PS: View this post in your browser to read the complete post and comment as well. Hey everyone. Today I have a beauty guest post by Amy Mia Goldsmith from highstylife.com who wrote a guest post on my site that got the top spot in Google search. In this post, she talks about the makeup products every college girl should have in her makeup bag (beauty bloggers esp) and I have to admit, that I barely carry makeup around so this is definitely for me. After this, I need to arrange my makeup bag and get some new products. Let’s begin now.
When in college, there are numerous things to take into account regarding your look. First of all, there is the matter of being appropriate for the classes and not wear overwhelming or heavy makeup –definitely not campus friendly. However, you don’t want to be caught unprepared in case of a great impromptu party – that’s the second thing to bear in mind. Finally, you want to be well-equipped within reasonable budget limits; let’s face it, as a college girl, you don’t exactly own a money-growing tree outside your window. So, having all three aspects in mind, we’ve come up with the ultimate list of eight essential products a college girl should have, so read on carefully, take note, and stock up.
The Golden MIddle
When in college, you’re not in a place where you can afford to have a different foundation bottle for every occasion, and that’s why the perfect middle ground is to be found in medium coverage foundations. The reason to love these is that they’re suitable for any given situation – classes, break-time coffee and party time. However, the best thing about them is they don’t clog the pores as opposed to a heavy full-coverage foundation, but do a great job at covering imperfections.
Hide it All
Just because you went to bed at four and you’re getting up at eight doesn’t mean you should look like it. That’s why the magic formula we all know by the name ‘concealer’ is here to lend a helping hand. When picking out one, make sure it’s a shade or two lighter than your foundation as this will give you that instantly fresh and awake look.
Lashes for Days
No girl should ever be caught without a great mascara in her makeup arsenal. This little miracle in a bottle can make a world of difference. When it comes to looking understated yet beautiful, all you need is a couple of coats of a great one and with a foundation and a bit of lipstick, you’re ready to walk out the door. The best part is, there are amazing drugstore options, so you don’t have to break the bank to look great, so check out Cosmopolitan’s extensive list and find your Holy Grail blackness.
Three in One
When you’re on a budget, you have to get creative. One of the best hacks you can implement is to turn to products that can be used in more ways than one. For instance, instead of splurging on both a highlighter, a blush and a shimmery eye shadow, just find that perfect subtle pink blush – something like Cindy-Lou Manizer from The Balm and use it in three different ways. It gives that fresh and healthy rosy cheeks, and because it’s shimmery, you can use it as a highlighter as well as an eyeshadow (shimmers do
wonders at giving you an open and fresh looking eye when applied to the inner corner).
A Pout for Every Situation
Ok, it’s time to discuss the lips. While it would be great to own dozens of lippies, a girl actually only needs three; one perfect nude for daytime, one perfect red for your skin tone, and a bold one for the occasions when you want to stand out. This is why Tragic Beautiful is the brand to turn to; they have everything you need to make your lips beautiful.
One Palette to Rule Them All
Individual eye shadows can be quite expensive, especially because you can’t achieve numerous looks with just one and it takes a toll on your wallet if you invest in multiple. The salvation is to be found in an all-encompassing palette. The best route to take is a neutral/nude one, as these palettes offer a variety of shades and hues, allowing you to use the first half for a more natural look, and take things up a notch at nighttime by putting the second (usually darker) half to work.
The Magic Bullet
Yes, you’re still young and not concerned with signs of aging, but we all know that college life can take a toll on the skin. Whether you’re pulling an all-nighter cramming or partying, your skin is working overtime, and it’s not fair to it. That’s why investing in a great retinol night cream is the best thing you can do for your skin, as this magical vitamin A derivative works overtime as well. It helps you produce collagen while you get your snooze time, allowing you to wake up to a fresh and rested-looking face.
Three Letters – SPF
Sun protection is not a laughing matter, and you need to make sure you take it seriously. Those dangerous UV rays will not skip you so you have to fight back. Because mornings call for locking in moisture, you can combine your love of hydrated skin with the need for protection and go for a moisturizer with some serious SPF in it, so dig for buried treasures and find the one that matches both your budget and your skin type.