The 5 best makeup staples for a barely-there back to school makeup look

​We slay Monday to Friday

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If you can't bear the thought of rocking up to your English lesson au naturel, these are the makeup products that your teachers won't be able to spot.

1. A 3-in-1 base

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Why would we get up any earlier than we need to, when we have the option of a snooze button? Moisturiser, primer, foundation? Ain't nobody got time for that. That's why we love the Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done, £25. It does all 3 steps in 1, it even has light-diffusing spheres (fancy) which make your pores appear smaller.

2. Brown mascara

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If you want to give your lashes some definition without being told to wash your mascara off, try swapping black mascara for brown. I actually prefer wearing brown mascara sometimes as it gives a more natural 'I woke up like this vibe' and if you have blue or green eyes it really helps enhance the colour. Try Maybelline's Falsies Big Eyes Mascara in brown, £8.99.

3. A thickening brow gel

Saturday to Sunday are when our brows are on full fleek. Monday to Friday is when they're slightly off fleek, but still very much presentable. A tinted brow gel will be your best friend for giving your brows the colour and thickness they might be lacking naturally. Our fave is the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper, £5.99.

4. A non-drying lip cream

Our lips look slightly corpse like sans lipstick but we don't want to wear a sticky lip gloss, or commit to a lipstick that requires touching up. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, £5.50 are the perfect compromise because they are long lasting but don't look, or feel dry on the lips.

5. Cream highlight

Our highlighter obsession is an addiction but hey we can tone it down if we must. Switch your powder highlight for a cream highlighter like Benefit Watts Up, £24.50. This creamy champagne highlight is a fave of Kim Kardashians, do we really need to say anything else?!

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