Makeup Starter Kit For School

Soon enough some of you will be heading back to school, college or univeristy and looking for some new beauty products to help going back a little more bareable. In school I wasn’t a huge makeup fan and I would rather those few extra minutes in bed instead but now I couldn’t imagine leaving the house without it, especially my brows. If you’re just starting out with makeup or looking for some affordable but worth buying products then continue to read.

I know that a lot of schools don’t accept students wearing too much makeup, if any at all. However, if your school does allow some makeup I totally recommend these prodcuts and especially as a starting ground for makeup. I wouldn’t ever imagine going to school with a smokey eye or a bold lip so these products won’t help you to achieve a glam look at all. In fact, they’ll allow you to continue to look like yourself but a little more dewy and fresh.

Those early mornings are a killer, I know it. I totally recommend starting with a concealer and the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer is a great product to cover those under eyes and pimples. Foundation isn’t always necessary, of course it’s a preference but if you’re looking for something quick and easy to blend. This concealer is an absolute dream and I 100% recommend it. It’s also small enough to fit into a small makeup bag and slot right into your bag if you fancy touching up throughout the day.

Like I said before, I can’t imagine many people wanting to head off for a long day in school with a smokey eye or even just sitting down at 7am to blend away. However, a coat of mascara can really help to widen the eyes and make you look more awake. One of my favourites is the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, this really helps to lengthen the lashes too. Along with this, a nude eyeliner on the lower water line really does help to brighten and widen the eyes and I totally recommend the Rimmel eyeliners.

To finish this simple and school friendly look, a lip balm. It’s as simple as that. No need to pop out your favourite red shade, you’re in school not a club. You also want to be comfortable throughout the day, what’s worse than seeing a red lipstick bleed across your mouth? Yuck. 

If you’re soon heading back to school don’t feel as though you need to act any different because you’re heading into a new school year. Makeup doesn’t determine your worth. Good luck for the new academic year! 

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A Small Beauty Declutter

I recently went ahead and had a little clean out of my makeup collection. I think it’s so refreshing to remove any unwanted or unused products to make room for new releases and to also ensure that you’re not using products that are out of their expiry date. It’s so important that makeup users are aware of the expiry date that is set on each product, you don’t want to be using a mascara on your lashes if it is out of date as it can cause possible infections. This is the same case for face products too, they can cause a rash, acne and infections also.  I will say, I didn’t throw massive amounts away and a lot of it I actually gave to people because the quality was good and I did at some point enjoy the product but I simply no longer use them and didn’t want to see them go to waste. 

Whilst going through my clear out I thought I would with you guys what I would re-purchase from the items that I threw away and whether they’re worth having. Admittedly, not all of these products were out of date I simply threw them away or gave them away because I didn’t like them or they weren’t very good for my skin. 

I did give away or throw some products that were totally disappointing, for example the Urban Decay Illuminating Trio was the biggest waste of money I have ever purchased. Along with the Urban Decay Original Primer Potion. Both of these products were awful and especially the illuminating trio. The trio were supposed to be highlighters but they had very little to no pigment to them. They were pretty much just shimmer and looked as if I had thrown small glitter pieces at my face. They weren’t even long wearing either. The primer potion just felt totally unnecessary and I feel that concealer works just as well than paying a fortune for the primer potion. 

Another products that I was disappointed to be throwing away was the Sleek Matte Me Liquid Lipstick in Old Hollywood. If you don’t know already, I love these liquid lipsticks by Sleek. The formula is incredible, the pigment is outstanding and they’re not drying at all. However, this shade was awful. It was so patchy, it cakes up and literally would lay in ever single crease on my lips (yes, I do use a lip balm before applying them). I was shocked to dislike this product simply because I love the shades Birthday Suit and Velvet Slipper. 

Finally, a product that was also really disappointed with was the Maybelline Sculpting Stick (I’ve totally forgotten the name). It is a cream contour and highlight stick and I think this was the most awful cream contour I’ve ever used. It just didn’t blend well and when it didn’t I found that the pigment was awful and just didn’t show at all. It was a total waste of money and I wouldn’t ever repurchase this. 

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Maybelline Baby Skin Primer

I purchased the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer from Superdrug a few weeks back and I’ve been testing it out ever since. I don’t really use primers but if I do I often lean towards the L’Oreal Lumi Magique primer which I do really enjoy but the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer is totally different. In lots of ways it reminds me of the Benefit Porefessional which I love and could repurchase forever. However, if you’re looking for an affordable drugstore dupe of the Porefessional then I totally recommend purchasing the Maybelline Baby Skin primer. 

It totally sinks straight into the pores and I find that it’s incredibly hydrating. My skin soaks it up and I creates a beautiful and flawless canvas for the rest of my makeup. It’s a soft of gel consistency and I find if I use too much of this it is extremely greasy. For those with oily skin like me you might find only putting a very small amount on your oily areas. 

I like to appply it by placing a very small, pea sized amount to distribute between my forehead and chin. I then like to evenly put another pea sized amount of the primer on the sides of my nose where I have the most pores and troubled area. 

I absolutey love this primer and I can see me using it unless something better comes along but it’ll be hard to match up. 

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Maybelline Push Up Angel Mascara

Maybelline released a new mascara and I was interested in whether it’s actually any better than any other mascara. I personally believe all mascaras are quite simple and have specific jobs such as lengthening and volumising but no mascara has ever amazed me. Mascara isn’t something I really anticipate for the newest releases for and I don’t even have a holy grail mascara that I already repurchase. In fact, I haven’t ever repurchased a mascara because I liked it, I do always go for something new. Having seen this mascara in Superdrug and Boots I just thought I would pick it up simply because I had already planned to purchase something from Maybelline and it was in the 2 for 10 deal. 

I’m not usually a fan of the plastic and small wands but this wand is a total game changer for me. As you can see in the picture, the wand is very small and thin but has small bristles that means you can get really into the lash line and coat your whole lashes without missing areas. This is by far my favourite thing about this mascara, otherwise to me it’s just any normal mascara that adds a nice amount of length. Since the mascara does help the lashes to separate and look longer I can imagine a fluttery pair of falsies looking amazing with this mascara. 


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My Top 5 Make Up Products.

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I frequently fall in love with make up and end up using it repeatedly for a few weeks until I buy something else. However I do have a selection of   beauty products that I love and have returned to for so long. All five products belong to different brands and each of them has made me love them repeatedly. I didn’t struggle at all with the post as I knew exactly what my favourites were but I am always open to trying new products. So let me know your statement beauty products in the comments below and I’ll check them out.

First of all, the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette. My gosh, this palette is perfect. It has everything I need for a natural daytime look to a nighttime glam. It’s so easy to use and they blend so well and the shadows are so creamy.  It has a variety of shades from transition colours and shimmers, they’re so pigmented too. It’s beautiful. I bought mine for £39.00 in Debenhams in April and haven’t stopped using it. You can buy yours here. I will admit, I dropped it once and damaged the colour Malted but they’re still so perfect. It’s my go-to palette and one that I’ll always return too. Also, it smells amazing! It smells just like chocolate. It’s definitely tempted me to buy the other palettes from Too Faced, perhaps my student loan will come in handy this year..


I’ve been using the L’Oreal Infallible 24h Matte foundation for well over a year and I’ve bought so many tubes of this. I got mine in the shade Porcelain 10, because I’m super pale. You can get it at Superdrug for £7.99 here. It’s so easy to blend and it feels so soft and has a medium but build-able coverage. I find with some matte foundations they feel chalky but this one is totally different, it never cakes around my dry areas and it’s so good for us oily girls! I totally recommend for all skin types to try. It’s lovely and it’s so affordable.


Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara is so quick and easy to use on those days when you’re in a rush or can’t be bothered to do a full face of makeup. Mine is in the shade Medium Brown, it’s able to shape my brows and make them look thicker and so natural whilst keeping them in place all day long. It’s available here, in Superdrug for £4.99. For less than £5 I think it’s fantastic.


I had never tried many liquid bronzer’s before this one is Stila Aqua Glow and has been my trusty sidekick for several months now and I use it almost everyday. I got mine on Feel Unique for £22, take a look here. It’s so easy to use and provides such a nice natural glow to the skin. I use a pea sized amount on my cheeks and forehead and it always looks so lovely. It’s lightweight and even looks so good on my pale skin. It adds a nice bronze to the face and helps to shape and add colour.


I’ve been using the NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder in Translucent for almost a month and ugh I love it so much. It just makes me so happy to use. It sits comfortably on the face, it doesn’t cake up around my eyes and dry patches. It allows my makeup to stay on all day and looks wonderful. It helps to highlight my under eyes so well and makes them look wide awake. What more could a girl want? I raved about this in my August favourites (go take a look) and I still love it. I can see this continuing to be in my everyday makeup bag for a while! I got mine in boots for £8, have a look here and try it out for yourself. You won’t regret it.


There is my top 5 beauty products that I repeatedly use and fall in love with.  I do apologise for the state my products are in, they’re slightly messy but well loved. Let me know yours and come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1pm for more posts.

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