14 Makeup Products Every College Girl Should Own

by Bethany Lozier

14 Makeup Products Every College Girl Should Own
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Doing your makeup every morning as a college student can sometimes seem like an intolerable task, but these products make the process super-speedy, and you’ll be looking gorgeous on campus all day long. Every college girl needs these makeup essentials in her beauty arsenal.



1 of 14 Image Credits: Urban Decay

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette


Every Urban Decay palette is downright gorgeous, but the Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette features some of the best neutrals on the market. Choose your favorite shades, swipe them on with the soft brush, and you're out the door and on your way.

2 of 14 Image Credits: NARS

Nars Blush in “Orgasm”


Need a little flush of color before class? NARS’ famous blush gives you that pinkish glow you desire, regardless if you were fooling around before a test or not.

3 of 14 Image Credits: BECCA

BECCA Lowlight/Highlight Perfecting Palette Pressed


Contouring in college may seem daunting, but this highlight/lowlight duo lets you perfect your face with ease. Also, both products come in one sleek package, which means more space. Score.

4 of 14 Image Credits: Kat Von D

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick


Putting on lipstick can be such a hassle when you have to run halfway across campus every hour, but Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Noble is the perfect everyday lip shade. It’ll stay on through your late-night study sessions…and whatever else the night has to offer.

5 of 14 Image Credits: E.L.F.

e.l.f. Translucent Mattifying Powder


There’s nothing worse than arriving at your afternoon seminar, only to find shine all over your face. A quick dab of e.l.f.’s transcluent mattifying powder is all you need to say goodbye to oily patches for the rest of the day.

6 of 14 Image Credits: Revlon

Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Makeup


Whether you need full or light coverage to get through your day, Revlon’s Photoready Insta-Fix Makeup is easy to apply and covers imperfections in seconds.

7 of 14 Image Credits: Almay

Almay Intense I-Color Eyeliner


Nothing makes you look more awake in class than a good-looking eyeliner. Almay’s Intense I-Color Eyeliner applies smoothly, and the four different shades available highlight different eye colors for maximum effect.

8 of 14 Image Credits: Rimmel

Rimmel London Volume Flash ScandalEyes Mascara


Even if you don’t touch any other makeup product, mascara is a college beauty must-have. Rimmel London’s Volume Flash ScandalEyes Mascara comes in waterproof and regular versions, and gives your eyes a great coat of luscious, black color.

9 of 14 Image Credits: Maybelline

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Eye Shadow


Bright eye shadow is not everyone’s cup of tea, especially on an early Monday morning. Refresh your eyelids with Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Tatto 24HR Cream Gel Eye Shadow in “Bad to the Bronze,” and you’ll look fab in seconds.

10 of 14 Image Credits: Urban Decay

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray


If you have an oily face, you know the constant shine struggle. The makeup geniuses at Urban Decay crafted this De-Slick Oil Control Setting Spray to end the fight against shine once and for all. Just a few spritzes after you're done applying your makeup are all you'll need all day.

11 of 14 Image Credits: Make Up For Ever

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Stick Foundation


Ain’t nobody got time to apply foundation in the morning when you’re in college, unless you have Make Up For Ever’s ULTRA HD Stick Foundation. Its sleek, sheer coverage is super blendable and there’s a shade out there for every skin tone.

12 of 14 Image Credits: Smashbox

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light


Before you slap foundation on your face, try this award-winning primer. It absorbs almost instantly, and it will give you a perfectly primed palette for the rest of your makeup. It helps everything stay in place longer, which means you can go straight from class to work to drinks without your foundation wearing off.

13 of 14 Image Credits: Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow


Your face needs a little color, even in the dead of winter. Swipe on Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze & Glow for naturally bronzed look, no matter what time of the year it is.

14 of 14 Image Credits: Benefit

Benefit Benetint


Talk about product that really does double the work. Benefit’s Benetint Lip and Cheek Stain gives you a healthy flush where you need it most. Best of all, it lasts all day!