At the end of a long relaxing summer, the most dreaded task for many is heading back to school. From early wake up calls to long nights cramming for exams, it definitely takes a toll on even the best of us. While school life may seem dull, your appearance doesn't have to be. A put together look doesn't have to be time consuming and can make you look presentable all while making you look and feel good. Check out these simple yet eye catching makeup looks that are the perfect pick me up to take away your back to school blues.
Healthy glowing skin is an everlasting makeup trend that works perfectly on every skin complexion. To make your skin glow in no time, apply a dewy highlighter on your cheekbones, above the arch of your eyebrows, in the corners of your eyes and the center of the cupid's bow. Complete the look with a glossy peach or mauve lip.
School mornings are generally busy and super chaotic, so at first you may think: "Who has time for smokey eyes?"
A subtle everyday smokey does not require a lot of your work, especially when you can keep the rest of your makeup simple and natural. For an effortless and foolproof look, make sure to invest in a good neutral eyeshadow palette. Remember, blending is key to the perfect smokey eye even if it is a very soft, everyday look.
POP OF COLOR:
A little bit of bright color never hurt nobody and an accent is the easiest way to pull this look off. Statement eyeliner is huge right now and there's so many fun looks to try with this trend. Mustard yellow, space blue and poppy red shades are going to be hot this fall season so don't be afraid to explore a new color palette. Make sure to find a shade that compliments your eye color as well as your outfit and it should be easy to incorporate into your routine.
CUTE & PEPPY:
If you're looking a bit dull in the early morning, try a lip and cheek tint which is the quickest way to get a beautiful rosy glow.
Simple eye makeup is always best when you're in a rush and that's when a monochrome color palette comes in handy. Monochrome makes things simple because choosing colors in the same color family work and you don't have to overthink it. Choose an earthy neutral shade like mauve or peach. Then, pick an eyeshadow, blush and lipstick in this color family - so simple, right?!
One of our fave ways for faking a radiant glow is packing on the bronzer. Our go-to is this iconic bronzer that's never ashy or orange toned and it's matte formula is so dreamy you can keep layering it on without looking overdone. Bronzer is a must-have for an all over sun-kissed warm glow all while adding a bit of dimension.
PRO TIP: Swipe a bit on the outer edges of your lids and lower lashline for a bit of contour and dimension.
Complete the look with a dusty mauve or peachy blush.
Classic winged liner never goes out of style. It's the easiest way to add a bit of glam and edge to your look. Keep the rest of your face simple for standout statement eyes. If you're really feeling sassy, try embellishing the liner with fun colors and textures - metallic or glitter eyeliner is always fun!
BACK TO SCHOOL NAILS:
Let's not forget our nails - after all, our hands will be doing a lot of serious note-taking so why not give them a cute back-to-school makeover that will reflect your personal style and mood. It'll make you feel a bit more motivated to take more notes, too.