It’s back to school season! We know… you’ve spent the whole summer trying not to think about school… so we apologize for being the one to remind you. But, there are reasons to get excited for school! The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time to experiment with new makeup looks, for example.
So, watch the video below as QC Student Ambassador, Stephanie Wyatt, walks you through how to do a natural and glowy back to school look!
Stephanie really wanted to go natural for this look – no eyeliner and no lipstick! Her goal is to show off the lashes and brows in this look. Let’s dive into the steps to create this look!
Step 1: Primer
Stephanie starts by priming her face using L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Primer. She applies this product all over her face with her fingers.
Step 2: Foundation & Concealer
For foundation, she applies the Bourjois Paris Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Foundation with a wet beauty sponge. As for concealer, she uses Revolution’s Conceal & Define Concealer under her eyes, and blends this with a wet beauty sponge as well. She sets her concealer with Rimmel’s Stay Matte Pressed Powder.
Step 3: Blush
Stephanie applies a shimmery coral blush from her QC Makeup Academy Blush Palette on her cheekbones to add warmth and a lively glow to her face.
Step 4: Brows
Using Benefit Cosemetics’ BROWVO! Conditioning Eyebrow Primer, Stephanie sets her brows into place. She then uses Benefit’s Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel to add a bit more color and boldness to her brows. Finally, to really define her eyebrows, she uses NYX Cosemetics’ Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade. These products create a bold, but natural look.
Using Rommel’s Stay Matte Pressed Powder again, Stephanie sets the rest of her face before continuing to the next step.
Step 5: Highlighter
Stephanie jumps into highlighting her face (the most important part of a glowy makeup look!). She uses the shade Vision from the QC Makeup Academy Highlighter Palette and applies it to her cheekbones, bridge of her nose, and above her brow arch.
Step 5: Eyeshadow
As mentioned, Stephanie is going for a natural look – so no bold colors here! She starts with a light, matte nude shade from the QC Makeup Academy Matte & Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette and shades her crease. Using a light brown matte color from the same palette, she goes over the crease again to build a color base for the rest of the eye look.
Next, she applies a shimmery coral peach color from the QC palette to her eyelids and blends this out into the crease colors. She finishes the eyeshadow with a shimmery brown shade on the outer corners of her eyes.
Step 6: Mascara
For mascara, Stephanie uses Benefit’s BADgal Mascara in black to make her lashes really pop. She applies this to her top and bottom lashes.
Step 7: Set
Using NYX’s Matte Finish Setting Spray, she sets her look to ensure it can make it through a busy school day!