15 Back to School Beauty Essentials

by Diana Ajih on August 5, 2013

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back to school beauty essentials

Heading back to college in the fall means new clothes, notebooks, pens, and backpacks. It also means it’s time to stock up on beauty basics that will keep you looking beautiful and fresh throughout the day. Look your best for your first day of college and beyond with ease by stocking up on all your back to school beauty essentials. From dark red lips to low-key smokey eye, you’ll have no problem deciding on what to add to your shopping list thanks to our helpful back-to-college beauty checklist.

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A rich, bold lip is a quick and easy way to change up your makeup look and sometimes all the makeup you need before heading to class. For an everyday look, we recommend: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids

Having a stash of these all-purpose multi-tasking wipes are essential in any beauty bag. Recommend: Yes to Soothing Cucumber Hypoallergenic Facial Towlettes

A shower caddy may not be glamorous, but it's the perfect purchase to store all your college beauty essentials. Trust me, it will come in handy. Recommend: Urban Outfitters Bundle Shower Caddy

Stumped on a great daytime look for your first day? Go for a low-key smokey eye look. Recommend: Urban Decay Naked Basics

Whether you plan on hitting up a frat party or just hanging out at the dining hall, take your lashes to new heights. Recommend: Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara

Long night partying? Give your half-awake body a pick-me-up by showering with a fruity body wash. Recommend: Clean and Clear Morning Burst Body Wash

Keep your lips hydrated and moisturized throughout the day with a sheer and non-sticky balm. Recommend: Maybelline Baby Lips

Waking up to hair that won't cooperate can be a nightmare especially when you have only a few minutes to be in class. That's why it's good to have bobby pins and hair ties at your disposal. Recommend: Goody Color Pop Bobby Pins

Between campus life and classes, days can get pretty hectic and you might not have time to wash your hair often. A quick spritz of dry shampoo can easily bring life back to your hair. Recommend: Batiste Dry Shampoo

Your shower time is precious, so use a good razor during your rushed shaving routine. Recommend: Gillette Venus Razor

A tinted moisturizer is a quick and easy way to moisturize your face while giving it a hint of color to even skin tone. No foundation required. Recommend: Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

Give your skin a natural sun-kissed glow all year round. Recommend: Nivea Sun-Kissed Radiant Gradual Tan Moisturizer

You don't want to leave your facial soap bar around the dorm shower stall. A liquid soap is more hygienic and can easily fit inside your shower caddy. Recommend: Clinique Liquid Facial Soap

Moving from class to class especially when they're on opposite sides of campus can leave you a little sweaty. Have deodorant or a small body spray handy to ensure you always smell fresh. Recommend: Degree Women with motionSENSE Deodorant

Unfortunately, it's common to develop a pimple right before your first day of school. Treat a stress-causing blemish throughout the day with an on-the-go pimple fighter! Recommend: Clean & Clear Advantage Popped Pimple Relief Gel Pen

 

Now you’re all set and ready to go! If you already had a beauty checklist, hopefully you can add some of these top beauty essentials to your list.

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