Makeup for Rookies: Back to School Makeup Tutorial

I have newfound respect for YouTube makeup people. I spent all afternoon editing this bloody video, and now all my awesome jokes and hilarious facial expressions are gone. Boo.

But the essential is still there: an easy and simple “back to school” makeup tutorial. If you don’t go to school, just think of it as an everyday makeup tutorial.

I made it voluntarily tame and discreet with younger viewers in mind. I mean I’m free to rock crazy Amy Winehouse eyeliner everyday if I want to, but some of you may be in high school, or have parents who are trying to totally ruin your life by being uncool about makeup. We all have our problems.

Products used:

– Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink

– MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study

-MAC eyeshadow in Naked Lunch

-MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus

-MAC Face and Body Foundation (C2)

-MAC Cremeblend blush in Posey

-Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara

-MAC Petting Pink Tinted Lip Conditioner

-Clinique Chubby Stick (ehehe) in Chunky Cherry


– MAC 217 brush

– Real Techniques blush brush


– Real Techniques buffing brush

– Real Techniques stippling brush

– MAC 210 fine eyeliner brush


I hope this post is useful to you guys, and as always, don’t hesitate to make requests if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see!


This post originally appeared on my blog, The Moroccan Shopaholic.

11 replies on “Makeup for Rookies: Back to School Makeup Tutorial”

I really like these posts! I am rather make-up illiterate,  but I  really want to learn more for the purposes of looking more polished/professional.  I am wondering (if you are looking for post ideas) if you could do one on picking makeup colours (like for eye shadow, lipstick, and blush). I am a lady with olive skin, and I sometimes have a hard time picking what colours look good.

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