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Beauty Video Tutorial: Back-to-School Makeup


Okay, I want to start off by saying I swear I’m not a Wet n Wild spokesperson – I just really like their products! In the morning when I’m getting ready for school, I really don’t want to be searching around for all my products, so when I have everything all in one it makes things much easier. Wet n Wild’s Color Icon palettes are perfect for college girls for four reasons:

  • Extreme pigmentation
  • Easily blends
  • Comes with 6 complementary colors
  • Inexpensive

I used one of their palettes to create an easy back-to-school makeup look (it’s also work-appropriate):

Back to school makeup look

How to Get the Look:

Products Used:

Tips for getting ready faster in the morning:

  • Washing your makeup off the night before: I know it seems like a no brainer to wash off your makeup, but some of us are guilty of letting our makeup spend the night with us.
  • Try eliminating steps by fusing steps together: If you can kill two birds with one stone, do it. For example: mix your foundation (if needed) with your facial moisturizer and apply as one.
  • Pick out your outfit beforehand: It may benefit you to stay up an extra 15 minutes to pick an outfit – that way, you get to sleep in a little bit longer or use your time doing something else.


Did you guys like the look? What are some things you guys do to save time when getting ready in the mornings? What is your morning makeup routine? Let me know what you think!

Posted on on August 30, 2011 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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18 Responses to “Beauty Video Tutorial: Back-to-School Makeup”

  1. 1
    August 30th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    hey, I looove the palette :)) and the make-up too, it makes your eyes huge! Thanks!

  2. 2
    August 30th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    LOVE these makeup tutorials! It’s so great that you mix more affordable makeup (Wet N Wild) with higher end ones (MAC), since my makeup bag is a mishmash of both. I will definitely be trying this look out for class!

  3. 3
    August 30th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these makeup tutorials. Wet n Wild is fabulous and sooo inexpensive. Great job Imani!

  4. 4
    August 30th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Really pretty look! I think I’m going to try out the lipgloss!

  5. 5
    August 30th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I am definitely guilty of leaving my makeup on. :)

    I love that you use cheaper items (Wet n Wild) and more expensive ones (MAC). What items do you suggest buying higher end, and which ones don’t matter as much?

  6. 6
    August 30th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I really loved your tutorial! Thank you. I had been wondering what was a good look for school but would look like my style ( I do a smokey eye all the time!) What is a good moderately priced brand of eyeshadow brushes?

  7. 7
    August 30th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    This is a great look–thanks for the wonderful tutorial! I really appreciated that you kept price in mind as well as covering up tiredness in the morning. This is a pretty easy look that I’ll try out tomorrow!

  8. 8
    August 30th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Great tutorial! Love this feature, you have such amazing tips!

  9. 9
    August 30th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    i wish that i had the skills to be able to do easy tutorials like these! it looks so good, so i’ll definitely give this a try(:

  10. 10
    August 30th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    what type of brushes do you use for the eyes?
    love this look!

  11. 11
    August 31st, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Vera- Haha I have big eyes w/ or w/o makeup. Borderline alien status. Lmao

    Danielle- Good luck with it girl! I’m sure it’ll look fab! Tell me how it turned out.

    Nessa Darling- L O V E your name darling :) Thank you! Co-sign on the fabulous-ness of WnW.

    Porsche- I hope you love it! And it smells good too :)

    Cortney- You need to wash that face girl or at least keep some makeup remover wipes next to your bed so you can at least wipe of some of it! Lol. As for the products I would spend more on would definitely be FOUNDATION. I know their are great drugstore foundations, but I wouldn’t want to risk my skin’s clarity trying to save a few bucks. So if you’re favorite foundation is MAC or MakeupForever, splurge girl. Unless you can find an inexpensive dupe then by all means save some money! The things that don’t matter to me is EVERYTHING is. You can find beautiful eyeshadows, blush, powder, lipglosses, etc at drugstores or at the department store.

    Erin- We are smokey eye sisters! I love a smokey eye waaaay too much. Haha. As for inexpensive brushes, I love Sigma, Coastal Scents, and Royal & Langnickel. ( I love the Silk Green Line)

    Victoria- I’m sure it will turn out wonderful doll! Tell me how it turned out!

    Rebecca- Thank you :) I’m glad you’re liking!

    Tina- I’m sure you’ll look beautiful. Tell me how it turned out! :)

    Jacquie- In the video I’m using the mixture of brushes e.l.f, royal & langnickel, sigma. Check the links above for more information :)

  12. 12
    August 31st, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Thank you so much, this is exactly what I need! You’re beautiful!

  13. 13
    August 31st, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Great vid! Can you please also do one on seasonal make up? (like when it starts to get colder)

  14. 14
    August 31st, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    i love makeup tutorials and this one is really easy to follow!

    i have never tried white eyeliner but i think i will now that i see how awesome it looked when you put it on!

    overall i love this look for school. it’s better than the no-makeup at all look but not too high maintenance to wear to class.

    & i’m really tempted to try out the Wet N Wild palette now! :)

    oh & by the way, you are so pretty! i’m sure you get that all the time. lol

  15. 15
    September 8th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Great tutorial and you look amazing…especially your eyes!! I am going to recommend that a couple of my friends view your videos too. Thanks for the tips!!

  16. 16
    March 11th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    You are so beautiful!! I love how these colors look on your skin! Makes me wish I wasn’t so pale :)

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