I am a firm believer that every 20-something-year-old woman should have staple items in their beauty arsenal that can work for a long day of class, interviews with a dream company, or the first date with the crush they met out on the town last weekend. As a college student on a budget who oversleeps more than she would like to admit, I consistently keep five products on hand for my on-the-go look. Here are some of my favorites!
Benefit Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara is life changing. I will advocate for this product until the day I die (no joke). For many, eyes are the first feature they’re drawn to. I have tried my fair share of mascaras, but always come back to Benefit Roller Lash. It gives the best of both worlds – ridiculous length and volume that is to die for. Luckily, Benefit sells a traveler size of this mascara for touch ups in between your busy life!
Before and after pictures of Benefit Roller Lash! Truly a miracle worker.
NARS Sheer Glow Liquid Foundation is the first liquid foundation that doesn’t make my face greasy or cakey. This foundation lasts throughout the day and has buildable coverage to hide my stress pimples. I have fairly oily skin (which is why I never liked to use liquid foundation) but NARS proved me wrong with this remedy!
Pureology Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier is the perfect hair detangler after hopping out of the shower. Aside from smelling fantastic, this detangler has magic powers, I swear. After a few pumps in my hair, this product combed out most of the knots and conditioned my hair. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I found out this Pureology product has 21 essential benefits that prime, protect and perfect hair.
MAC Lipstick Velvet Teddy is a lipstick you can wear from day to night. It’s the perfect shade of nude/beige for day time activities and it’s also my go-to lip color for a night out when I don’t want a dramatic look. I love MAC lipsticks because the hue is long-lasting without drying out your pucker. Trust me, Velvet Teddy fixes all of your problems.
Bliss Lid+Lash Wash Makeup Remover is the ONLY makeup remover I use. As a girl who wears contacts and a lot of mascara, this makeup remover works wonders! It’s gentle and doesn’t burn your eyes. Because of it’s cool gel formula, it works perfectly in sync with a cotton ball. I promise this won’t let you down!
By: Clara Stedman, WhatRUWearing Contributor @clarastedman