by Jada Mohammed
If you're anything like me, you spent this summer bare-faced and free. In this crazy Miami heat, I just couldn't bring myself to paint my face with anything more than Beauty For Real's 24/7 Waterproof I-Line and HI-DEF Mascara.
Now that fall is rapidly approaching and those beloved summer nights are becoming a distant memory, it's time to start getting back into my usual makeup routine. I like to start my day off with a cleanser and some Lip Revival Sugar Scrub. My Beauty 360 cleanser gets rid of the dirt built up on my face overnight and my sugar scrub brings my chapped lips back to life.
Since classes start so early (ugh!), I dread the idea of a full face of caked-on foundation. Thankfully, MVP Perfect + Protect Tinted Moisturizer SPF 25 + Concealer has such a light presence that it feels as if I am not wearing any foundation. Although now that I think about it, that's probably because MVP isn't a foundation. The tinted moisturizer is so pigmented and perfectly matched to my face that sometimes I forget it's not actually a foundation. The concealer hidden in the cap is perfectly matched to my skin tone and it makes getting ready in the mornings so much faster. After filling in my brows (never too early to be fleeky), I like to apply some HI-DEF Mascara. The wand makes for speedy application since it has a plastic end instead of the regular bristled spool. This means that I don't have to continuously dip back into my mascara bottle since the plastic holds in more than enough product for me to use on both sets of lashes. I keep my mascara and MVP in my bag for any touch ups between classes.
If you couldn't already tell, I like to keep my daily makeup routine simple. However, as much as I like keeping things simple, sometimes simple just won't cut it. My friends and I are impulsive--very impulsive. That usually means going out after classes. I keep a few products in my bag in order to glam it up for a night out. My favorite I-Line, Storm, is perfect for a smoky eye on the go. The All Day Latte Shadow STX adds a pop of burgundy to my smoky eye and it matches virtually any outfit. A Bronze + Glo in Cocoa Cabana allows for a fast and easy contour/highlight combination. The last, and most important, thing I carry around is a Lip Cream + Color and D-Fine Lip Pencil for some late-night lip color. My favorite shade is Night Before, but I sometimes switch things up with a little Barely There.
This next tip can be our little secret. During the summer, I spent most of my time avoiding the outdoors. Netflix, my bed, and sweatpants are the only things I've interacted with on most days. I don't want the world to know this. Beauty For Real's (Total) Glo helps give off the illusion I've spent countless hours getting tanned under the summer sun. The body bronzer adds a sun-kissed glow to my already brown skin, and it spreads so easily that I barely need to use any product. The formula dries into my skin, so I don't have to worry about it smudging all over my textbooks like products from the past (yikes!).
With Jada's Beauty For Real Back To School Kit, you can have everything you need with the click of a button. The kit includes Lip Revival Sugar Scrub, MVP Tinted Moisturizer, Hi-Def Mascara, Storm 24/7 I-LINE, Bronze + Glo, and Barely There Lip Cream + Color. Find it here.