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    34 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 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.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of their natural light eyelashes, and then full lashes after mascara

    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 $12.95 (available in two shades).

    2. A tube of Glossier's Boy Brow for realizing your lil' caterpillars can look perfectly groomed and full in just one, two, swipe. Reviewers swear this is one of the easiest tools to use when it comes to achieving natural-looking, full brows!

    BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer's before and after of her light brows and then bolder brows
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I had heard about this and finally decided to give it a try after going through many other prestige brands. This product does not disappoint at all. It goes on smoothly and is just the right amount of color. Also, it makes my brows stay in place all day, not just for the first hour after application. This will be a forever purchase." —Jessica

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in five shades).

    Check out why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this in "Just 9 Glossier Products We Really Love."

    3. An e.l.f. translucent setting powder, because people say this helps your makeup last all darn day *and* gives higher-end brands a run for their money. The best part, though? It only takes a few seconds of dabbing with its sponge to enjoy its benefits.,

    Promising review: "I admit it, I'm a powder snob. For the past two years, my favorite has been the Laura Mercier translucent powder. I recently ran out and couldn't afford to drop $38 (YES THIRTY EIGHT DOLLARS) for it. So I ordered a few inexpensive options to try out here on Amazon. I wasn't expecting anything great from this e.l.f. powder but...OMG...I AM BLOWN AWAY!! It's BETTER than my Laura Mercier powder!! And it's literally a fraction of the price ($4 vs $38). This powder is very finely milled, smooth and buttery, it sets without depositing any color (actually translucent) and is incredible for baking the under-eye area!! NO CREASING and no cakey-ness!! I'm never going back to expensive high-end powders!!!" —R. Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    4. An Eyeko liquid eyeliner that'll solve shaky hand worries with its extra-thick tip that creates big, bold lines. Plus, its easy-to-handle chunky shape makes steady application actually doable. Cue major sigh of relief.,

    Plus! Its formula is smudge-proof and conditioned with algae extract.

    Promising review: "I am a beginner with liquid eyeliner, and this was the product I used to practice. The chunky handle makes this easy to hold since I have shaky hands and helped me apply my first eyeliner look. I have oily lids, yet the product stayed on all day, and only came off when I wiped it off with a micellar water. It didn't flake or crumble. If you like a thick line and dramatic look, I recommend this." —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    5. An Ilia Beauty multi-use cream for applying the *perfect* amount of color to your complexion, whether you'd like to use it as a gloss or blush (or both!). Basically it's extremely hard to go over-the-top with this — but very easy to get creative.

    Ilia Beauty

    Promising review: "Can’t get enough of this color! Its terracotta color to be exact looks amazing on my medium skin tone and on top of it’s non-toxic. I wear this on my lips I need only a tiny bit on my cheeks." —Vajiha Q.

    Get it from Ilia Beauty for $32 (available in five shades).

    6. A Beauty Bakerie foundation specifically designed so you only need a drop for achieving a full coverage, ~glass skin~ effect, and even offers 30 shades so it'll never be hard to make your makeup look perfectly blended again. Just one pump and you're basically done.

    Model holding the foundation with 13 shade swatches on their arm
    Beauty Bakerie

    In case you don't know, Beauty Bakerie is a Black woman-owned business that makes gorgeous palettes, impressively matte ~lip whips~, and shade range-inclusive foundation, highlighter, and concealer. They even have a foundation finder tool to help you pick a shade!

    Promising review: "I can’t say enough about this foundation. It's lightweight and a little goes a long way (a tiny dot is more than enough to cover my face). I used the shade finder on the BB website and my formula was a perfect match. I’m officially hooked on this foundation!" —Sydney

    Get it from Beauty Bakerie for $34 (available in 30 shades).

    7. A DHC makeup primer so you can be SURE you don't have to redo your makeup midday — even after hours of wear. It's simply too much effort. It also helps smooth the appearance of pores and breakouts, meaning this quick extra step will make your foundation skills look ::chef kisses fingers::

    Promising review: "I could go on and on about this magic face sauce, but instead I’m just gonna lead with the pictures from my random sweat test experiment and tell you what you’re seeing. I think it did a GREAT job of soaking up the oil on my nose and forehead, much better than any pressed or loose mattifying powders I use. The (picture on the right) is after I danced Lindy Hop, Shag, AND Balboa (all fairly rigorous dance lexicons in the swing dance family) for three hours in a hot crowded bar that had to be at least 90 degrees inside. According to my Fakebit, I did 20 thousand steps that night so I REALLY put this stuff to the hardest test I could manufacture! It’s lasted for forever, as well, so I definitely think it’s a good deal for the price. It’s small, but you don’t need a lot!" —Queenofthehouse

    Get it from Amazon for $20.97.

    8. A Wet n Wild multifunctional makeup stick with soft, blendable tips that'll glide onto your lips, lids, and cheeks like a dream and throw worries of precision out the window. Reviewers say it's easy to use, yet lasts all day!

    The crayon-like makeup stick in pink

    Promising review: "I purchased four colors of this product. The only reason I don't have more is they didn't have them in stock. The color is intense, it goes on smooth and is long-lasting. I absolutely love it. Even compared to department store brands, this can't be beat." —Barbara 99

    Get it from CVS for $3.99 (available in 10 shades).

    9. A Maybelline under-eye concealer for making covering up 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 abilities?

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    It's formulated with goji berry extracts and Haloxyl to hit the refresh button on tired eyes. My BuzzFeed Shopping colleague, Kayla Suazo, loves this! Here's a bit of what she has to say:

    "There are few beauty products out there that I consistently go back to, which says a lot because I love everything that has to do with makeup. But alas, here I am, consistently finding my way back to this. It’s just *THAT* good! I still don’t know how a $7 tube of concealer beats out the more expensive ones I have stuffed into my vanity, but it does. It’s not too creamy or thick, yet it still gives solid coverage without the cake-y feeling. It blends incredibly well with every foundation I wear (not at the same time, LOL) — and I have a lot of foundations."

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in 18 shades).

    Check out her full review in "Just 8 Maybelline Products We Really Love."

    10. An L.A. Colors high shine lip gloss, 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.

    Picture of model's arm with five swatches of the high-shine gloss

    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 $2.50+ (available in 18 shades).

    11. A Stila corrective primer so you can address all your goals 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.

    12. A Jones Road eye shadow aptly named "Just A Sec", to describe exactly how long it's going to take you to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with hardly any effort.

    Jones Road

    Promising review: "Love these eye colors and the way they light up your face and eyes without being gaudy looking. The wash of sheer brightness is so different than any other shiny shadows! Love the beautiful palette of colors which can also be used multifunctionally to highlight cheekbones or under lip gloss. So happy to have found Jones Road’s brilliant products" —Deborah M.

    Get it from Jones Road for $26 (available in five shades).

    13. A Fenty matte makeup stick for learning 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)!

    The contouring sticks in three shades

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

    Promising review: "I’m not very good at applying makeup. I’m 35 and just getting into it really. With this contour stick, I actually look like I know what I’m doing! It looks great. I’m very pleased with how my make up looks afterwards now. You literally can’t put on too much." —DreBay504

    Get it from Fenty Beauty for $25 (available in seven shades).

    14. A CoverGirl matte concealer, because this'll make sure covering a pimple is done faster than you can 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.

    Reviewer's before and after picture to show red cheeks and then totally clear-looking cheeks

    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 $6.99+ (available in 30 shades).

    15. A 50-pack of false eyelashes that'll let you just replace your lashes instead of caring for them. OK, we weren't doing that anyway. But now we can get away with it. Plus! Reviewers say they're super easy to apply, meaning you don't need really any skills to wear these.

    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 stinking cheap?

    Promising review: "OKAY THESE ARE NO JOKE!! These are the most comfortable lashes I've ever owned! The band is super thin, so lightweight, 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.

    16. A Revlon cream eyeshadow so you can 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.

    The cream eyeshadow in multiple shades

    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 $5.46+ (available in 13 shades).

    17. 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 16 shades).

    18. A set of double-tipped pointed cotton swabs, because these'll quickly fix 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.

    Model using the double-tipped cotton swab to fix their lipstick

    Promising review: "These are just perfect for so many things. I use them every day. Ideal for makeup, nail polish, cleaning hard-to-reach nooks and crannies, paint, pretty much anything that requires precision application or removal. Also, I have extremely sensitive eyes that double as dust magnets. These swabs leave no fibers behind during cosmetic use." —Chelle

    Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $5.99+ (also available in a pack of 2,400).

    19. A Glossier gel-cream blush that'll let you apply 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 eight shades).

    To learn more about why *several* of my BuzzFeed Shopping colleagues recommend this, check out our full "Glossier Cloud Paint review."

    20. A pack of shadow shields so you can 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.

    Model using the shadow shields to catch fallout while applying eye makeup

    Promising review: "I usually do a smoky-eye look which can create some fallout. Plus I always have a hard time getting the blending just right on the outer corners of the eyes. I put these under my eyes at a slant and once I was done blending, I took them off easily, and I had a perfect crescent-shaped line of shadow! I just blended it a little bit so as not to look too harsh and I was done! Great deal for so many and they really do work." —Erin B.

    Get a pack of 120 from Amazon for $5.99.

    21. A Maybelline black mascara for achieving *major* volume without lash primer or any fancy tricks — all you need is your wrist and this clump-free formula. People say (including me!) that this is one of *the* best mascaras for super quick, thick lashes.

    Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "The absolute best. I've been using it for six years and it curls my lashes and doesn't clump. Always a must-have in my makeup bag." —Molly B.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (also available in a pack of two).

    Check out my review about why I love this in "Just 8 Maybelline Products We Really Love."

    22. 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.

    The highlighters in four shades

    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 $7.47+ (available in four shades).

    23. A Milani liquid eyeliner with an ergonomic curved handle that'll teach you 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: "I'm 28. Ive been trying for 15 years to wing my eyeliner. My friends always tell me 'keep practicing' and 'watch videos on YouTube.' I've used credit cards, eating utensils, and a wide array of random objects, tricks, and tips and am still (not being dramatic) probably the absolute least skilled person at doing it. I'm literally taking pictures of my eyes and sending them to everyone who's ever believed in me and stuck by me through my struggles to show off the damn near-perfect job I've done in 20 seconds with this! Buy it!!" —Jolee

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    24. A NYX lipgloss 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.

    Model applying the lip gloss in pink

    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 $4.21+ (available in 33 shades).

    25. An Undone Beauty lip and cheek cream for a routine that could not possibly get easier — it literally involves 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 eight shades).

    26. 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 $14.97+ (available in three sizes).

    To learn more, check out "Hundreds Of People Swear By This Eyeliner Stamp For The Perfect Cat Eye."

    27. 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!).

    The primer

    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 $12.95.

    28. A pack of silicone makeup sponge 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: "Love, love, luuuuv these silicone make-up applicators! I save time and money in applying only one pump of foundation. I use the round applicator as a translucent powder applicator. These wash up completely unlike sponges." —Karen from PA

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.91.

    29. A Milani baked bronzer, because this'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. Perhaps you could even do it with your eyes closed, though I can't promise anything.

    The gold bronzer and a brush

    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 $9.50+ (available in three shades).

    30. An organic green tea setting spray that'll make sure dewy skin is yours in just a ~spritz~. Makeup tutorials? No, thank you. Plus, it'll energize and hydrate your complexion (even with foundation on) *and* keep your look perfectly in place — even during workouts, according to reviewers.,

    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 $12.25.

    31. 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).

    The neutral-shaded eyeshadow palette

    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 $9.98 (available in two combinations).

    32. A tube of Glossier Lidstar eyeshadow cream for a quick and easy way to ~glow up~ in 0.5 seconds — which is exactly how long it'll take for you to claim you have MUA-level skills.


    It's so easy to use, you can apply it with your fingers! The formula of ultra-fine multicolor pearls in a buttery base make it SUPER blendable.

    Promising review: "This has a very subtle effect and beautiful reflection under light that's so perfect for selfies and pictures!" —Becca

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

    33. A Laura Mercier eyeshadow stick that you don't even need a brush to apply for a look that's as subtle or as glam as your going for — gotta love that buildable color.,

    Promising review: "Subtle but buildable color, true to color shown. Blends well and easy af to apply. Lasts well on the lids with or without primer which I love (sometimes I forget or I'm just too lazy lol). I plan to buy several more colors!" —rach451

    Get it from Sephora for $29 (available in 23 shades).

    34. A lightweight Maybelline BB cream for the days when putting on a full face of foundation is just not gonna happen, but you're still looking to exude some "I absolutely did not just roll out of bed" energy.,

    Promising review: "This is the best makeup I've used for my skin — which is very dry and sensitive. It evened out my complexion and gave me a small amount of coverage without feeling thick or cakey. It feels like I'm not wearing anything!" —Lindsay

    Get it from Amazon for $6.77+ (available in five shades).

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