It's officially September which means school is starting again and what's the most important part of going back to school? Makeup. Obviously. When I was in school I liked my makeup cheap (because at 15 years old I couldn't an afford to drop £30 on a foundation), natural-looking (because otherwise I'd be sent to the toilets with a makeup wipe to scrub it off) and quick (because I value sleeping in over literally anything else in the world). So today I'm sharing products that I used when I was in school - or definitely would have done if I'd had them.

The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum was the first foundation I ever bought and it's still a fav. It's a lightweight, hydrating gel that can easily be slapped on with your hands at 7am when you're half asleep and about to miss the bus. It offers enough coverage to brighten skin and even everything out whilst still looking natural.

The Rimmel Stay Matte Powder has been a staple amongst bloggers for years, and for good reason. It's a translucent pressed powder which doesn't add any colour or coverage so you can pile it on and it'll mattify your skin and set your makeup without looking dry and cakey. 

Highlighting only really became a thing while I was in college but if I had the Soap and Glory Glow All Out Highlight and Sculpt Cheek Stick in school I would have been all over it. Cream formulas tend to look more natural than powders so this is a great school-appropriate highlighter. I dab it on my cheekbones directly from the stick and then smooth it out with my fingers for a pretty, youthful glow.  

Y'all know how I feel about the the Soap and Glory Archery Brow Pencil. If I had to get rid of all my makeup and only keep one thing it would, without a doubt, be this bad boy. Filling in your brows can completely transform your face so even on days where I had to leave for school 10 minutes ago I'd still use this to look a bit more put-together. The super thin pencil creates natural, hair-like strokes and the spoolie on the other end helps distribute the product in case you accidentally go overboard.

Finally, for mascara you can't go wrong with the Maybelline Lash Sensational. This is the perfect all-rounder for adding length, volume and curl and the bristles keep lashes seperated so you don't end up with clumpy, spidery eyes. 

I hope this was helpful for anyone going back to school or for those who just want a minimal makeup look.

Thanks for reading, Lucy x

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