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    11 Things For When You Want To Look Done Up With Minimal Effort

    I am lazy and completely okay with that.

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    1. This eyelash and brow tinting kit, which promises to last for 1000 hours — meaning no more colouring your eyebrows in every morning when you'd rather be sleeping.

    Gyan Yankovich / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "When I used to go to the salon to have my brows done (I now shape them myself), I always looked forward to having my brows tinted more so than the actual wax/tweeze. After I started doing my own shaping, I figured there was no reason why I couldn't do my own tinting as well. I go between using the Brown Black and Black tints. My biggest tip is to leave the product on for around 20 minutes rather than the recommended 10. Although you might want to play it safe if you're hoping for a subtle look or it's your first time using the product.

    I find the tint lasts really well for around two weeks, then starts to fade. The kit is super-easy to use and I highly recommend applying Vaseline on the skin around your brows and using a cotton tip to neaten up your tint and avoid staining."

    Gyan Yankovich

    Buy for $13.29 from Amazon Australia.

    2. This Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Seduction, which proves bare-toned lips look every bit just as done up as a red pout.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Best, cheapest beauty buy ever. According to a woman with naturally dry lips, it won't cause them to flake after application (it me, I am woman). Unlike other brands, this one is hyper-pigmented, but velvety and moisturising. I like to pair my signature winged eye with a nude lip when in the office — red can be too much — and I'm always complimented on this colour. It comes in 16 positively delicious shades, so you're sure to find one to suit you."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $12.47 from Amazon Australia.

    3. This Maple Holistics Silk18 Conditioner, which literally uses ingredients derived from silk. Like, I'm not exaggerating, literal silk.


    I didn't even know that was thing? But you can indeed wash your hair with actual silk amino acids. Other notable ingredients include jojoba and argan oils — all of which are absolutely natural and paraban free. Curly, dry, frizzy — whatever your hair type, this beauty of a hair conditioner promises to tame static and leave you with soft-as-a-baby's-bum hair.

    Read more on the miracle conditioner here.

    Buy for $18.95 from Amazon Australia.

    4. This L'Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Washout in Soft Pink, that is the affordable way to change your hair colour, so if you regret it your wallet is still intact.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "It comes with a bottle of the colour itself, a brush to apply it, and a bunch of gloves so your hands don't turn pink. But the brush is totally not necessary — I just applied it with my gloved hands. I didn't exactly follow the directions and it STILL WORKED. Really well. I didn't shampoo my hair first like they said I should because I thought that would have taken too long. But because I really ~massaged~ it into my hair and left it on longer (45+ minutes) than I "should" have, it faded to the colour on the box after two or three washes, which totally works for me because I loved the stronger pink colour AND the faded pastel. And that means less reapplying and less product used overall, aka even less $$$.

    And I have been feeling the finished result — so much so that I'll keep touching it up as it fades. If you have blonde or bleached hair and want some color, definitely try this. If you have brown hair, try one of the four colors designed for brunettes!"

    Maitland Quitmeyer

    Buy for $16.45 from Priceline.

    5. This John Frieda Rotation Hot Air Styler, which uses ionic technology to get rid of that frizz that hovers around your head like an unwanted swarm of flies.


    Instead of loading your head with a bunch of products in the morning, you can simply use this hot brush to tame frizz and style in one. Use the multi-directional, soft-bristled roller attachment for full-bodied curls — or swap it out for the ceramic comb attachment for flat-as-a-board locks.

    Buy for $49.99 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, which stays on so well through rain or water park, we have named it Best Liquid Eyeliner in the past.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Stila's Stay All Day eyeliner lasts forever without smudging, glides on effortlessly, is super pigmented and has a sharp tip so you can draw wings with ease. Oh, and it comes in 12 COLOURS! You're gonna feel like a darn artist wielding this thing.

    Also, I find that with inkier liners like NYX, the liner will stamp onto the crease of my lid if I'm not careful. Stila dries pretty quickly, so I don't have a problem with smudging."

    Rebecca O'Connell

    Buy for $43.76 from Amazon Australia.

    7. This Sacha Buttercup loose setting powder, which according to thousands of users, will ensure your face looks flawless even when face-to-face with a flash the brightness of a thousand suns.


    Honestly, God bless the brilliant individual who invented setting powder. So often I've taken the time to put on my face, only for half of it to slide off under the Aussie sun.

    Unfortunately, most setting powders have the effect of making one look like a ghost. Enter this brilliant setting powder, which thousands of people swear lasts all day, doesn't settle into facial lines and doesn't leave you looking like you've just buried your face in baby powder.

    We loved it so much, we did a whole damn post about it here.

    Buy for $35 from Amazon Australia.

    8. This L'Oréal Paradise Lash Mascara , because nothing says ready to take on the world more than some wide-eyed, dressed up peepers.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This is the only mascara I've tried that doesn't leave a black smudge in the bottom outer corner of my eye by the end of the day. The ONLY one! It's super customisable, so you can just swipe on a quick coat when you're running out the door to get a bagel on Saturday and don't want to wear a lot of makeup or you can really build up the coverage for a mega-lashed look (without clumping). It provides equal parts length and volume and makes lashes look dramatic but not crazy. Plus, it does NOT flake off throughout the day, yet it's really easy to remove at night (meaning you don't lose any precious hairs). It also comes in a super-pretty tube, which always helps.

    I went to the movies with friends last week and one of them said, "Your eyelashes look long!" I literally assumed she was talking to somebody else, so I didn't say anything. When she repeated herself, I said, "Who, me?" It was a delight. My first eyelash compliment. All due to this L'Oréal mascara. And at its low price, maybe I'll actually toss it and replace it like I'm supposed to after three months."

    Maitland Quitmeyer

    Buy for $12.48 from Amazon Australia.

    9. This Shiseido eyelash curler, which is the fastest and easiest way to draw attention to your eyes.

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    Promising review: "I’ve been using this Shiseido Eyelash Curler since I was in high school and consider it an absolute must-have product for stunning lashes. I’ve tried other eyelash curlers and none give the same dramatic curling effect. The shape of the curler grabs all of your lashes from edge to edge and a few pumps of the curler gets your lashes nearly at 90-degree angle.

    I currently keep one in my makeup bag and one in my car console to use on the go. For no makeup days, I’ll just use this curler with no mascara to instantly look more awake. When using with mascara, I curl them before and after I apply the mascara and the end result is AMAZING. If you’re considering eyelash extensions but don’t want to throw down the $$$, definitely give this curler a try!"

    Anna McCarter

    Buy for $19.99 from Amazon Australia.

    10. This YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain in Violet Conviction, which is the most luxurious formula, colour, anything to have ever been worn on your lips.

    @sarahdipty / Via, Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This baby has a watery formula that dries matte, so it's more like a tint in nature than lipstick, BUT the pigment is opaque, which is important because I still want it to *look* like a lipstick. It feels practically weightless on the lips. My lips are perpetually dry, so I hate lipsticks that settle into my lines and make their presence known — but no issues here at all.

    It also has a flat but slanted-at-the-top applicator, aka the perfect fit for the cupid's bow, which sometimes gets tricky with normal doe applicators. It requires minimal touchups (really only after I eat something SUPER oily). And it has a sweet berry scent too! It's the perfect not-too-dark but still ever-so-slightly vampy shade. It's quickly become my everyday colour over brighter, so-called spring or summer shades. I love it so much that it breaks my heart to take it off at the end of the day, but alas, I must."

    Sarah Han

    Buy for $62 from Mecca.

    11. And finally, this Thayers Witch Hazel Toner with Rose Petal, which will do everything from keeping your breakouts at bay to reducing redness.

    Amazon, AnaMaria Glavan

    It takes a lot to look dressed up when your skin isn't behaving. Rather than concern yourself with concealer, foundation, powder (unless you want to, in which case, do your thing), treat redness, breakouts and a host of other skin problems with this magic liquid.

    Alcohol-free and made with rose petal water, Vitamin E and Witch Hazel extract, this thing is beloved by thousands on Amazon.

    Read more about this excellent product here.

    Buy for $26.95 from Amazon Australia.

    You, finding an effective and easy-to-use product that actually does everything it says it will:

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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