With the time-challenged and beauty-lazy in mind (we’re firmly in both camps), we’ve compiled a list of the best beauty products that require (almost) less effort than watching back-to-back episodes of Next Top Model on the couch.
It’s the kind of thing girls of a certain age would have expected Judy Jetson to have in her beauty cupboard. And now, finally in 2013, Vaseline have created a Spray and Go moisturiser that is basically the stuff beauty dreams are made of. Just as it implies, you spray it on and it absorbs in seconds leaving skin feeling super soft, and (albeit) your bathroom floor a little slippery.
Effort factor: 2 – it requires a tiny bit of rubbing in.
How much? $9.99 (available from February from Woolworths, Coles, Priceline and pharmacies).
2. In-shower moisturiser.
Why even waste time moisturing outside of the shower when you can do it IN the shower? It makes absolutely no sense, yet somehow it works. You apply Nivea’s genius In Shower Moisturiser all over once you’ve washed, and then some magical moisturising agents do their thing and your skin is left soft and instantly hydrated – even after you dry off.
Effort factor: 0
How much? $6.99.
Try: Nivea’s In Shower Moisturiser, get it here.
Can’t be bothered removing your eye makeup off at night? You’re not alone. Instead of spending precious minutes at the sink removing endless traces of mascara opt for a tubular one instead. The joy of this kind of mascara is that you take it off by running your fingers under warm water and rubbing lashes lightly between your fingers.
Effort factor: 3 – you still technically have to take it off at night.
How much? $38.
Try: Clinique’s Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula, buy here.