It’s that time to talk Back to School Beauty—can you believe it? I don’t know where the summer has gone, but it seemed like all of a sudden my thoughts became obsessed with fall makeup and shopping for new Sharpies! If you’re counting down til school’s back in session, consider this your “cheat sheet” for Back to School Beauty Shopping!
When you start thinking of Back to School shopping, of course you think clothes and school supplies. But there are also beauty products to consider. We’ve rounded up the best beauty products “hair-to-toe” for back to school….
The new Herbal Essences Body Wash Collection is a fun and fragrant way to get your day off to a good start. The three tropical-inspired scents include Hello Hydration (coconut, creamy vanilla and orchid notes, Body Burst (citrus notes) and Happy Go Lather (rose and floral notes). These colorful shower gels are gentle on skin and moisturizing, too.
Buying larger sizes of staples like shower gel can save money…definitely a “plus” in my book! The H2O Plus Bath Basics Jumbo Shower & Bath Gels ($24) are HUGE and at 32 ounces, who knows, the bottle might last the semester! Available in four fresh fragrances, I like that there are natural fruit enzymes and extracts for a gentle and effective cleansing experience.
Dove wants to make sure every day is a good hair day with Daily Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner. I’ve been trying out the new formula, which delivers up to 5X smoother hair in just one wash! I’ve been using it and have found it to be a lightweight, leaving my hair manageable without weighing it down. Share your Great Hair Affair for the chance to win prizes!
COVERGIRL always has a great selection of affordable, on-trend makeup. I love a smoky eye and I’m obsessed with the new COVERGIRL Flamed Out™ Shadow Pot in Molten Black, paired with the COVERGIRL Ink It! by Perfect Point Plus in Black Ink. Try the Silver Ink liner for a trendier, metallic look. COVERGIRL makes back to school beauty easy, breezy as always!
To finish off a smoky eye, you need a great mascara and one of my recent discoveries is MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Extravagant Mascara. This is a workhorse that does it all—giving volume, length, curl and precision. It’s one of the best, most pigmented formulas I’ve tried. The brush is cone-shaped, so getting each lash is easy and clump-free. Love!
This time of year, I start switching from tinted moisturizers and BB creams to something that provides a little more coverage. So excited to tell you about new NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation. It has a light texture that can be built up to the level you need. I love the look and feel, plus, it comes in a refillable compact. I’ve been testing the Deauville shade, which is a little too light for now, but will be perfect as I transition to fall-winter makeup.
School-related stress can bring on breakouts; take control before they start with the Neutrogena Acne Stress Control line. The Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power Scrub has salicylic acid in it to keep breakouts at bay and is gentle enough that it won’t strip your skin. Plus, it has natural calming ingredients like cucumber and green tea to soothe. Learn more by checking out the Neutrogena GIF Guide to the Clear Truths about Acne.
You need a good all-over moisturizer and AHAVA makes some of the best. If you haven’t tried AHAVA, the Kooba for AHAVA Limited Edition Set is a nice starter set. It includes a Kooba-designed clutch with three of AHAVA’s best-sellers – a body exfoliator, body lotion and hand cream. The set is perfect for tucking into a backpack or gym-locker. Makes a great gift, too!
Do you have your back to school shopping game-plan together? Hopefully you’ve gotten a good start with these suggestions!