Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Deconstructed Face Of The Days For School Days

We all know it is that time of year again when mothers and fathers start packing lunches and shopping at Officemax on weekends, back to school we go! However, going back to school the first day can be stressing wondering where your classes are (don't want to look like a lost puppy!), how your hair looks (don't wanna look like a total frizz-ball!) and coping with the awkward stares of other anxious students (do I have something on my face? I knew I shouldn't have eaten that egg and cheese croissant this morning!).

To take some of the pressure off of the first day of school, here are a few school appropriate looks that range from basic to intermediate to achieve for the first few days of school. (All of the eye looks use the Urban Decay Naked Palette and Sigma Brushes were used to apply all face and eye makeup)

Day2: Stila One Step Makeup Foundation in Fair
Day1: NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Foundation in 676 Ivory 

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint and
HighBeam/e.l.f Studio Line Contouring
Blush & Bronzing Powder Kit
(Only Bronzer was used)
NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Bronzing 
Powder applied all over the 
cheek and used for contouring/e.l.f 
Studio Line Contouring Blush &
 Bronzing  Kit (Only blush was used)

Toasted all over lid up to the crease
with Hustle in the crease, Darkhorse
in the outer corner and smudged under
the lower lashes, Sin as the browbone
and inner corner highlight *L'Oreal
Voluminous Million Lashes used

Sidecar over the entire lid up to crease
*Buxom Lash used

Stila Clear Color Lip Tint in Pink

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Stain
with C.O. Bigelow Apple Rose Salve

Day3: NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Foundation        Day4:  NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Foundation
mixed with Maybelline Mineral Power Natural
Perfecting Foundation
(Channeling my inner Aria Montgomery)
Benefit Cosmetics Posietint with
Covergirl Classic Color Blush in
540 Rose Silk overtop and NYC
Smooth Skin Pressed Bronzing
Powder in Sunny
r.l.f Studio Line Contouring
Blush and Bronzer

Buck all over the lid and on the
lower lashline, Darkhorse in the
crease and Virgin as Browbone and
inner corner highlight
*Buxom Lash used
Virgin used as Browbone, inner corner
and inner third of eye highlight, Naked
over the remaining 2/3 of lid and Buck
in the crease *L'Oreal Voluminous
 Milion lashes used

Maybelline Sensational Lipstick in
135 Make Me Pick dabbed on the
lips with NYC Liquid Lip Shine in
Petal Pink overtop

Vanilla Bean Noelle Liplicious
Lipgloss (if you don't have naturally
pigmented lips, use posietint for a
similar pink color)

Now that you have seen the looks it's time to practice and find out exactly how much time you will be needing to get ready. I also recommend practicing with the products you are going to use that day because you don't wanna try out that new mascara the for the first time, the first day of school, to find out that it smears and flakes within 2 hours of application! Also make sure to check your makeup in multiple lighting situations beforehand to avoid orangey-ness and foundation lines. Good Luck on your first day back to school! *I know I could use some, my Cosmetology teacher is super intimidating!*

What are some of your go-to back-to-school looks?
Share in the comments!


JessieMariem said...

I really like how you did this tutorial!
It's very easy to understand!

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Superficial Sanctuary said...

these are great looks for school, very well done! as a teacher, i see far too many gals trying to cake it all on so it's nice that you let your natural & gorgeous self show through!