All the Back-to-School Beauty Essentials You Need

It may be too early to think about heading back to school since it feels like the summer holidays just started. But it’s never too early to shop – for back-to-school beauty essentials in particular!

>Make use of your free time to create a list of everything you need (and want) and start adding them to your shopping bag for the upcoming school year. Aside from new sets of stationery and outfits, do you have beauty items on your list? Lip gloss? Check. Mascara? Duh. 

If you don’t know where to start, here are some suggestions:

Face Primer

If you want your makeup to look flawless for your entire first day back in school, then a face primer should be at the top of your list. A primer preps your skin before makeup and blurs the appearance of pores and blemishes. If you need to balance out your complexion, then a balancing primer from Holika Holika should do the trick. It’s infused with green tea, lavender and rosehip extracts to even out skin tone. 

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Instead of reaching for an eyeliner, which can look a bit heavy for a day look, why not save some time and apply a few swipes of mascara? When shopping for a mascara, find one that’s waterproof and long-lasting like the Ink Black Cara from peripera. Your lashes will have extra volume AND length. What more could you ask for? 

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Pencil Sharpener

This isn’t your ordinary pencil sharpener. Everybody needs a sharpener for their pencil eyeliners, and eyebrow and lip liner pencils. Keep MACQUEEN’s Eyeliner Sharpener in your makeup bag for emergencies!  

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Lip Gloss

Lip gloss: a true staple for everyday wear. Pick up too cool for school’s Check Glossy Blaster Tint. You get a high color payoff with a glossy finish, plus your lips stay moisturized for hours. The tint is available in 16 shades, making it impossible to choose just one, so feel free to get one for you and your homeroom BFF! 

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Eye shadow

When it comes to looking fresh for class, you can’t go wrong with eye shadow. You’ll enjoy playing around with AGATHA’s Eye Color Master Lookbook. This fun palette comes with 12 shades that are perfect for everyday wear. Don’t be shy about mixing and matching to create different looks each day. It’s got matte, shimmery and satin finishes so the combinations are limitless! 

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Makeup Brush Set  

Getting a new set of makeup brushes can feel like getting new stationery or art supplies. Peach C’s Daily Mini Makeup Brush Set has all the daily essentials, even for on-the-go touch ups. It also comes with a cute peach-hued pouch that can fit all six brushes and is small enough to fit in your school bag.

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Hair ties 

Have you ever had a classmate borrow a hair tie from you in PE class? Sure, they promise they’ll return it but when those promises are broken, you’re left with one less hair tie or none at all.

Get a full set of hair ties so you have backups! Just be sure not to lose them. Or lend them to those who will.  

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Makeup bag

Entering a new school year doesn’t feel quite right without something new, whether it’s a new backpack, lunch bag or pencil case. The last thing to add to your back-to-school shopping list is a makeup bag. How else will you keep all your beauty essentials organized?

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Did we miss anything? What are your must-haves for back-to-school season?