The Lazy Woman’s Guide to Looking Good


The Lazy Woman’s Guide to Looking Good

Not everyone is ok with a full face everyday. I find it extremely tiresome to do the foundation, powder, blush, eyes and lips thing every morning. I am super duper lazy, I wake up 30 min before I have to leave the house, it takes ten minutes to shower, 10 to get ready and the remaining 10 for emergencies like picking my outfit; breakfast is optional 😉 However I am a woman and looking good is my birthright, so I shall have it! Makeup existed long before there was foundation, concealer or an eye-lash curler.  Damn right I can look good with only 10 minutes to spare…. so grab a wet towel, wipe  that  gunk off your face  and lets get down the bare essentials of makeup.

1. The base

Blemish Prone skin/ women with dark circles: Dab concealer on the affected areas. Blend. Set with compact/ face powder of your choice.
Oily skin: Your compact is your GOD – do not part with it ! EVER !
Combination Skin: One swipe of that compact and you are done, carry it around for touch ups but no need for a panic attack if you leave home without it.
Dry skin: Tinted Moisturiser, or if you have awesomely even skin, a regular moisturizer works fine.

2. The eyes

Black/Brown Eye pencil and Kajal.
Mascara optional. (Don’t look at me in horror all you mascara-holics, this is a post for lazy women and lots of Indian women have perfectly awesome long dense lashes that do not require mascara. However this is a must for some women so I say optional).
Powder your eyes. Tightline or just line your upper eye lid. Kajal on the water line. Mascara optional.

Women with small eyes: Do either the upper or lower eyelid, doing both will make your eyes look smaller. Also begin to line the upper eyelid from 1/3 of the way, not from the inner corner, this will make your eyes look bigger.

Women with larger eyes,  do whatever the hell the you want ! 😛

NOTE: If you want to spice this up, just use a nice colored eye pencil instead of black, just make sure you do not take too much time picking the color. Tired eyes can use white eye kohl instead of kajal to look awake.

3. Blush

One soft subtle swipe of your blush on each cheek.
Please avoid blush if your skin is naturally prone to redness or is abnormally red on that day for whatever reason.
The extremely lazy can skip this step.

4. Lipstick

You can play this in two ways.
a.  Use a natural nude lip shade to play up your eyes, this is the boring behenji look or the I’m an extremely smart/busy woman with no time for tomfoolery look.
b. Have some fun, grab a sultry red, a popping pink, a lusty lilac or even a dazzling gold 😉 or maybe save the gold for a night out …. Errr no need to look like you came from an audition for Sheila Ki Jawaani ….

The extremely lazy can stick with tinted lipbalm. It looks decent enough 😛
Note: Make sure the vibrant shade is either on your eye or your lips and NOT BOTH !

creepy red lips
creepy red lips

This is just the creepy red lips that sang “Science Fiction Double Feature” from the Rocky Horror Glee Show. What ever you do, make sure you don’t look like Dr. Frank-n-Furter  😛

frank n furter
frank n furter

5. Hair

If you are being this lazy with make-up the least you can do is give your hair a good comb if not anything else.  Don’t look so shocked, I lie on that extreme spectrum of laziness where I do not bother with brushing, combing or tying my hair at all, but my excuse is extremely manageable hair – what’s yours?

6. Spritz some Perfume


7. RUN !!!!

Chances you are probably late for work anyways as all that primping took longer than you anticipated 😛

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59 thoughts on “The Lazy Woman’s Guide to Looking Good

  1. lol…i am extremely lazy women..wanting to get ready just 5 mins before i leave home….so i skip lot of the parts which a normal lazy woman does !!a mosituriser…compact…kajal+liner and lip balm…thats it…ofcourse the basics has to be followed…deo and hair..tada am done !!! 😉

  2. :rotfl: :rotfl: Haha!! i am just the same….i get up at 7.00 and i have to leave at 7.50 to skool..i spent until 7.20 checkin my mail and FB and all…and then go through bathing,dressing, and eating [sumtimes my mum force feeds me!! :-/ :-/ am not allowed to skip breakfast] and everything in the 30 mins left……

    My regime is the same too…but i dont have to bother with hair as i wear the Hijab…makes my work easier…i just run a brush thru my hair,put it in a low ponytail or bun and pin my hijab,and that takes 1 min Max!

    :-* :-* BTW..isnt that Naya Rivers lips?…as Santana singin science fiction/double feature in the rocky horror glee show??????! the lips in the original rocky horror picture show aint this pretty….. :-* :-*
    P.S. .. i have tried out Dr frank-n- furter’s makeup one boring saturday afternoon!!!!Turned out “SENSATIONAL”!!!! :rotfl: :rotfl:

    1. LOL you know in the origina, its actually TRANSEXUAL and they changed it to SENSATIONAL in the GLEE version …. You should totally do a tute for Frank-n Furter’s make up – that look is beyond insane exp with the fake eyebrows above your eyebrow thingy 😛 😛 😛 😛

      And Im guessing those are Naya Riviera’s lips since as you said she did sing the song and I took the Glee ka picture.

      And I am worse than u in the hair dept, I wash my hair like every morning so I just about towel dry and run out of the house – 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

      Ohhh and since u love Glee – did u see Furt ?

      1. I know…thats what i meant…I looked like a “trannie” with that makeup….doing a Frank-n-furter look???i’d rather die…… 😕 😕

        P.S. i saw “Furt” and am downloading “special education” RIGHT NOW…the sectionals valu episode…..the warblers are singing Hey,soul sisters..kinda lame….only Blaine is singing actually,everyone else is like going..ooooh,aaaah only…

        1. LOL I just saw the episode – Its pretty awesome – their version of souls sistah is ok ok like you said but Dont Cry for me Argentia is to DIE for !!! But also Im a big Evita fan so I could be biased there …. Yet its a pretty neat episode 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

          1. i loved “Valerie” its coz i looove Santana..she is super Badass.!! and all d fighting seemed kinda refreshing as evrythings been all sunshine and rainbows lately……..i loved Kurt and Rachel’s version of happy days in “duets” that was AWESOME….i loved dont cry for me argentina too…i havent seen Evita though…gotta give it a try…i saw the promo for “A very Glee Christmas” too…..looks more of a fun episode…….. :yes: :yes: cant wait for Dec. 7th…and 7th is my birthday too… am supah supah excited!!!

  3. Nice article, Janhavi, I fall in the ‘dont brush hair’ category too sometimes, I realised have’nt combed my hair only after I leave home coz its anyways in a messy bun

    1. The messy bun is like a life safer for lazy people, it manages to look sexy and chic and takes all of 2 seconds :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

      Unless u have unmanageable hair in which case u end up looking like u ran away from a pagalkhaana :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

  4. :highfive: :rotfl: that’s me every single day.. and i swear by my black kajal 🙂 :nerd: i have curly hair and it is a blessing for the always-late-lass 🙂 😛

    1. :highfive: 😀 I think if you asked an Indian woman whats the one make-up item she would take on a desserted island – it would unanimously be kajal (we are going to isregard all the freaks who say otherwise 😉 😛 )

      But truly Kajal doesnt even count as make-up anymore you know its just so basic and imp …

  5. oh typo!
    haha love this Janhavi :yes: :yes: :yes:
    i’m sure many girls here are like this 😉 😉
    i’m a lazy ass myself :laugh: :laugh:

    1. Ansh do not stress so much about your typos yaar, you are at home amongst friends and fellow typo queen who could probably give you a run for your money 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 Im a total lazy ass myself so 😉 😉 😉

  6. i usually get ready in the car. my daddy looks at me in amazement when i’m applying lip balms n combing my hair!! my hair r very managable too 😉

  7. Love the post Janhavi..Me also falls in the “lazy but wishes to look good category”
    Tinted lip balm,Eye pencils and compact(inclusive of sunscreen) r my best friends.. :blush:

    1. Compact with sunscreen – thats seriously cool !!! :yes: :yes: :yes: Its interesting to see how most of us lazy people have managed to really pare down the morning routine to its bare essentials 😀 😀 😀

  8. haha you sound exactly like me 😛 Only that I somehow manage to do with my foundation and mascara as well & instead of blush I prefer just highlighting if I have no time. As for my hair well I never leave it open unless I blow dry/straighten/curl them. It looks pathetic in is natural conditions I have no other option but to bun it like those old aunties :-((

  9. Awesome article J 🙂
    I find it too tedious to paint my face every morning 😛
    And I rub my eyes often, so mascara and eyeliner are only for evenings…
    I usually put on foundation, fill in my brows, dab some lipstick and swipe some blush- not all to look pretty, but really to look presentable! Don’t want to scare people! :cyclops:

    1. I cannot bring myself to pencil my brows – mine look like bushes, so its hard enough keeping them in shape, when I pencil mine in they look ridonkulous :pain: :pain: :pain:

      Im sure ud look all pretty even without all that stuff :-)) :-)) :-))

  10. Janhavi you’re a life saver!! Superb article. so much fun to read. I am absolutely ZERO when it comes to make up. Even im tooo lazy to get all dolled up for work. I set an alarm for 5:00 am in the morning …. so that I finally wake up by 6:30(keep hitting the snooze button) :laugh: :laugh: . Many a times (well almost everyday) i just put on compact , kajal , and lip balm.

  11. Janhavi….luvd the article :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* …the name made me skip othr articles nd jump to it…..i thnk i m DA LAZIEST :silly: :silly: of the lot!!!!!! My makeup routine is moisturiser,sunscreen and lip balm…hehe thats it!!!! I m done!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Luvd the way u hav written :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: …it was fun!!!!!! :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

    1. Hahahahaha You definitely seem to be winning Lazy Queen 😛 😛 😛 … Although on some days even I am that bad – worse sometimes I wake up and feel I want to have absolutely no make up on …. although I shouldn’t be saying this on a make-up blog :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth:

      :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: and thank you ! :-*

  12. Grrreat post Janhavi :):):) Do a sequel, EXTREMELY LAZY WOMAN’S GUIDE TO MAKE UP 😛
    Out of the 7 steps, i do only 4 😉

    1. Im praying to God for your sake Smita T that you don’t skip perfume 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

      The extremely lazy woman’s guide to looking good :

      1. Kajal
      2. Lipbalm
      3. Perfume
      4 (moisturiser optional)

      For any one lazy than that – am sorry there is officially no hope for you :-(( :-(( :-((

        1. Hehehehehe Touche’ 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

          In my book perfume /deo/ attar – not same thing but am using them interchangeably to mean things that make u smell nice 😛

  13. Oh mine is powder, blush , mascara (always) , kajal and lipstick. 😛

    Posts sounds like”fire in the mountain, run run run” :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    1. Hahahaha Ratidoo every morning when I have to work is like fire on the mountain run run run and am still always ten minutes late 😛 😛 😛 and Thank you sooo much :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

    1. hahahahaha How awesome is Dr Frank – n -Furter, Ratidoo if you ever want to weird out the Donkey then sit with him to watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show – its not a scary movie though 😛 😛 😛 😛

      1. His face looks like painted with some silvery pink plastic paint… 😐 😐 😐 😐 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

        I must try out black lip liner and red lipstick some time :rotfl:

        1. Its alot of white cake compact with heinous blush – n im guessing it looks grey coz his stubble is peeking through 😛 😛 😛

          The eyebrows are pretty interesting – coz they are above the normal eyebrows – this what a chick looks like with the same make-up

          Lol and when you do try out the black liner with red lips please take a video of the Donkey’s face –

          rati you know we are still waiting for that post of weird looks u promised incl black lisptick, pink mascara, yellow eyeshadow etc …. :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry:

          1. Oh sheeeeeeeeettt!!! Why did she do that to herself..or let anyone to that to her 😛 😛 😛 😛

            😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

            errr. you think I’ll do that. i only put pweeetyy images. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: I’ll try to make a pissed off face and take photeee :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

            1. Its all the name of “ART” Ratidooooo …. you know how these actresses are 😛 😛 😛 😛

              i would hope you would put those dattee make-up photeees, is only fair na ….. if you keep putting so many preeeen photees, nazr lag jaayegi 😛 😛 😛 😛

              LOL “Try” being the operative word – imagine Donkey Doodle doing something he shouldnt be doing and then take a pic of your pissed off face 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 purrrfect !

  14. OMG! This is hilarious. You have a great writing style Janhavi. I’m lazy & very slow. So I try & get up early so that I have plenty of time to do everything. But no matter how early I wake up, I still finish everything only in the nick of time! But I completely subscribe to your 7 step formula 😀

  15. Wow They are so many fellow lazies on IMBB that i’m feeling real good.Being late whereva I go is the story of my life so thanks a lot 4 this article Janhavi :yes: :yes: :yes: :-)) :-)) :-))

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