10 Quick Beauty Tips for Girls Who Don’t Care About Hair and Makeup

Not everyone is into mastering the cat-eye flick or achieving the perfect beach waves. We’re all different and while 20 different shades of pink lipstick might be important to some, learning ways to get out the door with the least effort required is more appealing to others. While we all can probably admit that being makeup free with hair thrown in a bun is one of the best feelings, there are certain times when looking and feeling put together is necessary.

Today we’re sharing ten quick beauty tips for those of you who would prefer not to bother with hair and makeup at all—or even for those of you who just don’t have tons of time to put into getting ready. These tips will have you looking amazing while still getting you out of the house quickly!


1. Curl your lashes.

Source: Cosmopolitan

It may seem like a pointless step, but those seconds curling your lashes will make a huge impact! It will make you look wide awake (even if you’re not). We love the Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler and think it’s worth every penny.



2. Get beach waves overnight.

Source: Song of Style

Beach waves that require little to no prep in the mornings? This tutorial shows three ways to get wavy hair overnight—no heat required!



3. Throw on a hat.

A hat is every girl’s secret weapon. Find a cute one that flatters your face shape and—bonus!—you’ll be able to skip washing or styling your hair that day.


Here are some great options for spring and summer




4. Get rid of pimples overnight with a single treatment.

Source: Vogue/Alexa Chung

These little patches are an Everygirl office favorite. Peel one off and place on the blemish overnight. They eliminate the acne-causing infection and bacteria without drying skin. BONUS: they come in three sizes to cover any size blemish.



5. Air-dry your hair the right way.

Air-drying your hair is easy and great for the health of your hair, but without the right prep work, it may end up looking limp and frizzy. Check out this tutorial to learn a few simple steps you can do to master letting your hair dry on its own.

Kristin Ess

Weightless Shine Air Dry Crème

If you only have time for one product, let this be the one. It smooths, adds shine, separation, and texture.


Hair Perfector No. 3

A concentrated treatment that strengthens the hair from within, reducing breakage and improving its look and feel.


Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray

An ultra-light, leave-in conditioning spray that diminishes frizz and protects hair.


Air Dry Foam

A time-saving wash and wear foam for the perfect air-dried waves.



6. Use a multipurpose base.

Pick a product that has moisturizer, SPF, and tinted coverage all in one. A few of our favorites are: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, and IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+.



7. Pull your hair into a low pony.

Source: Elle

A low pony is always a winning no-fuss hairstyle. It’s polished, even when pulled back in a messy “I woke up like this” kind of way. Wrap a strand of your hair from the bottom of the ponytail section around the hair elastic to really finish off the look. We explain how here.

READ: Sassy Ponytail in 6 Easy Steps



8. Never underestimate the power of a bold lip.

Even with no other makeup, throwing on a little mascara and a bold lip can do wonders in just a minute or two. Looking for the perfect red lipstick for your skin tone? Check out these tips from a makeup artist on finding your best shade.


A few bold lip shades we love:



9. Get a good haircut.

Source: Vogue

Not all haircuts are created equal, that’s for sure! Invest in a good one and your hair will naturally look better on its own without any styling. Specifically, ask your stylist for a cut that will air dry nicely.



10. Take good care of your skin.

Source: Vogue

If wearing makeup isn’t your thing—or if you just don’t have the time to put it on every morning, make sure you have a good foundation to work with. Finding a skincare system you love (and one that loves your skin in return!) will keep your skin happy and bright.


Some of our favorite skincare products



READ: Everything You Need for a Morning Skincare Routine

READ: Everything You Need for a Nighttime Skincare Routine


  • Toothpaste on acne is a great tip! I always did that in high school when I didn’t have any acne medication on hand. 😉

    • I still do that, actually!

  • GLR

    The bold lip is a great tip I learned from a makeup class a while ago. Especially if you’re in a hurry for a ceremony or something, a bold red lip with nothing else on will look like you put on a full face of makeup. For a lazy person like myself, that’s perfect. Just brush your hair and go. If you want to look extra nice, a little bit of mascara or a tiny touch of vaseline on your lashes. I prefer the vaseline because it doesn’t ever smudge or come out if I forget ‘m wearing makeup and rub my eyes, while giving a good mascara-ish look

  • Nicole Parsons

    Just a quick tip (from my own experience) – the toothpaste trick seems like a good option, but if you suffer from perioral dermatitis or if you have a predisposition towards it, this may cause it to flare up! Next thing you now, one small zit turns into 2 dozen tiny white bumps! The fluoride in the toothpaste is one ingredient (out of several) present in beauty/skin care products these days that causes perioral derm to act up and make your life a living hell…. All awesome tips, just figured I’d add my two cents 🙂

  • I loved this article. Especially because I am not crazy about doing my hair all the time or even putting on make up.

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  • Nikki Laraja

    I totally agree with #1, if I only have time for one thing, ill curl my lashes, always! Loved the air dry tutorial as well ; )


  • Hanny

    I love this post!!
    I’m still debating on getting a tinted moisturizer since I find it that most tinted moisturizer for dark skin tone with gold undertones is still hard to find, but I see that Tarte has a tinted moisturizer for my type of undertone!

    The Shu Uemera eyelash curler is incredible. My eyelashes have stayed curled with no mascara for 10 hrs.

    Also, I agree with the bold lips. I wear almost red lipstick at work and it does look like you are wearing full makeup as well such a good confidence booster.

  • Yes yes yes great tips

  • I feel like this post pretty much sums up my morning routine – I’ve always been more into skincare than makeup, so my morning usually consists of just cleanser-primer-moisturizer-SPF and a little lip balm. I always let my hair air dry (I don’t even own a hair dryer) and I love love love sleeping with braids or small buns. I end up with the cutest waves in the morning.


  • Toothpaste trick works wonder.. I always applying this on my on-going pimples.

  • kathycakebread

    A bold lip always completes a outfit!