Fall is right around the corner, and with a new season comes new beauty trends. As classes start to ramp up, researching current beauty trends might not be the first thing on your mind, that’s why I did it for you.
Living in a tight space is difficult enough. Luckily, you don’t need many products to look your best on campus this year. Save money and time with these true staples.
Here are six affordable beauty products you need this fall.
- e.l.f. Shine Eraser Blotting Sheets on Amazon ($7) – Three pack
The conveniently packaged papers fit perfectly in your hand or school bag for easy access to pull them out if you feel your skin getting oily. On a night out, when you are stuck in a sweaty basement, these papers come to the rescue to remove excess oil and mattify your skin without taking any makeup off.
- Batiste Dry Shampoo Original Trial Size on Amazon ($4.69)
This dry shampoo is the perfect tool to help volumize hair and reduce the greasy roots look that no one desires. Apply this spray five inches away from your head and let the product sit for a few minutes before brushing it out. Do not be alarmed if the powder makes your hair white, just keep rubbing it in and eventually, you’ll achieve that flawless clean look.
- Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner at Sephora ($13.00) shade: Electric Blue
Blue is the new black. Wearing blue eyeliner is chic and creates the coolest finishing touch to any look. This bold pigment provides a beautiful contrast when paired with any eye color. As college students who are constantly on the go, we don’t always have time to reapply makeup throughout the day. Using waterproof eyeliner allows for a one-time application with no mess.
- Physicians Formula Shimmer Strip Eyeshadow at Target ($8.59)
I swear by this eyeshadow, as it has been an essential part of my makeup look for years. Instead of applying this eyeshadow to your lids, highlight the inner corner of your eye with the lightest shade to make your eyes pop and to achieve the illusion that you are not tired from all the classes you were in that day.
- Kevin Aucoin The Contour Book – The Art of Sculpting + Defining Volume III ($59)
Now, I know what you’re thinking, yes this is a little pricey but after this purchase, you won’t have to buy another contour kit or blush for years. This all-in-one blush, highlighter and bronzer book takes up little space in your makeup kit and is great for fitting in the tiny living space that we all have to adapt while living here at Muhlenberg. This palette is inclusive for most—but not all—skin tones.
- *Jones Road x Hervé Universal Hair Balm ($34)
This all-purpose styling cream is for all types of hair. Whether you’re coming out of the shower or prepping for a night out, this styling cream will strengthen, repair and condition your hair for an effortless, classy look. No need for any other hair products filling up your counter space, this hair balm does everything from defrizzing to volumizing your hair. Not to mention, it smells amazing!
*Note: Kusner is currently employed by Hervé Claude.