Your New Go-To Back-to-School Makeup Look

Your New Go-To Back-to-School Makeup Look

It’s officially back-to-school season! We don’t know about you, but we’re obsessed with a new year! New classes, new friends and tons of new, exciting experiences are waiting for you when you walk through your school doors on the first day. And whether you’re already in your first few weeks of school or are gearing up for the first day, it’s an amazing time to try new things with your style. This can include getting creative with your closet, committing to a new hairstyle or haircut — and of course, trying new makeup looks! You always want to look and feel your best when you’re jet-setting to your classes and extracurriculars, and we have just the thing for you. Petite ‘n Pretty has all the tools you need to throw together some amazing makeup looks. We’ll show you how to create a beautiful look that’s perfect for the first day — and every day after that! Think light and effortless, but sprinkle in some shine. This look is tween and teen-friendly and pairs well with virtually any look!

Step 1: Prep

Be sure to start with a clean, moisturized face so all your makeup products glide on smoothly. Our tried-and-true faves are the 9021-GLOW Fresh Start Cleanser and Moisturizer because they give our skin a healthy glow and gentle clean!

Massage your skin with your cleanser, rinse with warm water, pat dry and apply a generous amount of moisturizer with clean fingers. Now, you’re good to go!

Step 2: Face

We’re going for a simple vibe, so grab your Glow Up All Over Stick in the shade “Petal Glow” (or whatever shade you love!) and swipe it over the high points on your cheeks. Use clean fingers to melt this into your skin for a gorgeous, lightweight glow. 

This will double-up as our blush and highlighter, but if you’re feeling extra fabulous, grab the shade “Beachside Bronze" in your 9021-GLOW! Cheek & Highlighter Duo and brush it over the high points of your face that naturally catch the light (cheekbones, forehead and cupid’s bow!).

Step 3: Eyes

You may be stretched for time during a normal school morning, so we’re keeping the eyes easy and fresh. Grab your 9021-GLOW! Eye & Cheek Palette and take the pretty bronze-y color “Bungalow Bronze” with the smaller end of the included brush (or clean fingers) and gently pat it over your eyelid! 

If you’re feeling a bit funkier, opt for one of the pretty pink shades “Flashing Lights”, “Poolside Bling” or “Pop-arazzi”. Choose whatever color makes you happy! Plus, you can amp the look up even more by dragging your preferred color along your bottom lash line! 

Bring the eyes together by adding a bit of glam to your lashes. As always, we’re reaching for our Fully Feathered Volumizing Mascara for plump, thick lashes. Gently zig-zag the wand along your top and bottom lashes for an instant fringed effect.

Step 4: Brows

When it comes to brows, you can keep it breezy with the Featherlight Clear Mascara & Brow Gel! This clear gel will polish your brows with one swipe, locking them in place with a weightless texture. It’s perfect for a barely-there look that’ll leave you feeling put together and ready to tackle the day!

Or if you’re ready to take it up a notch this year, you totally have to try the Featherlight Brow Tint Pen! Use light, wispy strokes to fill in any sparse areas of your brows. With a soft, sheer formula, this must-have adds a bit of brow definition and fullness — and is super light and buildable, making for a no-stress application!

Step 5: Lips

Now, add the icing to the cake with a sweet lip gloss. We recommend the Cloud Mine™ 10K Shine Lip Gloss for a bit of sheer magic, but use any lip gloss that you love! Each day of school is your time to shine, so show up in confidence with your ultimate go-to gloss!

Pro tip: If you’re really in a time pinch, swipe your Glow Up All Over Stick on your lips. It can easily double as a lip color and will give a cute, cohesive look! 


Whether you’re looking for something new or want to remix your old makeup looks, remember to have fun when you get ready for school! Think of your morning routine as a choose-your-own-adventure, and there are no wrong answers. Make your makeup look your own, wear it with confidence and get ready to rule this school year!