Get Back-to-School Ready With These Easy Makeup Tutorials

August 17, 2023
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | by L'Oréal
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Back-to-school season is always full of nerves and excitement, from finding out your new class schedule to finalizing that perfect first-day outfit. To help make sure you’re ready to return to class with confidence this fall, we rounded up six of our favorite back-to-school makeup tutorials, featuring foundation-free ideas and soft glam looks. Keep reading for some of our favorite back-to-school makeup ideas.

For a Subtle Wing

This look is all about the eyes. Andrea Cano uses a black liquid eyeliner and the L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara to achieve a cute cat-eye and long, dramatic lashes. She keeps the rest of her face minimal with concealer, contour and lip gloss. (One of our go-to lippies right now is the Maybelline New York Lifter Gloss in Gummy Bear.)

For a K-Beauty-Inspired Flush

ICYMI, blush has been a trending beauty product all summer, and it just so happens to be the perfect way to extend your sunny glow into fall. Jackie Aina achieved this rosy, luminous look in only five minutes, which means it’s perfect for those mornings when you forget to hit snooze. Looking to add a new blush to your collection? We love the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Glow Blush

For a Soft Glam Look

Not only is this look super pretty and wearable, content creator Gabriela Marie also shares tips on how to keep it matte and transfer-proof. Hint: A setting spray, such as the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, is your best friend for locking in your makeup and preventing movement.

For a Natural, Dewy Glow

Let your skin shine through with this dewy, minimalist makeup tutorial by Jackeline Cabrera. A glossy lip, rosy cheeks and defined lashes look gorgeous and can instantly wake up your face after a night of studying.

For the Beauty on a Budget

You can shop all your back-to-school beauty essentials at the drugstore like Allie Glines did for this natural, peachy look. She uses the Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara to achieve her dramatic, fanned-out lashes.

For an Acne-Friendly Look

In this video, Michelle Gia shares specific tips for covering up breakouts and hyperpigmentation without looking cakey. In fact, she doesn’t even use foundation — instead, she lets her concealer dry down a little first before patting it in with a brush. 

For Making Dry Skin Shine 

Joanna Vongphoumy shares a super quick, glowy makeup routine that makes even the driest skin types look more luminous. This is another foundation-free look, so it requires minimal time and products.
Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn

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