Sunday, 4 August 2013

Back To School Make Up

Hey Everyone!

Its fast approaching.  The return to school is dawning upon us.  Summer is almost over and whether your going back to high school, college, uni or even just going back to work, this make up look is perfect.  Its glam enough to kick off the school year but its also natural enough to wear everyday.  So without further ado, let's get into the make up tutorial.


The first thing I like to do in the morning is apply some of the Simple Soothing Eye Balm.  It's so cooling and fresh and really helps wake up my eyes in the morning. 

Next I apply foundation (L'oreal Infallible Foundation) with my Real Techniques Stippling brush.  This foundation seriously lasts all day so is perfect for school/work where you don't necessarily have time to reapply any make up.  (P.S all my fellow pale skinned girls, this is such a perfect pale colour and is the most natural coloured foundation I have ever found, it doesn't say a shade name on the bottle but I know its the lightest colour in the range).  I then apply Rimmel Stay Matte Powder with the Real Techniques Duo Fibre Face brush to lock in the foundation and make it last even longer.

Then I apply MAC Well Dressed to the apples of my cheeks with the Real Techniques Duo Fibre Contour Brush.  After that I use MAC Pearlmatte Powder to highlight my cheekbones and browbones.

I then like to spray MAC Mineralize Charged Water Skin Hydrating Mist (what a mouthful) to give a nautral dewy glow to my skin.


Using Benefit's Browzings from my Smokin Eyes kit I lightly fill in my brows to give a natural get defined look.  Then I brush through my brows with a spooly brush to make them even more natural looking. 

For eyeshadow, I start my applying Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer to help my eyeshadow last all day.  I also find that my eyeshadow never creases when I use this. 

I then apply Walk of Shame from the Naked Basics Palette all over my eyelid.  Then taking Naked 2, I blend it into my crease using my MAC 217 brush to create definition.

Then using my NARS Duo in Kalahari, I apply the gold shade all over my lid.  Then apply the second colour to my crease and blend outwards. 

I then use No7 Eessential Eyeliner in Brown to line my lash line and wing it out slightly.

Finally for the eyes, I apply Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Black to curled lashes.


For lips, I like to go a little more natural for school and work so Revlon's Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya is perfect.  Then I like to apply L'oreal's Glam Shine Lipgloss in Sheer Peach for an extra shine to the lips (plus is smells amazing).


Before and After

Overall I really like this look and it does not take much time at all.  Obviously it would look better when your hair has been styled too and not left in the ponytail you slept in...oops.  Let me know if you try this out!  Also is there any other 'back to school' posts you would like to see?  Let me know in the comments below!



  1. Your eyes look great and I'm loving the lips! Perfectly natural and pretty for a school day! xx

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  2. this is an amazing post and i love the revelon lipstick!
    I would love it if you could check out my blog, im new to the whole idea of blogging so i would be grateful for any one who is willing to take the time to quickly read my blog. I also appreciate any feedback and am happy to hear of any questions, comments or suggestions.

    thankyou, Emily

  3. I love the look! It might be a bit pricey for an everyday look for me, aha, but it is so cute! I love the sound of the dewy spray by MAC. :) x

    1. Thank you! I know I didn't realise until I was writing how many high end products I used! I think I might do a drugstore make up look soon!x

  4. that lipstick/gloss looks nice on you, I like that MAC blush as well. Lots of good products in this post :) I hated when back to school time started creeping up on me. I was good in school but I hated the end of summer. After I finished University it was so hard to come to accept that I didn't have to go to school or wake up to hand something in. I use to wake up in a fright because I thought I was late for an exam lol, then I had to calm down and remind myself it was over.

    1. Thank you! Its really pretty! Thanks! Haha really!!x

  5. you have a nice blog dear! mind to check out my blog? maybe we can follow each other :)

  6. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Brittany, xx

  7. Lovely choice!
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  8. Hey! Love this post :) I'm your newest follower! I've just started a new beauty blog it would mean the world to me if you could check it out and let me know what you think.

    Thanks so much!
    Daisy Dear

  9. Hi there, I love the simple skin care range.
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know on my blog?
    Much love, Sarah xx

  10. Hey there :) Nice blog you got here and an easy to do, nice back to school look :)
    Found you through Twitter and now following you. Would like if you could follow back if you like :) x

  11. love the look! ^^ you have a great blog :)

  12. This is a really nice makeup look.

    If you like MAC makeup, I have a lipstick giveaway on my blog :)

    llh x

  13. you look lovely
    love some of those products used as well

  14. Great selections which are simple but very charming as they fit into the natural surroundings so well! Love the layering effect too which is so chic.

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