Between the hustle and bustle of college, work, and play, taking some time to pamper yourself can seem impossible. But, making sure to take time to take care of yourself is essential in being confident and feeling your best.
To help fit in some time to treat yourself, find quick and easy beauty hacks that best suit you and your needs. Here are a few beauty hacks that every college student should know to get you started!
1. Cover Under-eye Bags
Everyone knows that under-eye bags are inevitable at some point in your college career, especially during finals week! Of course, the best way to combat eye bags is to get some sleep, but since that’s just not realistic sometimes, makeup is the next best thing. Start with a primer and your favorite foundation. For extra coverage, turn to a good concealer; my favorites include the Tarte Shape Tape or the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. Apply it under your eyes in a triangle shape so that the base is along the bottom of your eye and the point meets your cheek. Then, try “baking” by applying a translucent powder under your eye and letting it sit for about 5 to 10 minutes!
2. Use Deodorant to Prevent Blisters
Whether it’s for a job interview or party, there are times where you’re going to have to wear painful shoes. So, to avoid blisters, rub some deodorant on your feet before putting on your shoes; this should prevent chaffing!
3. Make The Most of Your Dry Shampoo
With all the responsibilities that we have to split our time between, sometimes we may have to sacrifice washing our hair and opt for dry shampoo instead. To reap the most out of your dry shampoo, try putting it on the night before and leaving it in as you sleep. This way, the dry shampoo is on your hair for longer and is pulling more oil out of your hair. Then, in the morning, you can just brush it out and style it.
4. Let Your Concealer Double as a Primer
If you’re on a budget, you can use your concealer as a substitute for an eye or lip primer! Put a little bit on concealer on your eyelids to prevent creasing and make your eye-shadows more pigmented or blend your concealer on to your lips to make your lipstick last longer!
5. Use Peppermint Oil as a Lip Plumper
If you want full lips, a quick solution is a peppermint essential oil. Instead of buying a lip plumper, try mixing a drop or two of peppermint oil with your favorite lip gloss!