College – A new phase of life. And apparently the best place to sport your style quotient and rocking the campus.
There’s so much to look for – funky clothes, fancy shoes, chunky accessories, oversized bags. As long as the makeup is concerned, you don’t need to worry about spending on too many products. You just have to pick the right stuff which covers most of your basic makeup needs and you are good to go.
In this post, I will take you through some of the most basic, affordable and highly effective makeup essentials that should serve your purpose. Save time and money as I have narrowed down the TOP 12 “must have” beauty essentials for every college girl.
1. Lip Balm
A lip balm is an oh-so necessity that protects your lips and prevents them from drying and being chapped. Try colored lip balms and make sure it has SPF properties.
Try : Maybelline Baby Lips
Kajal is a staple in every girl’s makeup kit. A nice black kohl intensifies your eyes and adds a touch of drama to your face.
Try : Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal Super Black, Plum Natur Studio All Day Wear Kohl Kajal
ALSO WATCH : Kareena Kapoor Inspired Smokey Eyes Using Only Kajal
A quick swipe of mascara instantly opens up your eyes and makes you look more awake for even the earliest morning class. A mascara that is soft on the lashes is appropriate for college. Avoid mascaras that are thickening or volumizing.
Try : LA Girl Booming Lash Mascara
4. BB Cream
Such a must-have! Its gives a complete makeup look without looking overdone. It evens out your skin tone, gives your makeup a nice base and makes you look oh-so presentable.
Try : Ponds BB Cream, Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm
5. Compact Powder
How does all the beautiful makeup settle in? It is when you keep compact powders handy. For touch ups on the go, compact powders are a superb makeup product.
Try : Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder
6. Facial Mist
When you’re running around the campus rushing from one class to another, this is the product you need. A splash of face mist will keep you looking fresh all day.
Try : FabIndia Rose Facial Water, Kama Ayurveda Rose Water Facial Mist
7. Oil Blotting Sheets
Stash them in your bag to stay shine free through a long day of classes.
Try : NYX matte Blotting paper
8. Dry Shampoo
Who has time for a shampoo when you have got an early morning class to attend. Well, that’s when a dry shampoo comes to rescue. Spritz some on your roots and bye-bye greasy hair!
Try : Batiste Dry Shampoo, BBLUNT Back To Life Dry Shampoo
P.S. Know how you can use baby powder to get rid of oily, greasy hair.
9. Tinted Lip Gloss
A lip gloss gives you the perfect pout and and makes you look a little put together. Its girly, classy and doesn’t scream for attention. Dress your lips with your favorite gloss and shine bright girls.
Try : Lakme Absolute Plump and Shine Lip Gloss, NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss
10. Nail Polish
Nail polishes come in lots of varieties like matte, shimmer, metallic and so on. Try out variant colors matching with your outfits and see how it contributes in quirking up your look. A clear nail polish would be great too.
Try : Nykaa Nail Enamel Collection
11. Perfume / Deo Spray
A good perfume or a deo spray is a must have. Use them a couple of times in a day to make yourself feel fresh all the time. After all, it’s so important to smell good all the time, isn’t it?!
Try : Adidas Women Deodarant, Avon Scent Essence Romantic Bouquet Eau De Toilette
12. Wet wipes
Who doesn’t need a dose of freshness on a hot and humid day? Just add wet wipes to your kitty and stay fresh and happy. Bonus : Wet wipes can be used to remove makeup as well.
Try : Kara Cleansing And Refreshing Wipes With Neem And Tea Tree
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