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The Lazy – Makeup Edition

I’m not a big makeup person. I wear it because I know I look better with it on, but a lot of the time I just can’t be bothered to take the time to apply it AND maintain it. Plus it can easily be overdone, especially mascara. I like the look of mascara as long as it’s not applied tarantula-style. But, I cry a lot, rub my eyes, and don’t wash my face before I go to bed, so I usually avoid wearing any. I actually asked around about having my eyelashes dyed, because all I want is the tips to be brown instead of blonde. (Tinting can be done, but I couldn’t find anyone who would actually do it for me. Incidentally, one can also have her makeup tatooed on, which I think would be the ultimate fix for lazy makeup wearers.)I bought some natural-looking mascara from Clinique after reading an article in Real Simple. It looked pretty until I wore it on a particularly weepy day and realized it wasn’t waterproof. So I took it back and the Clinique lady suggested I try their Lash Power Mascara Long Wearing kind because it stays in place even in the pool and comes off with hot water. No makeup remover needed (although the same RS article said Almay is the best, for the record). Of course I was all like, “Sure, sure. I’ll try it.” Ladies, this stuff works. It’s a 24-hour formula, so I can even wait until my morning shower to let it wash off on its own. Lazy wins!