Back To School Beauty Basics - Chitown Fashionista

22 August 2012 / By Rita Milton

Back To School Beauty Basics

For some, Fall brings more than just cooler temps and falling leaves. Whether it’s you, or your kids heading back to school, you may find yourself skipping your beauty routine for a couple more minutes of sleep in the morning.

As much as we would like to wake up looking fresh and bright eyed, let’s be honest, that’s usually not the case. This quick and easy beauty routine will have you putting your best face forward.

Here’s what you will need:

1. Tinted moisturizer: Though this may not conceal every blemish you may have at the moment, a tinted moisturizer will help the overall appearance of your skin by evening out your skin tone. Laura Mercier makes a fantastic tinted moisturizer both in regular and oil free versions with a wide shade range.

2. Cream shadow: Applying a wash of color to your eyelids takes literally, seconds. You can use something similar to your skin tone to help even out any redness or veining on your lids, or kick it up a notch with frost or shimmer to instantly lift and brighten your eyes. One of my favorites is the Benefit Creaseless Shadow in the color “RSVP.” It is a light pink champagne hue that adds just a bit of color while brightening with a frost like shimmer.

3. Mascara: Using mascara instantly opens the eye, making you look more awake. This is a MUST HAVE beauty item for me. If I could only choose one makeup item for the rest of my life, it would be mascara. The Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara is perfect for defining your lashes while giving you tons of volume. A bonus? It lasts for hours on end without smudging!

4. Tinted balm stain: Sometimes lipstick can be a bit high maintenance. A tinted balm will provide color without the burden of having to constantly reapply. The Revlon Just Kissable Balm Stains are fantastic for just that. They are hassle-free lip balms that leave a beautiful stain behind giving you lasting color all day long. My personal favorite is “Passion.”

Ten minutes is all you need for this basic beauty routine. So go ahead, hit that snooze button a few more times!

What’s your quick and easy beauty routine?





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About The Author

Rita Milton

Margarita Milton, known as simply ‘Rita’ by many, has always had a love for beautiful things. It was inevitable that Rita would one day discover the world of beauty products; from skin care, to nail polish and of course, makeup. Once Rita realized her adoration, it quickly took on a force that would continue to flourish as time went on. Rita chose YouTube as a platform to share her interests as well as develop her knowledge and skill level. Over time, Rita has become a contributing member of the online beauty community in all forms in hopes to share her knowledge and passion of all things beauty.

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  1. Totally agree on the Revlon Balm Stains. I fell in love with Lovesick and Rendezvous, so easy and both have a lasting bright color!

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