Hit the Books in Style

beauty makeup back to school meijer style From the Editor: Our team challenged five beauty gurus to create their favorite back to school look. With Meijer Gift Cards provided, these gals created fun and flirty back to school looks with some of their favorite finds. We’re excited to share them with you. Enjoy! Those 8 a.m. lectures will be here before you know it. Now’s the perfect time to perfect your why-yes-I-do-wake-up-looking-this-good beauty routine. Daily essentials like face wash and hair care products (dry shampoo, anyone?) set you up for success, while a quick swipe of eye shadow and dab of lip gloss will have you looking impossibly effortless – even before your coffee’s ready. We tapped beauty gurus to find out what they can’t live without when back to school rolls around. Here are their faves:

“Goody Ouchless No Metal Elastics are the perfect way to hide morning bedhead with a ponytail or top knot…and these Ouchless Elastics don’t snag, pull, or break hair strands.” – Beauty Info Zone, 10 Budget Friendly Back-to-School Beauty Essentials “If there’s one product I won’t leave home without using, it’s mascara. I use Almay One Coat Lengthening Mascara for a typical day and may add a waterproof version over top if it’s hot and humid out. It’s super easy to layer and I pack it in my purse to reapply later.” – Blonde Bedhead, Back to [Grad] School with Meijer “I like to give myself a weekly facial, where I do my at home microdermabrasion followed by a face mask. I was thrilled to find the Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips to use before I do the face mask!” – Detroit Duchess, Back-to-School with #MeijerBeauty “I especially love the L’Oreal Optical blur concealer. It provides great coverage, it’s long wearing, and it doesn’t crease!” – Glamorously Mommy, Back to School Beauty Essentials “Use hair care products that make it easier to manage your hair. I love the Suave Dry Shampoo. It works great in between wash days to keep your hair healthy and protected from heat damage.”  – Gladazzle, Back to School Beauty Tips: Looking Your Best with Little Time And for a night on the town with some of your new bffs, here are some tips from the beauty experts at Meijer:

  • Turn up the volume, heavy metal is in! Well, at least in your makeup bag. Stock up on shiny shades of shadow punctuated with a bold eye liner or try Essie’s new Metallics nail polish for a bit of an edge.
  • Neutrals are a leopard’s best friend. Whether you’re showing your wild side with a leopard-print flat or shouldering a zebra print bag, make sure your makeup doesn’t steal the spotlight. A neutral palate filled with tans and browns will have you looking like you just stepped out of a safari…and you’re ready for a night out! Pair with your favorite lip stain for a pop of color.
  • Go for bold with cozy nudes. With fall weather to look forward to, it’s time to dig up your favorite essentials! Grab a sweater, throw on leggings and your favorite riding boots (yay!) and you’ll be ready to head to class. Try a bold nude and shadow for your daytime look.

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