Sunday, September 1, 2013

Five Back-to-School Tips: Beauty Edition

Whether you're stepping foot in a dormitory for the first time or going back to high school, I'm sure one thing's for certain - less time for makeup. That's right - get ready for that late night cramming, studying with your date, and/or late night college parties! Here, I'll show you how to look good without spending too much time in the mirror, so you'll have more time for, well, studying (and having fun).

1.) BB Cream is a Time Saver
BB Cream is a crucial time saver as it covers moisturizer, primer and tinted moisturizer. So when you're pressed for time, but still want to have a decent complexion plus still get the SPF your skin needs, BB Cream is a awesome. I have to admit though - it is a little trickier to find one in a great shade. I recommend you trying it out first in store, or checking online at Temptalia's Foundation Matrix to see what colors best fit you. You can also use Makeupalley.com to find out what kind of BB Creams work well with your skin. So far, I've heard many great things about Missha's and Dior's BB Cream.

2.) Tinted Lip Balms are Your Best Friends
Don't want to look too overdone for that afternoon study break, but still want to look polished? Tinted lip balm is a great way to look polished and natural without looking too overdone. Save that red lipstick for a night at the club or a party with friends. I recommend Revlon's Lip Butters, Maybelline's Color Whispers, or Tarte's Chubby Pencils.

3.) Take It Off!
I cannot stress this enough. I know that it's so much easier to fall asleep after cramming for tomorrow's test, but trust me on this one, you're going to wish you'd taken off that makeup. If you leave makeup on for too long, it can clog pores and thus... creating larger pores? Plus don't get me started on the bacterial build up. Anyway, for fast and easy makeup removal, I'd recommend The Body's Shops Camomile Makeup Remover. They're currently re-doing their entire line but this makeup remover has been saving my butt over the years. Also, taking care of your skin works wonders in the long run - which means less time trying to cover up.

4.) Tinted Eyebrow Gels
If you have sparse eyebrows, and even sparser time to fill them in, tinted eyebrow gels are a great way to add some color while shaping them. I'm really loving Benefit's Brow Gel as it does wonders to add color in a natural, undetectable way while also grooming them. 

5.) Carry an Emergency Makeup Stash
Whether you're running late to class or you just broke up with your S/O or you're sweating like a pig after gym class, an emergency makeup stash will be beyond useful. I'm sure you can think of other reasons you'll need this emergency stash. I'd like to note, that it's important you keep it small. If you want to keep in your bag everywhere you go, it's really imperative that you keep it down to a limited size. I'd recommend only putting your favorite eyeliner, one lipstick, one lip balm, blotting papers and face powder. I know, it does sound like quite a lot, but I assure you, if you can fit all of these things inside a pencil case, you'll be more likely to carry it everywhere.

Are you going back to school?
If so, how do plan on doing your daily makeup?
What's on your Back-To-School wishlist?

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25 comments:

  1. Ahh, I didn't think about using a BB Cream in the mornings - that's a fantastic idea! It would be so much less time consuming :-) xx


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  2. this was very helpful, i'll be sure to follow each of these steps because i really do love to sleep in haha!


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  3. I couldn't go anywhere without my emergency makeup stash! :) xx

    D Is For...

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  4. Oh god carrying blotting papers around seriously saves my face all the time. Great set of tips!

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  5. I super agree with the BB cream! I've been using it for a year now and it didnt disappoint, at all! Hihi.

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  6. I'm so glad you found my post helpful Chloe! Yeah, it would be less time consuming to put all those steps in together. :)

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  7. Omg, me too! I love those extra 10 minutes of snuggling in my bed. xD

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  8. Yup! I'll be doing a post in the future about what I carry in my emergency car makeup stash!

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  9. Thanks Isa! I'm so glad you found this post helpful! :D

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  10. That's great! I'm sure it's been helping you save time too! :D

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  11. Great tips! I haven't had an emergency makeup stash in years, but I probably should carry one around just in case.

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  12. Lovely tips, I love tinted lip balms! xox


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  13. Such great tips! When the skin is still young, it's very good to keep it light and fresh. I don't like the cakiness of foundation from layering up too much make-up. What is your favorite BB cream currently? I have never been on the bandwagon because I love my moisturizer and concealer too much haha!



    I agree with the tinted lip balms, they provide a sheer color while putting a splash of color to the lips and also taking off your make up is so crucial! I would also suggest to not over do it with a harsh foaming cleanser though (I wish I learnt this back then!).

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  14. Yup! It's a great idea! I feel like it's saved me so much! :)

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  15. Me too! Thanks Aman! So glad it helped you out! :D

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  16. Omg! Me too! - about the harsh cleansers! Lol, I actually ended up not using face cleansers for quite awhile before finally finding one that worked. Currently I still don't have a favorite BB Cream. I have only tried Western BB Creams and somehow I feel like they may not be up to par with Eastern ones. I especially want to try something from Korea - the motherland of BB creams. Probably a Missha when they have something in my color.

    And yeah Tinted Lip Balms are the best! I remember going through phase where I wanted to try out all the Tinted Lip Balms. Lol.

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  17. Great post love! BB is a must, I have about 15mins to get ready every morning before I head out. I always slap on the suncreen and BB. Even after school tinted lip balm is still my go-to lip colour, I have a draw full of lipstick but I always end up grabbing my tinted balms ^_^

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  19. Thanks so much Lily! Yeah it's always a great thing to throw on BB cream. I think most BB creams have sunscreen as well! Haha I know! I think its the comfort of a tinted lip balm that makes it so functional.

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  20. Oh no problem! Loved your blog! And I love getting to know my readers some more. :)

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  21. Yay to tinted lip balm!! It's like my most essential make up product to bring around during school :) It's just sooo practical.

    Bella / everythingaboutbella

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  22. Haha yup! I love carrying around tinted lip balm. It's like a toned down, very polished look. I love it.

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  23. have to agree about tinted lip balms! x

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