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    29 Makeup Products You Need If You’re Lazy

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

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    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 $6.59+ (available in three shades).

    2. Or! A Maybelline clear mascara that'll require even LESS of you if you're just looking to shape your brows a little. Mistakes are virtually impossible thanks to its colorless formula, meaning your routine will stay safely effortless., Amazon

    Promising review: "I've been using this stuff for years to help tame and shape my rather thick but shaped eyebrows. I'm a pillow-in-my face kind of sleeper, so I usually wake up with messy eyebrows and this mascara has always helped me smooth them out. Used correctly, it's invisible and doesn't leave them sticky or discolored, just tamed." —carli

    Get it from Amazon for $4.22.

    3. 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.

    4. A tube of Lime Crime 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.,

    Btw, it's scented to smell like cherries so if you get hungry, blame this. Don't worry, it may *look* super, SUPER shiny, but it's non-sticky!

    Promising review: "I’m in love with this gloss! I am definitely a gloss girl; I rarely ever wear lipstick, so I am always looking for a good tube of lip gloss. It has a cherry scent, which, personally, I thoroughly enjoy. It’s not sticky at all. The applicator is pretty big, which I find quite useful. I am about to order this in a few other colors!" —HannahMC

    Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in 11 shades).

    5. A tube of Physicians Formula CC cream for getting full coverage and color correction (goodbye, redness) without the effort foundation sometimes demands. Heck, apply this with your fingers like a lotion. You'll still get alllll the benefits.

    And it has SPF 30!

    Promising review: "This is the best makeup I've ever owned! It covers acne marks amazingly, smooths, and makes my skin tone even. I've tried all different kinds of makeup, even on Sephora, and this beats them all and is way cheaper! Not only does it cover and make your skin look beautiful, but it also makes you skin look better without makeup over time. I almost don't need to wear it anymore. It also has sunscreen in it! Another perk." —Hope

    Get it from Amazon for $7.04 (available in two shades).

    For more shades, check out Bare Mineral's tinted moisturizer from Sephora for $30 (available in 16 shades).

    6. 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).

    7. 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 good 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.

    8. 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).

    9. 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).

    10. A NYX jumbo eye pencil with soft, blendable tips that'll glide onto your lids like a dream and throw worries of precision out the window. Btw, the most popular out of the ~22~ shades is white for easily brightening your eyes!,

    Promising review: "I am lazy and hate doing my makeup, especially after a morning workout on a weekday. I wanted something I could throw in my bag and smear around my eyes in a couple of seconds, and to just add a little color without the fussiness. This fits the bill perfectly. It gives my eyes a little definition, but isn't super noticeable. The slight shimmer also makes me look awake on days where I'm dragging. It is not intensely shiny, though, which is important to me-- I'm not a disco ball! It just reflects light and looks luminescent, not glittery. Because this is so easy to use, non-irritating, and is the exact color I was looking for, I expect that I will keep ordering it as long as it's available." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $2.52+ (available in 21 shades).

    See what won best liquid eyeliners at BuzzFeed Reviews.

    11. 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.,

    And it's cruelty-free, smudge-proof, and long-lasting! Win, win, WIN.

    Promising review: "I have thick but short lashes, and in the past I have been a huge fan of L'Oreal Voluminous and Butterfly Effect, Maybelline Lash Sensation, Dior DiorShow, Too Faced Better Than Sex, and Bare Minerals Lash Domination. So, it's safe to say that I have been looking for the right balance of cost and high performance product. This mascara is it. I love the way my lashes look and feel after one or two coats. The brush is covered in mini-bristles that separate as you apply, and the formula is not sticky or stiff, has minimal clumping, and washes off easily. The price is closer to drug store brands, which means I can purchase as often as I like, but the performance is high quality. It gives me results that are a cross between the Butterfly Effect and Lash Domination, for length, definition, and volume — which I love, so this has become my go-to for daily looks." —Butterflydiva

    Get it from Amazon for $11.40 (available in two shades).

    See what won best waterproof mascaras at BuzzFeed Reviews.

    12. A CoverGirl two-step lipgloss, because you three will work as a team to make sure reapplying throughout the day is totally unnecessary (like we'd do it, anyway). Its conditioning topcoat moisturizes chapped lips, while the gloss lasts ~24 hours~. Color. Me. Impressed.

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing. It stands up to even the higher-end brands! You can't beat the price and the colors are beautiful. It lasted through all my meals. I can't believe such an awesome product is made by Covergirl!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.75+ (available in 33 shades).

    More of a matte lover? See what won best matte lipsticks at BuzzFeed Reviews.

    13. 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.

    How, you say? The green neutralizes redness and conceals pimples, lavender wakes tired skin up, and peach brightens complexions and helps to diminish sun spots.

    Promising review: "I originally purchased this product to use as a makeup primer and was happy with the results. It wasn't until a recent vacation that I realized what all it was doing besides just priming. On my vacation I spent most of my time on the beach. I had bought oil-free sunscreen that was supposed to be formulated for your face. While it wasn't oily, it also didn't provide any protection from the sun. My face got very burnt, complete with sunglasses tan lines. Not having all of my usual beauty products, I decided to apply some of the One-Step Correct before bed. I couldn't believe the mirror in the morning. The burn was gone and I never had any of the peeling that I usually get after a sunburn. These are photos I took (above), one before bed and one as soon as I woke up." —Grace Rausch

    Get it from Amazon for $30.60.

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

    14. 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 $5.12+ (available in eight shades; listed individually).

    15. A Milani liquid eyeliner with an ergonomic curved handle so you can 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.

    16. A By Rosie Jane cheek and lip gloss, 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.

    Free People,

    Each pot is packed with organic shea butter, rose hip oil, and white tea to refresh your complexion. AND it's naturally scented with a hint of coconut which just sounds dreamy, TBH.

    Promising review: "I love the peachy tint this adds on my lips and cheeks! I also added a little to my eyelids to get a subtle 'sunkissed'-looking glow. It's really the perfect essential. I am all for anything thats multi-functional!" — rosiecreyes

    Get it from Free People for $22 (available in two shades).

    17. 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~.

    Its rounded sides are great for blending large areas of the face, covering blemishes, and contouring around the eyes and nose.

    Promising review: "Ladies (and men!) throw out your Beauty Blender, stop what you're doing, and buy this product. Let's be honest, you can never get your beauty blender clean and it can cause breakouts. I bought these and: 1) you save SO much makeup since they don't absorb 2) save your face some trouble and 3) can pick your color. Silicone makeup sponges rule." —Sara

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.97.

    18. A winged eyeliner 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.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    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. Check out how a BuzzFeed editor uses a v similar one to create the ~perfect~ cat eye!

    Promising review: "I just want to make my morning routine as easy as possible. I love winged liner, but I don’t have the steady hand for it without mistakes. This makes the perfect and consistent wing every time. Love it!." —Julie B

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    See what won best liquid eyeliners at BuzzFeed Reviews.

    19. A Glossier gel-cream blush so you can apply some color to your cheeks with only one requirement: apply 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).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review in This Gel-Cream Blush Is A Lazy Girl's Dream And Here's Why.

    20. A pack of shadow shields, because these'll solve two problems in one. A) They'll catch eyeshadow fallout so you don't have to fix your foundation (assuming you'd bother) and B) 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 LOVE these! I've shared them with my friends and everyone has come to me with positive feedback. They are perfect for either protecting your cheeks/face from eyeshadow fallout and offer a great 'stencil' if you are looking to create a sharp cat eye with eyeliner or eye shadow. I was also surprised at how many pieces you get for the price. All in all, I am very happy with this purchase." —HMS Hoglund

    Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $9.50.

    21. 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" she exclaims) 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.

    22. 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, thanks to its compact mirror and 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 on this 62-year-old face." —Grandma56

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    23. 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 50-pack from Amazon for $15.18.

    24. A Fenty matte makeup stick, because it turns out all contouring really requires these is 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).

    25. A pot of L'Oréal shimmer shadow for delivering a bold shade of pigmented glitter to your lids with a secret weapon: a deceivingly high-maintenance powder-cream formula that's so darn rich it'll only take a dab swipe of your finger.

    "Here's how I get my luxe look" — points finger to lid. Btw, this lasts a whopping 24 hours! AND it's waterproof, crease-, and fade-resistant. Be still, my heart.

    Promising review: "Amber Rush is a gorgeous rose gold pigment that will be beautiful on anyone. These pressed pigments have a super-metallic finish; if you apply with a finger or wet brush, it can almost look wet. I get the best application and most intense color payoff when I apply with my finger, so if you're not looking to get your hands dirty, try wetting a synthetic brush to apply.

    I think it is a easy way to bump up a simple eye look and make your eyes seem brighter and bigger. The price is very good and it will take forever to use up this product. If I lost this product, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again." —Katherine

    Get it from Amazon for $4.90+ (available in 22 shades).

    26. A L'Oréal highlighting lotion that'll take as much effort as applying face cream, but instantly make your skin look dewy and radiant. Honestly, if you don't have dry skin you can even use this AS a lotion on days you just can't bear to do much. So....four out of the five work days.,

    It's infused with glycerin and shea butter for all-day hydration so it really can double as a face lotion!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in four shades).

    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 it's cruelty-free! It has 12 shades in a combo of both shimmer and matte:

    * Champagne (shimmer)

    * Gold (shimmer)

    * Pearl white (shimmer)

    * Taupe (matte)

    * Nude (matte)

    * Bronze (shimmer)

    * Mocha (shimmer)

    * Chocolate (matte)

    * Onyx (matte)

    * Buttercup peach(matte)

    * Peachy copper (shimmer)

    * Amber bronze (shimmer)

    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. An Urban Decay translucent powder, because this'll instantly create a matte finish to any foundation you already have. You get to experiment with ~new lewks~ without doing really anything other than applying a dime-size amount of this onto your already done face.

    Plus it can change the transform your foundation without disrupting its coverage (it actually adds more). It even doubles as a setting powder so your look lasts allll day.

    Promising review: "Being an Urban Decay fan I had to try this product!! I have oily skin. I mixed with this with foundation and literally had flawless skin!!! It really does do what it's called — VELVETIZE! I highly recommend you try this product, especially if you're an Urban Decay fan like me." —AnniMani

    Get it from Sephora for $34.

    29. Or! A Coty translucent powder for streamlining baking down to a one-minute process. Basically 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 greasy/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.

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