Well, I am pretty sure that most of the MABH viewers are college going make up enthusiastic like me. You have to look gorgeous and keep on looking gorgeous when you are in college. What’s the point of being the Miss Fresher’s or the style diva otherwise? But trust me friends, life at college is tough. When you are there, you have to attend labs (often I mistake them as blast furnaces), attend super boring lectures and on your way fight rain and sun. Literally it is impossible to step out of home as a beauty queen and last like that for the next 7-8 hours.
So here are 5 products (Yes, only five. It is impossible to accommodate more in the super loaded bag) that one must carry to college. They will keep you fresh day long and help you to get ready you are set for a surprise date or have a birthday party after college.
Face Wash and Face Wipes:
Cleaning the face is very important. All the dirt, tan, oil and sweat you accumulate on your skin; they take away half your glamour even before anyone is noticing you. So make sure to carry a good face wash that will help you to get rid of all these and also won’t make your face too dry. I generally carry Cetaphil cleansing lotion for the purpose and it works amazingly.
Now imagine a day, when your boyfriend is waiting at your college gate. You have to get ready and so you step in the wash room and turn the tap on. OMG, there is no water. Yes, trust me, it may happen any time and it’s the time when the face wipes come at rescue. With the property of cleaning away sweat, oil and dirt they are super friendly when you do not have access to water. I use ‘Johnson baby Skin Care Wipes’ as they make me feel like a kid.
Once you step out of your home, your sunscreen melts away within minutes. It is always good to carry the sunscreen along with you and apply it after you clean the face well. I will suggest a gel sunscreen as they are great against sweat and oil and also gives a glow to the face. I prefer Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50.
It’s always a smart idea to dab some powder on as they evens out the skin tone and prevents the sweat. Now carrying a compact or foundation to college is not a good idea. Carry some good translucent powder on your sunscreen. I use Keya Seth’s Umbrella Powder for its yellow undertone (it is a local brand gaining good popularity all over India and available online). It has sunscreen properties and even out skin tone very well.
Indians are blessed with amazing eyes and a little touch of eye pencil can make them magical. I will suggest not using a eye liner as it is a little messier than the pencils. The pencils come in multiple colours. You can apply them on upper lid or lower lid. You can make the lines thin or thick. Anyways you will look hot. Just make it a point to use a pencil that won’t smudge or melt down easily. I use Maybelline Colossal Kajal generally and Lakme Eyeconic Kajal on special days.
Lip Balms, Sticks or Gloss:
You can carry any one or all of them if you wish to. Make sure it fulfills both the purposes, which are adding color to your lips and moisturizing them. As colleges are mostly on during day times it is better to carry a nude lipstick or a light colored lip balm. You can carry a deeper gloss if you want a more gorgeous look some times. Moreover you can use your lipstick as a blush or even eye shadow if you want to. Trust me, none of the girls will understand. And even if they do, they will talk about your super intelligent idea and at times do the same. And for the guys, I don’t think they understand the differences at all (well, it is a different thing if they regularly follow beauty blogs). I carry Lotus Herbals Seduction Botanical Tinted Lip Gloss or Elle 18 Juicy Lip balm or Lotus Herbals pure colour lipstick.
That’s all folks. I think this is enough to make you shine at your college. Enjoy!