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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.
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.
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 !
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 😛
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
NO AMOUNT OF LAZYNESS ALLOWS FOR BODY ODOUR !
7. RUN !!!!
Chances you are probably late for work anyways as all that primping took longer than you anticipated 😛