MakeupToo Cool For School: Gorgeous Back-to-School Beauty Looks—Using School Supplies!
  • Hair Chalk: Hairstylist Eddie notes that to have the most success when chalking your hair (art pastels work the best!) you should make sure that your hair is completely clean. Then, spray down the parts of your hair that you want to chalk with water. "Pick colors you want to fade into each other. The lighter the hair the more the color will pop. If you have darker hair, you want to pick vibrant colors," Eddie advises.  

  • Gold Stars for Glittery Eyes: During the fall 2013 runway shows, we saw a lot of "statement eyes" on the runways, with shows like Chanel using fun sequins on model's eyelids. You can, of course, try out the trend yourself (if you're daring enough!) by using gold or silver stars and a hole puncher. Cut the stars in half or create perfect circles with the hole puncher, and keep the rest of your face minimal or matte. Makeup artist Gina suggests using a crayon to apply the small pieces of sticker around your eyes. 

  • Eraser to Smudge Your Liner: If you love making your eyes the center of your look, this trick is for you. After you've drawn a graphic line with a kohl pencil (we chose the crease of the lids, but you can get creative!), smudge the edges using your pencil eraser to diffuse the shape. If you have eyeshadow on hand, Gina advises adding some shadow above the liner to set the pencil in place and add extra dimension. 

  • Index Card for Flawless Mascara: We all touch up our mascara throughout the day, and when we're in a rush, we get it everywhere. Next time, pull out an index card and place it along your top lash line, resting the card against your eyelid. Then, you can coat your lashes with mascara and use the card as a backdrop to absorb any of the excess!

  • Binder Reinforcements for Mistake-Proof Nail Art: When it comes to adorable nail art, having a steady hand is key. In case you weren't blessed with manicurists' hands, we have a trick for you. To get adorable half-moon nail art, just stick your binder reinforcement stickers on your nails (you know you don't really use them anyway). Then, paint any color you want over the rest of your nail and once dry, peel the sticker off carefully. Finish with a top coat! 

  • Pencil Bun: Have you always wanted to know how to get your hair to stay in a simple bun using only a pencil? Us, too. Eddie tells us that the trick to getting your bun to stay in place is to wrap your hair into a really tight bun, and then secure it with the pencil, making sure the ends are tucked in. "Treat the pencil as if it were a bobby pin. Grab a piece of hair with the tip of the pencil, and then punch towards the scalp, and away, to secure it in," Eddie advises.

  • Scotch Tape for a Perfect Cat Eye: If you struggle to get that perfect cat eye angle, this tip is for you – especially if you have a hot date after school and need a quick bathroom touch-up. Take a piece of tape (Gina recommends sticking it to fabric first to make it less sticky), and line up the edge of the tape to the outer corner of your eye—you can use your eyebrow as a guide. The edge of the tape will help to give you a perfectly straight line and save you time!

  • White Pencil as a Nail-Whitener: Nude and neutral nail polish is making a big return this season, so we need to keep our nails clean! If you're in a jam, grab a white colored pencil and clean out under your nails, or simply color underneath your tips with the pencil to whiten them up.


Too Cool For School: Gorgeous Back-to-School Beauty Looks—Using School Supplies!


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