10 Beauty Essentials for College Girls!
College is surely some of the best years of your life. The time you make new friends (maybe even best friends), develop crushes, sneak your first drink, burn the midnight oil labouring over assignments— the list certainly goes on. So much so that sometimes, twenty-four hours just doesn't seem enough; and amongst everything that you have going on, looking your best throughout the day could get a little tough. No matter how much makeup you wear, it’s bound to melt or fade by the end of the day, unless of course you have Nykaa’s 11 point advisory to keep you looking your glummest best all through college!
All those vada pav and bhel parties combined with your insomniac tendencies is bound to stress out your skin; and the last thing you want to do is wake up to a giant zit. So, it's essential you take good care of your skin. Start by washing your face at least twice a day to remove oil, dirt and grime.
Sunscreen is a must, come rain or shine. It doesn’t matter that you spend your day at the college canteen or the classroom, wearing a sunscreen daily is mandatory. It will protect your skin from sun damage and prevent photo aging.
At your age, you’re already blessed with good skin and don’t need too much coverage. So, a BB cream works better than heavier foundations. Not only does it even out your skin but, it also adds a little glow and acts deep under the top layers of skin to repair and regenerate. The trick to freshen up your complexion is a natural glow, and this is the perfect way to get it.
If your skin is oily and shine is your worst enemy, then make friends with Compacts; the perfect accessory to dab on shine, touch-up your makeup and set your base in place. It;s also just the product you need to instantly illuminate and brighten your skin, conceal flaws and keep you shine-free. Added bonus; many formulas have inbuilt SPF to sun protect as well.
Kajal is a girl’s best friend. Forget OTT eye shadows during the day and just swipe on your favourite kajal to pretty up your peepers. This is such a quick and easy way to transform your look. Just glide it across your waterline or upper lash line and you’re good to go.
Chapped lips look ugly and are too painful to boot. Never leave home without a lip balm to keep your pout moisturised and hydrated. You can also invest in a tinted lip balm that will give you hydration and color in a single swipe. Genius!
There are times a girl needs to add a little extra drama in her life (nah, we aren't talking about the boyfriend kind). Dial up the drama with loads of mascara when you need to bat those lashes. In fact, you can skip kajal altogether when you’re wearing mascara, because nothing opens up your eyes better than that. The best way to lengthen, volumize and add oomph to your look, we reckon.
Add a hint of color to your cheeks with rosy blushes. Just a swipe from temples diagonally across cheekbones will add an au natural flush and sparkle to your look. Just make sure to pick the right shade for your skin tone and you are golden.
There’ll be days when you can barely drag yourself out of bed and straight to class. Who has the time to shampoo even if your hair’s looking like a rat’s tail? Easy solution; dry shampoo to the rescue! One spritz and this product will surely become your best friend forever!
Body odour is the last thing you want, when you get up close and personal with your gang. Smell great and feel fresh all day with a fragrance that ain't so overpowering that it gives your classmates a headache.
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