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5 Makeup Tips for Class

By 9:30 AM

When you're a college (or high school) student, figuring out how to do your makeup for class can be tough. You want to look cute, but you don't want to wake up at the crack of dawn just to do your makeup. I'm a big advocate for the "less is more" idea when it comes to class, but that's just me! 

Here's five tips for making your morning beauty routine for class a LOT easier!

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1. Figure out your essentials for every day.

The best thing to do to keep your beauty routine to a minimum for class is to figure out what's most important to your look. For instance, if you have problematic skin that's full of acne scars, perfecting your skin is probably more important to you than a dramatic eye. If you are blessed with great skin, I wouldn't bother wearing more than a light powder for class, if anything. 

For me, there are three things I NEED in order to get out the door looking somewhat presentable: 

  • Foundation
  • Brows
  • Mascara
Your must-haves might different from mine, but when I need to be somewhere in a hurry, I stick with these three items (including a little powder to set my foundation). I have problematic skin, blonde eyelashes and blonde eyebrows, so these are crucial for me!

2. Use an all-in-one skin product.

Instead of using a moisturizer, primer, foundation, concealer, AND powder, stick with something that has a little of everything in it. A BB cream, for instance, would be a good choice because it provides moisture, even coverage, and usually SPF protection. 

If you have oily skin, I'd HIGHLY recommend you invest in a powder foundation. This product is great for anyone who needs coverage in a hurry and has issues with foundation looking too creamy on the skin. A powder foundation gives you the coverage of liquid foundation but without the extra step of adding a layer of powder on top.

3. Try using the same products for different areas.

A trick many makeup artists use is applying one product to the eyes, cheeks, and lips. It creates a balanced look, is quick, and it keeps your beauty necessities to the bare minimum. 

If you feel weird about using the same products on your eyes, I totally get that. I would stick with a neutral eye look and then apply a cream blush to the cheeks and lips for a quick application of color.

4. Use color-correcting concealer.

When it comes to having problematic skin, a main issue girls have is the time it takes to try to perfectly conceal every little acne scar and pimple. A good way to make this easier and more effective is by using a color correcting concealer. A green concealer is great for hiding acne and any other unsightly red areas of the skin, and a red or peachy tinted concealer helps hide undereye circles.

5. Make use of the KISS method.

At the end of the day, when it comes to doing your makeup for class, this is all you need to know:

Keep it simple, stupid. - Rent or Buy Textbooks

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