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Refresh Your Make Up Bag With These Back To (Beauty) School Essentials

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The summer holidays have drawn to a close and preparations for a new school year are in full swing. So, why not take the fact that hordes of children are currently cooing over their pristine pencil cases and oh-so-fancy slimline highlighters, as an excuse to execute some necessary make up updates of your own?  

We’ve gathered the *essentials* you need to make it to the top of the beauty class and give your routine the refresh it’s been yearning for – including make up bags to store your stash in, multi-tasking pencils, a few highlighters (of course) and that TikTok-trending lip gloss everyone is talking about… 

THE BEST BACK TO BEAUTY SCHOOL PRODUCTS... 

To start, the most necessary bit of kit needed to house all your beauty heroes is the classic Cult Beauty Black Travel Organiser Bag.Like your favourite pencil case, but better, it’s built to withstand all make up mishaps, folding out to reveal not one, but six, pockets to store your stockpile. 

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33.50€

If no one has said it yet, let us be the bearers of bad news: it’stime to replace your lash curlers. It must be done. Luckily for you, the bestselling Shiseido Eyelash Curler is only a few short clicks away.Promising to raise those lashes to a new dimension, it delivers traffic-stopping curls, takingyour lashes from flat to formidably fluttery– without any giveaway ‘bend’ or discomfort. 

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It’s universally understood that the school run is a mad dash to the finish line time is of the essence, and everyone’s trying to steal an extra minute for a slice of toast before bolting out the door. LANEIGE heard your pleas and has come to the rescue with its time-saving Cream Skin Cerapeptide Toner and Moisturiser – yes, you’ve read that correctly, it’s both a toner and moisturiser.A cream and liquid hybrid, this lightweight formula effortlessly melts into the skin and provides rich, intense hydration. Plus, it targets elasticity to plump and firm your complexion while strengthening its natural moisture barrier. 

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24.80€

It’s no secret that SPF is the most important step in our skin care routines. Gone are the days of baby oil mixed with iodine or portable tanning reflectors;we’re only interested in a radiant glow that we wont regret twenty years from now. Enter: Supergoop!’s Glow Stick SPF 50which combinespowerful sun protection with the most dew-bestowing glow. What’s more, it’s all wrapped up in a pocket-friendly stick (read: perfect for playground antics). 

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When it comes to eyeshadow,its always best to start with the basics... And there’s no better teacher than the legendary Danessa Myricks. Learning the ABCs of beauty is a breeze with the Groundwork Palette a curated collection of neutrals made to define, shade and blend across the face and eyes. This is truly the step-by-step palette dreams are made of… 

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It goes without saying that no self-respecting pencil case would be complete without a highlighter.Sorry, let us rephrase that. Nopencil case would be complete without the Neen Pretty Shiny Cream Highlighterwith three drop-dead gorgeous shades to choose from and a glow worthy of a prom royalty.  

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Pencils are by far the most versatileinstrumentin this line up, and 19/99 Beauty Mini Precision Pencil Triodidn’t come to play.Featuring three pencils that are creamy enough to be used on the eyes, lips, and cheek in smoky brown, neutral pink, and champagne shadesyou’ll be fighting your peers to get them back. 

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25.99€

Looking to top up between classes? Built with anhourglass fibre brush. that adds volume and definition, the sought-after Vieve Modern Mascara in Midnight Black is the perfect one-swipe solution to elongated, luscious lashes.Withstanding anything the day throws your way, morning or night, this formula is infused with lash-loving ingredients such as vitamins C and E to care as well as coat. 

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The final stepa replenished make up kit? An almost-there tinted gloss. Just in case anyone is searching for a cheeky smooch, the Huda Beauty GloWish Super Jelly Lip Balm is ready to bless you with the perfect pout. With each tint brimming with its own unique blend of ingredients (we’re talking everything from blueberry and Goji berry seed oil to matcha tea and coconut oil), prepare to discover maximumhydration – all day long.  

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Niall Taylor
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