I am lazy with a capital L. That makes me a lazy makeup lover. I love makeup, and I love it when my makeup looks good, but I really have to be in the right mood to sit there and want to do it. I know some of you may be reading this like girl, you cray. Makeup is life. But let me tell you why us lazy makeup lovers can relate to each other!

1) You own multiple products that you have never even used

I am so guilty for this. Hi I’m Charlie and I am a hoarder. My boyfriend gets infuriated with me cause I always complain how broke I am and then go out and buy yet ANOTHER lipstick?


2) You don’t understand how people have the time / energy to do their eyeshadow like that, EVERY SINGLE DAY?!

I watch people on Snapchat like nah. How you look like that?! It’s a weekday, that means minimal, if any, eyeshadow for me today pls. Probably the reason I hardly have anyone on Snapchat, they don’t need to see my uncontoured boat race everyday of the week.


3) You will always use the same products in you “go-to” makeup routine

You just know what works for you and what you love. Ain’t nobody got time to be trying new stuff when you know you can have your daily face done in 10 minutes… besides we are busy people who have a whole bullet journal of things to do, right?! (not me, I would never be that organised sadly!)


4) If you do attempt something other than your normal routine, you give up instantly

You literally think “I know, let me go for a nice copper shimmery look today”. Then the eye shadow just ain’t blending how you want it to, so you put on some eyeliner to try improve on it and then suddenly it is all getting worse and you end up looking like a panda. *Throws brush at mirror*


5) You know it will take ages to get off, so think “nah, I cba”

If I know it will take more than one makeup wipe to get it off, it usually means it is going to be more effort than I would like. Unless I know I am going to bump into Tom Hardy when I am out for the day, I am probably unlikely to go for the whole works on my face.




6) You wish you could just copy and paste the work you have done on one side of your face

On the occasions when you do try, and your eyeshadow on one eye is just so on point, you know deep down in your heart the other eye just isn’t going to cut it. You sit there and contemplate whether it is even worth continuing to attempt to make it match, and wish someone would invent the copy and paste function for make up application already.


7) You would much rather stick to something that you know doesn’t make you look cakey, orange or shiny.

It took me years of hard work to get to a stage where my makeup looks even half decent, so why would I try something else and potentially undo all that hard work? As the old saying goes, if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!


8) You often end up doing your makeup on the way to work/school/uni

I am 100% that girl you see on the train trying to balance my handbag, mascara and mirror in one hand, whilst trying to make myself look presentable for the office. It is the biggest pain in the backside, as I often end up stabbing myself in the eye with my mascara brush when the train juts. As if commuting wasn’t bad enough!


9) You get jealous of peoples insanely organised makeup collections

I wouldn’t even know where to start with this. Often, I wonder how they keep it so neat – my makeup ends up scattered all over the floor after I have dug into my makeup bag finding my one and only concealer that I use.

I really would love for my collection to look that organised, but realistically, it just isn’t going to happen. I just remind myself real life isn’t as picture perfect as that Instagram post that is making me sad!


10) Your makeup brushes are genuinely disgusting.

I literally do not have any excuse, apart from the fact I am lazy. Sorry Zoeva brushes, I do love you, I just barely make enough effort on myself, let alone anything else.


So there you have it, 10 things you will totally relate to if you are a lazy makeup lover. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it! Why not leave me a comment if you relate to any of these?


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  1. 16/10/2016 / 4:51 PM

    Love this post! This is definitely me haha – I can be so so lazy!

    • charliefriend
      17/10/2016 / 8:48 PM

      I am glad you enjoyed lovely! Thank you for leaving a comment 🙂 at least we can relate to each other haha! x

  2. 16/10/2016 / 10:05 PM

    Can relate to so many of these. I don’t bother with eyeshadow unless it’s a special occasion and as for false lashes, well, it literally has to be Christmas! X


    • charliefriend
      17/10/2016 / 8:49 PM

      Haha this made me laugh! I am exactly the same, false lashes require a very very big occasion to make an appearance! xx

  3. 16/10/2016 / 10:19 PM

    Omg finally a proper beauty post I can relate to. As much s I enjoy reading everyone’s lovely posts but I barely put make up on bcus I am lazy af! I actually giggled at many of these as I’m guilty of majority of these, thanks for sharing!


    • charliefriend
      17/10/2016 / 8:53 PM

      Thanks for commenting Jessica and I am so glad you can relate to me on this! We have to embrace this laziness haha! xx

  4. 17/10/2016 / 10:08 AM

    Haha, I totally love this! I’m deffo one for always doing the same look/using the same products haha and I have SO MANY and I keep buying more haha!
    I always do my work makeup on the train into Reading haha, guilty! x

    • charliefriend
      17/10/2016 / 8:47 PM

      Hello my fav girlie! I am so guilty of it as well, I’m just glad I am not the only one haha! I was nervous all these perfect girls were going to be like girl, what are you on about?! Haha thanks for commenting and the support you absolute babe! xx

  5. Grace
    17/10/2016 / 3:10 PM

    This post is so relatable! I’m such a lazy person too, I just can’t be bothered to do eyeshadow on a daily basis, although I really wish I could! Great post!

    Grace X

  6. 17/10/2016 / 6:28 PM

    Number 10 yep! And car make up is my specialty !

    • charliefriend
      17/10/2016 / 8:45 PM

      Haha yes! Always have to have emergency car makeup for the times you run out the house without a face on! xx

  7. 17/10/2016 / 6:37 PM

    I can relate to so many of these! I’m always doing my make up on the go, more often than not at the computer while eating breakfast and checking emails!

    oh wouldn’t it be incredible if we actually could just copy and paste the other side of the face!


    • charliefriend
      17/10/2016 / 8:46 PM

      I am glad I am not the only one haha! Thanks for commenting lovely!

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