The Lazy Girl Skincare Guide

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If you aren’t an early to bed, early to rise kind of gal, we hear you! While we love our skincare and makeup routine, we understand that sometimes you just need a lazy girl skincare routine and makeup look for those days where you’re in a rush. Perhaps you’ve got the school run or a long commute ahead of you before you even step foot into your workplace and need those extra minutes of sleep instead of spending 30 plus minutes in front of the mirror. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! You can still take a little time for yourself in the morning even if it’s just 5 minutes to make yourself feel good and ready to conquer the day. So, if at the moment you’re struggling to find the time for your beauty routine, we have the perfect lazy girl makeup products and skincare advice right here at Beauty Base. 

Wake Up & Prep Lazy Girl Skincare

Our number one priority in our lazy girl skincare routine is to ensure your skin is cleansed with the right skincare products for your skin type. Unsure of your skin type? Identify your skin type with our handy guide.

A face wash in the morning can truly be the antidote for feeling fresh and more awake in a matter of minutes. At Beauty Base, we are huge fans of the CeraVe Normal to Dry Skin Hydrating Cleanser which eliminates dirt and grime from your face without stripping your complexion of its necessary oils. This non-foaming gel is simple to apply and maintains your glowing skin with hyaluronic acid. We also recommend the Himalaya Herbals range as they have offerings for numerous combination skin types that are simple to use as a cleanser or a scrub for a low-maintenance beauty routine.

Lazy Girl Makeup Products


The key to a quick makeup look that doesn’t look too slapdash is using a few quality products that you know will help you achieve a natural daytime look. 

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We suggest the extra hardworking Milani cosmetics foundations like the Conceal + Perfect 2in1 Foundation, which cleverly includes a heavy-duty concealer. It cuts out a whole step in your makeup routine and makes it easy to apply in one go. This is ideal for when time is not on your side, but you still desire a flawless complexion for the day. It will cover pesky under-eye circles and skin imperfections with its beautiful full coverage. It’s also water-resistant, so if you’re rushing around to get ready and break into a sweat, have no fear! Additionally, we cannot recommend enough the LA Colors cosmetics for your lazy girl makeup routine. Their foundations and concealers are small enough to pop in your handbag on the move for a top-up and they come in a diverse range of skin tones, with shades including sandy beige for porcelain tones to ebony espresso for darker skin that offers great coverage without being too cakey. The LA Colors Cream To Powder is ideal for touch-ups, while the LA Colors Pro Matte Foundation is ideal for your base before hopping out the house.

There is one essential lazy girl makeup product that we cannot live without –  mascara! Define those lashes with a few quick applications of a volume-boosting mascara, such as the Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara in Black. Mascara can open the eyes with minimal effort, creating a more wide-awake look – even if you still need a few more coffees to feel awake.

Sometimes a tinted lip balm or clear gloss is all you need to complete a natural makeup look that’s low maintenance. Our best-selling Nika K NK Vitamin E Lip Gel will nourish your pout with essential vitamin E while giving your lips a natural glossy look. For something more tinted, the Carmex Moisture Plus Balm in Mauv’d Up is a tinted lip balm with a glossy finish. If you’re looking for a more matte look, the Nivea Long Lasting Moisture Crayon Lip Balm is also a fabulous natural-looking alternative to gloss. 

The Lazy Girl ‘I Woke Up Like This’ Hair 

For those of us not blessed with the perfect Instagram-worthy bed-hair, a little product may be required to tame the hair into something more presentable. When time isn’t on your side, and a shower is out of the question, seek the sleek help of a little hair oil, which will keep flyaways in check whilst providing a touch of high shine. A few drops of our Maui Hair Spritz oils gently worked through the lengths can create definition and bring a refreshed look to the hair. If all else fails, a bun or high ponytail is your BFF. For black hair that’s worn natural, spritzing then sealing with oil in the morning is essential for locking in moisture to your hair. Don’t apply too much moisture if you want to avoid potential shrinkage to the length, and if you’re working with damp hair, then it can always be stretched into a bun, bantu knots, or twists before you head out. 

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Lazy girl’s evening routine

Giving yourself a bit of TLC after a busy day can go a long way in making you feel relaxed and rejuvenating your skin – even if you only have 5 minutes to spare! For a quick makeup remover, use the Himalaya Moisturising Aloe Vera Face Wipes, such as the Micellar Solution Sensitive Skin face wipes, which easily remove all makeup, leaving the skin feeling soft and fresh without leaving oily residue like some facial wipes. A cleanser like the Neutrogena Clear & Soothe Mousse Cleanser, which has hints of turmeric, will ensure you’ve removed all traces of makeup and make a world of difference to your skin. If you’re really in a pinch for time, the W7 Cookie MakeUp Remover is the answer to your problem! This handy, reusable makeup removing pad works with just water and can be popped in the washing machine to be washed for another day. Finally, we recommend treating your skin to a high-performing, replenishing moisturiser that will work while you sleep. We highly recommend the Ayumi Fairness Daily W Night Cream Intensive, which will restore radiance overnight with hydrating botanical ingredients and peptides.

Whether you’re high or low maintenance with your daily routines, it’s never been easier to get into good skincare and makeup habits with our lazy girl skincare products. Shop our full range of branded skincare and makeup products available here at Beauty Base to rejuvenate your skincare routine and keep your skin feeling good with minimal effort. 

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