Your college years really are the best years of your life – it’s a period of exciting crushes, making amazing best friends, going out way more than you did in school...and studying, of course! You also want to look your best - but on a budget, without compromising on quality, right? We give you the basic college-girl beauty essentials to help you look fab even after a late night of studying or an endless phone call and even through an embarrassing breakout. These products will see you through the next few years!
1. A BB Cream
How do you brighten tired skin after a late night of partying, gossiping or studying? With a BB cream of course. It’s way lighter than foundation and helps you fake better, clearer skin all day long.
POPxo Loves: L’Oreal Paris True Match BB Cream, Rs. 625
2. Refreshing Wipes
Trust us, carrying facial wipes in your bag will definitely be a blessing. Use them on an oily T-zone during the day or to freshen up in between classes or before seeing your crush. Wipes that offer SPF protection and act as a face toner are awesome.
POPxo Loves: Kara Toning Wipes With Rose and Thyme, Rs. 145
3. All Essential Kohl Pencil
Ladies, we’re all pretty dependent on our kajal to add a bit of drama to our daily look. There’s just something about it that helps us feel more fabulous and better equipped to take on the day, right? Use it on your upper lids as an eyeliner when you’re in a rush and smudge for a smoky effect at night.
POPxo Loves: Maybelline Colossal Kajal, Rs. 200
4. An Acne-Fighting Cleanser
There’s nothing more horrific than waking up to an angry breakout! Our college years are definitely plagued by pimple problems. Unless you’re blessed with naturally amazing skin and hormones, then you may want to get your hands on an oil-free cleanser containing salicylic acid to keep zits at bay.
POPxo Loves: Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Face Wash, Rs. 424
5. A Dreamy Fragrance
Who wouldn’t want to smell amazing all the time?! A perfume that is fresh and girly but not too overpowering, especially when you’re in class, is a must to help you feel fresh and smell wonderful always.
POPxo Loves: Layer’r Wottagirl Romance Body Mist, Rs. 225
6. A Lip Balm
Dry, chapped lips is really not what any girl wants. Take care of your pucker by swiping on a moisturizing lip balm a few times through the day for a lush, kissable pout. Get one with a hint of colour to substitute a drying lipstick for daily wear.
POPxo Loves: Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm, Rs. 99
7. An Awesome Dry Shampoo
You would rather sleep than wash your hair before class? Your friends just made an impromptu plan and you don’t have time to wash and style your hair? Dry shampoo will always come to your rescue! We’ve told you enough about it’s power to sap up oiliness and help your hair look and smell fresher while reviving it, so just go out and get one already!
POPxo Loves: Bblunt Back To Life Dry Shampoo, Rs. 550
8. A Non-Greasy Moisturizer
A lightweight, hydrating moisturizer is essential for happy, healthy skin. Don’t make the mistake of skipping moisturizer just because your skin is oily. Moisturizing daily will help you have supple, young looking skin always. Trust us, 30-year-old you will thank you!
POPxo Loves: Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Rs. 283
9. A Mascara
You may not use makeup too often or prefer going bare-faced sometimes, but mascara is that one thing that can help you look fabulous always. A few swipes to lengthen and thicken your lashes can also help open up your peepers and bring that spark you were looking for. Carry one in your bag always.
POPxo Loves: Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara, Rs. 350
10. A Compact Powder
Need to touch up your makeup on a hot day, want to blot up excess oil or simply need to sneak in a quick glance in the mirror? A compact powder will always come to your rescue. We’re sure it’ll become your best friend!
POPxo Loves: L’Oreal Paris Matte Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder, Rs. 399
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Published on Feb 24, 2016