The first day of school for Fort Jackson students is just a few days away. The Exchange is helping young ladies return to school with a refreshed look for the season by hosting the Cool School Look beauty event.

Prestige cosmetic ambassadors will be on hand during the event to help young ladies pick the perfect colors of eye shadows, foundations and lip products to complement their features and all skin tones. Not sure what "baking," "tightlining," "contouring" or "reverse cat eye" is, you probably aren't alone. The cosmetic ambassadors are beauty experts that can show customers the latest methods for applying make-up as well as this season's trending looks and explain the above mentioned techniques.

"They will be doing eye make-up or cosmetic refreshers," said Commons Orris, Exchange facility manager. "Whether it's a young teenager for school or the young at heart, this will give them a back to school or fall spruce up."

The sale includes all cosmetics, fragrances, certain bath products, hair and skin care, and nail products (in store only).

"We will have samples and giveaways as well and everything is tax free every day at your local Post Exchange," Orris said.

About every 30 minutes, product giveaways will occur. Bags will be stuffed with a wide array of samples that include fragrances, skin care products, prestige cosmetic samples and as well as the tote bag they will be stuffed into.

The Cool School Look beauty event will be held at the Fort Jackson Exchange August 17 from 2 -- 4 p.m. in the prestige cosmetic area. While the Exchange contains a wide variety of cosmetic products, sometimes full lines are not available in store. Full product lines are available at

"We would like to invite all of our customers out for this event," Orris said. "We are here for the (military) community every single day."

While the event is in preparation of returning to school, the event also occurs at the beginning of the fall season.

So, it is an opportunity for women of all ages to get their fall products and discover new products and receive samples.

A special sales event will make the already tax-free products more affordable as the exchange will offer a $15 discount for cosmetic purchases of $60 or more using a Military Star Card for purchase and $5 off a $30 or more cosmetic purchases using all other forms of payment.