As you can tell from the discussion on Facebook and Twitter, everyone has their own definition of “lazy days“.

1. No matter how lazy you are, use sunblock!

As all of us already know, too much UV radiation on the skin is harmful and accelerates aging and pigmentation. Because I am lazy, I like to use products with SPF. If you are like Scarletscandals who prefers to “go naked” on lazy days, do invest in a decent sunblock.

For the number conscious, SPF 50 is really high and rather rare in the market. While I am under the school of thought that SPF 15 is usually sufficient for day-to-day, you might want to play safe and practise ultra protection especially if you are heading out for some extreme sun sports.

What I like about the Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense (S$68) is its light texture and matte finish. I have slightly oily skin but I do not see the need of applying loose powder over the sunblock. As the formula contains moisturizing benefits and antioxidants, you can leave the house without applying another moisturizer. To sum up, it provides you with good sun protection, but makes you feel like “applying nothing at all”.

2. Go short on makeup, long on skincare

For Steph and Hitomi, their definition of lazy days is to cut back on cosmetics but they will not skip their favourite skincare products. Yes, you may be bitten by the sloth bug, but there is no way that you can compromise on protecting your skin!

3. Lazy products with some coverage benefits

There are lazy days when you feel ashamed of some of the imperfection on your skin and do not want to cripple your self-confidence by showcasing them to the rest of the world.

If you fall into this category, I would recommend the Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer ($52), which has won over Sarah and me.

I have never been a fan of liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer because of its seemingly thick texture, which gave me a guilt pangs that I am potentially clogging my pores big time. In addition, some tinted moisturizers do not smell good.

Available in 3 shades, EA’s version has a light texture and provides decent coverage. If you have some slight redness or mild blemishes, the product is able to conceal them and give your face a rather dewy finish.

And because it contains SPF 15, there is acceptable sun protection benefits!

The downside of getting acquainted to this tinted moisturizer is that I became lazier with my makeup procedures these days. (!!)

4. Add-ons for lazy days

Of course, if you are lazy but do not wish to appear so, you could add on blusher for radiance and put on a lipstick for some colour – that’s probably the category that mswenz and I belong to.

And on the other end of the spectrum, if you would like to go for a “sans makeup” face, you could go with the 3 basic items that I shared previously- sun protection, concealer, blush and lip balm. Easy peasy.

So there you go…  it is acceptable to be a bit lazy and sometimes, being lazy feels strangely liberating!

Reminder: While I was gifted the Kiehl’s sunblock and the EA tinted moisturizer, the above reviews (just like all my previous reviews) are my unbiased personal opinion!

Photo credit: Kiehl’s and Elizabeth Arden

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