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Beauty

Pick your favorite look and we'll give you a new back-to-school ~beauty vibe~

Back-to-school season is the perfect time for a reset: You can switch up your style, debut a new beauty beat or own a new attitude. When you're *literally* turning over a totally new page in the yearbook, the opportunities for reinvention are endless. So here's the Q: Who do you want to be this year?

Experts say the secret to a lasting glow-up is tapping into the exact ~vibe~ you want to embody, then channeling it every day. It'll help you master the mindset you're after; like a blueprint for your style, your attitude and your outlook.

Ready to match your goal #mood to your makeup game? We teamed up with L.A. Colors to dream up three strong, stunning and visionary vibes. Scroll down to check them out — then select the one that speaks to you to see what it says about your personality.

Each moodboard features an eyeshadow palette, nail polish and lip gloss by L.A. Colors, plus plenty of pretty visuals to inspire your aesthetic — so think of each board as a starter kit, then add your *own* embellishments for a customized vibe that expresses the true you.

FLOWER POWER:

FIERCE & FEMININE

Your motto this year? Grow and glow. You’re all about embracing every new opportunity that comes your way — and when you get hit with a sticky sitch or setback, you remember that flowers can’t blossom without a little bit of rain. Your natural, low-key look is a nod to your zen mindset…but it still packs plenty of punch, just like your powerful personality. Pick a palette of poppy pinks, moody mauves and peachy neutrals for a look that’s fiercely fresh.

SHOP THE VIBE

L.A. Colors Party Palette in Socialite, $9
From beachy bronze and peony pink to warm cranberry and trendy taupe, this palette stars 20 stunning shades in a mix of mattes, shimmers and metallics.

L.A. Colors Holographic Iridescent Lipgloss in Heavenly, $3
When the best of both worlds collide: a nudey, neutral lipgloss gets a dusting of subtle shimmer.

L.A. Colors Color Craze Gel Extreme Shine in Gossip (pink) and Good Vibes (peach), $3 each
Soft, sophisticated shades (that actually stick around, thanks to the gel formula) let your mani do the talking. (And, BTW, it’s saying that you’re *always* keeping things polished.)

NEON DREAMS:

EDGY & ORIGINAL

You bring the party wherever you go — blessing everyone you meet with an upbeat attitude and amped-up outlook. Your vibe combines the classics (like a flick of simple kitten eyeliner) with the cool (see: those citrus-dipped tips), which is basically the equation that adds up to Y-O-U. Seek standout shades like electric lime and haute highlighter yellow – then pair ’em with easy neutrals and heavy metals accents for a look that’s as outspoken as you are.

SHOP THE VIBE

L.A. Colors Party Palette in Invite Only, $9
From shimmery champagne to edgy eggplant to midnight blue, this palette stars 20 stunning shades in a mix of mattes, shimmers and metallics. 

L.A. Colors Holographic Iridescent Lipgloss in Gold Rush and Diamond Lite, $3 each
Hey, metal mouth: In stunning silver or glitzed-out gold, metallic lips are a whole mood.

L.A. Colors Color Craze Gel Extreme Shine in Day Glo (yellow) and Lucky (green), $3 each
That negative space mani is surprisingly cinchy — just use a little bit of tape to create a clean edge, then wait for your painted section to dry before carefully peeling away. Perf.

RAINBOW BRIGHT:

COLORFUL & CREATIVE

You’re ready to paint the town red…and orange..and the rest of the ROYGBIV, now that you think of it. You’re all about casting a kaleidoscope of color on every aspect of life — and that technicolor ’tude is contagious. Your personal palette is a rotation of stand-out shades that match your mood (which is always bright, BTW). The most amazing thing about this look? When you’re bringing the bold beauty vibes, you can test tones, clash colors and play with patterns to your heart’s content. (So go ahead: Pair up those presh pastels with primary stripes and fussy florals — it all just somehow works.)

SHOP THE VIBE

L.A. Colors Party Palette in After Party, $9
From easy indigo and cool caramel to bright peach and edgy aubergine, this palette stars 20 stunning shades in a mix of mattes, shimmers and metallics.  

L.A. Colors Holographic Iridescent Lipgloss in Sugared and Dream World, $3 each
Can’t choose between these two universally flattering pink hues? Just wear them both. (Try singling one shade on each lip, or use the lighter gloss to highlight the center of your pout.)

L.A. Colors Color Craze Gel Extreme Shine in Girl Talk (pink) and Jazzy (purple), $3 each
An easy way to achieve that custom nail art look? Just add a few flecks of chunky glitter to a mismatched mani. 

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by the editors of GL. Original artwork by @labyrinthofcollages. | 8/1/2019
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