Think lightweight, think natural
I don’t think I touched foundation until I was 17 and all through High School concealer was my best friend! You’re young and apart from those darn pimples, your skin is still looking pretty fresh, so pick up a good coverage concealer and lightly pop it on those pesky spots. What’s great is if you’ve had a hard cram session the night before, this is a great brightening concealer for your under eyes too!
Multi-functional products are space and time-saving
I bloody love a product I can use for more than one thing! Saves money and time searching for different products in the morning and even saves valuable space in your backpack!
A mattifying powder will be your best bud
I recommend: Rimmel London // Stay Matte Powder
A mattifying powder for any skin type is a must-have in any makeup bag. Whether you’re hating on your oily skin, it’s hot and sunny or you’ve just come out of a sticky gym hall, a powder is pretty necessary in every scenario.
Try to go for something translucent, that way there’s no chance of looking cakey or orange but you’ve made a potential makeup malfunction much better. What’s more is it’s great for setting your makeup too before you leave in the morning making sure it lasts all day with as minimal trips to the bathroom for top-ups as possible.
Lips, Lips, Lips
I recommend: Maybelline // Lash Sensational Msacara
I feel naked if I leave the house without Mascara and have felt that way since I was 14. Now I’m not saying that High School is going to have you doubled over, tears streaming all the time but undoubtedly there’s going to be an occasion (or a couple) where this is true. Whether it’s exam stress or tears of pure joy and happiness. But a good waterproof mascara will save you from ending up resembling a panda afterwards!
A Compact mirror for compact backpack beauty
I recommend: Pearl // Compact Mirror Universal Power Bank