Admittedly, I have periodic bouts of extreme laziness: I want all the work taken out of annoying, time-consuming tasks…like applying makeup.
Yes, for everyone out there who’s sick and tired of brushes and applicator pads and the swish-swipe-blot movements – there’s an easier way to do it. And, with all those products out there guaranteed to save you time (and money!) this is how you can put together an entire face of makeup:
A spray makeup is so much better than liquid, powder, or whatever.
SK-II Air Touch Foundation
The gold standard – we covet, yes, we do. The perfectly uniformed distribution of foundation particles, not possible from traditional foundation, makes skin appear as though it has been beautifully renewed. The particles actually repel each other but are attracted to skin, guaranteeing a smooth, even finish on your face – and nowhere else. The cartridge contains a combination of Pitera, fine light reflecting pigments, and skincare ingredients, which leaves your skin with a naturally radiant flawless finish. We’re saving up for the next economic upturn. SK-II Air Touch Foundation, $130, SkinCareJungle.com.
DiorSkin AirFlash Spray Foundation
Delivers an “airbrushed” effect with precision and ease. Evens out skin tone and visibly diminishes the appearance of fine lines and skin irregularities. But, you need to spray it on your hand or a sponge, then apply – not directly on the face. So what’s the point of spray, may we ask? DiorSkin AirFlash Spray Foundation, $60, Sephora.com.
Sally Hansen Fast & Flawless Air Brush Spray Makeup
Fast and Flawless. Spray on perfect-looking skin in an instant! This lightweight formula imparts an invisible, impeccable finish. Long-wearing. Water resistant. Well, it’s supposed to be time-saving, but many reviewers say that it only works if you spray into your hand or the cap first, tap a brush into it, and then spread on the face. Doesn’t sound like a timesaver to us.
Sally Hansen Fast & Flawless Air Brush Makeup, $9.79, CosmeticSolutions.biz.
For those of us who can’t be bothered with eyeshadow wands, brushes, blending shadows – bleggh! – there’s press-on eyeshadow, already with 3+ shades blended perfectly on the sheet.
Avon.com only offers the following colors: Blue, Bronze, Lavender, Neutral, Taupe, and Pink; Amazon offers all of them plus Copper and Green (the full range you see in the photo); and each kit contains 14 applications (that’s right, 14!!). Simply place over eye, rub gently, remove sheet, and then blend with fingertip for a long-lasting look. Avon In a Wink Eye Shadow Sheets, $5.99, Amazon.com.
A Sephora-exclusive, each box contains five pairs of eye shadow appliqués, one jar of GetSet setting powder, and one powder application brush. Step-by-step instructions with application tricks and tips are also included. (Also, spend $50 on Sephora products, even through Amazon, and you get free shipping.) ColorOn EyeEnvy, $25, Amazon.com.
Eye Majic Instant Eye Shadow
We’re not sure about you, but to us the colors look kind of clownish; the resulting application too shimmery and cheesy.
Eye Majic Instant Eye Shadow, $17.90, Hsn.com.
Estee Lauder TurboLash Mascara
“Turbo-charged” motion mascara with auto-powered, vibrating brush gives you volume, length, curl and separation all at once. Gently vibrating LashSonic Brush; with micro-pulse bristles continuously separates and saturates lashes. We bought this as soon as it came out, and what can we say? It lives up to the hype, and makes our lashes bold and beautiful without all the tedious steps. Estee Lauder TurboLash AlLEffects Motion Mascara, $32, Macys.com.
Lancome Oscillation Power Mascara
Lashes appear extended, separate and visibly multiplied. In one easy new gesture, let the smooth formula wrap every lash up to 360º. The pricey price tag scares us off, and it seems pretty much the same as the Estee Lauder version. Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Power Mascara, $34, Macys.com.
This mascara claims: “The First Mascara That Lines, Coats & Curls All At The Same Time! * Twice The Volume Half the Time * No More Clumps * Gently Rotates 360° * Big Sexy Eyes.” Despite the iffy reviews, it’s definitely more affordable than the name-brand versions. SpinLash Perfect Lash Mascara, $16.35, Amazon.com.
Alcone Company LipStamp Kit
I love this. What could be more lazy than just stamping your lips on your face?
The Lip Stamp is a great tool for applying lipstick in the perfect shape for you. There are 10 different shapes of stamps to choose from. The kit includes one Lipstamp tool, five playing cards with 10 different lip shapes. Just pick your favorite Lip Stamp shape, apply your favorite lipstick and stamp on perfect lips!LipStamp Kit, $24.95, Alconeco.com.
Sephora Brand Nail Patch
Love these – they actually last longer than a traditional manicure with no chips, and once you smooth out all the bubbles in the sticker, it looks like you got a manicure done by a pro. Select the appropriate size for your nail, pull off the clear protective strip, and place the rounded side at the nail base. Smooth onto the nail surface, and remove the surplus by folding the nail sticker under the nail. The excess easily tears away. Remove the nail patch with traditional nail polish remover. Sephora Brand Nail Patch, $10, Amazon.com.
Phew-I’m exhuasted just writing about this!
So after all this timesaving, this is how our makeup turned out….
Alright, no, I’m just kidding.;-) Still, there is something to be said for shaving off time in your routine, no?