Back To School Makeup Routine

BackToSchoolMakeupRoutine

Ugh, so university has started again for me and I decided to change up my everyday school makeup look for the new semester! =) I’m sure that many of you know that I have an absolute obsession with eyeliner and I feel very naked without it but this time I’ve decided to finally step down from using eyeliner everyday! It will not only save me time in the morning (from trying to make both eyes even! ><) but it’ll also be a nice change for me because it’s the first step in my journey to becoming more comfortable with the way I look wearing really minimal natural makeup! I’ll also have more time in the morning to blog before I have to leave hehe.

5 key points:

 A lightweight base that will last all day without needing to touch up

 A natural blush to add some colour and brightness to the face

 One eyeshadow to cut out on time and keep it simple

 Mascara to open up the eyes and make them look awake

 A long wearing lip colour that will last all day without touchups

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When I have school, I don’t like spending too much time on getting ready because honestly I would rather sleep in as much as I can! =P Therefore, I always pick out the bare essential makeup items that I know won’t fail me and are perfect to use everyday.

Breakdown of my essential products:

⟣ F a c e

Base: Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream (Review)

Setting powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light

Blush: CandyDoll Cheek Color in Strawberry Pink (Review)

⟪ For my face, I want it to be lightweight so it’s not too heavy but is long lasting and keeps my face from becoming oily at any point during the day. The blush is natural enough that it prevents my face from looking flat but adds enough colour without the need to bronze or contour ⟫

E y e s 

Eyeshadow: Etude House Look At My Eyes Cafe in Caramel Latte (Review)
OR Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze

Mascara: L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara in All Black

⟪ I really can’t stand it when my eyeshadows crease or my mascara smudge so I always carefully pick out my eye products, especially since I don’t use eyeshadow primer everyday. For me and my personal preference in one eyeshadow looks, I prefer medium toned shades over lighter ones because I feel that they add more definition to the eyes (especially since I don’t have eyeliner on). If you’re going for a brightening look, definitely use a pale beige, cream or gold eyeshadow! It will look absolutely beautiful ⟫

⟣ L i p s

Lipstick: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey

⟪ As with everything else in this routine, I don’t want to worry about reapplication and I’ve found that this particular lip stain works well and looks great the entire day from when it is first applied to when it fades after eating and drinking ⟫

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These are my full proof items that I enjoy using for school. I don’t have to worry about any touch ups at all so I can just focus my attention on studying the entire day! =) Everyone has their own makeup essentials though and I’d love to know what yours are! If you’re no longer in school, then I want to know what your go to minimal makeup is!

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84 thoughts on “Back To School Makeup Routine

  1. The Simple Beginner says:

    Congrats on your first step in your journey to wearing minimal makeup. Loving yourself in your own skin is always the best because taking care of your skin first, is the best beauty there is.

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Thank you! ❤ Haha I feel like I'll look like a zombie without at least a little makeup on! But thankfully my classes don't start early this semester so I can give myself a bit of time! 😛 😛

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  2. xMaffyx says:

    Your skin looks beautiful! I’ve been living without putting on eyeliner for like years now? LOL my boyfriend doesn’t like me wearing makeup. 😄 but during occasions, I put on eyeliner. But now for my everyday school look, it’s pretty natural I just use one or two eyeshadows and then a mascara.

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Thank you so much Maffy! It’s the BB cream hehehe. Wow that’s amazing! ❤ I don't think I could do it for years, I love eyeliner too much to not wear it that often. 😛 Yep, that's the same thing I'm going for to wear to school! 😀 I realised I don't want to look too dressed up because I'm only really there to study LOL.

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      • xMaffyx says:

        I wanna try that BB cream so bad but I couldn’t find it in my shade 😦 Ebay doesn’t have it in my shade. I saw this website but it’s like $22 and I’m not paying $22 for a BB cream LOL

        IKR! I just stopped dressing up too much for school just recently because I only have 2 classes, one after the other, and then I go straight home.

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      • Dorkchops says:

        Whattt no don’t pay $22! The max price I’ll pay is $15! LOL which shade are you? Hopefully they’ll stock it soon so you can get it! It’s seriously so amazing! ❤
        Haha me too! I made such a huge effort when I first started but now I just can't be bothered anymore. 😛

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      • xMaffyx says:

        It’s from the Missha US website, they have 5 shades available there. I’m not sure how many shades are there all in all. I’m #27, I think, since yours is #23 right? I hope I find it in my shade soon! 😦

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      • Dorkchops says:

        Yep they have 5 shades! Definitely get it off eBay though because it’s cheaper there! 😀 Someone should be stocking it though! And yes I think you’ll be 27 since I’m a 23! 🙂 🙂

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  3. Mea says:

    Awe you look so beautiful, I feel ya about the eyeliner thing, I always wear eyeliner and it takes me forever to get both eyes to look the same 😛 But you look amazing with all natural makeup.

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  4. lisahime92x says:

    Loved this! I do something similar when I have work and just want to sleep as much as I can. I have serious anxiety about NOT having eyeliner on though… I just feel like I look 1000 x better with it on :/

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Thank you! ❤ It's definitely great for days when you want to sleep in hehe. I know, me too! It's so weird how a eyeliner makes such a huge difference! I still feel like I look a bit weird without it on but I'm going to keep trying not to wear it everyday! 😛

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Thank you Joy! ❤ I've been enjoying that look too! I'm saving the dramatic looks for more appropriate occasions hehe. For this photo (and all my other selfies), I just use my iPhone! 🙂

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  5. sadnesstheory says:

    I totally go for the natural look, you look absolutely great! Always in such a rush in the mornings the makeup routine was always last minute. Later on, with thinking of all hazardous ingredients in cosmetics, I became more and more reluctant in using them every day. Just automatically.

    The trend has also been guiding since natural makeup is so trendy.

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Thank you so much! ❤ Oh yes I never really pay attention the ingredients but I should definitely start researching into all the products I buy! :O But most definitely, I've realised that natural/no makeup makeup looks are perfect for everyday! 🙂

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  6. Anne says:

    Love the look: nice and fresh. I have also been having a bit of an eyeline obsession at the moment…feels so weird to leave it off but I totally agree it just takes forever to make it look even in the morning. Except when I am not in any rush, then it just goes on perfect 😛
    xx Anne

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Thank you so much! LOL yeah the times are really different here! :O University starts a month later than primary and high school. I can’t wait too! 😛 Thankfully it’s not as intense yet because I’ve only just started. ><

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  7. hunnybunnysoph says:

    I wear minimal make up almost everyday to work, I’m like you I would rather sleep in a little more hehe. At the moment I use my Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer, ModelCo mineral make up powder, my Bobbi Brown or 3CE blush and ModelCo Party Proof Cream Lipstick in Kitty 🙂
    I love the Honey shade of Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain! I was gonna get that and the Lovesick shade in the dutyfree shop on my way back to Oz but I decided against it in the end… cause I wanted to get the Aritaum Honey Melting Tint ><

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Hehe it’s refreshing too to not wear too much makeup! 😀 😀 We all need our sleep LOL. Lovely products you use! I still need to give that primer a go, I haven’t looked into the world of face primers yet. :O Isn’t that shade so amazing! I love Honey, it’s probably my all time favourite shade right now. 😀 Lovesick looks pretty too! I need to pick up more. 😛 It’s ok though, the Honey Melting Tints are really comparable in my opinion! 😀

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      • hunnybunnysoph says:

        Oooh if you are looking for primers I would recommend the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer over the Too Faced one. I have both of them and I prefer the LM one. The Too Faced one is a silicone based primer which I personally don’t really like after trying it, so if you are like me you might prefer the LM one 🙂

        Haha yeah ikr! It’s so difficult to choose lipstick shades, whether it’s Revlon or Aritaum I just feel like buying all the colours in the collection ><

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