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How to Do Your Makeup for Class

November 05, 2018

When it comes to doing your makeup for class, you likely won’t want to spend a lot of time on it—especially on days when you have those dreaded 8 AM courses. There’s also a good chance you won’t be wanting to rock a smoky eye or other nighttime makeup looks. On the hunt for a quick, easy, and simple makeup look that’s suitable for class? Keep reading for a step-by-step school makeup tutorial.

Step #1: Perfect your complexion

The most important part of this makeup look—and any makeup look for that matter—is your base. While creating a flawless, perfectly contoured complexion isn’t a necessity, there are definitely days where you’ll want to have a full face (like those oh-so-fun presentation days). When you have reason to do a little more with your makeup, reach for shaping sticks. They’re super easy to apply, making them a perfect, time-conscious solution when you’re getting ready for class.

Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Foundation Shaping Sticks, choosing one shade that’s slightly lighter than your skin tone and another that’s slightly darker. Apply the lighter shade in an upside-down triangle under your eyes, down the bridge of your nose, on your chin, and on the center of your forehead. Then, apply the darker shade to the hollows of your cheeks, temples, jawline, and sides of your nose. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender to effortless blend out the creamy formula and create your flawless base.

Step #2: Add some color

Of course, you’ll need to add some color to complete your face makeup. Apply one of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks to your cheekbones and blend it out with your fingers or a makeup blender for a natural-looking flush.

Step #3: Groom your brows

You may not want to spend time filling in your brows for class, but realizing you went the entire day with an eyebrow hair out of place is never fun. To help your eyebrows stay put, quickly swipe a clear eyebrow gel through your brows. Use the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Mascara in Clear, which has a gel-mousse formula that helps boost volume and set your brows.

Step #4: Coat your lashes

Amp up your lashes by applying length and volume with a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara. You can wear a brown mascara for a more natural look or wear black if you’re partial to a more dramatic lash, regardless of where you’re headed.

Step #5: Apply a lip balm

Skip the lipstick and apply a tinted lip balm instead since you’ll be able to easily touch-up in the middle of class if necessary. Try the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Glossy Balm in Lovely Mocha for a touch of natural-looking, sheer color.


If you want to spend a little extra time on your makeup before going to class, there are a few ways you can upgrade your daily school makeup routine. Try one of the following five options for boosting your beauty look.

Option #1: Apply eye shadow

Eye shadow is one of the easiest ways to take your makeup look to the next level. Opt for a neutral color palette for class. Read our article, How to Apply Natural-Looking Eye Shadow: The Complete Tutorial, to get inspired.

Option #2: Highlight

Pop on a highlight to make your skin glisten. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Highlighter Shaping Sticks to highlight a few key spots, like your cheekbones and cupid’s bow.

Option #3: Grab a lip gloss

Embrace a trend—glossy lips—and swap your lip balm for a lip gloss in a subtle shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in Barely Nude. You’ll still have sheer, wearable coverage but with just a touch more shine.

Option #4: Use nude eyeliner

Apply a nude eyeliner to your waterline to create the illusion of well-rested eyes. This is the perfect addition to your class makeup routine after you’ve pulled an all-nighter cramming for an exam. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Nude.

Option #5: Set your makeup

If you’re going to be on campus all day, use a setting spray to keep your makeup in place throughout all of your classes. Spritz the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray in “X” and “T” motions over your face and you’ll be good to go.

Want more beauty tips that are fit for someone in school? Read our article, The Skin Care Routine to Take with You to College.

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