Everyday School Makeup Look- 15 minutes!

By Kate Anderson, Staff Writer

We all know the struggle of getting up early enough to get ready for another day of school and leaving in enough time to escape as much traffic as possible. So for days like that, I have created a simple 15 minute makeup look that will get you out the door in a timely manner and looking put together. All of the products and brushes I will be using can be found at the drugstore, so they are very affordable on a high school student budget!

  • I start with a clean and washed face before I apply any makeup.


  • First I prime my face with the e.l.f.: Poreless Face Primer. I am just using my fingers to spread this product all around my face but making sure I concentrate enough product where my pores are larger.


  • I take an e.l.f.: professional foundationbrush and evenly distribute the BB crème, and I make sure it is evenly blended down onto the base of my neck. Doing this will prevent any harsh lines.


  • Next I apply the “Maybelline: Instant Age Rewind” concealer in a triangular shape  below my eyes, on my chin and on my forehead. This will conceal any dark circles, acne or redness. I then take the “Real Techniques: Complexion Sponge” to blend out the concealer, again, to make sure there are no harsh lines.




  • Now for the eyes, to prime my eyelids and make sure the eye shadow we apply wont “slip off” I use the “Covergirl: Ready Set Gorgeous” concealer. You should apply the concealer the way I did in the picture. Doing this brightens the eye area and makes you appear more awake. Blend this out with either your fingers or a sponge.


  • I set the concealer with “e.l.f. Translucent Mattifying Powder” and use the “Real Techniques: small powder brush”. Just sweep this under the eye. Doing this prevents concealer from creasing and creating the appearance of wrinkles.


  • I take the lightest shade in the “Wet n’ Wild: Walking on Eggshells” palette and use the “EcoTools: Blending” brush, and I just brush some of this along my brow bone to act as a highlight.


  • Next I press the pink color in the trio with the “EcoTools: Shading” brush all over the lid until it reaches the pigment I desire.


  • Then I use the “e.l.f.: small crease” brush, and, by taking the darkest shade in the trio, I work the shadow into my crease. Just continue to blend until there are no harsh lines and everything looks even.


  • Next, I apply a few coats of “Maybelline: The Rocket Volum’ Express” mascara to really define my otherwise invisible eye lashes. This is very important in making me look more awake on early school mornings.


  • Now it’s time to give your face a little bit more life. I take the “e.l.f. professional bronzing” brush and lightly brush the “Palladio: Baked Bronzer” under the cheekbones and around the forehead to frame the face. Blend! Blend! Blend!


  • I take the same brush I used for the bronzer, and I apply “NYC: Color wheel” blush to the apples of my cheeks. And of course, BLEND!


  • To highlight the high points of my face I use the “e.l.f.: Eyeshadow “C””  brush and dust the lightest shade from the “Wet n’ Wild: Walking on Eggshells” palette onto the tops of my cheekbones and above the brow.


  • Finally, just to make sure everything is well blended, I use the “e.l.f.: Complexion” brush.


  • For the lips, I line with the “NYX: lip liner” in the shade Coffee and then use the “NYX: soft matte lip cream” in the shade London all over my lips.



  • DONE!!! Now time to head off for school!