Sunday, 31 August 2014

Back To School | Easy Makeup

Hello! I'm not sure about you but in just under a week, I'm back to school! Whether you're starting a new school, collage, university or even just another year, it's a scary yet very exciting experience. However, if you are not looking forward to another year of getting up at some dreadful time in the morning, I have a quick and easy, school makeup routine for some early-hour inspiration! 




Step 1: A Flawless Base

For a clean, yet not cakey face, I like to use Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation. I apply a very small amount down the center of my face, then use a buffing brush to blend it outwards; to give my face an airbrushed effect. However, if you are happier with your skin and don't feel the need to wear foundation, I like to use a mixture of two concealers: Collection Lasting Perfection and Rimmel Wake Me Up. I apply a generous amount of the mixture underneath my eyes to cover my dark circles, and on any breakouts or blemishes I may have. To set this, I use a light dusting of a translucent powder- my preferred choice is the Rimmel Stay Matte. 





Step 2: Brow Perfect

Personally, I think eye brows are one of the most important facial features, as I always find myself looking at them on others first! I like to use a slightly darker brown shadow which I apply with a very compact, thin eye shadow/liner brush. I gently pat the shadow onto the hairs, filling in only the areas which are looking a little bare to make my brows look as natural as possible. Sometimes if my brows are looking very out of shape, I take a brow pencil to trace along the edges to neaten and enhance their natural shape. 





Step 3: Natural Lids
To me, it comes down to eye make up on determining whether or not you look like your wearing lots of makeup or hardly any at all. First up, I will always blend a nude shadow over my lids, just to erase any visible vains of redness. Then, I recommend not heading straight for black eyeliner, as this is very noticeable and maybe not the most appropriate for school. Instead, I like to use a brown eyeliner from Jack Wills. This is easy to apply, and I just draw a thin line across my top lash, then blend it in to soften any harsh edges with an eyeliner brush from Eco Tools.




Step 4: Wide-Awake Colour

If you want to cheat a natural, gorgeous flush, use a blush brush to apply any rosy pink or peachy coloured blush. I am using the Bourjois blush in the shade 54 Frosted Rose. To create the most wide-awake look, apply this starting at the far corner of your cheeks and move the brush in oval motions towards the center of your face. I am currently loving the blush brush from Spectrum Collections, you can buy it here.



Step 5: The Perfect Nude Lip

Lips, again, play an important role in making or breaking a natural makeup look. If you decide to wear a brightly coloured lip, this is fine, however it will not go down unnoticeable. For school, I start of by moisturising my lips with my EOS lip balm, as this will keep my lipstick on for longer. Then, I take my MAC lipstick in the shade Creme Cup, and apply a very light coat to my lips, starting at the center and moving outwards. After this, I take my ring finger and gently blend out the colour, creating a smooth finish. You could, if you want, go in with a clear lip gloss to finish the look; in this case I am wearing a clear gloss by Clinique.




51 comments:

  1. Your skin is flawless!:O Is the Wake me up foundation good? x

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    1. Awh thank you! And yes, however it gives a dewy effect, so if you prefer that over a matt finish, then definitely!

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  2. Apart from the great makeup you used and the great tips and skills, i fell insistently in love with you photography!

    Collaredunique.blogspot.ie

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    1. No problem, if you could please check out my blog and reccomend it or comment on it, it would be appreciated!xx

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  3. I really want to try the Rimmel wake me up range, your skin looks flawless here! Will try and create this look or similar when I go back to school!

    cloud-chloe.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes you definitely should, especially the concealer as that's my fave!

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  4. Such a subtle yet flawless look, will definitely be giving it a go myself x x

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    1. Thank you! Yes, perfect for school!! x

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  5. Amazing article ! I love the makeup !

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  6. I will be definitely trying this look out! Looks fantastic :) x

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    1. Thankyou! Yes, very easy and quick! xx

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  7. We love that foundation too it makes your face look real fresh and that eyeshadow palette is fab!
    XO Gem and Jo.

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  8. You look so pretty and fresh faced! I had no idea jack wills even did make-up x

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

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    1. Thanks! And yes, I brought an eyeliner and mascara a couple of years ago in store- I am unsure if they sell makeup online though! xx

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  9. I'm really glad you recommended drug store foundation, because I've been looking for a good drug store foundation for ages. Thank you.
    laurenbrownunrated.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! And yes, Rimmel have the best foundations for a low price- a whole range of different finishes! Xx

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  10. Love the makeup on you. Looks beautiful. Thx for sharing the great tutorial. Lovely blog here btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thank you! And I don't use GFC however I will follow you on bloglovin x

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  11. I love your blog and you're so pretty! x

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  12. Great Post! Follow each other on GFC, Google+ and Bloglovin? If yes, follow me and i follow back as soon as i see it. Let me know with a comment on my Blog

    Keep in Touch xx Rabea from germany
    http://rabeasbeautytipps.blogspot.de/

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  13. I love your blog so much! Great post x

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  14. Your actually beautiful! And the makeup was flawless! Xx

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  15. I love your blog! it's way better than mine haha!<3

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    1. Thank you! And noo, I love your blog too!!xx

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  16. ily blog! it's not letting me comment so idont know if I've commented twice:/<3

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  17. I never remember looking that good at school haha!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Ah I'm sure you did! Also, thanks so much for the comment- I literally love your blog so so much!! :D xx

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  18. Great post! I like this look you created :)
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC, g+, and bloglovin? Let me know on my blog :)

    http://ramyun-pie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! And sure- followed you on bloglovin and google+ :)

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  19. You look pretty :) Love the product that you use

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    1. Thank you- it's so easy to do as well!!

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  21. This makeup is so nice! Definitely following!

    Would love it if you would check my blog out if you had time?
    www.beyondimagination12.blogspot.com

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  22. I take a bit longer to do my makeup so what I do is my foundation at home and my eyes when I get to school!

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

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  23. Your make-up looks lovely for an everday natural look. Love it! Xx
    thefashion-junkie

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  24. This is a great post with awesome tips for those in school!

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