Back to School Makeup

Two years ago when I started Beauty and the Brows, it was born out of necessity in a sense. This is why when writing I’m, I like to know that I’m giving you all what you actually *want* to see. I asked on Twitter and the majority voted for a Back to School / Quick Look.
On the mornings when you really just can’t. You. Just. Cannot. This is pretty quick and easy and you’ll still look put together.

Laura Mercier Products

Prime: I discovered the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer 2 years ago while working in a beauty store and I fell in love. It adds a lit from within golden glow  so it’s perfect for a variety of skin tones. This also eliminates the need for illuminator.

IMG_Infallible Pro Glow 2

Base: School and work both run on average for approximately 8 hours, or maybe you do both; you’ll need something long wearing. L’Oréal Infallible Pro Glow lasts for a very long time and it has good coverage. If you’re really in a pinch, go ahead and dab some of the foundation that’s a little thick around the spout — it works as concealer.

 

 

IMG_NARS Radiant Creamy 1

Concealer: If you’re in school you understand the struggle of constantly feeling tired. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer covers everything while making you look awake because of its light reflecting properties. Don’t wanna drop $40? Use your L.A. Girl Pro Conceal and make sure it’s being used over an eye cream (think Origins GinZing)

IMG_Bobbi Brown Products

Bronzer: The best thing about bronzer is that it doubles as the perfect transition shade in the crease since it’s slightly darker than your skin tone anyway. After using it to add some colour around the face, run a little in your crease using a fluffy blending brush. Don’t forget to feather it downwards onto your lids.

IMG_Brow Products

Brows: Go more for a pencil instead of a pomade; less blending, less clean up, less work. If you’re brows are already full simply run some brow gel through them and call it a day.

IMG_MAC Lips and Cheeks

Lips + Cheeks: One of the best beauty tips I discovered back when I turned 18 is that you can use your lipstick as blush. This takes out the guess work and your cheeks will match your lips flawlessly. I like to use a more neutral brown with red undertones to ensure it doesn’t look too clown-ish. Make a medium sized creamy circle on the back of your hand, lightly press it to your cheeks and dab with your Beauty Blender.

IMG_Smashbox Primer Water
Set: A light dusting of powder will make sure that nothing moves and a little setting spray will do a final lock down of everything.

I hope this helped not only the beginners, but maybe some of you that may be a little unsure of which features to highlight when rushing. Essentially it will always be a personal decision in the end, but I feel that these are the main things to focus on when getting ready with little time to spare. Thanks for reading!

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