As the back to school season approaches i thought I'd share with you what make up products I'd recommend; these could also be recommendations for anyone just starting out in make up. Make up was always banned in my school and anyone caught wearing it had to remove it. Somehow, my make up always seem to go unnoticed and i think it was because i went for a very natural and simple make up look! So i thought I'd recommend some make up products (all high street) that will help to achieve that look.
I personally don't think a base is necessary during school; i used to just conceal and powder and that worked just fine for me but if you do feel like you need a base product I'd recommend the Essence All In One CC Cream* (£4.00) - this will even out your skin tone and correct any redness, hyper-pigmentation, dark spots and dark circles and because it's a CC cream it's much more lightweight so it won't feel heavy on the skin or look cakey.
If you opt to just conceal and powder as i did; Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (£5.99) will give you enough coverage to conceal under eyes and blemishes and Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (£3.99) will set the concealer in place helping it last all day, as well as removing any shine from your t-zone - I'd recommend the shade transparent as it will give you the same results without adding any colour so it won't be as obvious that you're wearing make up. For blush, I'd go for something subtle like Nyx Blush in Summer Peach (£6.00)which will add a lovely hint of colour to the cheeks and will last all day.
When i was at school brows weren't really a big deal so i never did anything to mine however, i know that doing your brows is an important part of make up so something like Rimmel Brow This Way Stying Gel (£3.99) will give you a more groomed look whilst adding a bit of colour and remaining natural looking.
For school, i wouldn't say eyeshadow is an essential but if you was to wear one I'd recommend something really neutral like MUA Single Matt Eyeshadow in Shade 16 (£1.00) or for a subtle shimmer Nyx Single Eyeshadow in Sahara (£3.75) - these won't be really noticeable but this will brighten up the eyes and make up look a little bit more awake. Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Nude (£3.99) is also brilliant at brightening the eyes and making them look much more awake.
Mascara is definitely a very personal choice; everyone wants different results the main thing i would suggest is go for brown/black as opposed to just black because it will look much more natural but still give you the length or volume you want. Ive always been someone who's only gone for black mascara but I've recently been using Maybelline The Falsies Feather Look Volum' Express Mascara in Brown/Black and it still gives me amazing results, it's just a lot more natural looking.
I'd definitely say lipstick isn't an essential; I'd just go with a nice lip balm and be done but if you want a nude lip that just has a very subtle hint of colour, i have three different recommendations - Barry M Lipgloss in Toffee (£4.49) this is a creamy non sticky formula that's really pleasant to wear, it's very subtle on the lips and it smells incredible. Maybelline Colour Elixir Liquid Lips in Petal Plush (£6.99) has a similar formula to the Barry M lip gloss but shade will give you a really subtle hint of pink and last of all Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya (£7.99), this is probably the most colourful out of the three but because it's a lip butter it applies very sheer so the coral/peachy shade is quite subtle. It's also very moisturising on the lips too.
So those are my make up recommendations for anyone who is heading back to school or for someone who is just starting out in make up!
What products would you recommend?
*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.