amazon reviews suggest that Bragg's is also great.

Promising review: "Loooooove this apple cider vinegar!!! I use it for everything! Salad dressing, cleaner, hair rinse, weed killer, fruit fly trap, metabolism booster..." —Christina

☝️ I think Christina from Amazon and I have similar life philosophies.

Get the Trader Joe's apple cider vinegar from your local Trader Joe's store, and the Bragg's apple cider vinegar from Amazon for $8.74.

7. Burt's Bees facial wipes for removing your makeup and cleaning your face.

Emily Brown / Via BuzzFeed

I love Burt’s Bees with all my heart because they objectively make my life 80% easier, and they do it ~naturally.~ These face wipes will eliminate the need for you to own a facial cleanser and a makeup remover. If you’re worried about going through these too quickly, I like to rip each sheet in half and tuck the second half back into the pouch to make them last twice as long.

Bonus: Grab the Burt’s Bees exfoliating facial wipes so you don’t need to own a tube of microbeads that will go down the drain and destroy the ocean! Yeah!

Get them from Amazon for $7.80 or Walmart for $9.58 for a pack of two.

Me when anyone tries to tell me how to contour:

Netflix / Via giphy.com

Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides here!

Ryan Pattie / Via BuzzFeed
This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!