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Back to school basics: How to build the Perfect 'go–to' makeup kit for college 

Back to school is all about new beginnings; whether you're returning to high school a year older (and wiser) or starting your journey at university, it's a time to start fresh and reinvent yourself. The best way to create a new chapter with confidence is to make sure you feel your best, and what better way than with a sparkly new makeup look?

Back-to-school makeup's three essential points are comfort, ease, and affordability. Comfort, because you'll wear makeup from class to class all day. Ease, because you won't have much time in the morning to get ready before school, and affordability, you're a student and don't need to spend your money on overpriced anything, let alone makeup!

Let's build the perfect back-to-school makeup kit with just six products!


Prepped and primed skin looks and feels better than applying makeup on bare skin. If you're looking for moisture and glow, we recommend our Coconut Milk Serum, but if oily skin is your nemesis, Clear Foundation Primer is your new best friend!


For some, school may be your runway, but for most, comfort is key! For school, we always recommend our Sun Defense Tinted Moisturizer. This lightweight formula glides across the skin, provides light to medium, sheer coverage, and looks and feels just like skin - but better! The tube has a brush applicator and makes quick application and touch-ups on the go a breeze! 

On Point Liquid Liner Pen on female model


It's time to color outside the lines; if color is your way of expressing your creativity, the following few products are for you!

For the Artist: Pure Pigment Palette
This stunning palette has eight matte pure pressed pigments; go wild and use these pigments anywhere, cheeks, eyes, and lips!

For the Dreamer: The Forever Summer Palette
This mini eyeshadow palette contains 12 summer-inspired shades, with six matte and six metallic formulas. This neutral palette is anything but boring and gives you everything you need to build a beautiful look. 

woman wearing Aura Glow Glitter Pigment

For the Flirt: Afterglow Powder Blush
Add the perfect pop of pink to your cheeks with our best-selling Afterglow Blush. This medium-toned baby pink flatters every skin tone and is the perfect touch of Rosey for your blushing cheeks. 

woman wearing Aura Glow Glitter Pigment


No look is complete without a bit of mascara; our Epic Lash will not only coat your lashes in jet black pigment but will last all day and never smudge! For lips, keep it fresh and simple with Lip Gloss; we love Darling for a hint of pink or the OG glitter gloss in Shine. 

Remember, you are only as good as you feel - so wake up five minutes earlier and give yourself the TLC you need to be the best version of yourself, even if that just means brushing your hair and swiping on a little lip balm! Good luck on your first day!