A beautiful new makeup routine for the school year

Published 7:00 pm Tuesday, July 31, 2012

(ARA) – Heading back to an early morning makeup routine can be overwhelming once the school year gets underway. For the busy mom getting her family organized and out the door in the morning, there isn’t much time to primp for the day. She needs a look that is achieved quickly and requires minimal maintenance. The student beginning a new school year is often seeking a fresh, new style that will have her looking great in and out of class. For the first-time makeup user, this can also be a time to start experimenting with makeup and developing a personal style.

Whether you are a multitasking mom, headed back to school, or a beginner with makeup, creating a beautiful look can be easy and fun. Celebrity makeup artist, Fiona Stiles, who has worked with countless A-listers, provides three easy looks and application tips that will get women looking gorgeous everyday and on-the-go.

“When schedules start to pick up, you want a makeup routine that fits your needs and will last as long as your day,” says Stiles. “A flawless application always starts with the right brushes. I love using eco-friendly products like EcoTools, which are not only soft and easy to use, but are also made with earth-friendly materials. You can conquer the day knowing that you look beautiful and are helping to live beautifully.”

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Try one of these looks that will have you looking chic in no time.

Busy mom: A look that is both quick and easy for on-the-go is key for busy moms. Apply a sheer foundation or tinted moisturizer to even out your skin tone. Tint the apples of your cheeks with a cream blush or bronzer using your EcoTools Finishing Kabuki brush, which gives your skin a touch of color and a healthy glow. Quickly add dimension to eyes by sweeping on a dark brown or gray shadow, and polish off the look with a sheer, tinted lip balm.

Back-to-school chic: Women want to look bright and fresh, and are in need of a makeup routine that will last from 8 a.m. class to study group to dinner with friends. Keep the skin dewy with a light application of foundation and concealer, and use the fluffy EcoTools Powder Brush to lightly apply powder where needed. Sweep a bronzer all over the face for a healthy and sun-kissed glow all-year round. Apply a shimmery shadow to your eyelid and a highlighter on the inner corner of your eyes to make them pop. To keep maintenance easy, use a lip stain for longwearing color that will last for hours.

First brush with makeup: The fundamental rule for girls using makeup for the first time is “less is more.” Before heading out the door to hit homeroom, use concealer just to cover any blemishes. Let the rest of your skin shine through. Avoid using dark eye shadow, to keep your look more natural. Showcase your eyes with a thin line of eyeliner, which makes lashes look full. Add a hint of color to the cheeks using a sheer stain and finish off with a tinted lip balm. This look is easy to accomplish using the brushes found in the EcoTools 6-Piece Brush Set.

Find more of Fiona Stiles’ tips by visiting www.ecotools.com and www.facebook.com/ecotools.