Back-To-School Beauty Products

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Back to school shopping anyone? With the last few weeks of Summer approaching, it's the best time to spot killer end of season deals at your favorite retailers. Lots of makeup brands are transitioning from Summer to Fall collections, which means flash sales are happening! 

Here's a few products that I think are worth adding to your back to school haul.

1. Blush Palette

This is one of the best things to buy at the end of Summer when brands start to release newer Fall blush shades. Palettes often come with multiple shades that will last you all year long!

Brands like Tarte and Benefit curate Summer blush palettes each season. Try visiting their websites for special offers on limited edition colors that you may not find at beauty retailers. 

2. Neutral Eyeshadow Palette
Everyone needs a good neutral eyeshadow palette in their makeup kit for easy day to day looks. My current favorite is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow palette because it has all the neutral shades you need for a full glam look, but also basic shades for daily school wear.

Retailers like Urban Outfitters sell Anastasia makeup and you can use your Urban Rewards (accumulating reward points for $$$ off your purchases) towards your purchase for a discount! This is just one of the many ways to score a full price palette at a cheaper price. 
3. Mascara Sampler
Believe it or not, sample sizes of mascara often last almost as long as full size mascaras. Find that your mascara is getting clumpy? Try adding a few drops of saline solution (contact solution) to it to loosen it up. 

My favorite thing to stock up on is the mascara sampler at Sephora. The sampler includes 4-5 travel sized tubes and an offer coupon to redeem one in a full size! You can find these in stores. 
4. Perfume Sampler
Same idea as the mascara sampler, but with the perfume sampler, you get to try out a few new scents and redeem the coupon for a rollerball or bottle of your choice!

New year, awesome smelling you, right? Let’s get to shopping! 

-Amabelle Palomares, author of and student at Loyala University Chicago