A new school year means new opportunities to show your school pride in a non-cheesy way. While it鈥檚 great to rock team swag via your clothes 鈥 who doesn鈥檛 love a cozy hoodie with your fave mascot on it? 鈥 people seem to forget that you can have a lot of fun showing your school spirit with your makeup, too. That doesn鈥檛 *always* have to mean painting your entire face with your team colors in a way that puts the cheerleaders to shame. You can聽rock a range of looks if you鈥檙e down to switch up your daily makeup on game days and still look聽super cute. Now break out your megaphones and lipstick and prepare to stand out from the crowd.

How to Wear聽#Superfan聽School Spirit Makeup聽(That鈥檚 Still Cute)


You鈥檙e in the parking lot setting up your tailgate before most of your classmates even wake up. Game days are *everything* to you and you want to take your school spirit to the next level 鈥 including your makeup:

1.聽Color your eyebrows: We bet you鈥檒l be the only one at the game sporting your fave team鈥檚 colors on your *brows*. Why not embrace the true fan you are and rock vibrant brows with confidence? You鈥檒l be a conversation starter and a trendsetter in the makeup-at-sporting-events world of beauty ;) If you want to reeeally take this look to the next level, you can add glitter to your brows for even more punch.

2. Go for glittery eyeliner: Glittery eyeliner doesn鈥檛 have to be reserved for your sixth-grade self: You can wear it with pride at a sporting event and make people do a double-take (in a good way). Urban Decay鈥檚 Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners ($20) have great staying power, come in every shade of the rainbow and have an easy-to-use fine-brush applicator.

3.聽Wear a true-to-color lipstick: Rock a true-to-color lipstick for your next game day; it鈥檚 probably the boldest look out of all of these. Lime Crime Unicorn Lipstick ($18) is known for its聽insane matte lipstick colors, which is essential if you want to be super bold with your look.

How to Wear Bold聽School Spirit Makeup (That鈥檚 Still Cute)


You鈥檙e typically found rounding up your friends and getting everyone to join in on celebrating the big game in a chill way, like at a house party or backyard BBQ. Your friends can always count on you to bring the beer and good vibes. You want people to notice your school-spirit-themed look but still be able to wear it to the bar after the game without looking too over the top.

1. Layer on the colored eyeliner: This method is a fun way to show off all of your team鈥檚 colors.聽As long as you allow for enough drying time and use a slow-and-steady application technique, your eyes will speak for themselves when it鈥檚 time for kickoff. The brighter the shade, the bolder the look 鈥 this is not the time for black eyeliner, y鈥檃ll.

2.聽Punch up your locks with hair chalk: Hair chalk is a great temporary and inexpensive solution to switching up your hair if dyeing is out of the question (or if you don鈥檛 want to聽break out a wig聽;)聽Once you become a hair chalk pro, you can (and should!) experiment with different shades and styles, like color blocks, streaks and even rainbow hair.

3.聽Swipe on sheer lip colors: Since you鈥檙e probably wearing your team colors in some prominent way 鈥 maybe a jersey with your jeans or a scrunchie and sporty striped socks with a cute romper 鈥斅燼dd just a touch of color to your lips to聽coordinate with everything else. A sheer wash of coral or berry will enhance your look without taking away from the other bold aspects you want to shine through.

How to Wear Subtle School Spirit Makeup (That鈥檚 Still Cute)


You鈥檙e always cheering on your team, but don鈥檛 need to show off your school spirit in an over-the-top way. You want your look to be extra special 鈥 it is game day, after all 鈥 but still natural. This is a tricky thing to balance, but you鈥檝e got a more subtle makeup game plan up your sleeve that鈥檚 all about the details.

1.聽Add color to your lashes: This is such an unexpected way to incorporate your school鈥檚 colors into a look, and it鈥檚 totally DIYable with products you already have. You can keep the rest of your makeup normal and just opt for a really subtle punch of color on your lashes, or you can use colored mascara as the finishing touch on a more spirited look.

2.聽Go for pop-of-colored eyeliner: Instead of applying bright liner to your entire top lash line, consider applying it *only* to the middle section of your bottom lashes. Yep. That鈥檚 it! It鈥檚 one of those looks that will leave people thinking there鈥檚 something different/extra special about your makeup without your look screaming I HAVE BRIGHT EYELINER ON. Make sure to use sparingly so it stays subtle.

3.聽Include shimmer: Play with extra shimmer on your look (unless you go to school in the desert/have to deal with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees/live in Arizona). This is *not* limited to your face, either! Try a dry body oil that contains shimmery goodness; it鈥檚 a great way to amp up your school spirit in a slightly more natural way than others listed here.

What are your favorite ways to show your school spirit? Would you try one of these looks? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.