Here’s some homework you’ll be happy to do – get to know the beauty secrets that will help you through school. We’ve got your cheat sheet. Read up and bring these pretty musts to campus.
Master your penmanship
You take a lot of notes – but this is a whole new way to do it. Line your eyes with a super precise felt tip in a huge range of colors. Too Faced’s Sketch Markers are inspired by Japanese calligraphy pens, and go on as easily as putting ink to paper. The perfect chance to try that cat-eye before chemistry class.
Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Eyeliner
Fake a wide-awake glow
Morning already? No worries – there’s a fix for puffy eyes. Hydrating your skin will brighten you up, so use a good moisturizer. But for that sensitive under-eye area, try this serum in an easy-to-swipe on stick. It quenches, cools and makes tired skin less noticeable.
Tony Moly Panda’s Dream So Cool Eye Stick
Rally for the big game
Put your game face on. Sure, you can line your eyes with this jumbo eye pencil (so big, it’s goof proof) but we like it for another reason: It works great as a substitute for face paint. Draw your school logo on your cheeks, make a “V” for victory and let the fight song begin.
NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil
Do the quickest ‘do
Every day you’re hustling. No time for styling – just spritz some hold and volume into your hair. This one gives you lots of shine, too. So that skip-the-shower morning may just turn into your best hair day ever.
TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Shine Hairspray
Avoid a makeup mess at midnight
So much for curfew. Stay out, stay on point. After you put on makeup, use a setting spray to lock in your look. This mist will keep your face fresh for up to 16 hours - no makeup melting, cracking or fading.
Urban Decay Cosmetics All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
Pretend you’re at the spa
The whole work-hard, play-hard thing can leave a girl needing a bit of relaxation. Bring the spa to you, wherever you are, with a body scrub loaded with aromatic ingredients. Our pick: a “breakfast scrub” that includes banana, almond and honey.
Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub
Get glam for Homecoming
It’s the biggest event of the year – show some color. Pick a palette with a wide range of shades and take time to play. Our pick: hot colors like sea green and cobalt blue. Layer a few and get festive.
Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever 32 Piece Eyeshadow Palette
Switch up your look in a sec
Bobby pins are the MacGyvers of the beauty world. Stack or criss-cross them for a look that’s hot right now. Use them to fasten a strand of hair wrapped ‘round your ponytail. Or just sweep the hair away from your face. Anything goes. Bonus: You can also use them as bookmarks.
Elle’s Bobby Pins with Iridescent Finish