Thursday, 3 September 2015

Back to school trilogy: makeup madness


There's no lying about it, it's either sleep in for 15 minutes longer and just wear mascara to school or get up and actually care about what goes on my face. Unfortunately I've decided this year that I might get up a little earlier (but knowing me that will all change when it actually comes to it) and actually put makeup on. I'll be going back to school tomorrow which I'm not particularly looking forward to, but I'm not dreading it. I like school (words I never thought I would say) but there is an extent of how interesting some lessons can be! I thought I'd do a little 'back to school' trilogy for the next couple of posts (even though you're probably fed up of seeing back to school posts by now!)

Now onto the exciting part... the makeup. This year I'm finally allowed to wear makeup, I wore a little before but now we can wear 'subtle makeup' as my school puts it. I'll probably start wearing this makeup but knowing me it'll just end up with concealer and mascara by the end of the month *shoutout to all the lazy peeps out there* - you can totally change any of the steps I do but this is generally what I would put on my face for school. 

I would like to do a drugstore makeup look for school, but I wanted to be totally honest with what I actually wear to school and it isn't all drugstore. I like to start off with a primer because I want my makeup to last a long time, the one I've got here being Benefit's porefessional. It's just an all round great primer and I do see a difference if I don't use a primer underneath my base. Now I don't want to go over the top with the makeup I wear to school and I don't want to spend a long time doing it so I love applying highlighter under my foundation on my cheek bones, high points of my face etc. It gives a really natural finish on the skin and I love the way Benefit's high beam does this, it's really subtle as it''s under my base but it is just a nice glow - school will not prevent glowy skin! For an extra boost of dewiness I absolutely love the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation. It's absolutely amazing other than the fact that the shade range is awful. Luckily I'm sporting a slight tan so I can get away with the lightest shade for now. I will probably end up using a lighter base as the term goes on though, but this is the makeup I'll definitely be wearing on my first day back. I'll conceal with my Collection lasting perfection concealer - an old favourite I've been using since I first got into makeup and it will always be a staple in my school makeup! 
A quick powder fix with my fave Mac studio fix powder and my 'stay all day' base is done! 

A little bit of Nars Laguna bronzer to look a bit more alive and I'll lightly fill in my brows with my favourite brow product the Soap and Glory brow archery - the shade is literally perfect for my brows and I love it so much! I don't bother putting eyeshadow on, maybe I'll put a dusting of bronzer to speed things up and add a pop of colour but realistically I just cannot be bothered to do a proper eye look. I love long luscious eyelashes but for school I'll tone it down a little and use my favourite Seventeen falsifeye hd mascara. It does everything I want it to but doesn't look clumpy and you can definitely build it up for more volume. I couldn't forget my beloved Carmex lip balm but for the first day back I'll also add a pop of nude lipstick (there is obviously no chance I'll be wearing bright lips for school). My go to nude right now is Mac's Kinda sexy - a gorgeous peachy toned nude. 

After that the makeup look is complete! It's quick, easy and simple yet still makes me look more awake than if I didn't wear anything! What are your staple beauty bits for school? 
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