Sunday, 4 September 2016

Back to School Makeup Look: All Drugstore!

Hi everyone,
Back to school is approaching us very quickly and so today I wanted to share with you an affordable makeup look that is super natural and appropriate for school. I am in no means trying to say that you need to wear makeup to school, this post is for people that want to wear it, never feel pressured. Let's begin!

You want to ensure that your makeup lasts all day and doesn't shift so a primer is going to achieve that. I have chosen the Nivea men post shave balm, I know that this isn't actually labelled as a primer but it contains glycerin with allows products to stick which is what we want. This is also really good for school because it is cooling which will awaken your skin, it also gives your skin a beautiful luminous finish. 
his step is optional but if you are like me with an uneven skin tone then you might want to include it. A foundation is a great way to give your whole face an even look, nothing heavy is needed for school so I have chosen the Miss Sporty Insta Glow foundation which is super sheer coverage and light weight. This also has a very lovely glow to it which is going to make your skin look very natural and healthy. 
For concealer I have chosen the Collection Lasting Perfect concealer because it is high coverage so if there are any problem areas you want to conceal then this is the right product. You can use this to highlight under your eyes as well if you have lacked in some sleep the night before.
To set all of the liquids in place a powder is necessary, the L'Oreal Infallible powder is great because you can put it in your school bag and touch up throughout the day. You will mainly want to focus the powder on where you put your concealer and then dust a little bit over everywhere else. If you are not wearing foundation or concealer a powder like this is still great because it is going to give you the smallest bit of coverage and it will help keep any oils at bay.
You are going to want to give your face some definition and so a bronzer like the Collection Bronze Glow Matte Bronzer is great. You want to apply bronzer around the edges of your face cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin making sure that all is well blended. This is going to give your face some dimension and colour, as long as you blend it really well and use a light hand it will look very natural.
To give your cheeks some colour you can use some blush. My drugstore favorite is the Makeup Revolution Blush Goddess Blush Palette. The great thing about this is that you get four colours to choose from so you can mix it up each day. A little bit of these blushes go a long way so just dust a little over the apples of your cheek and blend.
Highlighter is something you can wear if you want to accentuate any parts of the face, you can use the same palette you used for blush as that comes with four highlighting shades. Take a small brush and apply it to the tops of your cheekbones, cupids bow, nose, brow bone and inner corners of the eye. This will give your skin a glow making it look very fresh and pretty.

Keeping it super simple with no eye shadow and straight onto mascara. If you are blessed with very beautiful, long lashes then don't feel the need to do this step but if you want to open up the eyes and make them pop, add a few coats of mascara. I would recommend a brown mascara as it is more natural and appropriate for school. The Revlon Lash Potion Mascara is one of my favorites, it gives my lashes a nice amount of length and volume without them looking clumpy.
For brows, a tinted gel is the best because it is going to keep all of the hairs in place but add a little bit of thickness and definition. The Maybelline Brow Drama is great because it comes in a great range of colours and it distributes the perfect amount of product. I find that this gel also lasts a long amount of time which is what we want.

You could change this up all the time with a lip balm, lip gloss, lipstick, lip stain anything you like but I wanted to share by favorite school appropriate lip. It is the Revlon Lacquer Balm in Demure, because it is a balm it is super moisturizing with a light wash of colour and a glossy finish, giving your lips a super juicy look.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know in the comments when you go back to school, I go back on Monday (Uhhh). Have a great day!
Grace xx


  1. I start Sixth Form on Monday! This seems like a lovely natural look and all the products are so affordable xo

    1. That was my aim for this post, Good luck today!xx

  2. i cannot wait to try this makeup look! i would love to try Revlon mascara as i do not like clumpy eyelashes either x

    jess x |

  3. Nice post, Grace!

    I'm doing a Q&A on my blog soon. If you want, you can leave your question on my latest post. Thank you so much for your time.

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  4. Great post Grace xx
    Morgan |

  5. Lovely post, I love the picture of all the products! xx

  6. Lovely post xx

    Phoebe & Abida |

  7. People thinks I'm crazy for using Nivea's Post Shave Balm as primer, though it works exactly like one and it gives a very smooth finish too. Great post!

    xx Mariana |

  8. Great post xxx