7 Lazy-Girl Hacks to Look Like You Didn't Try Too Hard at Brunch
If there's one thing bloggers are really, really good at, it's brunching. Whether they're seen out and about in NYC's SoHo or sitting oceanside dining in Malibu, CA, these style stars know how to look like they rolled out of bed, tossed their hair into an effortlessly cool ponytail, threw on oversize sunglasses, and still appeared Instagram ready. If you're spending 20 minutes or more on your supposedly lazy-girl Sunday fun day style, then follow these seven easy tricks we picked up from the blogger scene (no filters necessary). Trust us — your own gal pals will be secretly questioning, "How does she do it?"
Slept-In Waves Over Bombshell Curls
Follow this agenda: get your fresh blowout on Friday morning, rock out at night, and sleep with your strands in a high, loose bun. Wake up, and you'll have tons of awesome second-day texture. Refresh your 'do by wetting and blow-drying just your bangs (everything else can go under a shower cap . . . if you even rinse off). Then spritz on dry shampoo and go! If all else fails, tuck your second-day waves back into a messy-chic chignon. But please, do not show up for Bloody Marys with poodle curls. No. Just no.
Skin Care Over Foundation
Instead of covering up breakouts, uneven skin, and sun spots, treat them! If you thoroughly take your makeup off every night and use the basics — toner, serum, eye cream, and lotion (suited to fit your epidermis's needs) — then you should get your skin in shape to not need layers of foundation, powder, and concealer. This will save so much time in the a.m.! If you really feel self-conscious without a layer between you and the world, choose a multitasking BB cream.
Tinted Balm Over Lipstick
Skip the glossy lipstick, which will just create smears all over your coffee cup and look way too vibrant for the daylight. Instead, go with a tinted lip balm to create a barely there stain. It will enhance your pucker without the mess or the need to constantly reapply.
Cream Blush Over Bronzer
Skip the full-face contour, and give your cheeks a natural glow by smoothing on a creamy blush with your fingertips. This is an especially important step if you were drinking the night before and you wake up with ashy, dehydrated skin. For added a skin care benefits, choose an all-natural product like this one.
Nail Art Over Neutrals
This is the one time you can up your game. If sorting through your jewelry box for a statement-making piece is too much effort when you're nursing a hangover, rely on last night's fancy fingertips to accessorize your sweater-and-jeans combo. Need some manicure inspiration? We have 31 fresh ideas right here.
Mascara Over Eyeliner
Wolfing down egg whites and avocado toast is not the time to copy Kim Kardashian. So put dow the kohl eyeliner and back away slowly. If last's night makeup is still rimming your eyes, fine. But anything else is too "date night" and not "fat-kid fun with my basic b*tches." Curl your eyelashes, brush on mascara, and leave all other parts of your lids and lashes alone!
Scented Lotion Over Saturated Perfume
Nothing clashes more with your postyoga clothes or sweaty odor than a heavy douse of ladylike perfume. Instead, opt for the body-lotion version of your favorite scent, which is much subtler. Plus, it kills two birds with one stone by also working as your body hydrator.