Back to School Makeup Collaboration: Drugstore
I was thinking about future blog post ideas the other day, when the thought of a collaboration popped into my mind. I’m still new to blogging so I’ve never done a collaboration, but thought it looked like a lot of fun! So I brainstormed a few possible ideas and thought what better topic than Back to School! I liked the idea of doing a makeup look as a collaboration, so contacted a few o my favourite bloggers to see what they thought. That was when Maja helped me come up with the idea of Drugstore v High End Back to School Makeup. I really liked the idea and started working on the look straight away. So here it is… Enjoy!
* This post is a collaboration with the lovely Maja Estelle. To see her High End Back to School look, click the image below, and don’t forget to follow her too! *
Whether it is your first day at a new school, college or university, or you’re starting fresh for the new school year, it can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. Starting off the year feeling beautiful and confident will make your school experience much more enjoyable and will help to to feel positive throughout the year.
If you’re looking for an easy makeup look for school which won’t break the bank, keep reading to learn how I done my makeup, or click the image above to learn about Maja Estelle’s high end look.
Drugstore Makeup for School:
Being in school myself, I know that not everyone may be able to get away with wearing this much makeup. In my school, older students are allowed to wear more makeup than those in lower years such as year 7, who could probably just get away with a little mascara or lipgloss. Although this is still a simple look, I would say it is more aimed at people in years 10/11, college or even sixth form, where a little more makeup is allowed. If your school doesn’t allow this much makeup, feel free to only follow a few steps, for example skipping the eyeshadow or the foundation. This look is really versatile and I hope you like it!
School means late nights and early starts, which just screams puffy eyes and dark circles. Not a good look! To de-puff and refresh your eyes, you can start with an eye gel. I like to use Boots Cucumber Eye Gel and Hydrating Eye Cream, followed by a refreshing moisturiser such as Garnier’s Moisture Match Wake Me Up Moisturiser.
You can either leave your skin bare, or if your school allows a little more makeup add some BB cream for a more radiant. Simple’s Kind to Skin Perfecting BB Cream gives the skin a healthy glow and just enough coverage for school.
For some people, this may be enough. But if you still have dark circles under your eyes or any blemishes, you may want to add a touch of concealer. I like to use the Soap&Glory Kick Ass Concealer as it comes with two shades of concealer and a setting powder. First take the peach coloured concealer and gently pat it under your eyes to cover any dark circles. Then take the other shade of concealer and apply it to any areas with spots or discolouration. You can now take the setting powder in the compact and gently pat it over the concealer to ensure it doesn’t budge all day!
Finally, to add a subtle warm glow to your face, finish with SEVENTEEN’s Cheek Stamp. Simply stamp the blusher onto the apples of your cheeks and blend out to add a flush of colour.
This look uses eyeshadow, so if you are no allowed to wear too much makeup you may want to skip this step.
For this look I used my favourite palette, the MUA Undressed palette. Start off by using Rose Ash all over your lids, then take a crease brush and apply Gild along your crease with windscreen wiper motions. Then take a fluffy brush and apply Tawny in the outer corner and blend into the outer half of the crease with small circular motions. Finish by adding Puff to the corner of your eyes and the centre of your lids to brighten them.
This step is also optional, but to define your lash line and make your lashes appear thicker, take the Soap&glory Supercat Liner and draw a thin line from the centre of your lid outwards, keeping it as close to the lashes as possible. You can also wing it if you want.
To finish off the eyes, take the Bourjois Ultra Care mascara and apply 1-2 coats, brushing the lashes out to avoid clumps.
For this look, I’ve kept the lips really simple. I started off by prepping my lips with Vaseline to make them smooth and soft. Of course, you can leave them like this but if you would like a hint of colour, add a touch of the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait and you’re good to go!
Simple Kind to Skin Perfecting BB Cream (Boots-£8.99)
Soap&Glory Kick Ass Concealer (Boots-£10)
Cocoa Butter Vaseline (Boots-£2.18)
SEVENTEEN Cheek Stamp Blush- The Cheek Of It (Boots-£4.99)
MUA Palette-Undressed (Superdrug-£4)
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter– Peach Parfait (Boots-£7.99)
Soap&Glory Supercat Liner (Boots-£6)
Bourjois Ultra Care Mascara (Boots-£7.99)