Lazy Girl Approved highlights long-lasting, goof-proof, fuss-free products that can fit into the most minimalist of regimens. If you consider yourself a low-maintenance beauty lover, these product reviews are for you!
Few products have as much face-brightening impact as a good blush or lip colour, and when they're combined in a single product, even better! More and more companies are catching on to the multi-tasking miraculousness of a lip/cheek colour, which means there are more formulas for you to choose from (and explains why I couldn't narrow this post down to just one).
Packaging-wise: Lip/cheek colours most often come in a twist-up, glue-stick-like format. Dior Cheek & Lip Glow comes in a glass bottle with a swab applicator, which suits its light texture better. Mary Kay At Play Lip & Cheek Stick is probably the most portable of the bunch as it comes in stick form and is barely 2" tall.
Formula-wise: Mary Kay At Play Lip & Cheek Stick is creamy and pigmented; if you're looking for a budget-friendly option that gets the job done, this is it. NARS The Multiple comes in shimmery and matte versions. All-natural beauty lovers will appreciate Vancouver-based ILIA's organic formula, which performs just as well as mainstream counterparts. For the ultimate natural-looking flush though, it has to be Dior Cheek & Lip Glow; the weightless, water-like texture blends and absorbs like a dream, providing the sheerest veil of "like you, but better" pink.
Lazy girls will like it because: A lip/cheek colour is ultra-portable, does double duty in a post-workout beauty bag (which means one less product to tote around), and eliminates the need for brushes (which means one less brush to keep clean). Triple win!