Friday, September 6, 2013

Back To School Make Up Essentials

I luckily don't start uni again for a couple of weeks but I know loads of people do go back this week so I thought I would pick a few make up bits that are great for school. These are either products to pop on in the morning or ones that are perfect for carrying around with you in your bag all day. Personally when I went to school/college and even now when I go to uni I tend to wear very neutral subtle make up.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
This is the most perfect foundation for school. It gives a good amount of coverage without looking cakey but also really brightens and wakes up your skin. It is great for those early mornings where your skin may be looking a little dull and lifeless. The price tag is also really reasonable so is perfect for students on a budget like me! This foundation is also really long lasting so you don't need to worry about running to the toilet in between lessons to touch it up, a big plus in my book.

No 7 Stay Perfect Mascara
This is a great day to day mascara. It leaves the lashes looking lovely and separated without and also stays on for hours without smudging. If you love really full false looking lashes this properly isn't for you but for a super nice everyday long lasting mascara it is great. This is the cheapest mascara, I think it is about £13, but as you don't have to touch your mascara up all day it does last a fairly long time

Maybelline Baby Lips
Literally about the 100th time mentioning these but I do think they are really useful for school. I don't like wearing anything to bright to classes so something with good colour but also quite subtle is great. This leaves a lovely amount of colour on the lips but also keeps them hydrated all day (and there is nothing worse than dry lips!!). I would just chuck one of the colour lip balms in my bag so I can just grab it whenever needed.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Sticks
I mention these in my drugstore starter kit and I am going to mention them again because I think they are just awesome. When you are in a rush for school in the morning you don't want to spend ages doing a complicated eye look where you have to blend colours together for ages so these are just great. They apply really easily and if you don't want to mix some colours together you can easily to do it with your finger, so you don't even need a brush! The two colours I have (Bulletproof Beige and Bad Girl Bronze) are really nice neutral colours which I think are the mist appropriate for school/college. If you want to see swatches for these go look at my drugstore starter kit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Lychee and Maybelline Color Show in Peach Pie

I remember when I was at school nail polish was a real no no but at college I think it was more allowed. Either way I think neutral colours are the best for school situations, both of these are really lovely colours. Peach Pie is almost clear and gives just a glossy pink tone colour on your nails. Lychee though is much more opaque and is a nice almost nude colour. The Gelly Hi Shine paints are all super pretty and leave such a lovely gel finish. They are really long lasting as well.

So they are my essentials for going back to school! I know when I start uni again I will using all these products loads!! What are your school/college/uni essentials? comment below! 

                                                                     L xxx


  1. I love the post! I always take my Maybelline babylips to sixth form - So easy to use! xx

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

    1. baby lips are probably my favourite lip balm ever! L xx

  2. Great post, and lovely picks! I really love the Rimmel scandaleyes sticks

    1. same! They are super quick and easy and so pretty, L xx

  3. This is such a great post! I love the Wake Me Up foundation, it really does give you a healthy glow to your skin :) xx

    1. I know, probably my favourite drugstore foundation. L xx