For this mini-theme week,
I'll share just about everything you need to start the school year off right.
See last year's BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK here.
If you've ever had a bad school pic (*cough* 7th grade *cough*) or a horrible school ID, then this post is for you. If not, consider yourself one of the lucky ones and consider me jealous! Not in school? Um...use this look for your license or work ID tag! Yeah! Just read on to see my perfect Picture Day Makeup--with drugstore products:
- Do your usual primer/foundation/concealer/powder or whatever your routine is.
- I recommend a neutral eye. I used CoverGirl Eye Enhancers palette in Golden Sunset; one of my faves! The Naked palette has some similar shades, if you've got that instead.
- Place the lightest color under your eyebrows to highlight & all over your lid. Put the middle shade in the middle of your lid, as the golden shade makes eyes (your iris, really) sparkle. Put the darkest shade in your crease, using a windshield wiper motion. Pat, with your finger, the darkest shade into the outer corner of your eyes.
- I like to play up my lashes, so I used L'Oreal liner and Maybelline Falsies Flares mascara. Use an eyelash curler and 2 coats of mascara. BONUS: Here's how to avoid clumpy lashes
- Lipstick, in this case CoverGirl LipPerfection, is just a shade darker than what I normally wear, so it will show up in pictures better.
- A peachy blush, like this one from CoverGirl, is budget-friendly and looks good on almost everyone.
- Cover those blemishes/imperfections with a coverup that not only covers, but treats (if zits). Make sure it's YOUR shade--don't use lighter shades. This isn't a concealer, and we don't want to highlight your blemishes/imperfections (like little veins by your nose, for example). I like Bare Minerals or Neutrogena. BONUS: Here's my Zit Zapping Mask.
- I wanted a look that would look good in black & white or color. I didn't want the makeup to be austere (SAT word, whattttt?) and I wanted something that would look good on just about anyone. BONUS: Here's my recipe for a Makeup Setting Spray.
- For eyes, avoid crazy colors or a black smokey eye, as they could look too intense in photos. Classic is key.
- Today isn't the day to try a new look; for example, avoid if you've never tried eyeliner or never worn winged liner. Try those another day.
- Avoid shine! Use Urban Decay's Deslick or blotting papers. BONUS: Check out my oil-stopping mask here.
PS: I Guest Posted over at Slow Southern Style! Go see!