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What'll You Pick Up?
What do you consider absolute beauty essentials for going back to college? Let's hear it in the comments!
Back to College Beauty
Whether you're going back to college, going for the first time, know some one who's going or wish you were going instead of having to be a real adult (whatever that is) you need to be prepared.
Oh, you thought we were talking about accommodation and books and the like? No, we mean you need a beauty overhaul (it's good for your mind) and we've got just the things for it.
Foundation for Bright, Young Skin
Do not, we repeat not, bog your lovely young skin down with heavy cement-like makeup. Instead, wear a nice BB or CC cream and conceal areas you don't like with concealer.
If you must wear foundation, however (and we know how you feel if you do) try Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel foundation. It lasts for ages, it really does give skin a healthy looking glow and it's got nice stuff in it - it has a 'fruit therapy formula' if you will, at a student friendly price.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel foundation, €12.99
A Good, Cheap Primer
Sometimes classes start and nice and don't end till six so you will need your makeup to last that entire time. For that reason, primer is essential.
Cult favourites like the primers from Smashbox and Benefit are more than likely outside of a student's budget, but we rate this totally purse-friendly one from Rimmel.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer, €7.99
Lip Stick (in Every Shade)
Because you are young and bright eyed with enough energy to fuel your wild student lifestyle, you'll need a different shade of lippy for every look.
These little guys from Essence are genius because the translucent caps are the same colour as the lip stick shade so you can easily tell which one you're looking for. They feel lovely on the smackers too. AND they're so cheap. We'll take 'em all!
Essence Sheer & Shine lipstick, €2.49
Fresh New Scent
Back in the olden days, when we were heading into the big, wide world we stank of Impulse. These days, there's loads of nice, fresh young scents to choose from.
New out is Ghost Girl, aimed at cool, young ones (we know this because the campaign model is the coolest one around, the pink haired Charlotte Free). We've smelt it and it's light and fruity and just a little bit sexy too.
Ghost Girl 30ml €34.50, 50ml is €48.00, 100ml is €66.00 - available from September.
Funky Makeup Bag
Everyone needs a makeup bag that fits in their tote / back-pack / whatever you'll be hauling your learning materials around in and this one from Penneys is just the thing. It's compact, cute and the pattern can hide a whole range of stains. Winner!
Penneys Navajo Print Make-Up Bag, €5. In Stores August