Sunday, September 8, 2013
Back to School Looks
Honestly, I'm not too happy about going back to school. I work at an elementary school. I don't really like changes. It takes me awhile to get used to my new schedule and everything. It reminds me of when I was a student. I feel really shy. This year I've been trained to give a statewide assessment to kindergarteners! It is the first thing they will experience. It is supposed to test what they learned in preschool. Even though not everyone went to preschool, we will still test everyone. Hopefully, the end result will be the areas of the state that didn't test well, will have funding to go for preschools in those areas. I'm nervous about testing and doing a good job. Also, other people are nervous about coming back so I find people are not always on their best behavior, adults and children.
I like this time of year for the back to school makeup looks. They are usually the type of look I like: easy, natural, and pretty. I still have a lot of looks from last year that I never did. These looks are all from 2012, but if they look good I don't think it matters. I don't think they are very trendy looks, they are just looks suitable for going back to school. I hope you like them as much as I do! I won't include any looks I tried that I didn't like.
These are the products I used the most:
Concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Radiant (under eyes), Milani HD Advanced Concealer (under eyes)
Bronzer: Maybelline Dream Sun Bronzing Powder in Matte Light
Eye Shadow Primer: Milani Eye Shadow Primer
Mascara: Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara in Black (top lashes), Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini-Brush Waterproof in Very Black (bottom lashes)
Black Gel Liner: Essence Gel Liner in Midnight in Paris
Brown Gel Liner: Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Brown
Black Eye Liner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
Brown Eye Liner: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Brown
Nude Eye Liner: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Nude
Black Liquid Liner: Jordana Incolor Fabuliner Liquid Eye Liner in Black
Face Primer: L'Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base, NYX Shine Killer, Pixi Flawless & Poreless Face Primer in Translucent, Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer
Foundation: Boots No.7 Beautifully Matte Foundation in Cool Ivory, Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin in Ivory
Powder: Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Light, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent
Lip Balm: Maybelline Baby Lips in Quenched
Setting Spray: Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray
My face routine is usually face primer, foundation, concealer, and powder. I wear this no matter what the look says. For example, sometimes it will say BB Cream, but I won't be using that because my skin has been oily these last few months. Also, I like to have more coverage than a BB Cream or tinted moisturizer. Sometimes people don't put on any powder, like if they have dry skin. I like to set my face with powder because of being oily and I want my makeup to last for a long time.
Sometimes people will wear false eye lashes. I don't do this step. Also, people will do their eyebrows. I don't include this in the look because I don't do my eyebrows other than brush them and put clear gel on them to keep them in place. I have dark eyebrows, and I don't feel like I need to put eyebrow pencil or shadow on them. I feel like it's up to the individual whatever they choose to do. Some people need to do their eyebrows and some look better leaving them natural, in my opinion. I try to keep them waxed and groomed.
Also, I wash and moisturize my face before putting on makeup.
These are 10 looks I found on Youtube that I tried out, liked, and wanted to share them on my blog. You can use the makeup they used, what I used, or something similar that you already owned. I try to find inexpensive dupes. I included the link to where you can find these looks. Sometimes it's helpful to watch the video while you do the makeup. Depending on who does the look, you can learn a lot about how to apply your makeup. I have learned so much from watching Youtube videos.
1. Back 2 School Makeup by samanthaschuerman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw0jJooYmc8
a. BB Cream with Foundation
c. Bronzer, hollows of cheeks, temples, forehead
d. Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
e. Urban Decay Cream Highlight in Moonshine, top of cheekbones, nose, cupid's bow: Boots No.7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion
f. Eye Primer
g. Covergirl Quad in Coffee Shop, matte white, on brow bone and inner corner: Wet 'n Wild I Heart Matte, 1st color
h. Brown Eye Liner, bottom section of eyelid and blend out with finger
i. Same Palette, reddish copper, on lid over liner: Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone, 2nd color
j. Same Palette, yellow gold, blend it out on crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 5th color
l. Rimmel Vinyl Jelly Gloss Lip Liner in 003 Starlet, all over lips: Boots No.7 Line and Define Lip Liner in Nude
m. Covergirl Wetslicks in Peaches and Gleam: Elf Hypershine Lip Gloss in Blossom
My Thoughts: It's really easy and it looks good.
2. Back to School Makeup Look by ForeverYours0727 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iyARZpoirY
b. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line starting at the middle of the eye and wing it out
e. Bronzer, hollows of cheeks, sides of nose, temples
f. Wet 'n Wild Blush in Heather Silk
g. L'Oreal Color Riche in Pink Cashmere: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
My Thoughts: This look is also really easy and cute. I used a stippling brush for the blush because it is very pigmented.
3. Drugstore Butt Naked Back To School Look by DivaMakeupQueen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMByYhyqLzQ
a. Eye Primer
b. NYX Butt Naked Palette, 3 across, 2 down, eyelid: Covergirl Tapestry Taupe
c. Same Palette, 4 across, 2 down, crease: MAC Quarry
d. Same Palette, 3 down, 4 across, outer corner: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 3rd color
e. Same Palette, top left corner, under brow: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 1st color
f. Same Palette, 3 down, 4 across, lower lash line: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 3rd color
g. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line
h. Wet 'n Wild Megachrome Eyeliner Pencil in Antique Amethyst, lower lash line: I have a Wet 'n Wild Liner in Amethyst.
i. Milani HD Advanced Concealer, under eyes
j. BB Cream
l. NYX Pure Nude Lipstick: Revlon Lipstick in Pink Pout
n. Bronzer, hollows of cheeks, temples
o. natural blush: Wet 'n Wild Color Icon Blush in Pearlescent Pink
My Thoughts: This is a pretty, natural look. I love it.
4. Back to School Makeup Tutorial! by Tanya Burr http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djve2ZZeO3g
b. Rimmel Sun Safari, peachy gold, eyelid: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 5th color
c. Same Palette, opposite color, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
d. Same Palette, cream, inner corner: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 1st color
e. Eye Liner, top lashes, center of lid and out
f. Mascara only on top
i. Elf Blush in Pink Passion
j. Top Shop Lipstick in Pillow Talk: Revlon Lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon
k. Rimmel Stay Gloss Lip Gloss in Always Lovely: Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Pink Ice
My Thoughts: This is really pretty and easy to do.
5. Back to School Hair & Makeup by JLovesMac1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcbnhrcZWKQ
d. Neutral Lipstick: Boots No.7 Lipstick in Bare
e. MAC Bamboo, eyelid: 2nd shade in Wet 'n Wild Greed
f. MAC Texture, outer corner: 2nd shade in Wet 'n Wild Vanity
g. MAC Brown Script, outer corner and crease: 3rd shade in Wet 'n Wild Vanity
h. MAC Brown Down, outer corner and crease: 3rd shade in Wet 'n Wild Vanity
i. Gel Liner
My Thoughts: I think in my list of dupes Brown Script and Brown Down is duped with the same color, so I just used the 3rd color in the Vanity palette in the outer corner and crease and it looks good. This is a neutral makeup look. It's really simple.
6. Back to School Full-Face Makeup Tutorial: Mostly Drugstore by MakeupByTiffanyD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmT3q9sBE9Q
c. Revlon Colorstay Color Stick in Torch, light side on lid: Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows in Va Va Va Bloom, light pink color
d. Revlon Colorstay Color Stick in Torch, dark side, draw an outer v and outer 1/4 of lower lash line, dab to blend it out: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Rich Mahogany
e. Wet 'n Wild Sweet As Candy, pink color, eyelid
f. Same Palette, brown color, pat over outer v, fluffy brush to blend around edges not on lid
g. Same Palette, lightest shade, under brow and inner corner
h. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line
j. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Mauve Cool
k. MAC Sheen Supreme in Supreme Style: Covergirl Lip Perfection in Romance
My Thoughts: I'm not good at doing the outer v. I don't know why it's so hard for me. Maybe because of my eye shape. This look is different than the other looks because it has pink and brown on the eyes, the cheeks are neutral, and the lips are dark. It looks good though.
7. Back to School Makeup and Hair! by fashionista804 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAzU9mHY_9E
a. Lip Balm
b. Face Primer
d. BB Cream
f. MAC Bare Study all over lids: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige
g. Urban Decay Buck, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 3rd color
h. Urban Decay Virgin, inner corners: Wet 'n Wild Lust, 4th color
i. Gel Liner upper lash line
j. Nude Liner in waterline
l. Bronzer contour hollows of cheeks, forehead, chin
m. NARS Orgasm Blush: Wet 'n Wild Blush in Pearlescent Pink
n. Benefit Benetint High Beam, nose, cheekbones, cupid's bow: Boots No.7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion
o. Benefit Coralista Lip Gloss: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Coral Reef
My Thoughts: The eyes look neutral, the cheeks and lips are coral. This is a pretty look.
8. Easy, Simple Back to School by BeautyChaoticLive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qn-SO-LFIE
a. Eye Primer
b. Too Faced Natural At Night Palette, Night Light, on eyelid and inner corners, lower lash line: 3rd shade in Prestige Earthling Beauty Bar
c. Same Palette, Cocoa Star, crease, outer corner and blend it out: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 3rd color
d. Same Palette, Spotlight, under brow and blend it downwards: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 1st color
e. Black Liquid Liner, top lash line
f. Gel Liner in waterline and tightline
h. Concealer on lips
j. Bronzer contour hollows of cheeks
k. Benefit Blush in Dallas: Covergirl Blush in Soft Sable
l. Sephora Brillant Berry Lip Liner, line lips and fill it in: Wet 'n Wild Color Icon in Brandywine
m. MAC Lipstick in Sandy B: Wet 'n Wild Mega Shield Lip Color SPF 15 Within These Adobe Walls
n. Benefit Lip Gloss in Sugar Bomb, dab in the center: Milani Crystal Gloss in Summer Baby
9. Back To School: My Everyday Eye Look by ciaoobelllaxo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxaR300HEKk
a. MAC Paint Pot in Painterly: Revlon Illuminance Creme Eye Shadows in Not Just Nudes, 1st color
b. Urban Decay Foxy, under brow: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 1st color
c. Urban Decay Bootycall, inner half of eyelid and tear duct: Wet 'n Wild Lust, 4th color
d. Urban Decay Half Baked, outer half of eyelid, blend with Bootycall, lower lash line: left color in L'Oreal Hip Duo in Dynamic
e. Urban Decay Naked, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
g. Bronzer, hollows of cheeks and temples
h. Blush, I don't know what she used. I used Wet 'n Wild Pearlescent Pink.
i. MAC MSF Soft and Gentle: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Vegas Strip, on top of cheekbones
j. MAC Lipstick in Hue: Maybelline Color Sensational Porcelains in Nude Nuances
k. MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Patience Please: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Peach Petal
My Thoughts: The eyes are gold and neutral. My cheeks are peachy pink and my lips are a glossy nude. I like this look. It's really simple.
10. Back to School: 3 Looks/ 3 Shadows! by MakeupByAlli http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViUadzPktfI
a. NYX Eyeshadow Trio in Honeycomb, lightest color, all over lid and under eyebrow: Wet 'n Wild Baked Not Fried, middle right color
b. Same color inner corner
c. Same Palette, golden tan color, crease and blending it upwards: I used a mix of L'Oreal Hip Duo in Dynamic, gold color with Wet 'n Wild Vanity 2nd color
d. Same Palette, brown color, upper lash line, outer corner, outer v, lower lash line: Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone, 3rd color
e. Black Liquid Liner upper lash line
g. NYX Blush in Mocha: Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink
h. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Perfect: Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Peony
My Thoughts: I like it. The eyes are neutral. The cheeks are pink, and the lips are a glossy peachy pink.
a. NYX Eyeshadow Trio in Honecomb, golden tan color, eyelid, lower lash line: L'Oreal Hip Duo in Dynamic, gold color with Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
b. Same Palette, brown color, crease, outer corner of lower lash line: Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone, 3rd color
c. Same Palette, lightest color, under brow, inner corner: Wet 'n Wild Baked Not Fried, middle right color
d. Brown Eye Liner, upper lash line
f. NYX Blush in Mocha: Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink
g. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Perfect: Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Peony
My Thoughts: In this look the eyes are more brown. The first look the champagne color was more on the eye. The blush and lips are the same as before.
a. Same Palette, brown color, pat half way on the lid, then blend up to the crease: Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone, 3rd color
b. Same Palette, golden tan color, crease and a little bit above: L'Oreal Hip Duo in Dynamic, gold color with Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
c. Same Palette, highlight under brow: Wet 'n Wild Baked Not Fried, middle right color
d. Same Palette, brown color, upper lash line, lower lash line
e. Same Palette, highlight inner corner, blend over inner 1/3
f. Brown Eye Liner, tight line, waterline
h. NYX Blush in Mocha: Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink
i. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Perfect: Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Peony
My Thoughts: I think I like this look the best. It goes from darkest color to lightest color on the eyes, a gradiant effect.
I hope you like these back to school looks. I think I'm going to come back to this later because I got some new palettes for my birthday that I'm excited to use and make blog posts about. Back to School looks work any time of the year.