Back To School Beauty

The fuss-free products to keep you looking fresh faced this September


by Grazia Contributor |
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September is synonymous with new beginnings. And while you’re not headed back to school, you are, most probably, returning to the office.

Of course this September feels more exciting than, um, ever? A whole new world.

Welcome back to office politics, snack tables, and water cooler chat. To actually getting ready in the morning, diving into both your wardrobe and your make-up bag. In the latter you need practical and foolproof products that are a joy to use. Ones that require little skill, do the hard work for you, and stay the day.

Our KIKO Milano picks?

The clue to the Long Lasting Eyeshadow Stick, £6.99, is in its name. With ample mileage, you can scribble on your eyes in the morning and forget about them for the rest of the day. With 22 shades, there’s one to compliment every eye colour, and although they’re metallic, they’re more discreetly shimmery than you’d think. Catching the light while adding depth and definition, our favorite is the sumptuous Golden Chocolate.

As the name suggests, Weightless Perfection Wet And Dry Powder Foundation, £13.99, can be used wet or dry. As versatile as you like, use dry when you don’t need much coverage, and wet when you need to conceal breakouts, sallow skin or redness. With a matte finish, it’s great for oily skin, and thanks to its pomegranate extract, it’s got skincare benefits too.

The double-ended Unlimited Double Touch in Satin Rosy Beige, £8.99, has two ends - one that supplies saturated, will-not-budge colour, and another that adds a lustrous and conditioning shine. Formulated to last (and last), it’ll withstand eating, drinking and the rest, and in a pretty but subtle shade of pink, there are few lips it won’t flatter.

Add oomph to your brows with this Precision Eyebrow Pencil, £5.99****. With a precise and pointed tip, use the crayon to mimic hairs, creating a fuller, more defined shape, and the spoolie to brush brows up and out, giving the impression of fullness. It’s soft, doesn’t smudge, and is easy to use.

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