Back to school in beauty: smart buys and pro tips!

Rely on these tips and move to the head of your class in beauty.

MAKEUP: BE READY FOR ANYTHING

For the first day of class, choose a fresh, glowing look to enhance that healthy complexion you got over summer. After applying a thin coat of tinted fluid to your entire face (BB cream, moisturizer with a drop of foundation, etc.), use a little bronzer on those sun-kissed areas and a touch of illuminator above the cheekbones. Finish with a subtle gloss and a volumizing mascara (or why not try discrete false eyelashes!). You'll dazzle them on day one!

Pro tip: The secret for a natural-looking complexion? Using the right amount of product. For fluids, pour a few drops onto the palm of your hand and blend them with a brush before applying. For powders, remove the excess by lightly tapping your hands. In both cases, avoid adding products to your brush during application: the pigments should remain translucent.

For those busy mornings, choose multi-purpose products: nourishing bases, masks and correctors; eye shadows that have illuminators. No time for a complete makeup job? Focus on lipstick: a splash of colour will give your face a more refreshed look.

Pro tip: To perk up your lips quickly and easily, choose a cream lipstick with a sponge applicator, or, if you're using a stick, start with the edges and then fill the interior. That will help the point stay sharp for better contouring.

For oral presentations, the rule of the day is keep it light! Choose comfortable, longwearing makeup that won't steal the spotlight or run during your performance. Avoid dark colours, thick lines and finishes that dry out easily. Use paler colours and moisturizing textures and rely on loose powders to fix your look in place. 

For gym classes (or school outings!), slip a quick, beauty touch-up kit into your purse: cleansing towelettes, a moisturizing cream, a stick illuminator and a lip gloss. Keep a dry shampoo handy as well, in case your hair needs a quick pick-me-up.

Pro tip: If you need a little extra work on your eyes, remember: never add mascara to a dry layer. To freshen up your look, use a fine eyeliner or add a few tiny dabs to the base of your lashes.

MAKEUP KIT: KEEP IT STOCKED!

Want to start the school year with the ideal products? Here are 10 must-haves...

1

A BB cream

What do you get when you blend a smoothing base with a tinted cream? A powerful beauty balm that moisturizes, mattifies, softens the grain of your skin, blurs pores and imperfections, unifies your complexion and adds radiance. It's a miracle formula that's perfect for busy mornings!

2

A repairing lip balm

It's the ideal solution for the drying effects of sun, wind, fatigue and stress. Nourishing, regenerating ingredients limit dehydration and add a supple look and feel to dry, chapped, damaged lips.

3

A thermal water spray

Tired, overheated or have red blotches? A few quick spritzes on your face or neck and you're good to go! The oligoelements in thermal water have a soothing, moisturizing effect. Plus, the refreshing mist is so fine that it evaporates on its own, so there's no need to dry it with a sponge.

Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
Caudalie

Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet

Quenches and soothes.

Ideal Body Replumping Lip Balm, 15 ml
Vichy

Ideal Body Replumping Lip Balm, 15 ml

For dry to damaged lips.

Thermal Water, 300 ml
Uriage

Thermal Water, 300 ml

Uriage thermal water is a skincare water for daily use, a powerful treatment formulated with trace elements and mineral salts, a source of radiance for your skin. Packaged directly at the source, Uriage thermal water is extracted in a pure environment, protected from pollution.

4

A dry shampoo

A lifesaver for tired hair! By absorbing the excess sebum on the scalp, dry shampoos offer instant refreshment. A few sprays near the roots, a quick massage, a few strokes of your brush and your hair looks great again!

5

A mini brush

Gust of wind? Higher than normal humidity? Curls that won't stay in place? Choose a small, practical brush to tame that mane!

Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo, 142 g, Fresh & Floral
Dove

Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo, 142 g, Fresh & Floral
Refresh & Restore + Coconut Miracle Oil Dry Shampoo, 235 ml
OGX

Refresh & Restore + Coconut Miracle Oil Dry Shampoo, 235 ml
Mini Series Cushion Brush, 1 unit
Goody

Mini Series Cushion Brush, 1 unit

6

A quick concealer

Use a little corrective concealer under your eyes or on small imperfections to unify your complexion.

7

A versatile lipstick

Your ally for an effortless burst of colour. Make sure you always have a versatile shade on hand: nude, rosé or classic red. To blend practicality with pleasure, choose a moisturizing formula that protects and pulps your lips.

8

A quick-dry nail polish

The ideal product for instant manicures and pedicures: these formulas dry in 60 seconds flat and colour your nails perfectly with a single stroke of the brush. Plus, they last for days! What more could you ask for?

Portfolio Professional Correctors
Lise Watier

Portfolio Professional Correctors
SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick, 2.3 ml
Maybelline New York

SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick, 2.3 ml

Intensely perfect, perfectly intense. Ink your lips in up to 16 hours saturated liquid matte.

Insta-Dri Nail Colour, 9.17 ml
Sally Hansen

Insta-Dri Nail Colour, 9.17 ml

1 Stroke. 1 Coat. Dries in 60 seconds.

9

A hand cream

Heat, cold, pollution, repeat washings... your hands have their hands full all day long. A pocket-sized cream is essential for keeping your hands well moisturized. Make sure you choose a rich formula that also helps nourish your nails.

10

Blotting sheets

These compact, ultra-thin sheets instantly absorb excess oil on your skin without affecting your makeup or leaving powdery smudges. The result: softer, more unified skin without the sheen.  

Hand Lotion, 44 ml, Cucumber
eos

Hand Lotion, 44 ml, Cucumber
Atoderm Hand Cream, 50 ml
Bioderma

Atoderm Hand Cream, 50 ml

Atoderm Hand is a repair hand cream for dry and damaged hands that nourishes and protects.

Mattifying Papers, 2 x 70 units
Clarins

Mattifying Papers, 2 x 70 units

Refills for the Pores & Matité kit.

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Back to school in beauty: smart buys and pro tips!

We love versatile cosmetics! Here are 10 multipurpose products that will save you both time and money!
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