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The ABCs Of Back-To-School Beauty: Shop Must-Have Makeup, Skincare And More

Sep 07, 2016 09:30 AM EDT
Back To School Beauty
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In the real world, the first days of school are the equivalent to the red carpet.

It's the chance to make a splashy first impression with new classes, new friends, new year, and, if you want, a new you!

It's also the perfect time to start a new beauty routine. From makeup, to skincare to hair products, learn the ABCs of back-to-school beauty with these must-have products below.

AJ Crimson Deep Peach Corrector $35

Disguise all those late nights at the library (or at the bar- we won't tell!) with this deep peach corrector for dark circles.

Burberry My Burberry Black $95 for 50ml

A new school year always calls for a new perfume. The brand new fragrance fuses the scent of sun-drenched jasmine flower and peach nectar with a touch of rose. The signature rose note at the heart of My Burberry is given a sweet and inviting candied twist, while rich amber patchouli rounds off the scent for a deep and captivating finish. The rich, amber-coloured bottle is finished with a hand-tied black gabardine knot and set with a dark, elevated horn-look lid, inspired by the buttons of the Burberry trench coat.

ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip In Sookie $6

Bring a little edge to campus with this rich plum shade in a creme finish. The doe foot applicator will give you easy and precise application. Apply lip gloss by itself, or with a lip pencil and/or lipstick.

Dew Puff Organic Sponge $8

For clean and healthy skin all fall long, use Dew Puff's organic sponge. With this skin care essential, you'll never want to wash your face with your hands again. Exfoliating is a must for bringing healthy and radiant skin to the surface. Make your tan glow by removing dead skin cells from your face with Dew Puff's pure plant fiber sponge. Made from the root of konjac, a plant native to Asia (also known as Elephant Yam), Dew Puff can clean, exfoliate and refresh your skin. Hard like a pumice stone when dry but once wet it becomes a soft and squishy texture gentle enough for even a baby! Chemical-free, biodegradable and vegan approved, this easy-to-use beauty tool removes toxins and impurities. You don't need to use cleanser or soap with Dew Puff, just add water for a beautiful complexion. Your skin will stay hydrated and moisturized all season long.

Ecco Bella Soft Eyeliner Pencils $17.95

Look your best this school year and ake a flawless point with these cruelty free liners. Beautifully vibrant, softly sophisticated and always natural, the pencils ormulated to glide on smoothly and evenly to define eyes with vibrant color.

Fake Bake Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum $31

Just because summer is over, doesn't mean you shouldn't glow this semester, Fake Bake's newest tanning phenomenon is a "bronzing hybrid" by not only giving you that highly sought-after glow, but also providing your skin with a "fountain of youth." The nourishing benefits of coconut oil have been captured in this Coconut Tanning Serum. Fake Bake's serum will leave your skin silky, moisturized and refreshed with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, coconut oil, glycerin and silk amino acids. The serum prevents dehydration and wrinkles while plumping and cushioning the skin. Fake Bake's healthy tanning serum is just what you need to keep your skin radiant this fall.

Glampalm Signature $220

If you are going to invest in one styling tool this year, definitely make it this one. It heats up so fast and will cut your styling time in half.  The tool is designed to deliver results even when used at low temperatures and the Healing Stone Technology promotes overall hair health and delivers flawless, touchably soft results. The Glampalm is also a favorite of celebrity stylist Lee Rittiner, whose clients include Mila Kunis, Diane Keaton and Kristen Wiig, so you know you are in good company.

Hurraw Cinnamon Lip Balm $3.79

This cinnamon balm will leave your lips with a fabulous sheer red tint, and tingle, naturally. The amazing Sri Lankan cinnamon bark oil is slightly sweet and spicy, making this balm a real treat for the one you are about to kiss (and yourself of course)! Plus, purchasing the lip balm supports

It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil Mini $12 

Lily Collins, watch out! This universal, transforming long-wear eyebrow pencil is infused with cutting-edge brow enhancing ingredients and technology to give you the ultimate face framing brow. The oval shaped tip is perfect for both thin and thick brows and the spooly end brush gives a natural polished look. It was actually developed with leading plastic surgeons so to adhere to skin and look like real hair. Not so talented when it comes to doing your own brows? No prob. Each pencil comes with a full brow lift guide.

Joico InstaTint $9.99

Show off your school spirit in your hair with these temporary shimmer sprays. You can mix and match the five stunning shades to create a spectrum of color that's uniquely you. Additionally, the exclusive Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex in the InstaTint formula repairs, protects, fights frizz and adds shine with every application

Kusco-Murphy Beach Hair $36

Summer may be over, but you can have beachy hair year-round thanks to this unique texturizing paste. The luscious coconut scent will have you daydreaming about tropical destinations instead of paying attention in Chemistry 101.

Little Barn Apothecary Bamboo + Fresh Mint Clearing Mist $16

Ultra-hydrating bamboo combines with brightening and clearing licorice root (reducing inflammation), witch hazel, and purifying spearmint to refresh and moisturize your skin. Use daily after cleansing your face, throughout the day for a quick pick-me-up after class or post-workout. The small spray bottle is perfect to keep at your desk or in your bag for mid-day use, and is safe for your carry-on, too

Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Spider Effect Mascara $7.77

Shake up your ordinary mascara look this semester and try the brand's exclusive asymmetrical spider brush features cone-shaped bristles that grab and group lashes together, delivering volume at the base and sculpting lashes to a point with extreme length. The result: A bold, star-worthy look that's all about drama.

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo $6.19

A gal in school is a gal on the go and whether you wake up late for class or you are just too busy to shampoo your locks, this salon formula dry shampoo will have you and your hair clean and ready in a snap.

OPI Washington D.C. Nail Lacquer, 4 pc. Mini Set $14.50

The women of Washington D.C. represent strength and vision, which is why OPI partnered with actress and activist Kerry Washington for its latest collection. So no matter who are voting for come November, you can at least get behind with someone who embodies feminine power and gives you a fabulous mani

Philosophy Purity Made Simple: One-Step Facial Cleansing Wipes $15

These convenient, ultra-soft cleansing cloths are great to keep in your gym bag. They will refresh you and take you from sweaty to sparkling) in a single swipe.

Qtica Intense Herbal Exfoliating Foot Scrub $20

Running from class to class and on your feet all day? Give your puppies some love with this exfoliant and paraffin treatment all in one. Liquid pumice lifts the rough, dry skin from the foot and protects feet. The formula locks in moisture and essential nutrients. It's an intense treatment for dry, cracked, severely damaged feet that softens even the toughest calluses.

Rouge Bunny Rouge XXX Lip Plump  Swell Bliss $24.39

Kylie Jenner size lips are still one of the biggest trends out there, but you don't need a needle to get a full kisser. This richly shiny gloss, plumps up your lips to their juiciest fullness and covers them with a succulent shine. The triple-X secret is Palmitoyl Oligopeptide which naturally volumises, smoothes and supercharges your lips by increasing your own natural collagen production. When we say swell, we mean s-w-e-l-l. Although a treatment, we deliver this product in the gloss formula with Micro Mica particles so you can wear it day and night. Palmitoyl Oligopeptide enhances the production of collagen and stimulates the growth of matrix and connective tissues in the lips, enabling them to become moisturized, soft, defined and seductive. Cumulative use will boost results every day and your lips will be visibly fuller within 4 weeks.

Soap & Glory Peach Party $15

This multi-color blush brick delivers a gorgeous peachy glow and beautifully luminous skin. With a skin-smoothing base and shimmer pearls, it's instant chic for the shabby cheek. Instantly luminizing, this blush features a mix of peach, copper and gold pearlized pigments. Mesmerizing. Multi-dimensional. It's a must-have for ladies who want to keep a peachy-perfect summer glow throughout the fall.

ToGoSpa Green Tea Eyes $12.50 for pack of three 

Tackle the late nights school brings with the ToGoSpa Green Tea Eye treatment. These genius masks go right under your eyes and help to diminish dark circles from all night cramming for tests and doing homework. Just because you didn't get sleep doesn't mean you should show it.

Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Palette $54

Go naked this school year! No, we don't mean go streaking across the quad. Try out this long, lean, seductive case is packed with 12 gorgeous neutrals. Shades range from delicate champagnes to dark, gritty gunmetal, with names like Darkhorse, Virgin and Buck.The chocolaty velvet case is emblazoned with the word "NAKED" in gold foil lettering. Just wait 'til your friends see you pull this sexy thing out of your backpack.

VI Aesthetics SPF 50+ Sunscreen $30

Enjoy all the tailgates and outside fun before the weather starts to cool down without worrying about sun damage. This lightweight broad-spectrum sunscreen is formulated with soothing ingredients like aloe, green tea and chamomile and dries weightlessly on the skin, leaving a dry finish.

Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Facial Sheet Mask $14

This next generation sheet mask is made of skin beneficial, nutrient-dense, 100% real sea kelp to drench your face in ultra hydration and nutrition for instantly glowing, clear skin.

X Out Invisible Spot Corrector $25

Let's be honest. School years don't come without a few breakouts. Now you can help your skin quickly and gently rid the skin of troublesome acne flare-ups with the invisible spot corrector. Formulated with maximum strength 6% sulfur, this on-the-go blemish treatment helps to clear unexpected pimple pop-ups and keeps pores clean of acne-causing bacteria.

Yes to Grapefruit Rejuvenating Body Wash $5.59

Need something to wake you up in the morning? Exfoliating fruit acids will have your tired skin looking radiant and soft in no time. Plus, the refreshing citrus from grapefruit will have you singing in the shower, making it the perfect wake up call.

Zakia's Morocco Perfect Skincare Kit $24.99

Perfect for back-to-school time and for any skin type, the combination of the kit's products makes for an amazing remedy for your whole body. If you want beautiful, clear and silky smooth skin you need not look any further! With a simple combination of Macerated Olives and Olive Oil, Aqua and Potassium Hydroxide, The Original Moroccan "Beldi" Black Soap gives the skin a nourishing cleanse. The Loofah Scrubbing Ball assists in relaxation and blood flow. Exfoliating a couple times a week with the Kessa Exfoliating Glove will help to keep the skin healthy and give it a fresh glow. Finish by putting Argan Oil on your face to hydrate and keep skin looking young and vibrant. 

FOLLOW: Joico, Philosophy, VI Aesthetics, Kusco-Murphy, Zakia, ToGoSpa, Little Barn Apothecary, Fake Bake, Dew Puff, Maybelline, Burberry, It Cosmetics, X Out, Urban Decay, ToGoSpa, Soap & Glory, Rouge Bunny, Qtica, OPI, Not Your Mother's, Maybelline, Kusco-Murphy, It Cosmetics, Glampalm, Fake Bake, Ecco Bella, Dew Puff, ColourPop, AJ Crimson, Burberry

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