Back To School Beauty Checklist: 10 Must-Haves

WRITTEN BY: Elizabeth On 08/31/2016 • Makeup

Back To School Beauty Checklist: 10 Must-Haves

With the school season right around the corner, it’s time to get the last use out of the summer sunscreens and beauty products and trade them in for something new! While everyone enjoys a great back to school shopping spree, one cannot forget the beauty essentials. To ensure you have the most beautiful school year yet, we have come up with a list of our favorite must have beauty products.

Submitted by Elizabeth on 08/31/2016 - 12:06


Hello, Clear Skin Kit

School can get overwhelming with all of the assignments and tests. Beat the stress acne with this Hello, clear skin kit from Clinique. This kit includes anti-blemish treatments, cleansing gel, lotion and even a moisturizing gel. For best results, we recommend using twice a day.



Your Superheroes Full-Size Travel Brush Set

Ah, fresh pens and pencils can give you all kinds of good feelings, but so can a fresh set of makeup brushes. Check out this full size travel brush set from IT Brushes. Bonus, it comes in a travel size bag that will fit perfectly in your bag if you ever need to freshen up between classes!



Studio Skin 24 Hour Waterproof Concealer

Going back to school means seeing all of your best friends, which means, a selfie is in order. What better product to make your skin look flawless than this Smashbox 24 hour waterproof concealer? Not only does this concealer cover all imperfections, but Smashbox is the only brand with flashbox lighting lab, where it’s tested across any shade of light. So whether you snap a photo on the school lawn or in the hallway, you’ll look beautiful no matter what!



The (Nude)ist Show Lipstick and Lip Liner Collection

A lipstick can make or break your outfit, so why not play it safe and stick to what you know: neutrals. From your school look to after gym clothes, this three piece kit is guaranteed to match your outfit no matter what. The kit includes two nude sheer gel lipsticks in dusty rose and rosy nude shades. A nude longwear lip pencil is also included that will help keep your lipstick in place all day as well as keep your lips moisturized finished with a vanilla scent.



Totally Cute Palette

Make heads turn in the hallway while you rock this “Totally Cute” eyeshadow palette by Too Faced. With its nine, highly pigmented, shades in matte and shimmer, these unique shades will have everyone stopping to stare. Be daring and rock the lime green color “clover” or keep it simple with the nude pink “Unicorn.” While we can’t get enough of the fun eyeshadow names, test out your own creativity and use the stickers to decorate your palette to make it cuter than it already is.



Real Tempting Threesome

In the midst of all of your school work and projects, the weekends are a time for us to relax and enjoy! And what better time to try the Benefit Cosmetics Real Tempting Threesome kit than a night out on the town? Take a break from studying and homework and focus on batting those lashes. With the They’re Real Mascara and eyeliner, your eyes will be even more enhanced and bold. Use the remover to wipe it away when you get home!



Brow Zings Tame & Shape Kit

School can call for long days and hours so it’s important that your makeup can stay up to par. With the Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zings Tame & Shape Kit, you’ll never have to worry! This all in one kit includes a soft pigmented wax to create and shape brows with a setting powder, giving your brows up to 12 hours of wear! If you are running behind in the morning, we recommend using the angled brush to mix the wax and powder together before applying.



Twist-Brush + Translucent Mineral Powder

Whether you are in gym class, a crowded classroom or a stuffed hallway, you are bound to sweat at some point during the day! Stop the inevitable with Sweat Cosmetics Twist Brush + Translucent Mineral Powder. This twist brush product is a lightweight, water and sweat resistant translucent powder that protects and repairs active skin. Packed with antioxidants and vitamin E, this product resists those sweat beads for up to 40 minutes!



Carefree Summer Blowout Set

Blow your classmates away with your perfect blow out hair. With this Kenra Carefree Summer Blowout Set, your hair will never be dull or flat! No matter if you are in humidity or wind, your perfectly styled hair will always stay put. Whether you are rocking a slick back pony or loose curls, the fast-dry hairspray is a must! Use the daily defense oil for a perfect touch of shine.



Nail Lacquer – Neutrals

Ah, fresh manicures. They’re pretty much magical. But sometimes, with school in session and our busy schedules, we don’t always have time to go get one. What could be better than a manicure you ask? OPI’s Nail Lacquer (in neutral) colors of course! This polish is fast-drying, long-lasting and chip resistant! It provides a smooth and even coverage, and is guaranteed to match every outfit! We personally love the color “Glitzerland” since it has a touch of glitter!