As the holiday period draws to a close, we must start to get ready to go back to school/college. The dreaded early mornings, and waking up minutes before your first lecture, are here. Being in my fourth (and final) year of college, I feel like I have finally mastered the art of looking semi-presentable for those 8AM lectures.
1. A Neutral Eyeshadow Palette
The best palette to have in your bag is a mini one with natural brown shades; ranging from light to dark with a couple of shimmer shades. Dust the medium brown shade into your crease just for some definition to make your eyes appear bigger and wider awake, but still very minimal and natural for the morning. Need to go on a date or a girl’s night out after lectures? Add the darker brown in your outer v, some sparkle on your lid and voila!
Concealer is a must have for late nights and early mornings, as well as for when you’re stressed out and breaking out. Cover up those unwanted zits with a concealer containing acne fighting ingredients, like salicylic acid, which will conceal and heal your acne.
3. Face Wash
It’s very important to take care of your skin, especially when you’re studying. The high stress levels can have a negative effect on your skin. It can break out, become dry or become more oily. Get a facewash that suits your skin type and make sure to cleanse morning and night.
4. Tinted Moisturiser
BB/CC creams are great ways to even out your skin tone. Add a tiny bit of coverage and keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.
5. A Signature Perfume
A unique scent that will be your own. Find something light and springy for early morning lectures. But remember, less is more!
Pro tip: dab on a small amount of Vaseline where you generally spray your perfume and then spray over the areas you placed the Vaseline on – it will make your perfume last all day.
It’s important to constantly protect your skin, whether it’s sunny outside or not. Invest in a good SPF that you can layer with your morning skincare products, or if you don’t like doing a whole lot of steps of skincare, purchase a moisturiser with a
good amount of SPF protection in it.
A good natural blush can add just the right amount of colour to your face, and,brighten up your complexion early in the morning (especially after pulling an all-nighter).
8. Tinted Lip Gloss
With the current matte liquid-lip trend, sometimes it’s nice to switch it up and go for something a little lighter. Add a pop of colour with an opaque lip gloss. It will make you look like you haven’t even tried too hard! Choosing one with hydrating qualities will leave your lips feeling baby-bum soft.
Choose one with lengthening properties and do a single coat in the morning for natural wispy lashes. Layer on later that night if you’re going somewhere to add extra length, and volume, for an edgy look.
10. Make-Up Removing Wipes
With pulling all-nighters, sometimes you forget to remove your make up, which foryour skin is a huge NO NO! Keep a pack of wipes in your bag for when you’re lazy to use a cleansing balm or face wash for removal. Get one that is gentle and has hydrating properties.
These are just some of my college necessities, I hope they find a place in your life too, and make being a student girl that much easier!