When it’s time to head back to school, whether in-person, online or a combination, you want to look your best throughout the day and with the least amount of effort. Here are some back-to-school beauty essentials that you can use for a quick fix, and make your classmates turn their heads.
An awesome concealer
Up late studying? Or up early for class? Banish those dark circles with a concealer that brightens and depuffs. Choose one with a cool metal applicator or roller ball to soothe. Bonus trick: keep yours in the fridge for more depuffing power. You’ll look refreshed and awake.
A BB or CC cream
When you are looking for a multi-purpose beauty basic, don’t forget your BB and CC creams. A BB cream, known as Beauty Balm, is a great time saver and often acts as a moisturizer, sunscreen, and light foundation all in one. You’ll look naturally radiant and not overly made up, while protecting and hydrating your skin. A CC cream or Color Correcting cream is similar to a BB cream but offers additional coverage to correct discolorations such as hyperpigmentation or redness.
In a rush or just want to sleep in? Good news, you don’t have to wash, dry and restyle your hair every day! That’s what dry shampoo was made for. Spray some dry shampoo at the roots of your hair, let it do its oil-absorbing magic, and brush out. It will extend the life of your latest style, preserve your style, and if you have long hair save you a lot of time.
Oil blotting sheets
If you notice as the day goes on that you’re starting to look a little shiny onscreen, oil blotting sheets are your new BFF. You don’t have to redo, or undo, your makeup. Just simply press a discrete little sheet of paper on your face, and watch any excess oil disappear. Keep them handy in your purse or pocket.
Your favorite (portable) perfume
Love your signature scent, but hate how quickly it fades? Keep a travel sized version of your favorite perfume with you, either a spray, rollerball, or solid version, and feel free to reapply throughout the day, whenever you need a little refresher.