back to college : my favorite back to school makeup products

Hi friends! I’m finally back on campus and I’m more than excited to be back in the swing of things and to be reunited with my friends again! A little life update, I have FINALLY finished unpacking the last of my boxes and settled into my new house and let me tell you guys, I am MORE than excited to finally be able to say that. My roommates and I had such a hard time finding a house on campus that was suitable and clean to live in (PSA: college houses can be so GROSS sometimes) but we finally found this adorable little house near campus and it’s seriously the best. I’m finishing up recruitment for my sorority and we are only a few days away from meeting our new pledge class (YAY) but because of how time-consuming things have been lately that is why I have been a little MIA here recently. But despite how hectic this month has been, things are finally starting to slow down again and I’ll be a lot more active on here so stay tuned for some good stuff that is coming to the blog this month!

 

 

Now onto the good stuff!

Kicking it off with my favorite face products!

I usually don’t like to wear a lot of face makeup when I’m heading to class just because I have classes so early some days and nobody has time to get up that early and do all of that. But on the off chance, I have somewhere to go after my classes or I’m just in the mood to put on face makeup my usual go-to face products would be bronzer and concealer.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – This has been my favorite concealer for the past two years and it lasts so long! The formula isn’t too thick and it blends super easily too. If I’m ever in a hurry and I need something to help brighten up my tired eyes this is my favorite go-to concealer and it lasts for a while too.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – This is just a cheaper alternative to the Tarte shape tape but the formula on the Fit Me concealer is not as thick as the Tarte concealer. So if your someone who doesn’t need as much coverage because you live in a perfect world where you get enough sleep every night (LOL I wish I could relate) or you enjoy the Nars creamy concealer than this is a good dupe for you.

Hoola Matte Bronzer – I have used this stuff for YEARS and seriously I can’t get enough of it! This bronzer has the prettiest undertone to it and it seriously does wonders for my face (hello cheekbones). I seriously don’t know anyone who has used this stuff before and has said “oh I don’t like this bronzer” if you have, then let me know why because seriously it’s that good. Plus, it takes a while for you to hit pan on it, I have had mine for mmm maybe a year now and I still have a good amount of product left. Seriously, so worth investing your money in.

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer – Again, I totally understand what it’s like to ball on a budget being a broke college student and all so this bronzer by Physician’s Formula works just as well if not better than the Hoola Matte bronzer. I love that it doesn’t make my face look muddy (girls, you know what I’m talking about) and it’s not too dark either so it makes my face look very bronzy and natural looking.

Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter – Personally, I like liquid highlighters better than powder one’s just because I like the whole dewy face effect that it gives off. But I like them especially more when I’m not wearing foundation just because I think it helps makes my face look a lot more natural looking. A great and affordable liquid highlighter that I constantly love to wear is the Makeup Revolution liquid highlighter! This product leaves my face looking fresh and clean and I love that it has a droplet applicator so you can get just the right amount of product.

 

 

For the eyes, I like to go with something simple and natural looking so I usually will dig into my ABH Modern Renaissance palette and apply the shade “Buon fresco” to my lid and the shade “Raw sienna” to my crease. This palette is so universal and easy to use! t I think the main reason I’m obsessed with the Modern Renaissance palette, is because the palette has so many great, warm transitions shades but it also has bright and bold warm colors as well so it gives it diversity.

 

 

After that, I’ll just swipe some mascara on and apply some chapstick and I’m ready to go for the day! One of my favorite mascara’s that I have been using lately is the Buxom big tease mascara   I love that it doesn’t clump my eyelashes together and you only have to apply a few coats to get the job done!

Typically for chapstick, my go-to is the Aquaphor lip repair this chapstick has been a favorite of mine for years and I don’t see that changing anytime soon but if you know of some good chapstick brands please let me know, I’m always open for suggestions. After that, I’m ready to go and ready to take on my day! I hope you guys enjoyed my second post in my back to college series and until next time.

 

XO,

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