The years you spend at college are one of the best times in your life. A time of new crushes, new best friends and the first taste of freedom, these are some of the markers of your college life. It is the time when you experiment with your outfit and makeup as a voice of self-expression. However, the venture into the world of makeup can be quite daunting and you may find yourself clueless about the products you need to keep in your purse. Here are some of the most essential items that you need through your college years.
There is nothing better than a good quality kajal in a college girl’s purse. Whether you want to add some drama to the eyes or simply look more alive, a kajal can be used as eyeliner or smudged out for a smoky look.
This is one of those makeup items that can help add just a little bit of coverage without looking too made up. Enriched with skin boosting ingredients, it can help your skin appear well-rested and hydrated, without looking like you have caked makeup on your face. Look for a BB cream that has SPF in it to ensure you get a shield against the sun as well.
Facial wipes are always a blessing especially during the summers. Not only can you control the oil secretion at the T-zone area or refresh your skin between classes, some wipes offer additional benefits like SPF and toning to get additional benefits.
While you probably have amazing, supple and healthy skin while you are in college, it is so essential to moisturize your skin every day. Even if you have oily skin, go for a non-greasy moisturizer for healthy, supple and youthful skin that lasts into your thirties.
When you are running from class to class on a hot day, one of the things you are likely to need quite often and is an absolute must have for almost any person whatsoever is a good perfume or deodorant. Choose something that is not too overpowering but makes you feel fresh and smell good throughout the day.
College is the time where the hormones get a little crazy and you are more likely to get a huge pimple or breakout. This can wreak havoc on your confidence and make people feel invisible. Unless you are blessed with flawless genes, the next best thing is to invest in a good acne fighting cleanser. Look for one with hyaluronic acid or neem extracts.
Not only are dry and chapped lips a visual nightmare, it is one of the most painful and distracting things that can happen to you. Apply a good, hydrating lip balm throughout the day for softer and smoother lips. Use a tinted lip balm to add a hint of color to your lips and substitute your daily lipstick for something less obvious and that makes your pout look plumped and sensuous.
Dry shampoo is going to be your new best friend in college. With the exorbitant course load that students have to take on each semester, you will simply not have the time to wash and style your hair every day and dry shampoo can help you cheat the system by soaking up the oils from the scalp and adding some volume to the hair. It also helps to add a nice scent to allow your hair to smell better.
Whether you like makeup or the barefaced look, mascara is one of those items that with so little add so much to the face. It can help to lengthen and add volume to your eyelashes and can help open up your eyes without drawing too much attention to them.
This is an essential when it comes to a college girl’s makeup kit. Whether you want to touch up the makeup you have applied on a hotter day, soak up any excess oil or shine on your face or just simply ensure everything is in place by checking the mirror, a compact definitely comes in handy and is a must have in your bag.