7 Easy Back-to-School Makeup Tutorials for People of Color

August 10, 2022
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Back-to-school season is always full of excitement and nerves, whether you're going off to college or finishing out high school. The last thing you need to worry about is your back-to-school makeup amid all this change. Lucky for you, we rounded up our favorite beginner-friendly makeup tutorials for people of color to rock in the virtual classroom or in-person. Keep reading to discover tutorials full of splurge-worthy beauty buys, affordable drugstore makeup recommendations and makeup tips and trends.

Glowy, Natural Makeup

This quick and easy natural look by content creator Tea Renee makes it easy to arrive at school on time looking fresh. She gives an especially in-depth description of how she gets her brows so flawless using minimal products. If you’re in the market for a new eyebrow pencil, we recommend checking out the NYX Professional Makeup Fill & Fluff Eyebrow Pomade Pencil, which features a pigmented brow formula on one end to fill in sparse spots and a brush on the other to blend in the formula and fluff up your brows. We also love the Maybelline New York Express 2-In-1 Pencil and Powder, which features a waxy yet blendable formula on one end and a powder on another.

Natural Makeup for Acne-Prone Skin

If you’re looking to cover acne and hyperpigmentation without your makeup appearing cakey, turn to this video by Colleen Ho. The Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer is her secret weapon for dealing with hyperpigmentation — plus, she showcases a quick and easy way to create faux freckles!

No-Makeup Makeup

This back-to-school makeup tutorial is the epitome of natural beauty. Ashley Quiroz takes a minimalist, less-is-more approach to create an invisible makeup look, relying on basics like brow gel, tinted moisturizer and nude lip liner (she recommends the NYX Professional Makeup Slim Lip Pencil) for a flawless finish. For glowy, minimal beauty looks, we’re loving the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation. It has a serum-like consistency, so it feels incredibly lightweight on the skin, and is infused with skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid and mandelic acid.

Back-to-School Makeup for Oily Skin

Want to add a little more drama to your back-to-school makeup look? Lexsa Marie has you covered with this beginner-friendly back-to-school makeup tutorial targeted to oily complexions. Learn how to lock in your makeup all day and keep shine to a minimum with her techniques.

Foundation-Free Drugstore Makeup

Looking to add coverage without using foundation? Watch Haley Kim’s back-to-school makeup tutorial using concealer and color correcting to pinpoint areas she wants to draw attention away from. Bonus: She only uses drugstore products, including cult favorites like L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara.

Dewy, Clean Makeup

For a simple yet fresh look, press play on Amy Serrano's clean and dewy makeup look using all drugstore products. The key to her glow? Prepping her skin with L’Oréal Paris Makeup True Match Lumi Glotion before layering on foundation.

Soft Glam Makeup

Sometimes you need to take your usual look up a notch. When you're in the mood for something a bit more glam, follow Fatima Bah's soft and rosy makeup tutorial using all drugstore products. NYX Professional Makeup Long-Lasting Matte Finish Setting Spray holds the look in place all day.

Photo: Lexsa Marie

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