For that first day of school it is important to look fresh but not overdone. We understand that you may want to amp up the glamour to stand out in the hallways, but you must keep in mind that you want to attract attention in a good way. Wearing too much makeup can look tacky and inappropriate for those long school days. Here are a few tips that can be done fast and easily to ensure you are looking your best all year long.
Keep it light and subtle: The trick to achieving an effortless look is to keep the makeup to a minimum. Stick to basic face powder, blush, and mascara so you wont look overdone and will take minimal effort on those early mornings.
Brighten up tired eyes: Getting back into that early morning routine can be difficult and we often end with tired looking eyes. Luckily we have a quick and easy fix for that. If you have time for nothing else, always apply a little concealer under your eyes for an instant pick-me-up. Also apply a highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes for instantly brighter looking eyes.
Stick to neutrals: Bold colours are simply too much for school. If you must wear eyeshadow, stick to nudes, tans, and browns for some subtle definition. For the lips we suggest a nude gloss over a bright colour.
Stick to top liner: Many girls think that adding eyeliner to the waterline adds definition, but really all it does is make eyes appear smaller. So skip the heavy liner on the bottom and trade it in for a light smudgy line on your top lash line. Opt for a gel liner or pencil and smudge it into the top lash line with a brush for fuller looking lashes.
Consider Time: The last thing you want is to get up even earlier to have to put on a full face of makeup. Remember, it is totally acceptable to swipe on some mascara and run out the door. Just prioritize what is most important to you so that you are not spending all morning staring into your bathroom mirror.
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