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    28 Makeup Products You'll Probably Love If You’re Lazy

    Honestly with a little effort and luck, you can totally use these from your bed.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Maybelline brow pencil with two tips: one to fill in and shape the hairs, and the other to brush and blend for a ~natural~ finish. Tl;dr: your brows will finally look related (dare I say sisters?!), but this little tool will do all of the work. You just raise your wrist.

    Promising review: "I have little to no eyebrows. Penciling them in with something with a tiny tip is pointless, takes forever, and I run out in a month or less. This makes it easy and my brows look BOMB!!! I will buy this over and over and over" —Duchess

    Get it from Amazon for $5.58 (available in four shades).

    2. A Physicians Formula illuminating primer so you can do something you'd never dream of: multitask. Don't worry, it won't take long — this'll act as a concealer to reduce redness and blur pores, while also giving you a subtle *glow* (that works great under foundation!).

    You know so you look nice and sun-kissed even if you never leave the house. It has five filtering ~pearl formulas~ that work together to blur uneven skin tones. AND it's loaded with antioxidants to help improve your skin's health.

    Promising review: "This goes on smoothly, doesn't make me break out, and is super breathable under my foundation! It looks so luminous under my makeup!" —Andrea N.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.53.

    3. An L.A. Colors high shine lipgloss, because the level of gloss you'll achieve from this is UNREAL — and all it took was a mere swipe. Can you do this without bothering to look in a mirror? Absofruitley.

    It even contains shea butter to keep your pucker hydrated!

    Promising review: "I will love and cherish you forever L.A. lip gloss! Everything about these glosses are perfect! The color pops, the smell is delicious, no nasty taste, it glides on smoothly, and it's not sticky. Not only that, it last hours and hours. I'm about to buy this in every color." —Dominique

    Get it from Amazon for $3.75+ (available in 18 shades).

    4. A double-sided Revlon liquid eyeshadow that'll wave its wands and deliver whichever style you're in the mood for: a swipe of fun sparkle or a pigmented cream shadow. Either way, they're applied onto your lids before you have time to get tired. So about .05 seconds.,

    Ironically you will look more glamorous than ever before. Plus, the applicator is thin so you have full control.

    Promising review: "I love these by Revlon better than the Stila ones, largely because they don't ONLY have a glitter component (which I rarely use). I LOVE the 'lip gloss'-ness of it, the applicator, and how it's easy to then blend. It's also easy to remove, no fallout." —Lori Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.47+ (available in 10 shades).

    5. A set of double-tipped pointed cotton swaps for quickly fixing smudged eyeliner or really any mistakes, instead of singing "hello darkness, my old friend" and leaving the messy wings. YOU CAN DO — oh look, you're already done it.


    Promising review: "Honestly, reviewing something like this is silly — but I just love these. I use them all the time. They are great for cleaning up any little makeup mistakes!" —Jeanine

    Get a 400-pack from Amazon for $8.49 (available in two styles).

    6. A Vivienne Sabó volumizing mascara so the need for lash primer beforehand is zilch. Why? This'll be a one-stop journey to thick, fanned lashes in just a bat of your eye, thanks to its clump-free, drama-loving formula.,

    Promising review: "I have religiously used Diorshow Black mascara for the past decade. I decided that I no longer wanted to spend $30 on mascara, so I decided to venture out a find a more affordable brand. After reading the reviews on Amazon, I decided to purchase this product. The brush is small, which makes it easy to work both the top and bottom lashes. The product itself it thick enough to make a noticeable difference on my lashes, but not too thick that it looks clumpy. I have had no issues with the product running either, and I tend to rub my eyes frequently." —Denay

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    See what won best waterproof mascara on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    7. A NYX liquid illuminator, because this'll leave you ✨glowing✨ after a few quick swipes with your fingers — even without foundation. Translation: you can use this alone for a dewy effect.

    Promising review: "This is a great illuminator! I was surprised to find that the best illuminator I've ever tried would be by an affordable cosmetics company. I have tried TONS, and this one is the best by far. It's easy to apply and has a beautiful, subtle way of catching the light without looking oily. It's a really nice product." —Kathryn E. Merwin

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in four shades).

    8. A Palladio lip and cheek tint to swipe on some rosy goodness in under a minute. Basically, this'll be the tool you can always have ~on hand~ for touch-ups that require about zero effort.

    Promising review: "I love this product. It's great for a quick touch of color when running to the gym, running errands. It's so convenient and natural looking. The shade of lovely is perfect for me. It's a very natural blushing pink shade." —Terria527

    Get it from Amazon for $7.80 (available in four shades).

    9. A Stila corrective primer for addressing all your concerns with one easy-to-use product. This bb will neutralize redness, conceal blemishes, energize skin tones, and brighten complexions — all before you have time to give up. What do we want? RESULTS. How do we want it? In the simplest way possible, please.

    Promising review: "I am so in love with this product! It really corrects and evens out my skin a magic primer. It's the first step and everything that follows is completely easy. You don't have to worry about blending your makeup, because this already does that for you. It's a bit pricey, just like other Stila products, but truly, a little goes a long way. You will only need half a pump per use." —sarah paulson

    Get it from Amazon for $36 (available in three formulas).

    Looking for something less expensive? Try Maybelline's Pore-Eraser Primer from Amazon for $5.50.

    10. A NYX lipgloss that comes in a whopping 26 shades so you can cheaply stock up on a slew of fun lip shades. It delivers sheer to medium coverage, never feels sticky, and essentially ~melts~ onto your pucker. Tl;dr: all it takes is a swipe for maximum gloss.

    Promising review: "This is one of those drugstore products that lives up to its reputation. It’s a nice, rose mauve color with no yellow undertones. The color stays true and won’t turn orange while you’re wearing it. It’s not sticky, like so many inexpensive lip glosses. It will also keep your lips reasonably hydrated. This gloss is all you need for everyday wear." —Toomanycats

    Get it from Amazon for $3.59+ (available in 26 shades).

    More of a matte lover? Check out our top picks for the best matte lipsticks on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    11. A Maybelline under-eye concealer, because this'll make treating dark circles so simple it won't even feel like an extra step. Dare I say it'll even *puff* up confidence in your makeup skills?

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    It's formulated with goji berry extracts and Haloxyl to hit the refresh button on tired eyes — who went out last night? Um, not us. Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review on why this is a must for her.

    Promising review: "This is the best under eye concealer ever. I am 67 years old and have tried them all. I wouldn't go out without applying this concealer. It blends nicely with my foundation and has never caked. The sponge applicator is soft and makes application quick and easy. I will continue to use this product and hope, like many products I've used over the years, that it doesn't get discontinued." —Morty

    Get it from Amazon for $5.94 (available in 12 shades).

    12. A Rimmel shadow stick with soft, blendable tips that'll glide onto your lids like a dream and throw worries of precision out the window. Reviewers say it's easy to use, yet lasts all day!

    Promising review: "I have hooded eyes so as my hooded sisters out there know, my eyelids can get very oily. Yesterday, in a rush, I forgot to put primer on my lids. It was disgustingly hot out, and I actually cried twice. Somehow, this eyeshadow stayed on ALL DAY without budging or smudging. All that, and it still comes off very easily at the end of the day with a dab of moisturizer. The pencil itself is very pigmented, and it's very easy to dab a bit of color in the corner of your lid and spread it across with a finger or a Q-tip. Amazing! I will never buy any other eyeshadow." —rosannaaaa

    Get it from Amazon for $8.45 (available in nine shades).

    13. A silicone makeup sponge for a tool that'll not only blend your foundation seamlessly (and faster/better than your fingers), but it'll also demand less washing than your original sponge. That's what I call ~well-rounded~.

    Promising review: "It’s a good product, allows for easy foundation application, and blends well. I'm using up less of my foundation, as none of it is getting absorbed in the sponge or my fingers. Cleaning up is easy with just regular water and soap. I had been using makeup sponges for applying foundation for decades, the more I used, the more I got used to it. No more microbe-infested sponges on my skin!" —SP

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.99.

    14. A 50-pack of false eyelashes so you can just keep replacing your lashes instead of caring for them. Ok, we weren't doing that anyway. But now we can get away with it.

    They come with five different styled lashes (10 pairs of each style). They're soft and comfortable to wear, come with an applicator and glue, and did I mention really $&@)# cheap?!

    Promising review: "OKAY THESE ARE NO JOKE!! These are the most comfortable lashes I've ever owned! The band is super thin, so light weight, and feel just 'ahhh' — like a breath of fresh air. This is an amazing product; will buy again!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $13.98.

    15. A Fenty matte makeup stick, because it turns out all contouring really requires these days is for you to point this at your face. You can even use it as an easy concealer or to correct any mistakes (i.e. smudged liner)!

    It's super lightweight so you can even use it on your under-eyes!

    Promising review: "I'm not generally a fan of contouring, but wanted to add a little definition to my cheekbones and jaws. This is easy to use and it was the perfect shade." —smv1688

    Get it from Sephora for $25 (available in 20 shades).

    16. A Vogue Effects eyeliner stamp that'll tackle the annoying task of drawing the perfect cat-eye by simply stamping on pro-level wings. Will you get all the credit? Obviously.

    This miracle worker has two sides: one is a triangle-shaped tip to create the perfect winged tip, while the other effortlessly glides to complete the look. It's even available in three sizes so you can choose the thickness of your wings!

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying this isn't my first cat-eye rodeo. I've tried the taping method, normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! So when I saw this I thought, meh, why not give it a shot. Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out....but to my surprise it was perfect. I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT-EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES, LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There were no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean, crisp line." —LadyMeow

    Get a pack of two (one for each eye) from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three sizes).

    To learn more, check out "Hundreds Of People Swear By This Eyeliner Stamp For The Perfect Cat Eye". And! Check out what won best liquid eyeliners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    17. A Revlon cream eyeshadow to deliver a bold, pigmented shade to your lids with a secret weapon: a cream formula that's so darn rich it'll only take a dab of your finger.

    Promising review: "This eyeshadow is easy to apply without any flakes falling on cheeks like powder shadow. The color is beautiful and you can build up to make darker if you want. It stays on all day without fading." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.56 (available in 12 shades).

    18. A Tarte hydrating lipstick with a creamy matte finish for moisturizing your pucker without the need for a scrub, and leaving the days of reapplying well behind you. This lasts ~12 hours~ ("WHAT" you exclaim) and pampers your pout with antioxidant-rich marine plant extracts for a smooth, full effect.


    Think of this as the fanciest, most colorful lip balm of your darn life! It's all in the antioxidant-rich marine plant extracts (to smooth, soften, and plump), shea butter (to help retain elasticity and protect against dryness), and olive oil (to keep lips soothed and healthy). Feathering? Bleeding? We don't know her.

    Promising review: "I love how this feels after being applied. It moistures my lips nicely, which will be nice for the Minnesota winters. The shades that are available are great. I will certainly be buying more for the upcoming chilly holidays." —Tiffany G

    Get it from Tarte for $21 (available in 22 shades).

    See what won best matte lipsticks at BuzzFeed Reviews.

    19. A CoverGirl matte concealer so covering a pimple is done faster than you walk away. Its stick design is easy to use and blend, plus reviewers say it takes *very* little to achieve full coverage without additional foundation. No fuss. As if.

    AND it's available in 30 shades, so it's easier to find one that actually looks natural.

    Promising review: "For all of you lovely makeup lovers (like myself), this stuff is amazing! I honestly thought I was going to get ehh ok results especially because I usually conceal with a peach/orange color correcting concealer for my under eyes and acne scars, because they're quite a bit darker than the rest of my face. I also normally set with a powder before applying my foundation over the top but I wanted to see if this was good enough on its own and it is. I didn't set it or my foundation and after shopping for hours in the Texas heat, there weren't any creases or patchy blotches. I love it." —Kimber Rosee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.54 (available in 30 shades).

    20. A pack of shadow shields, because these'll solve two problems in one. They'll catch eyeshadow fallout so you don't have to fix your foundation (assuming you'd bother) *and* will act as a stencil so it takes a heck of lot less effort to create sharp wings.


    Did these just become your new best friend? YEP.

    Promising review: "I'm so glad I found these! I've always had trouble with fallout under my eyes, even with good brushes and quality makeup. Now I don't have to worry at all. When I use these I can do my foundation first and then my eye makeup. I would hate having to wipe away shadow from my cheeks and apply more concealer. I'll be buying more boxes of these." —Tasha

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $8.95.

    21. A Wet n' Wild cushion foundation that'll provide full coverage on-the-go, aka every morning when you "accidentally" snooze until it's time to LEAVE. Plus, you can flip it over for even *more* product, because when are we dragging our butts to the store to get more? Probably not for a very long time.

    Plus it's cruelty-free, lightweight, and has SPF 15!

    Promising review: "This has literally become my favorite foundation ever. The coverage is shockingly great. The finish is beautiful. I have very dry, sometimes flakey, skin and this foundation just looks so beautiful without looking cake-y. After getting off Accutane, this has literally been the only foundation that has worked for me." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.81+ (available in eight shades).

    22. A Milani liquid eyeliner with an ergonomic curved handle to discover how easy it can be to make bold wings when the tool is already pointed in the right direction. What else would we do, bend our wrist?! Please.,

    Promising review: "This eyeliner has made is very easy to use liquid liner. I am not good with makeup in general so I love how easily I can apply this." —amy smith

    Get it from Amazon for $6.39.

    See what won best liquid eyeliners at BuzzFeed Reviews.

    23. An organic green tea setting spray so dewy skin is yours in just a ~spritz~. Makeup tutorials? No, thank you. This fine mist will energize and hydrate your complexion (even with foundation on) so you're glowing a lot faster than any vlogger can teach you.

    Its formulated with herbal extracts like organic rooibos, as well as white and green tea to naturally hydrate your skin throughout the day.

    Promising review: "I almost never review products unless they make an absolute terrible impression or are just amazing. I sprayed this a couple times over my face this morning (about 11 hours ago) and it's kept my makeup looking flawless all day. I kept going to the mirror expecting to have to touch up my foundation or concealer and I never had to once. It works well on bare skin as well, I've even used it after showering and washing my face as a refresher. It keeps my skin lightly hydrated and my face feels very smooth. I have combination, acne-prone skin, and it neither makes me oily nor dries my skin out." —MMkay13

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    24. An Undone Beauty lip and cheek cream, because it will never get easier than literally dabbing some color wherever you'd like with nothing more than your fingers. But you can take full credit for your newfound rosy cheeks.,

    Each of the three shades is a three-in-one palette for blending, highlighting and tinting of both your lips and cheeks.

    Promising review: "I loved this! It's my favorite of the Undone Beauty products! When applied to the cheek it makes you look super rosy and fresh and I received so many compliments on my makeup when I wore this for the first time. It applies much more matte on your lips, but makes for a great base underneath gloss or other lipstick. It reminded me of a much more expensive cream blush. This is the best buy!" —cecily knee

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in three shades).

    25. A Milani baked bronzer that'll provide an instant glow to your cheeks — and by instant I mean it, because it's so darn pigmented all it'll take is a swipe. BAM, sun-kissed. You can even do it on the train when you inevitably sleep in.

    Promising review: "I have light/medium skin tone and this bronzer is the perfect color. I use it to contour my cheekbones, nose and jawline. Using the brush that is included makes it go on very smooth. I am amazed how well it works for the price. Don’t hesitate to buy it. Even after eight hours, there's no evidence of separating." —Grandma56

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    26. A Coty translucent powder for streamlining baking down to a one-minute process. Acne, fine lines, and shine will totally be a thing of the past — without a complicated routine at all. It's basically the easiest way to claim #nofilter IRL.

    It sets in your foundation for all-day, shine-free wear. It's also available as powder foundation!

    Promising review: "I am totally blown away by this product! I have been consistently using a more expensive powder for about six months, and was dissatisfied with the fact that my skin appeared oily by the end of the work day. By 5 p.m. I have been wearing my makeup for about 10 hours. I also live in a warm climate and have oily skin. By the end of my work day using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! This way outperforms the other powder and is 13% of the cost. I can't believe it. I'm never going back." —AlexisJulian

    Get it from Amazon for $5.69 (available in six shades).

    Learn more about it in "This $6 Face Powder Will Actually Make Your Makeup Look Flawless".

    27. A Shany neutral eyeshadow palette so on days you'd like to creative (aka once a month), you won't get overwhelmed by these v approachable, neutral shades. They're easy to combine and look just as great when used alone, meaning you can stop at any point (even if that's right away).

    You can even use 'em as bronzer. And the palette cruelty-free! It has 12 shades in a combo of both shimmer and matte.

    Promising review: "I LOVE IT! Get this while it's inexpensive people, because this brand is bound to become high-end! The palette totally exceeded my expectations! I agree with another poster that the consistency is buttery like Lorac, however, this palette doesn't have half the fallout that Lorac has. The quality of the shades is EXCELLENT, and I'm purely a high-end palette buyer. The colors blend perfectly and easily, they stay on all day with a primer (I don't use eye shadow without a primer, no matter what the price tag), and the pigment is outstanding. I just can't say enough good things about this palette." —Barbara E.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.87 (available in four combinations).

    28. A Glossier gel-cream blush for applying some color to your cheeks with only one requirement: use with finger. I would cheer you on, but you'll be done before I even start.


    Promising review: "I used traditional powder blushes daily up until purchasing this product. My skin is super dry and I didn't know I could have such a natural blush look until Cloud Paint! It really is easy to blend and builds up in color without much effort. The packaging is beautiful and is the perfect size to take anywhere with you. Please never stop making this blush!!!" —:~)

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

    To learn more, check out "Here's Why Glossier Cloud Paint Is Totally Worth Your Money"

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