Back to School Beauty

Hello hello hello. I’m finally back from Turkey after what feels like ages so it’s time to kick start the blogging again. Here’s just a few ideas if you’re stuck on what bits and bobs to use when you’re heading back to school or college. Draw from this post what you like and I hope it helps!


Obviously we all have very different skin types but the best all round advice I can give is to keep it simple. Don’t overload your face with too many products. All you need is a makeup remover, toner and moisturiser! I recommend the L’Oreal Gentle Makeup Remover, Simple Toner and Garnier Moisture Match Moisturizers.

I always tried to keep my face makeup simple and not too cakey. I only started wearing foundation to school in year 10 when my skin wasn’t clear enough to just wear concealer and powder. I’d recommend the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer but be careful to use a light hand otherwise it might look quite thick on the skin. I’d encourage you to use more of a tinted moisturiser like the Aveda Mineral Tinted Moisturiser rather than a foundation as it’s quite light but also buildable. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder is the business for setting your skin and with a dusting of this and some blusher you’re done. Natural Collection’s blusher in ‘Peach Melba’ saw me through my school days and I still love it now!

Don’t make the same mistake I did when I started school by going all out goth with my eye makeup. It’s best to keep it simple with some black or dark brown pencil eyeliner over your lash line and a bit of mascara. I always loved the Maybelline mascaras! And if you’re a bit older then obviously go for a flick of Collection’s Fast Stroke Eyeliner!

You know what I’m about to say.. Avoid plucking your eyebrows down to nothing – you will regret it! If you’re really stuck then just ask your mum or sister or even go to a salon and get them threaded! As for makeup, I’d suggest lightly filling them in with an eyebrow pencil. I’ve always used the Rimmel one but there’s plenty cheap ones out there!

I personally don’t think lipstick is really appropriate for school especially before sixth form or college. Instead, I’d recommend just a natural looking lipgloss or even just a lip balm which is what I always did. The most affordable ones which I’d go for include the little pots of Vaseline, lip glosses from Collection or Miss Sporty, and of course my favourite, Superdry LipFix (review here).

I think at most schools you’re not allowed to wear coloured nail varnish so if this is the case then try out some nude shades. My favourite is ‘Utopia’ by Models Own (review here) and ‘Lychee’ by Barry M.

Also thank you everyone who entered my giveaway, the winner will be announced soon on Twitter and by email if you left one!

1 Comment

  1. Sarah Laird
    05/09/2014 / 12:37

    Great post. I'm all finished school and uni now but these are fab tips for a natural day-to-day look 🙂 xx

    Viva Epernay

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