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Er… did you EVER go back to school without a nice new pencil sharpener? Thought not… so, why not take the fact that hordes of children are currently cooing over their pristine pencil cases and oh-so-fancy slimline highlighters (want very badly), as an excuse to execute some necessary updates of your own? Yes, I’m an enabler. That’s what I do… (no need to thank me).

You will need: posh pouch for putting things in, nice tweezers to facilitate good plucking, shiny eye lash curlers (yours have mould on (sort of)) and the ultimate lip balm. For starters…

Jouer Cosmetics {Paint the Town Red Bag} is practically perfect in every way. Super-supple, bright red leather? Check. Everyday reminder to be fabulous? Check. It’s the pencil case make up bag to trump all make up bags.

Be honest, you’ve owned those eyelash curlers since your teens – purchased with pocket money from Claire’s Accessories? Guessed as much… Kevyn Aucoin’s {Eye Lash Curler} are some of the best in the business, and should still be perming your fringes to perfection, when the noughties are distant enough to be cool *shudders*

No beauty kit’s complete without some tweezers – to-ease-us through those awkward, ‘tween wax days and keep a Frida-sitch at bay. Rubis {Slant Tweezers} are perfectly balanced, and used by Swiss watchmakers. Use alongside Anastasia’s {Brow Stencils}, to ensure you’re equipped with some enviably supercilious arches.

Erase skin mishaps with Amazing Cosmetics’ {Amazing Concealer} – it covers everything, so nobody need every know you stayed up too late eating ice cream and crying over Dawson’s Creek. Spots, veins, redness and dark circles are all smudged out by this miracle potion – a must-have for grown-up-adolescent days.

Pens pens pens pens! Gah – we LOVE new pens, and few more than Stila Cosmetics {Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner}. With its jet black ink and ultra-fine nib, you can use it to create the ultimate cat eye (and then scrawl his number on your forearm). It’s waterproof (hurrah) so you’ll still have his digits come morning – and can call him on your burger flip ‘phone.

And in case telephone talking turns to kissingroundthebackofthebikesheds, you’ll need Eve Lom’s aptly titled {Kiss Mix}. It’s cute as paint with a minty taste and pearly sheen, so keep one in your pocket at all times, in case of snog-emergency.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…