Summer is coming to an end, which means it's just about time to head back to school! Whether you're entering your senior year of high school or attending your first day of university, there's no doubt you want to make a good impression, and let's face it: sometimes just a little bit of makeup can give us the extra courage we need during those first few nerve-wracking days!
Even though you want to put your best foot forward and express yourself at school, it's not the right venue for an elaborate smoky eye or bold lipstick. Instead, we suggest opting for soft looks that boost your complexion and subtly enhance your features. Need a little inspiration? Check out five of our favorite looks...
1. Yara Shahidi - a radiant complexion
An illuminating BB cream gave Blackish star Yara Shahidi a lit-from-within glow at the Teen Choice Awards. Lighter than foundation, "Beauty Balms" combine skincare and makeup to brighten and hydrate the skin at the same time! Simply smooth the product out from the center of your face towards the edges for a natural look.
2. Dove Cameron - a matte complexion
Alternatively, you can go for a matte look like Dove Cameron. Unify your complexion with a lightweight matte pressed powder, pressing the powder onto the skin with a makeup sponge and building up coverage wherever necessary. Pair it with XL lashes and a swipe of tinted lip balm and you're all set!
3. Maia Mitchell - blushing beauty
While plenty of people reach for the mascara first thing, nothing makes you look more awake than giving your skin a little extra color - just look at Maia! Once you've perfected your base, use a blush brush to add a wash of pink or peach to the apples of your cheeks for a gorgeous flush.
4. Peyton List - subtle eyeliner
A softly defined eye like Peyton's means you can keep the rest of your beauty look simple! Use a felt tip liquid eyeliner pen to trace your upper lash lines, gently lifting the pen at the outer corners to create a soft cat eye flick. A kiss of lip gloss completes this "easy does it" look!
5. Victoria Justice - amplified lashes
Give your lashes some rock attitude like Victoria with Miss Manga Rock mascara. The conical brush expertly separates lashes while the unique formula evenly coats each lash from root to tip. Bold lashes and a matte nude lip are all you need to greet the day!