School is right around the corner, and there’s no better time to refresh your makeup bag! New school year, new beauty products, right? Here are our must-haves to get you out the door in time for your first class, while looking clean, fresh, natural and pretty.

Cue elementary school nostalgia with Revlon’s crayon-inspired Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. Available in a wide array of shades, this tinted balm delivers intense moisture with a sheer hint of color. The vibrant Sweetheart packs a real pop of color to brighten up your entire look!

Overslept and don’t have time for your morning hair routine? That’s what dry shampoo is for! Try Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo. The budget-friendly product works just as well as the pricier options – simply spritz your roots a few times, tousle your hair and you’re good to go!

L’Oreal’s famous True Match foundation comes in 33 shades – there’s a perfect shade for everyone. It’s long-lasting, ensuring that you will look just as fresh at the end of the day as you did for your first class. Plus, it is oil-free and packed with vitamins and SPF so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin!

Pull an all-nighter? No one will have a clue if you use a brightening concealer to cover up your dark circles. We are loving NYX’s Hi Definition Photo Concealer…it’s one of the brand’s bestsellers for a reason!


BH Cosmetics’ Day & Night Palette contains sixty different colors (30 subtle ones for day, 30 bright ones for nights out). The palette contains everything from pastels to neutrals to brights to smoky hues. Oh, did we mention the entire set costs only $11.95? You read that right: a 60-color palette for the price of a few Ventis at Starbucks…

Sometimes a simple swipe of mascara makes the world of difference. It brings a look together – you’ll look more polished and alert. Maybelline’s Great Lash deserves its cult favorite status: it allows you to build voluminous, long lashes without any messy clumps.

We discovered Wet ‘n Wild’s eyeliners on the Pampadour feed and we’re so glad we did! Ringing in at a super-affordable $2.99, these liners give a color payoff that’s better than many of the more expensive options. Grab every color, from neutral black to bright Indigo Blue.


ELF’s Studio Contouring Blush and Bronzer Duo is a perfect compact to keep in your school bag. It gives off a radiant glow, and is small enough to bring with you for quick touchups throughout the day. Plus, at only $3 it’s a pretty incredible buy.

When it comes to makeup application, we want to find high quality products that don’t come along with a hefty price tag. Currently obsessed with Real Technique’s entire line of brushes…plus their sponge is a fantastic dupe of cult fave Beauty Blender!

Say bye to misplacing products and searching endlessly through a messy cosmetics case. Beauty Butler is a must for anyone sharing a dorm room. Keep track of your makeup by organizing it in Beauty Butler’s convenient, easy-to-use trays.

These soothing facial wipes from Yes to Cucumbers are perfect when you don’t have the time to go through your entire skincare routine. They gently remove makeup and dirt, leaving you with refreshed, clean skin. Great for when you’re on-the-go!

Keep a jar of coconut oil in your dorm room – it’s the ultimate multitasking beauty product. Use it to take off stubborn makeup, use as a moisturizer…and don’t forget you can use it for its original use: cooking!


Pride & Glory is the new project from beauty entrepreneur Jennifer Walsh. The college-themed line of toiletries offers soaps, lotions, shower gels and more, specifically catered to some of the most well-known universities in the country. What we really love about these products is that you can show support for your school, while giving back: a portion of proceeds goes towards that school’s charity organization.

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