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I’m so excited to go back to college this semester! Even though summer is coming to an end, I know my fall semester will be filled with irreplaceable experiences. Whether I’m heading to class, going out with friends, or having fun at a tailgate, I always like to look my best.


When I’m confident in my appearance, I feel so much more equipped to succeed in every area of my life. I know I can make great first impressions on my peers, professors, and potential employers. (Plus I can gather up the courage to talk to that cute guy in class!) As college women, we should empower ourselves. We should make ourselves feel great both inside and out.


I’m a beauty addict, and I love to use lots of products. However, I’m also a busy woman. It’s not always practical to cake on ten layers of makeup. And guess what? You don’t have to wear lots of makeup to look beautiful! I’ve created a quick and easy back to school makeup tutorial using high quality, budget-friendly products. Look great and boost your confidence in just five simple steps. In my tutorial, I’ve used three amazing products: the Clean & Clear®  Morning Burst Facial Cleanser, the Neutrogena®
SkinClearing Liquid Makeup, and the Neutrogena® SkinClearing Mineral Powder.
I purchased all three products at Target, and I had a great in-store experience. The store is organized well, which made the products easy to find. I found all three products in the beauty section.
The Clean & Clear® Morning Burst Facial Cleanser was on aisle A29, and the Neutrogena® SkinClearing Liquid Makeup and SkinClearing Mineral Powder were on aisle A34.


Read on to discover the benefits of each product and see how I use them in my tutorial!


1. Prep your face.

Start with the Clean & Clear® Morning Burst Facial Cleanser. Dispense one pump of the gel into your hands, and rub it all over your face and neck to cleanse. The Clean & Clear® Morning Burst Facial Cleanser contains Vitamin C and Ginseng, and it has a delicious citrus scent. The soft Bursting Beads® in the product contain plenty of energy and vitamins to wake you up, make you feel energized, and prepare you for a productive day.

After cleansing, use your favorite moisturizer.

2. Apply foundation.

Next, use the Neutrogena® SkinClearing Liquid Makeup and a foundation brush of your choice. Pour a little bit of product onto your brush and dot it on your face. Then, blend it out using circular motions with your brush to distribute the product evenly.

The Neutrogena® SkinClearing Liquid Makeup provides beautiful, natural coverage while working to eliminate breakouts. As the first and only liquid foundation that is formulated with MicroClear® Technology, the Neutrogena® SkinClearing Liquid Makeup works to remove existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts. It doesn’t clog pores, and it works great on oily, combination, or sensitive skin. This foundation provides natural coverage while allowing your skin to breathe. It’s a great daily foundation!

3. Set your foundation.

Apply the Neutrogena® SkinClearing Mineral Powder on top of your foundation to set it. The Neutrogena® SkinClearing Mineral Powder conveniently comes with an applicator, so you don’t have to go out and buy your own brush to use it. This oil-free powder also uses MicroClear® Technology to unclog pores, eliminate blemishes, and prevent future breakouts. The Neutrogena® SkinClearing Mineral Powder is gentle, and it provides natural coverage when used on its own or with the Neutrogena® SkinClearing Liquid Makeup. Both products used together produce absolutely beautiful results!

4. Apply mascara.

To bring attention to your eyes, apply a lengthening mascara to both your upper and lower lashes. Black mascara looks great on everyone, but if you want to opt for a more natural look, you can use a brown mascara instead.

5. Apply lip gloss.

To finish off your natural back to school makeup, apply your favorite lip gloss. Lip gloss is great for everyday use because it is easy to apply and doesn’t require much maintenance. Personally, I prefer using more natural colors on my lips. For this look, I chose to use a pink shade with a metallic sheen.

That’s it! Now you’re ready to head out the door both looking and feeling great.

You can purchase the products used in this tutorial online at Or, if you want your products sooner, download Cartwheel, a rewards app, and head to Target this weekend to save 20% on all Neutrogena® cosmetics!


And there’s more! If you purchase three Neutrogena® facial skincare products, you receive a $5 Target gift card. Also, Clean & Clear® products are buy one get one 25% off.


What are you waiting for? It’s time for you to head to Target and get awesome deals on some fantastic products!


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This post is sponsored by CLEAN & CLEAR® and NEUTROGENA®. I only recommend products I use personally and believe my followers will also enjoy! Some of the products mentioned were provided by CLEAN & CLEAR® and NEUTROGENA® for this review.
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