With summer in full swing, we'd rather be spending our time soaking up the sun by the pool or hitting the beach with our closest friends (and not without SPF, of course!) than spending hours perfecting our makeup and beauty routines (especially if it's only going to melt off, anyways!). And while we're all about a flawless makeup look or hairstyle, sometimes you just don't have the time.
That's why Get The Look is offering you 5 summer, lazy-girl beauty hacks that are quick to achieve and will keep you looking flawless at all times!
10 LAZY-GIRL SUMMER BEAUTY HACKS
HIDE A GROWN OUT MANI WITH GLITTER
We've all been there – you get your nails done, and after some time, the colour slowly starts to make its way down your nail as they grow out, leaving you with one not-so-pretty space at the bottom of your nail. To disguise a grown out nail, simply create an ombre glitter fade at the bottom of your nail where the negative space lies, by coating the empty space with a sparkle, glitter polish that will sit atop your old colour. Trust us, no one will know your secret!
If you have a chipped mani, you can also use a thin brush to pain on a glittery French tip. The texture of the polish will hide the chip's ridges underneath.
HIDE ROOTS WITH A SIDE PART
Master the art of a good hair flip and your life will be forever changed – at least until you get your roots touched up! The recipe? Plenty of dry shampoo in your roots to give them height and hold, then lightly tease the roots to give a little extra volume. Finally, flip your hair over to the opposite side from where you would usually part it. And there you have it! What roots?
FAKE THICKER HAIR
If you want to fake fuller locks, the first place to start is your parting. Hide any sparse spots by dusting on a little eyeshadow – but make sure it matches the colour of your hair! If you want to fake a smoother hairline, take a hint from celebrities like Kim Kardashian, who use shadow to fill in the sparse areas near their forehead, creating the appearance of a flawless hairline.
INVEST IN MULTI-TASKING MAKEUP
If the idea of a 10-step beauty routine fills you with dread, opt for smarter products that go a little further. Take L'Oreal's Double Extend Beauty Tubes, the mascara that gives you salon lash extensions with its two-step application brushes. While the first brush creates a base coat that strengthens lashes, the second contains an ultra-lengthening top coat that brings your lashes to new heights. The best part? It's all in one!
L'Oreal's Infallible Pro-Contour Palette is another multi-tasking product that makes contouring easy. Simply sweep your makeup brush over one section of the powder, and you have perfectly sculpted cheek bones. Sweep it over the other side of the palette, and you'll have a flawless, highlighted glow.
THE ONE-STEP SMOKY EYE
If the thought of blending multiple eyeshadows into some kind of smoky eye makes you feel tired, try simply using a black, grey or dark brown liner pencil and draw on a couple of criss-cross lines over the outer corner of your eyes. Use a shadow brush to blend the colour and buff it out. Easiest eye makeup, ever!