Quick Beauty Tips If You Hate Doing Your Hair And Makeup

Jun 27, 2016 by Sarah (Day Styles)

Not everyone knows how (or wants) to apply the perfect winged eyeliner or the sultry smoky eyeshadow. Some people own multiple palettes of makeup and dozens of different styling products to obtain that “perfect look,” but what about those of us who either just don’t care, or are really bad at applying makeup? There are definitely some solutions out there that can help us look put-together without having to craft an entirely new face out of foundation and eyeliner.  Here are some of the top tricks that we love when we just don’t want to do our hair and makeup!

Grab A Hat

Hats are in style right now, whether it’s a cute little fedora or a floppy-brimmed hat! Hats are super stylish, and they are the PERFECT weapon if you’re having a bad hair day. It may take some time and lots of testing, but you should find a hat that fits your head properly and flatters your face (it can sometimes be difficult, so be patient). When you have a cute hat then you can definitely get away with not doing your hair - bonus!

Ditch The Heat - Use The Air

Air-drying your hair sounds too good to be true. Wash, towel dry, run out the door? Not so much. It is much healthier for your hair to let it air dry, but it does take some preparation to make it look presentable. Make sure you have the right supplies on hand to put in your hair before you hit the sack and experiment with ways to set your hair before you go to sleep. You may prefer the look after sleeping in a braid, or you may prefer the look after sleeping with your hair in twists. It’s up to you to decide!

Overnight Waves

Look up a tutorial online that will show how you can get wavy hair overnight and you won’t be disappointed, we promise. It’s super simple, you just wash your hair, twist it up while you sleep, and voila! The next morning you’ll have great beach waves that look like you spent hours on them.

Multitasking Makeup

Pick a base makeup that plays more than one role. You can purchase foundation that comes equipped with sunscreen, moisturizer, and a tinted concealer, making it super easy to throw on and forget about it. Choose one that’s appropriate for your needs and matches your skin perfectly, and you’ll be set for the day!

Low Ponytails

There’s no easier way to get a chic and sophisticated hairstyle than when you pull your hair back into a sleek low ponytail. If you want to up your game slightly, wrap a piece of hair around the elastic holding your ponytail and bobby pin the ends down, it’s the perfect look for any occasion.

Get A Really Great Haircut

Find a hair stylist that knows the ins and outs of your type of hair. No two haircuts are ever the same, but you should find someone with a lot of experience so they can give you a cut that complements your shape and facial features. Ask for a cut that’s going to look put together without having to style it and specifically ask for something that’s going to air dry nicely and you can save yourself a lot of work in the future.

Bold Lips

Even if you have no other makeup on your face, a little mascara and some bright red lipstick can do wonders for your appearance, and it takes no time at all. Visit a makeup artist to find out which shade of red matches your skin tone and go from there. Take your time if you’re just beginning with lipsticks, though, you don’t want to end up looking like a clown.

Fight Pimples Overnight

Try dabbing a little toothpaste on your blemishes before bed and let it stay on your face while you sleep. The antibacterial properties of the toothpaste will help kill the bacteria that caused the blemish, lessen the inflammation of your skin, and reduce redness and swelling. Best of all, you don’t have to go out and buy a new product if you don’t want to!

Curl Your Lashes

Curling your lashes may seem like something that’s too small to have an effect, but it can make a huge difference in how you look! When your lashes are curled and upright, it helps to open up your eyes and make you look much more awake - even when you’d much rather be heading back to bed, rather than going to work!

Take Good Care of Your Skin

If you just can’t stand the idea of wearing makeup, or you refuse to make time to apply a full face of cosmetics, at least give yourself a good foundation! Keep your skin clear and glowing naturally! Find a skincare system that you love and works well with your skin type, and your face will stay happy and bright with a minimal amount of effort If you take good care of your skin, you'll need to do less work in the future. And when you want to put on a little makeup, just follow these quick tips to look good and save time!

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