BTS: Beauty Essentials

Hello everyone today I will be sharing my first post of my Back to School series. Now as most of you know by now, I will be going to college this year so my school supplies are a bit different. I will be doing multiple posts about what you need depending on what grade you are in. If you have any special requests, LEAVE THEM BELOW!

This post will focus on the beauty products that I use and love during the school time. SO let’s get into it:

Face Products:

The first thing I put on my face is a primer. This one from NYC is one of my all-time favorites. It is super inexpensive and does a great job of locking your makeup on all day. It adds a bit of glow to your face which is perfect for making you look happier than you are while in class.


Next, I use a foundation. During the summer I usually like to keep my foundation super light but when it comes to school, I need something with a little more coverage that lasts just a bit longer. This one from E.L.F is my favorite. I have always been a huge fan of this brand because it is super inexpensive but super high quality. This is a cream foundation that is super hydrating but keeps your skin from getting oily. I love that it comes with a sponge applicator to put the foundation on! It lasts all day, has great coverage and is small enough to throw in your bag. IMG_8530IMG_8532

After my foundation, I use this palette for my blush and highlighter. I love the blush because it has enough shimmer to make you glow but is not glittery. On the other hand, the bronzer is matte which helps create that flawlessly contoured look with ease. I use the color St.Lucia but all of them are fabulous. IMG_8528IMG_8529

Once I’m done contouring my face, I like to add my favorite highlighter. This one from ColourPop is my absolute favorite. It is a creme consistency and lasts ALL DAY! It is super shiny but does a really good job of keeping your skin looking naturally glowing. This is in the color Stole The Show but they offer tons of other great options! IMG_8575IMG_8576

Eye Products:

Once I have finished my face, I move onto my eye products. I start off with my eyebrows using my Smashbox Brow Tech Shaping Powder.This is an item that I received in my most recent BeautyCon Box and absolutely love it. It is super simple to use and looks great with any makeup look. IMG_8535

After I do my brows, I move to my eyes. Since I usually switch up my eye makeup look, I decided to not mention any eyeliners or shadows. Instead, I will share a mascara. This one is from Maybelline. It is a super cute tube and is really long lasting. It really makes your eyelashes look crazy long. IMG_8534

Lip Products:

This was really hard to shorten down to just two so I picked the two items that I actually use the most. The first one it a balm type from Neutrogena. It is super moisturizing and smells delicious. The color lasts for a pretty long time but absolutely needs to be reapplied throughout the day to keep its beauty. Luckily, the packaging is super small so it can fit in any bag imaginable.


On the days that I am feeling a bit more wild, I like to apply this lip stain from Tony Molly. It is a super pretty red and smells like cherries! It lasts for hours and doesn’t need to be reapplied becasue when it fades it just looks natural. I love it! IMG_8577IMG_8578


I hope you enjoyed this post! Please leave your BTS Beauty Essentials down below along with your BTS post requests!


Lots of love,


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