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    27 Things For Anyone Who's Lazy But Also Wants To Look Fire

    This curl refresher spray and dry shampoo are the *real* lazy MVPs.

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    1. A detachable shirt collar that will *instantly* elevate an outfit without having to contend with finagling a whole expensive, uncomfy shirt under your sweater.

    Promising review: "Must-have life hack! I saw someone get this off of TikTok and I totally loved it. It does exactly what you’d want it to do. The shirt can unbutton if you need it to, it’s super easy to put on. I love that it gives the illusion I have a collared shirt under without the hassle of wearing an actual collared shirt!!" —Danny

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors and in round and pointed collars).

    2. A smudge-proof eyeliner stamp so you can finally get the perfect cat-eye on the first go without having to ~wing it~ (read: wasting eight cotton balls, half a bottle of eye makeup remover, and all of the minutes you were setting aside to make your morning coffee).


    Psst — this tool is double sided, so you can choose the thickness of your wing, and comes with two stamp pens — one for each eye!

    Promising review: "You need this stamp! I have never in my life been able to draw a wing properly. Ever. I kept seeing this advertised everywhere and thought, what the heck. Super easy to use, you don't need a lot of practice. I love that it's highly pigmented as well. I originally wanted the medium (classic) size but it's on backorder. I opted for the 8-mm mini size instead, and I'm glad I did. I think the size is appropriate for the shape and size of my eye. All in all, great purchase!!!" —SaraPo

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.97 (available in two colors and four styles).

    3. A painless, mint-flavored teeth-whitening pen for sensitive teeth and gums that can help lighten up years' worth of stains from coffee, tea, or wine just by swiping over them after you brush for a few days instead of parking it in a dentist's chair for a long, expensive procedure.

    before and after images of yellow and then whiter teeth

    Promising review: "You need this! A little goes a really long way. I love this product and I’m still on the first pen I can truly see a difference!" —T. 

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.89.

    4. A pair of ridiculously comfortable pull-on Levi's jeans for anyone else who just wants their legs to feel that sweet, sweet unconstricted FREEDOM. These will make you want to throw your regular jeans out the window.,

    Promising review: "Let me first start out by saying I'm a mom of two, in my mid-thirties. Pants and I disagree on far too many levels (aka, once I found leggings after having children, it's been impossible to go back). Pair that with working from home (ahem, never having motivation to wear actual pants even if I wanted to) and you have a full blown 'this woman is going to spend the rest of her life in yoga pants' situation. Enter these jeggings. I am not even apologizing for using the silly term of 'jeggings.' These could nearly pass for a legging-feel situation. ON TOP OF THAT, they look like real jeans. DONE. TAKE MY MONEY."Sara W.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in women's sizes 2–28, three inseams, and six colors).

    5. An Onset soap eyebrow kit, a low-effort eyebrow pomade that doesn't just fluff up your brows for a little extra ~drama~, but holds them in place all the livelong day. It's basically like getting a whole bunch of extra eyebrow thickness without the work of getting them threaded or professionally done.

    reviewer showing before, after application, and complete with filled-in brows

    Promising review: "AMAZING. If you have thick brows you NEED THIS." —Sara

    *Another* promising review: "Saw this on TikTok and after looking around where I live for some clear soap and coming up short I decided to try these out. They are a great value for the price. Super easy to use and give a great effect on the brows." —Linds

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.99.

    6. A dual hair dryer and brush to save you OODLES of time by drying your hair as you style it, giving your 'do an incredible amount of volume and shine without the cost and effort of a pricey blowout.,

    Unlike other hair dryers, this one can be held closer to the roots and scalp for a higher volume and lift and helps you curl hair at the end while it dries. It comes with three heat settings and is designed to work on all hair textures — reviewers with 2a through 4c hair mentioned it working for them, and especially noted that it helps cut down on drying time!

    Promising review: "YOU NEED ONE OF THESE! My hair never looks this good. I was done in under eight minutes first time I did it. I need more practice but this is the best tool I've used in years. It leaves your hair silky, light, salon-fresh looking. It gives it volume and purpose. I'm getting it for my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law." —Karla

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in three styles).

    7. Or a well-loved diffuser attachment for drying curly hair in the nick of time — it's built with an extra-large design for quicker drying, and 360-degree air flow to diffuse hair evenly and gently, so hair can maintain its natural curl and bounce.

    Promising review: "The BEST diffuser on the market! I have naturally wavy hair and have struggled with finding the right diffuser to keep my trusses curly while drying my hair. Using the Black Orchid Hair Diffuser is what you need if you have wavy to curly hair! You'll still have your curl and won't have frizz after using the Black Orchid!" —BMRGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $16.87.

    8. A fully adjustable chunky sailor knot headband to add some instant ~chic~ to your hairstyle on days when you just wanna throw everything in a quick topknot and call it a day.

    Mia Marie's/Etsy

    Mia Marie's is a Colorado-based, woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in hand-sewn headbands for kids and adults.

    Promising review: "I'm very happy with this headband. It's very soft and light. I like that it keeps my hair back without squeezing my head or breaking it. The knot looks super cute, too! Totally worth the money!" —elena18101996

    Get it from Mia Marie's on Etsy for $10 (available in 20 colors and in baby, kid, adult, and custom sizes).

    9. Maybelline's Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush, which is basically the affordable Cloud Paint dupe you'll love so much you'll wanna buy it in every shade — it spreads on your cheeks like fingerpaint and requires truly NO strategizing to blend. It's become such an easy part of my routine that I can confirm it's lazy-person approved.

    BuzzFeed editor holding pink tube of Cheek Heat with it applied to cheeks
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    I'm a Glossier Cloud Paint stan so I'll continue to buy it, but I love this affordable dupe, too! It spreads on super easily and can either go on sheer or build for a bolder effect. I got the Rose Flush shade and enjoy it for ~everyday wear~ since it's so easy to squirt a bit on my fingers, swirl it into my cheeks, and be on my merry way. It lasts all day and looks super natural to boot! 

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in six shades). 

    10. A set of cooling satin pillowcases that create less friction for your hair so it won't get as tangled while you sleep. Bedhead?? We simply do not have the time to deal with it.


    Promising review: "You need at least one set of these. I have fine, curly hair and live in the Ohio River Valley, which means we get the HUMIDITY. For yearsss I’ve been trying to figure out how to combat the frizz that comes with the humidity. I had heard of using satin pillowcases and was skeptical but if it means less product in my hair I figured it was worth a try and boy oh boy was I surprised. Had them for close to six months now and my hair is doing AMAZING. I even got a compliment the other day (80% humidity). I’ve washed a few times by themselves on delicate and they seem to be just as good as when I got them!" —Janet Guinn

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 23 colors and three sizes).

    11. A set of itty-bitty dermaplaning razors you can use for some gentle exfoliation and get a nice dewy glow without shelling out time the big bucks for a professional treatment., Amazon

    A lot of reviewers also use these on fine hair and their eyebrows!

    Promising review: "YOU NEED THESE. I seriously just got them an hour ago and can’t begin to tell you how obsessed I am. I used them to shape my eyebrows and woOW. They’ve never looked so good. Super easy to use and the perfect size. I’ve used mini razors like this before (including Tinkles) and these are by far the best. Do yourself and your brows a favor and buy these!" —Kaylee Frederickson

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    12. Plus a hair thinner and cutter that will also be a salon trip time saver — people swear by for all sorts of quick styling hacks, whether it's trimming their bangs, maintaining a cut, or giving themselves natural-looking layers (plus trimming and styling wigs!).,

    The razor has two edges, a fine-tooth one for thin hair textures and a wider one for thicker hair textures. (FWIW, people also use this on their pets as a quick grooming solution!)

    Promising review: "I recently got a pixie haircut, I was hesitant to get one based on the fact that I'd have to get frequent haircuts, the cost of which would add up quickly. I did some research on youtube and found some videos using the Tinkle Hair Cutter to trim hair in between salon visits. I LOVE this thing! It is easy to give a little trim or a drastic cut, both of which I have done since getting the Tinkle cutter. I was very nervous to try it fearing that I might mess up my hair so I just did a little bit first, but it was easy and only takes off small amounts of hair at a time. Remember, I have a pixie cut — if you have long hair it will cut that off! Basically all you have to do is comb your hair in the direction it grows until you're satisfied with the cut. Seven months post–pixie haircut and I have only been to the salon once to have a reshaping done of my hair. I will say that when the cutter feels like it's 'pulling' your hair, it's time to get new razors. I still prefer my pixie cut to be pretty short and assuming I would have to go to the salon once a month for upkeep I have saved $210 since having my hair cut. TOTALLY WORTH IT!" —brandi in louisiana

    Get it from Amazon for $3.93.

    13. A blowout spray designed for faster drying, so you can cut your hair-drying time by as much as HALF. It's also heat protective and helps detangle, smooth, and soften hair.

    Promising review: "You need this! Super soft hair and cuts drying time! This stuff is seriously magic. I have thick hair and I hate drying it because it just takes so long. I separate it, pin it up and spray the bottom half and dry and then do the top. It’s perfect! Agree with some of the other folks that said you need to find the perfect amount...too much you could be greasy. But you’ll only do that once. Regardless it smells amazing and your hair will be so soft! Get this!" —Alex Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    14. A time-saving eyebrow tint to semi-permanently dye your brow hairs for up to six weeks, helping either fill them in or to dye over gray hairs just as effectively as a salon tint would — a lot of reviewers swapped this for doing brow makeup completely, saving a whole step in their morning routine.

    Reviewer's brows before the tint, during the tint, and after, to show the subtly more filled in, darker effect

    Promising review: "You need this!! Bought this as I HATE filling in my eyebrows after many years of over plucking. I decided to give this a try and absolutely love it!! It was easy to use. I used an angled eyeliner makeup brush to apply it and let it sit way longer then it recommend. I let it sit until it was just about dry and then added a bit more to my ends of my eyebrow since that's where I needed the most coverage. I continued doing so until all the product was gone (I only used one pack of tint) then i wiped off and this was the result. Not as dark as i wanted but for my first time using it i know next time to get a darker color for my tail end of my eyebrows. Will definitely buy again!!" —kirsten lavender

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in four colors).

    15. Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind concealer, an inexpensive lightweight concealer for anyone who wants to quickly touch up, but doesn't want to commit to blending a whole layer of foundation. This also helps cover dark circles without caking and reduces puffiness.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    TBH, at the start of the pandemic I started using this myself (although this is BuzzFeed editor Kayla Suazo's lovely human face above), and I am mad that I wasted time with other concealers for so long. I am a deeply impatient person who likes to look good and does not like to put in effort in any way, shape, or form, and Maybelline created this so that people like me could gracelessly slap it on in the morning and be like "OKAY, REFLECTION, YOU GOT THIS" before being on their merry way. It never cakes, I look way more awake than I have any right to, and I never struggle to blend it the way I do with other concealers. 11/10 subscribe.

    Promising review: "You need to buy this. You get the exactly color you see on the image and it works perfectly. You do have to spin it for a bit, but the formula is amazing. It's by far worth the buy." —Premarital

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Concealer for more deets.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.29+ (available in 18 shades).

    16. A reviewer-beloved, aloe vera–based curl refresher spray, because you've got enough on your plate to worry about revamping your entire wash 'n' go when you can rehydrate without frizz with this instead.

    The Fro Experts/Etsy

    The Fro Experts is a Georgia-based, Black woman–owned natural haircare brand on Etsy formulated for type 3 and 4 hair textures.

    Psst — this is meant to be used in place of water as a refresher, but per the brand, can be used right after conditioning as the “liquid” portion of the LOC method in your wash 'n' go or as a detangler.

    Promising review: "OMG and AMEN ... Seriously, I have TRUE 4c hair and I have never in my 36 years experienced a true 100% natural/organic hair product, and for this to be my first time I'm beyond impressed. So pleased with my 2-year-old daughter's hair as well :-) Product does EVERYTHING its described to do :-)." —Rosanna Quinones

    Get it from The Fro Experts on Etsy for $22.

    17. Plus a dry shampoo spray that helps absorb excess oil and give your roots so much oomph that you won't have to come up with some elaborate hairdo to hide them (or go through the whole shebang of washing your hair again).

    Promising review: "This literally changed my life. I was one of those people who used to complain about needing to wash my hair DAILY. I have thin, light-blonde hair. I looked greasy and unkempt after one day, not even taking into consideration working out or sweating. But now?! A whole new world. I shampoo my hair in the shower on Sundays, just rinse my hair in the shower after days I do high-intensity sweaty exercise (three to five days per week), and use this in my hair every morning. It fluffs it, gives it volume, and makes it look brand new. I honestly can't believe how much this changed everything. Now my hair can look smooth and straight because I don't need to wash, dry, then straighten every morning (what a time suck!). Now I just straighten and use dry shampoo. I've used the extra time in mornings to improve my makeup routine, take my dog on longer walks, etc. AND I look more put together at work. Get this stuff. Conserve water. Never look back." —Eemn83

    Get it from Amazon for $9.38.

    Read BuzzFeed's reviews of dry shampoos for more deets!

    Pssst — Batiste also sells dry shampoos for specific hair colors and in different scents!

    18. Essence's Lash Princess mascara, aka the "holy grail" mascara you've been looking for — this stays put with zero primer, gives instant length with just one swipe, and is less than $5, making it lazy friendly *and* cost effective.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Hello, that is my face above, because I bought into the hype of over 134,000 positive reviews and now I will never look back!! Putting it on is like giving my eyelashes butterfly wings. It doesn't get clumpy, it stays put ALL the livelong day (I spent all of this ridiculously hot pandemic summer wearing it, so I can speak to that), and you can apply it on very lightly if you don't want it to look so dramatic, or continue applying for longer lashes each time.

    Promising review: "I am a 30 year old who has been wearing mascara since I was probably 15 or 16 and this is by far the best mascara ever. This beats Dior's almost $40 mascara. A few times I made make up purchases based off of what reviewers and make up influencers hyped up and was disappointed, this surely wasn’t a disappointment." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    19. A set of 10 quick-dry nail polishes for anyone who loves the idea of rocking some finger bling but simply cannot be tasked with waiting around for it to dry (these are my Dorito-eating hands!!). Bonus? They last for several days, but are also designed for easy peel-off.,

    Promising review: "The set comes in various colors and they are all beautiful. The polish has a big brush that covers the nail easily. The polish is opaque but I did two coats. It didn't stain my nails or has a strong smell. The polish dried up quickly. I cook and clean, so it started to wear off on the fourth day. But I can repaint because of the easy application and fast drying." —perksofbeautyblog

    Get 10 bottles from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five color combinations).

    20. A gorgeous, Etsy-beloved rainbow hair claw so you'll have the cutest, most cheerful hairdo in the neighborhood in two seconds flat.


    Fenna&Fei is an Idaho-based Etsy shop established in 2018 specializing in eco-friendly resin and acetate jewelry.

    Promising review: "Over the moon with the two French claw clips I ordered from Fenna&Fei (rainbow and jade). They are even more beautiful in person, if you can imagine. I’ve been searching for clips like these and even bought some from Anthropologie but ended returning them because they felt and looked cheap! But THESE are a whole different story!! Wow, they look durable yet dainty, have a good weight to them, and hold up my super-long and super-thick hair. I will be ordering more to give to all my girlfriends!!" —2012amyli

    Get it from Fenna&Fei on Etsy for $16 (this item ships for free!).

    21. A Lay-n-Go cosmetic bag — it fans out to become a mat, saving you both the time of poking through your cabinets to find your beauty prods *and* the hassle of putting them all back in the morning.

    Lay-n-Go / YouTube / Via

    Promising review: "I was tired of fumbling around in my cosmetics case and saw this. I was skeptical, but...WOW! On my recent two-week trip to Europe, with constant laying out and packing up, this item was wonderful. I could find what I wanted quickly, right away. Packing up was just a matter of pulling the drawstring. At first I wasn’t sure about changing to this bag, but now I could not do without it." —Mojosharkey

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in 12 colors).

    22. An easy-breezy tiered swing dress you'll love for a "go-to" outfit for every occasion — it's comfy, can be dressed up or down with ease, and will spare you any overthinking or effort on days when you just wanna look cute and get out the door.,

    Psst — reviewers love this dress, but recommend sizing down if you're in between sizes!

    Promising review: "This dress is absolute perfection! I purchased for a Texas game day brunch — good burnt orange is hard to come by. The fit was impeccable — flowy without looking ill-fitting, and hit me just above the knee. I wore with cowboy boots and loved that I could chase my toddler around while still looking cute in this dress. The fabric is just thick enough to lay smooth and not cling, while not being heavy. Not see through at all. The balloon sleeves are EVERYTHING. Going to buy in more colors right now!" —FitGirlInFlight

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XXL and 28 styles).

    23. A Foreo Luna 2 silicone facial cleanser for anyone who wants a clear skin hack — this cuts down your makeup removal and skin cleansing routine to literally a *minute*. It's also made with soft silicone bristles that dig deep into skin to remove makeup residue, dead skin cells, and blackheads, plus help reduce the visibility of pores.

    BuzzFeed editor using small pink silicone face washing device with text "makeup, dead skin cells, excess oil, grime, etc. All gone in 60 seconds"

    Psst — read BuzzFeed deputy editor Maitland Quitmeyer's full review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2 for more deets!

    Promising review: "I'm in my late thirties and am still dealing with cystic (hormonal) acne. I needed three to four products to hide the suckers, but after a couple days of using the Mini, my skin looked better. A few months later and my skin looks and feels more amazing. It's soft and smooth. I still get breakouts, but they're smaller and heal within a day or two. I've got a whole cabinet full of skin products and makeup that I just don't need anymore. Yes, I agree that it's pricey, but think of how much you'll save on other skincare products that you won't need anymore!" —M Gannon

    Get it from Amazon for $119 (available in six colors)

    24. A T-shirt towel hair wrap to spare you the effort of blow drying and styling — this will preserve the texture of curly hair and prevent split ends, hair breakage, and frizz, so you can let your locks do their thing.

    Model using the hair wrap to twist over their hair before cinching it in the back
    Breezy Tee/Etsy

    Breezy Tee is a Portugal-based, Black woman–owned business established in 2015 that specializes in T-shirt, linen, satin, and silk hair products to prevent frizz and hair breakage.

    Promising review: "Beautiful, easy to use, and just a good old practical item. I've seen an instant improvement in the texture of my hair and I'm going to recommend it to my friends." —Lily

    Get it from The Breezy Tee for $24.50 (also available in packs of two with other colors).

    Psst — this item ships for free!

    25. An easy-to-use root touch-up every bit as effective as going to a professional to get it done — it takes 10 minutes to apply, and then gives you even coverage that lasts several weeks.

    Reviewer showing gray roots in hair and same reviewer showing touched up roots that match their dark brown hair

    Promising review: "This is my go-to product to save me money so I don't have to go to the salon every month. Buys me a couple of months in between professional coloring. This is really easy to apply and I never have a problem matching whatever shade the salon uses on my hair." —Amanda Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.56 (available in 17 colors).

    26. A set of "day of the week" closet organizers for kids *and* adults so you can lay everything out in advance, then lazily grab whatever outfit Past You chose for Present You without having to think.

    A set of small wooden hanger dividers with the days of the week etched into them
    White Loft/Etsy

    Each set includes five hangers for Monday through Friday. 

    White Loft is an Austin-based, woman-owned small business that specializes in growth charts, gifts, and home organization. 

    Promising review: "These are great! They’ll absolutely make mornings easier with clothes pre-selected for the week. My kindergartner will easily be able to get himself dressed for school. I plan to buy these for my other kids as well so my husband can dress our kids in clothes that actually work together (ha!). Great quality and great idea!" —Stephanie 

    Get a set of five from White Loft on Amazon for $24.95, on Etsy for $24.95, or on their website for $24.95

    27. An all-in-one Neutrogena Moisturesmooth Color Stick you can easily swipe on as both a lip color and lip balm, then — in the ultimate "lazy" hack — also use for a quick blush and eye shadow.,

    Promising review: "The BEST lipstick, lip balm, and lip gloss replacement. I am IN LOVE with these!!! They are SO moisturizing and yummy! They work great as a light lipstick or lip gloss and also as a blush (do a cross on your cheeks and blend it out) and eye shadow. They provide just enough color to look natural and pretty! I don't have to use any other ChapStick or lip balm when I wear these and they're especially perfect for summer as thy won't melt. I cannot recommend these enough!" —Linda J.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89 (available in seven shades).

    When you get the wing on your eyeliner done on the first darn try:

    Taylor Swift/VEVO

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity. 

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