The Lazy Day Makeup Menu

It's that bit between Christmas and New Year (and I've been lucky enough to get all 3 'not bank holiday' days off this year) so personally I always revert to quick and easy makeup that's one step above 'no makeup' makeup for family stuff and those casual trips to the cinema or out for lunch.


Becca Backlight Priming Filter | £32 | This is the primer I reach for when I want both hydration and a bit of glow (so there's not really any need to apply a separate highlighter on top). This isn't hugely smoothing or pore-filling but it gives your skin this dewy, flawless look.

Clinique Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick (Grandest Golden Neutral) | £23 | review | I'm actually nearly out of this stuff because it's so quick and easy to apply and even to throw in your bag for on-the-go touch ups. All you have to do is swipe the product on and blend it out with a buffing brush. I'd say it's a medium coverage with a radiant satin finish. I don't think it's the most long-wearing formula but that bothers me less on a bank holiday when I don't need my base to still look good after 12 hours (like when I'm at work). It just looks so natural and flawless that it's worth it!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Medium Neutral) | £17.50 | review | Of course this is in the mix! It's just one of those great concealers that you can use under your eyes and it isn't too thick or caky but it's also high-coverage enough and not too hydrating for on blemishes. It doesn't crease, is long-wearing and has such a natural finish, as well as a formula that blends incredibly well.

MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural (Medium-Dark) | £23 | review | This is my go-to face powder for everyday wear because it blots away any shine and sets things in place but isn't heavy or caky. It's virtually traceless on the skin and doesn't make things look too matte.


Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Bronzed | £20 | review | Of course this is my go-to bronzer so it's what I reach for when I'm feeling a bit lazy. It's a matte formula that looks warm on the skin but not orange. The formula is so smooth and easy to blend that I can apply this in a minute or two to add some quick dimension to the look.

Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Baby Love | £25 | review | I guess it doesn't look like much in the pan, or even when swatched, but this is one of my most used blushers for a reason; it just always does the trick! It's a matte formula but does have a bit of a sheen to it. It just has the best formula, whilst it feels a bit crumbly, it just applies so evenly with no effort and lasts all day long. The colour itself is a mauve-peach-nude.


ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Sunset Blvd | $5 | Sadly this shade has been discontinued however the new release Jinxie (review) is very similar (I just wanted to talk about the shade I actually reach for the most!) ColourPop eyeshadows have a cream formula but the texture is quite spongy and unlike most creams I've tried. Sunset Blvd is a sort of bronze-y nude. This is a Pearlised finish so it has this gorgeous subtle gold sheen. It's m understated but noticeable wash of colour that's just so long-wearing and crease-proof.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Eyeshadow in Red Earth | $12 | When I'm doing a 'no makeup' look I'll just leave it at Sunset Blvd but if I have a spare 5 minutes it's well worth doing the extra couple of steps. I then take a precise brush and run this through the crease. It's a matte reddened pinky-brown shade that's so pigmented and adds depth an definition to the look.

By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon | £29 | This is a bit pricey but you can always check out this KIKO dupe. It's worth getting yourself a stick eyeshadow because you can also line your eyes with it. I use this dewy bronze-brown shimmery cream eyeshadow on the outer part of the lid and the blend it with my finger (there's no need to be too precise). 

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | £7.99 | Lashes are pretty much a non-negotiable, no matter how lazy I'm feeling - my makeup just feels unfinished without mascara! This is of course my old favourite because it gives me so much length and curl as well as a nice dose of volume that's nothing too clumpy. It just really helps open up the eyes as well.


Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Honey | £19 | I know they're kind of pricey but I honestly swear by these tinted lip balms! They're so nourishing and are actually quite pigmented in terms of the colour. This shade is a very warm nude.

What kind of makeup look do you go for on a bit of a lazy day?

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  1. I want,need and LOVE this Urban Decay bronzer!! Also packaging with palm trees! I hope it looks good on pale skins :)


  2. This is the perfect fresh, natural look, perfect for post-food coma! Love your to-do pad too :)

    Style Sunrise☀


  3. I recently tried lash sensational and I can easily see why people love it!

    Selene Addicted

  4. I used to feel the exact same when it comes to mascaras, it was the final touch which changed everything, now I actually really enjoy having no mascara days sometimes, I just feel more comfortable! The Becca Backlight Priming Filter sounds really good!


  5. Love the Too Faced blushers! I feel naked without mascara too, it's the finishing touch!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  6. I really want to try the By Terry eyeshadow sticks, they look so pretty!

    Lovely post as always, hope you had an awesome Christmas.

    Jaynie Shannon | Beauty & Lifestyle


  7. Gorgeous flatlay, I used some similar products this morning because I really couldn't be bothered to put much on. I haven't used the Maybelline Lash Sensational for a while but it's my absolute favourite for thicker looking lashes without it taking ages, so impressive considering the price! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a fab new year! x

    Jodie / jodiemelissa.com

  8. I can't go without my brows, but when my skin is alright, then I don't need anything else.


  9. I love the lash sensational mascara, it just works so well!
    Philippa x

  10. Great tips.
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Pretty much all of my favourite products!
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas!

    Danielle xx

  12. Gorgeous photo! x On a lazy day, I usually just apply concealer and a bit of mascara haha

    Lilies Beauty

  13. As much as I love wearing makeup, lazy makeup days are always great too! I agree with you that the Maybelline lash sensational is an old favourite - it's incredible and makes lashes really stand out even with minimal makeup! Love this post Jasmine - I really must try the Urban Decay concealer!

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

  14. I love using stick eyeshadows when i'm feeling lazy with my makeup it's so quick and easy to blend making it look like you've spent longer on your makeup


    1. Yeah I totally agree the effect they give makes it seem like you made more effort than you did :) xx

  15. That's a lovely palette. I would have liked to have seen your finished no-makeup look. <3

  16. This time of year definitely calls for this kind of makeup! I love you picks. I need to get out the Clinique foundation and Sun set Blvd again xx

    LPage Beauty

  17. You have reminded me that I really need to get a Too Faced blush - they look so pretty and beautiful! I love my ByTerry Eye stick thing too - but you are right - they are expensive :(

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  18. I'm all about the lazy day makeup. The UD bronzer has been on my wishlist forever! Sounds like a great bronzer.
    xx Dany | The Queens Empire

  19. Thank you for you comments - I hope this gave you some ideas for lazy makeup days :) xx

  20. That urban decay bronzer looks beautiful. I've been eyeing it for a while now. x


  21. Your lazy day makeup totally trumps mine! Haha I make such minimal effort!



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