May 1, 2012
Filed in: Hair
The weather is cooling down, class registration is starting up and we’re no longer thinking about the next time we’re hitting the beach. Instead, fall is rapidly approaching and we’re trading in our beach bags for bookbags and anxiously counting down the final summer days. Transitioning between summer and fall can be a headache; going back to rigid schedules, juggling work and acing your classes. It becomes easier to let our appearance get lost at sea while trying to stay afloat, amongst the many other responsibilities that leave little room for focusing on wardrobe and makeup. But have no fear, you can save face with these simple and quick makeup routines.
All you’ll need is L’oreal’s One Sweep Eyeshadow, Maybelline’s classic Great Lash Mascaraas well as their Pure foundation, and your favorite lip gloss. L’oreals new, convenient and innovative product combines eyeshadow and brow bone highlights on one compact. Paired with a uniquely designed brush, it only requires one clean sweep to give you a finished look. After your using your easy application One Sweep Eyeshadow you can add a touch of Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara. The classic mascara is famously known for its consistency and is guaranteed to stay put throughout the day.
Another amazing Maybelline product (we’re obsessed!) that you’ll want to keep in your bookbag is their Pure makeup foundation. The water based formula is very light and doesn’t get greasy, so you can reapply without having to worry about clogging your pores. To complete your effortless makeup routine, keep your favorite lip gloss on hand. (Personally, I always have a Lancome Juicy tube stashed in my on-the-go makeup bag.)
So where can you find the tools for your effortless look? Local drugstores carry most of these products (except for for the Lancome Juicy Tube). Not to worry – while you’re saving money on drugstore brands, you can splurge on the Juicy Tube, sold at cosmetic retailers like Sephora.
As for your hair, it can be a hassle to always go to class with freshly styled strands. Thankfully, some of the trendiest hairstyles for fall are braids and buns. Both are simple and classic, and can be worn casually or formally. Check out this CK mag article on how to do a fishtail braid, for a simple tutorial of the hot style! Throwing your hair into a ballerina bun or just back in a headband are other secrets to staying trendy, without having to do a lot of styling.
Keep these time-saving ideas in mind when you want to hit the snooze button or during the treachery of the back-to-school to ensure that you’re always a CK glam girl, even when school takes over!