Bookmark These Back-to-School Makeup Looks for Stress-Free Weekday MorningsAugust 15, 2022
If you haven’t been to an Ulta lately (or visited the Ulta website), here’s your cue to run to the nearest location (or, um, pull up a new tab). The beauty destination has every L'Oréal product you need for your back-to-school beauty routine — no matter if you’re planning on making floating eyeliner your signature or fully leaning into the buzzy Y2K aesthetic with high-shine lip gloss. (P.S. You won’t want to miss out on the store’s skincare and hair-care selection either.)
If you don’t already have a go-to daily look or makeup tutorial though, we know it can be overwhelming to not only create one, but also shop for all the items you’ll need to complete it. So, to help you out, we rounded up a few makeup trends worth trying out for your back-to-school debut, plus the products and application tips you’ll need to create the look yourself.
In our opinion, matte is never not in, but dewy, glowy skin is certainly sticking around for the back-to-school season. While there’s a bevy of ways to get the look, you’ll want to start with completing your full skincare routine, which likely consists of cleansing, applying any serums or treatments specific to your skin type or concerns, moisturizing, and of course, applying sunscreen. If preventing and treating breakouts is on your mind this school year and you have blemish-prone skin, we recommend checking out the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Salicylic Acid Acne Serum. Formulated with a mix of salicylic acid, lactic acid and postbiotic ferment, this treatment is designed to help clear up breakouts, exfoliate and calm the skin, leaving you with a clearer, smoother complexion.
Then, we like moving onto applying a primer that helps create a soft-focus glow, like the NYX Professional Makeup Marshmellow Smoothing Primer, followed by a lightweight foundation with either a natural or radiant finish. We’re currently loving the L'Oréal Paris True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum. It’s infused with hyaluronic acid to help hydrate the skin and mineral pigments that create a glowy finish. This product pairs well with the Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer, a lightweight, oil-free formula that provides natural-looking coverage and is super easy to blend. Its precise applicator is great for targeting specific areas that need more coverage. Finish off the look with a dose of dewy highlighter and a glossy lip.
High-Shine, Glossy Lipstick
Colorful Floating Eyeliner
Not sure what eyeshadow or eyeliner shade to wear on the first day of school? Why not choose your top two favorites? Use this creation as your inspiration. We love how @notkyraslooks paired the two-toned look with a neutral, slightly glossy lip, too. Our favorite product for acing a natural lip with a glowy, slightly shiny finish is the L'Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick. The balm, which is formulated with 92% natural ingredients, imparts a veil of pretty color while delivering essential moisture for smoother, healthier lips. Trust, you’ll want to throw all eight colors in your Ulta shopping cart.