Take Note as a new term starts

By Geraldine Fitzgerald

College classmates will see you in the flesh soon, so Note Cosmetique have some back-to-school makeup ideas for all - be it a natural vibe with minimal makeup or an edgier look too cool for school.

A great primer will keep foundation flawless and let you put a fresh face forward . Perfecting Primer is the perfect base layer for makeup that will last from class to club.

BB cream is a godsend. It’s lightweight tinted moisturiser that takes two seconds to put on. Note’s popular BB cream teamed with a few dabs of Le Volume Gloss for lips will give you that casually gorgeous ‘oh, I woke up like this’ look. Note’s Love at First Sight Pallet 201 offers nude shadow shades that go with every outfit.

Old-school glam is always trés cool. Deftly wing your liner using Precision Eyeliner and add a vibrant red lip like the Mattever lipstick in Grenadine which will stay all day and is never drying.

Hang on to that summer tan with Bronzing Powder. Apply around the hairline and sweep from ear to cheek to give dimension. Add a touch of blush to sculpt - the Terracotta Blusher is a fan favourite with super pigmented tones.

To create a seductive smoky eye for later in the day, try shades that compliment your eye colour, like purple for brown eyes or grey for blue eyes. The Note Smokey Eye Pencil along the lash line gives a dramatic effect. Try it (carefully) on the water line for a punkier look.

Clever application of Note Sculpt Master mascara will give you full feathery lashes and make you look fresh as a daisy even if you’ve been up all night cramming.

Pick a lip shade to match your mood - dabble in darker hues with Mattever Lip Ink in Urban Red for all-day drama or go very girly with a feminine Longwear lipstick in 04 Soft Rose.

Finally, frame your face with expert brows. Brow Addict gel will let you fill in any patchy bits to create the perfect arch.