Top 5 Back to School Beauty Essentials

Written by: Meghan Bailey

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” –Yves Saint Laurent

It is that time of year again. We have moved back into school, made our dorms feel like home and we have all successfully completed our first couple of weeks of class (hopefully). But maybe you haven’t completely nailed down your everyday beauty routine. I’m here to hopefully make that a little bit easier! Keep reading as I tell you about my Top 5 Back-to-School beauty essentials for the perfect every day makeup look!

1. CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation

This affordable foundation gives a perfect medium-coverage, shine-free base to start off any natural makeup look. Available in a range of shades, Ready Set Gorgeous is free of oils and applies flawlessly on dry, oily, and combination skin.Screen Shot 2016-09-18 at 1.59.24 PM.png

2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer

For many of us, the new school year comes with a lack of sleep- hello under eye circles! Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer glides over any foundation flawlessly to make our eyes appear bright and well rested, even when we’re not! Screen Shot 2016-09-18 at 1.59.13 PM.pngTIP: Use a damped beauty sponge (like the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge) to tap concealer into the skin. This will help stop creasing and streaking.

3. Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

Some things never go out of style, like a soft nude smoky eye. This six-shade matte palette contains everything needed to enhance the eyes including transition, crease and highlight shades. Naked Basics is incredibly versatile and can be swept over the eyes before class, or before a night out.Screen Shot 2016-09-18 at 1.59.05 PM.png

4. CoverGirl Professional Super Thick Lash Mascara

This CoverGirl thick-bristle mascara boldly enhances natural lashes and maintains a curl without clumping. Comparable to higher-end mascaras like Tarte’s Lights Camera Lashes, this product is sure to impress.Screen Shot 2016-09-18 at 1.58.55 PM.png

TIP: Hold the applicator as close to the lash line as possible and wiggle the brush upwards to separate lashes and get maximum volume.

5. Mac Satin Lipstick in Twig

As Marilyn Monroe says, “A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear”. Why not amplify this natural gift? Twig is a nude satin-finish lipstick with a hint of brown and pink, slightly darker than the ordinary lip. This shade is easily wearable and can be the finishing touch to the everyday makeup look.

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These 5 products are all that you need to create a natural, long-lasting look perfect for any day of the week! Let us know what your top five are in the comments below or on twitter and instagram @bostonpolished!

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