Back to School Beauty
As much as we hate to say it, summer is coming to an end. We never like seeing the season of the sun go, but there are many things we are excited for! September marks the start of school, fall leaves, football games, and hot lattes. It also means that it is time to refresh your beauty bag! Keep reading for what we think are the top 10 back to school beauty items you need in your life!
1. butter LONDON Arm Candy Nail Lacquer Set – $30.00
The new school season is the perfect time to break out some new and interesting nail polish colors. Allure worked with butter LONDON to come up with a fresh new set of polishes that are perfect to bring in fall. The green and brown tones give the set a warmth that reminds of of sweaters and coffee. The blue is an unusual pop of color that is sure to draw attention. No matter what your style, these colors are versatile enough to go with nearly any outfit!
2. Rogue Love Perfume – $39.00
This is the newest scent from Rihanna, and it’s divine. If you have smelled Rihanna’s prior fragrances, you know that she tends to like sweet, floral notes. Rogue Love is no exception. The scent is created with citruses and flowers and is said to be inspired by the feeling of falling in love. It also contains notes of mandarin, red berries, and peach. It’s totally addicting and the perfect scent to mark end of summer and the beginning of fall.
3. Silk’n Blue – $149
We all want clear skin 24/7. But there is something exciting about coming back from summer break with a fresh, glowing face that is free of all acne! The Silk’n Blue is your solution to long-term acne reduction. The blue light kills acne-causing bacteria. Dermal heating reduces oil production. Both help to reduce current breakouts and prevent future ones. The device can be used daily. Most people begin to see noticeable results within 3-7 weeks. After that, only maintenance treatments are required!
4. Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo – $9.99
Dry shampoo is a MUST during the school year. It helps to reduce the amount of time you spend doing your hair, which gives you more time to do what is important to you! This particular brand is very inexpensive and very effective. It helps to keep your hair clean, free from oil, and adds volume. Use dry shampoo between wet shampoos to keep your hair looking, feeling, and smelling totally fresh!
5. Naked Smoky Palette – $54.00
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know about the Naked Palettes. This new palette is everything you need for sultry, smoky eyes. It is extremely versatile, with colors ranging from smoky neutrals, warm bronzes, and dimensional grays. It includes mattes, shimmers, and sparkles. It also includes a tutorial book that explains how to complete the hottest looks of the fall season. We are in love with nearly every one of the 12 shades contained on the palette. Our bet is that you will be, too!
6. Tea Tree Blotting Papers – $8.00
When you are in school, you have little time to touch up your make up. It is easy to get oily skin throughout the day. To avoid shininess, use one of these tea tree blotting papers to touch up between classes! They are designed to get rid of shine, dirt, oil, and perspiration. this will help to unclog your pores and leave you with a clear, matte complexion! They also come in Mint, Herbal Rose, and Bamboo Charcoal.
7. Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon – $9.00
What better to put on your lip for your new classes than a crayon? We love anything from Burt’s Bees, and these amazing lip colors are no exception. They come in six different shades, all of which are gorgeous. They offer lightweight moisture and are infused with Shea butter, Kendi Oil, and Jojoba Oil. Obviously, the best part about Burt’s Bees is that everything is natural and nourishing for your lips. Pick up a couple shades before you start school – you won’t be disappointed!
8. Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush – $30.00
We are obsessed with this brush. The best thing about it is that it allows you to apply ANY type of foundation flawlessly. That’s right – any type. It doesn’t matter whether it is liquid, cream, or powder. The geniuses at Shiseido use innovative technology combined Japanese brush-making techniques for a truly versatile brush that you will never want to be without! The slant of the bristles allows it to reach the every contour of your face without an issue. It is a makeup bag must-have!
9. Silk’n Matte Oil Control – $31.99
We already said this, but it’s worth repeating. Oily, greasy skin is never fun to deal with. This formula from Silk’n will help you to avoid the dreaded shininess that isn’t selfie-worthy! It is made with special ingredients and powder to give you a healthy matte glow all the time! It also helps to tighten dilated pores. For best results, apply to your face after your treatments with the above-mentioned Silk’n Blue!
10. Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Bag – $20.00
You obviously need something to tote around all your new beauty products! This makeup bag from Nordstrom is adorable and unique. It features smooches from some of the most iconic women in fashion – so you can get your daily dose of inspiration as you get ready in the morning!