Let’s be realistic most college students live in small spaces. It can be a dorm or an apartment that you share with a few people. Which means you have limited room for your beauty essentials, as well as limited funds. This is why it is important to streamline some of your beauty supplies, whether it be your hair products, skincare, or makeup. And today I am going to share with you my Top 10 Beauty Essentials All College Girls Must Own!
Face it there are tons of damaging elements that are skin is exposed to every day, especially in a crowded college environment. Elements like dust, pollutants, sweat, and even makeup. Plus college can be stressful, not to mention your diet of fast food and possibly alcohol. All in which can affect your skin, by causing clogged pores, leaving your face looking dull, uneven, and prone to breakouts!
That is why it is important that all college students have a great skincare regimen in place that is properly cleansing and exfoliating your face! If you don’t, all the limited money you’re spending on makeup is going down the drain!
A Sonic Cleansing Brush
The must have skincare item for all college students is The Michael Todd Beauty Soniclear Petite Deluxe. This deluxe set has all the essentials you need, helping you to remove your makeup, exfoliate, prevent breakouts, moisturize and more. See what all comes in this set below.
- A Soniclear Petite: This is the ultimate sonic cleansing device for your face. If you are not familiar with a Soniclear, you can check it out here. But briefly, this brush uses sonic wave powered cleansing that removes impurities, clears pores and thoroughly cleanses the skin leaving it ready to absorb your skincare products better! And of course, it helps with makeup application…As makeup always goes on better when you have a clean palette to work with!
- The soniclear petite is also waterproof (not merely water resistant) so you can use it in the bath or shower.
- A USB Inductive Charger which magnetically attaches to the handle, allowing you to charge it anywhere, and with limited space this is a must.
- Soniclear Petite Travel Case. With the size of a dorm or sharing a bathroom, this can come in handy for storage.
- Damascus Rose Milk Cleanser that is perfect for moisturizing while helping to remove makeup! And, it is ideal for all skin types!
- Lastly, it has a 3-year warranty! So this bad boy is going to last you throughout college!
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Makeup EraserYou are going to need something to remove your eye makeup. While makeup wipes can be great, they are costly. Instead, you want to add a makeup eraser to your arsenal. This incredible eco-friendly cloth removes ALL of your makeup, and the best part is it does it with only water! Not only do you use only water, but you can also throw this bad boy in the washing machine with your regular load of towels and dry in the dryer! This Makeup Eraser is reusable, so there is no need to buy and throw-away cotton balls, one time use makeup remover wipes and expensive eye makeup removers!
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This is a time saver! Plus, it helps to save you money on shampoo and hair treatments. Over-washing your hair strips your locks of all of its protective oils, and because of this your body compensates, by actually producing additional oil. Each time you wash your tresses, the more oils your scalp produces. A dry shampoo can help give your hair those extra few days and add volume to your hair. The trick is to apply it when your hair is wet, (before it gets dirty) helping to absorb oil. You can then go back and use as needed.
A great leave-in conditioner like the Quenching Complex from Bumble and Bumble can also save and treat your hair. This product has multi-purposes; this is why I like it. Not only does it help to quench the hair, but it also seals in moisturize, renews shine and can be used as a treatment for the repeated applications of a heat styling and brushing! Trust me; this is one of those things you get what you pay for.
When most of us think of a flat iron, we think of great super sleek hair. But this hair tool can do much more than that. You can use it to create tons of different curls, waves, and if you’re in a pinch you can even use it to remove wrinkles from shirt collar!
An Eyeshadow Palette
This is one of those things that you must invest in, as when you do, you save money in the long run. How? A great eyeshadow palette that has excellent pigment and minimal fallout will allow you to use less product to get the job done, hence lasting longer, while saving money. Additionally, you can use some of the shadows as a highlighter on the face, as a bronzer and on the lips with some balm. I suggest one of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. Oh and these palettes also come with an eyeshadow brush and a mirror, making this a 6 in 1 product!
A CC Cream
Instead of using a thick foundation that would require an extra step of using a primer, SPF as well as a moisturizer. You can use a multipurpose product like a BB or CC cream, as most of these can serve as a primer, moisturizer, SPF and a sheer foundation for a quick application. The one I suggest is IT Cosmetics Full Coverage SPF 50 CC Cream Illumination w/ Plush Brush. This is six products in one, and you can get it on QVC, with flex pay!
If you are running late to class and don’t have time for makeup, one thing you should never leave without is mascara. Mascara can help to open the eyes, to make you look more rested. Plus choosing one that adds volume and length will give your eyes the much-needed pop if you are not wearing any other makeup.
BONUS: Mascara is also perfect for defining and setting the eyebrows. And a mascara like, IT Cosmetics Tightline, can also be used as an eyeliner! It's your eyeliner, black mascara primer and mascara in one!
No one wants dry, chapped lips, especially if you have to walk outside getting from class to class. This is why I suggest a product that is multipurpose for your lips! You can do this with a lip exfoliating product, like this one for under $3 from ELF, which sloughs away the dryness and replenishes providing instant hydration.
Lastly, as I’m sure you may have noticed, all of these items have multi purposes, which helps with the limited storage and funds that most college students have!
So there you have it beauties! My top 10 products every college girl should have in their beauty bag! Do you have any must-haves? Let me know below!