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Back to School Makeup Tips

Back to School Makeup Tips

Perfect your new-semester look

Show up fresh on your first day (and every day) with a few beauty hacks you can use all year long. NYX Professional Makeup is here to keep your beauty routine quick and simple, with recommendations on how to use key products including the best pressed powder for oily skin, game-changing concealer, mascara and more. 
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To get an A+ look that goes the distance… Makeup primers Primer for makeup is the key to smooth and long-lasting makeup. If you’re all about that look, start with Honey Dew Me Up Primer to create an even base. Your skin will be like a fresh canvas, ready for Total Control Pro Drop Foundation. This liquid foundation has a lightweight formula that will blend seamlessly for a natural, healthy-looking finish. Cancel any texture or shine with the Pore Filler Stick (aka NYX Professional Makeup’s go-to for on-the-go skin blurring) and finally, choose a setting spray in dewy or matte finish to set your look.

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For a flawless look that lasts the whole study sesh… Shine-controlling picks for oily skin To achieve a full-coverage matte finish while avoiding transfer and reducing shine, apply your favorite face primer, then buff Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation over it—it’s our best lightweight foundation for oily skin. Next, swipe and blend Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer on your T-zone. Bake in the concealer by using a blending sponge to apply Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Powder on top. Finish up by pressing Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Mattifying Powder in with a brush to set foundation and mute any shine. Extra credit: Spritz and seal your look with the Matte Finish Setting Spray. With this combo, you’re good to go all day.

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For an effortless pop that looks hard to achieve… Add color Rise and get to shining by grabbing the Jumbo Eye Pencil in Donut to brighten up the inner corner of your eye with a highlight—some of the best eyeshadow looks are really that simple! Next, contour your lip shape with Suede Matte Lip Liner in Soft-Spoken, then paint your lips with Lip Lingerie XXL in Strip’d Down. This matte liquid lipstick lasts up to 16 hours for worry-free pretty all day. Top it with a shimmery lip plumping gloss like the Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Polish in Let’s Glaze to get a full, poppin’ pout! 

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Your beauty bestie when you’re running late… Concealer If you need a look ASAP, this quick and easy makeup routine is for you. First, hydrate and prime your skin all at once with Bare With Me Cannabis SPF 30 Primer. Its moisturizing formula also helps protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays. Next, blend out Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer to cover imperfections quickly. This lightweight, matte formula lasts all day. Give your cheeks and lips a quick flush of color with a few swipes of Powder Puff Lippie Lip Cream in Puppy Love, then complete the look with On The Rise Volume Liftscara, NYX Professional Makeup’s best mascara for lifted, full lashes. 


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