lazy girl's guide to makeup

From morning makeup application to afternoon touchups, your beauty routine doesn't have to take an eternity. Instead of spending hours caking on product and curling every strand neatly into place (who has time for all that, after all?), try these beauty shortcuts that even the busiest (or laziest) lady can do to get gorgeous in no time.

Whittle down your beauty routine without losing that "glam" factor. These tips and tricks will help you look effortlessly pretty, and no one will be able to tell you did it in a flash.

Secrets to quick, effortless beauty:

Use double duty products
Adding multi-tasking products to your makeup bag will accomplish several things: It will save you time, money and will also simplify your beauty routine. Examples include a lip tint and cheek stain in one, or a moisturizer and foundation combo.

Try towelettes
From removing your makeup to "washing off" without a shower, these handy little wipes make it easy to accomplish a task with one easy swipe. Keep a couple in your tote for beauty on the go!

Fix chipped nails in seconds
Keep a quick dry nail pen in your purse to fix chips without having to start from scratch. Plus, you'll save dollars without having to get a mani every time! Sally Hansen Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pens.

Dry shampoo is a girl's best friend
No time for a shampoo? You'll look like you just had a fresh blowout with a swift spray of dry shampoo to greasy roots. Dry shampoo will add volume and texture, making it easy to hide the evidence of skipping a wash.