You don't need a 12-step beauty routine to walk out the door feeling great. We've partnered with
Gillette Venus and Braun to share six simple and time-saving tips to help you to feel confident every day.
Are you a nap queen? A product minimalist? The kind of girl who likes to keep it simple? If you answered yes to any or all of the above, we'd be willing to bet that the words "low-key beauty routine" are music to your ears. To help you streamline your body, skin, and beauty prep and win back time to focus on the things you love most, we're sharing six ultra-savvy tips you'll want to try. From buying time in between shaving to decluttering your makeup bag, keep scrolling to find your new Holy Grail routine.
Emphasise Your Favourite Features
It's totally OK if you're not on board with full-faced makeup. Instead, choose one or two of your favourite features and let them shine. Whether it's bumping up your already lust-worthy lashes, dotting cream blush over freckled cheeks, or adding a coloured lip plumper to your lips, find a way to streamline your beauty routine that still makes you feel at your most confident.
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Use a Razor With Built-In Shave Gel
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Do you love slipping into bed with freshly shaved legs? If you're a self-proclaimed lazy girl, actually
doing the shaving can eat up valuable time in your day. Opt for a razor with flexible, built-in moisture bars for a one-step shave that will leave the skin feeling moisturised and pampered. The Venus Breeze razor has three blades and self-lathering body butters that guarantee a smooth glide, which will help you cut down on time in your shower.
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Say Yes to Heatless and Overnight Styling
If you want tousled beach waves without all the trouble, we've got a trick for making them easier than ever. Start with lightly damp hair parted down the middle. Then, create standard three-strand French plaits or two-strand French rope twists on both sides of your head. Wear them throughout the day and release them to reveal a wavy 'do to complement your night-time look, or sleep in them overnight for a full mane when you take them out in the morning. Add a mist of sea salt spray before plaiting and a touch of hairspray to lock in the waves. How's that for easy styling?
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Epilate For Soft and Smooth Skin That Lasts
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If you ever wished there was a way to buy more time between shaving while keeping your skin silky soft, you're in luck. Thanks to
epilators, hand-held devices designed to grasp and remove hairs, at-home hair removal is made easier than you'd ever think possible. And because the Braun Silk-épil 5 Starter Kit removes hair as small as a grain of sand, you can bask in your smooth skin for up to four(!) weeks at a time. We'll take that.
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Try a Coloured Brow Gel
By now, it looks like bold brows are here to stay. But when you're after a low-maintenance beauty routine, pencilling them in can eat up unnecessary time in your schedule. Replace this with a coloured brow gel that'll darken and define your natural hairs in a few simple swipes. Since the clean-cut look is already being replaced by more naturally feathered styles, you'll look right on trend
and save time while you're at it.
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Do a Weekly Skin Detox
Following a 10-step skincare routine is great, but that's not the only way to achieve glowing skin. For a significantly more low-maintenance option, opt for powerful masks once or twice a week to supplement your daily cleansing and moisturising. Because these come in so many forms — from hydrating sheet masks to firming peel-offs to purifying charcoal clays — you'll never get bored or run out of formulas to try every week. And the best part of all? You can lie down and relax as they do all the work.
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