15 Must-Have Makeup Products From Ulta for Creating a Bold Back-to-School LookAugust 19, 2021
The return of back to school is finally upon us and many students are back in the classroom for the first time in nearly 18 months. Now is the perfect time to reintroduce yourself to the world by showing off your best back-to-school self with creative makeup looks. L’Oréal wants to empower returning students to be expressive through its range of color cosmetics found at Ulta Beauty. Think: bright blushes, poppy eyeliners and look-at-me lippies. Shop 15 must-haves for getting bold with makeup this semester below.
These gel liners come with major color payoff in just a single swipe along your lower lash line or wherever you wish to apply them. No, really — with Halloween and homecoming parties on the horizon, these work great on the body too for any intricate makeup looks. Plus, they’re waterproof, smudge-proof, fade-proof and transfer-proof.
If you’re looking for a little drama this school year, we suggest this mascara formulated to build lashes five times their natural thickness. Using the Volume Maximizing Brush for major drama, it’s the cherry on top of any bold makeup look.
During the school day, time is of the essence. This one-step color dries in about a minute without compromising any shine and has 40 shades ranging from pastel peach to espresso.
Not only does this primer condition eyelashes, but the white color allows the pigment of your favorite mascara to stand out for an eye makeup look that is going to get all the attention.
Editor tip: Wear Lancôme Cils Booster Lash Primer overnight on clean lashes as a "lash mask" for additional nourishing benefits while you sleep. Now, that’s multitasking!
From the high-shine finish to the vitamin E-infused formula, there’s a reason why Lancôme Juicy Tubes are a back-to-school makeup staple. The yummy scented flavors are just a bonus!
Are you making dewy face makeup your thing this semester? Give your cheeks a sheer flush of color with this lightweight, breathable gel-cream blush that leaves a natural finish.
These vibrant eyeshadows blend seamlessly applied wet or dry. On the go and don’t have a brush? They work just as well using your finger shuffling between classes and practice. The Moondust collection comes in intense shimmer and glitter shades for those special occasions when you want a little razzle-dazzle.
This is L’Oréal Paris’ most lightweight, breathable, long-wear foundation according to the brand. It’s suitable for all skin types and infused with SPF 25 for daily wear all about campus.
Crease-free, look-at-me eye makeup starts with a good base and this Primer Potion will keep yours on point for up to 24 hours. The formula intensifies the color of any shadow, so there’s no excuse not to go bold.
Is a super-pigmented, long-lasting vegan lipstick that goes on smoothly on your back-to-school list? You’ll want to stock up on these hydrating lippies (thanks to aloe vera and avocado oil). The vibrant finishes include cream, matte, and shine.
No more walking around campus with tired eyes. The full-coverage formula will hide dark circles from late nights without creasing or cracking and combines good-your-skin ingredients like peptides, collagen, hyaluronic acid and more.
Don’t spend time searching for the perfect eyebrow makeup color, because this Universal Taupe shade adjusts to your eyebrow color based on the pressure applied. You’ll ace the full brow look you’ve always wanted.
Whether you’re baking, setting or finishing your back-to-school look, this powder will lock in your foundation and concealer for up to 16 hours. The matte formula is available in Cool Beige for enhancing cooler undertones and Warm Saffron for enhancing warm undertones in deeper skin tones.