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I hope you are all enjoying what’s left of summer! This gif perfectly describes how I feel about summer ending and my reaction to everything in life. 😂
Anyways, it’s back to school time and I thought I’d share some of my beauty essentials for the school year! This post will be split into three different posts because I tend to rant and I don’t want this post to get too long.
I’ve included both high end and lower end products to help you with options for whichever price point you’re at. Lots of the drugstore brands go on sale so make sure you check out the weekly ads!
Today, I’m going to start with FACE products!
On a typical day at school, I would put on BB or CC cream for a lightweight coverage, set it with powder, and add color back onto my face with bronzer. If I was going to an social event or going out, I would use foundation instead of BB cream because it had more coverage and I would also add some concealer! I gotta look good for those photos hehe 🙂
Alright, enough rambling, time to get to the good stuff. I hope you enjoy this post and get inspired ✨and… let me know what your typical face makeup routine is!
- Too Faced Hangoverx Replenishing Face Primer – get it here
Primer is very importante if you want to keep your foundation in place throughout the day! This primer smells like coconuts and will keep your makeup look fresh!
- Benefit Porefessional PRO balm primer – get it here
One of my favorite primers from Benefit cosmetics! This one makes your pores look nonexistent and keeps your foundation lookin gooood. Perfect for those nights out.. I mean studying. 😉
- Wet n Wild photofocus foundation (soft beige)-$5.99- get it here
Affordable af. $5.99 AND Wet n Wild goes on sale a lot at Rite Aid and CVS! This foundation keeps you looking photo ready for in case ya know, you wanna take selfies with yo besties. (psst. the smell is terrible so if you’re sensitive to smell, I’d avoid this one)
- NYX BB cream (BBCR03 Golden)- $12.99- get it here
Definitely one of my go-to BB creams. It’s kind of pricey for drugstore but a little goes a long way and it has great results. It blends naturally and looks and feels lightweight. Great for those “no make up make up looks”
- Tarte Amazonian Clay full coverage foundation (Medium Sand)- get it here
If you’re looking for a great coverage foundation, check this one out!. This foundation applies so smoothly and blends effortlessly. It is said to help improve your skin and has SPF 15 to protect you from those dirty sun rays.
Fun fact: this was one of the first high end foundations I have ever purchased. It was pretty exciting 🙂
- IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream (Medium)-$38- get it here
I just recently tried this and I instantly fell in love.I love how lightweight it feels on your skin but gives you a fuller coverage than most CC creams I’ve tried. It has a thicker consistency and applies kind of like a gel. Even though I didn’t use this while I was in school, I still think it would be perfect for days you don’t feel like trying but you still wanna look good.
psst. I’m working on a review for this product so click that follow button and you will be notified when I post! 😀 (shameless promo?)
- Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer- $8.99-get it here
I’ve repurchased this concealer many many times! The neutralizer shade helps cover up those dark eye circles from those late night studies! (or nasty hangovers..)
- NYX HD Studio Concealer – $4.99-get it here
This concealer blends so well and for $4.99, you can’t beat that price. NYX also goes on sale a lot at Ulta so you gotta try it out!
- Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder (Buff Beige)-$8.99- get it here
I’m not a pro at picking out powders but this one has worked for me! It keeps my face looking matte. It also brings color back to my face after applying concealer.
oh yeah.. I’m currently looking for a new drugstore setting powder! if you have any suggestions, please comment below!
- Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder (translucent)-$7.99- get it here
I’m not gonna lie, I bought this translucent powder because many of the top notch beauty gurus on YouTube swear by it. It was such a struggle to find it but I got it at my local walgreens! You can also get it on Amazon (with prime) here! I love how it looks on my skin but one major downside is the smell. It has a heavy smell of baby powder/makeup my grandma used to wear. But other than that, 8/10 would recommend!
- Wet n Wild Contouring Palette Contour (Caramel Toffee) $4.99- get it here
Wet n Wild makes some of the best products with an affordable price tag! This palette is easy to use and easily blends onto the skin making you look bronzed and beautiful (not like you weren’t beautiful before). The banana powder looking thing is great for setting your under eye concealer!
- Benefit Hoola Bronzer- $29-get it here
I have the trial size which is $15 but I fell in love with this bronzer. I saw it in a lot of YouTube videos (damn it YouTube) and I finally gave in. No regrets tho! It enhances the features on your face. I like to apply it on the outside parameters of my face to give some color to my skin.
- Benefit Dandelion Twinkle- $29- get it here
This is my favorite powder highlighter in the whole entire world! It’s the perfect nudish pinky color and I love how it makes your face gloooww ✨ in the sunlight! The staying power is pretty darn good.
It is high end as it retails for $29 but I think it’s worth the splurging, especially if you use it often.
- Maybelline Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter-$8.99- get it here
I think this may have been the first highlighter I ever tried and I loved it. It’s creamy and glides effortlessly onto your skin. It’s also easy to blend with your fingers or a brush! There are often deals around Maybelline at drugstores and Ulta so the next time you drop by, pick one up and try it out yourself!
That is it for my back to school beauty essentials: face edition!
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Shine bright, peace out.✌
❤ , TIFF
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