Every Beauty Product to Pack for College, Beyond Just the Basics

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If you’re anything like us, planning dorm decor comes second to researching back-to-school beauty releases and hording sheet masks to use with your roomies. Sure, everyone’s beauty bag will look a little different, but replenishing skincare and makeup supplies is a must-do before move-in day – because having all your fave products and soothing skin mist in your backpack is going to make week one of class that much easier!

We have recommendations for exactly what you should bring to college, but depending on your beauty style – whether minimalist or full-blow queen – just read through to find the best products and tools you’ll need for the year. From the simple staples to influencer-worthy primer, we’ve got it all listed. Your task? Determine what’s essential – and what you want, because having beauty that goes beyond just the basics is everything.







  • Body wash
  • Body scrub
  • Shave gel
  • Lotion/moisturizer
  • Sunscreen


  • Perfume
  • Nail polish


  • Razor



  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Serum or oil
  • Mousse/styling spray


  • Hairbrush
  • Elastic bands
  • Bobby pins
  • Flat iron
  • Curling iron/wand
  • Blow dryer

So, that’s it! As you pack for an exciting new year, these are just a few products that will keep your skin dewy and your contour sharp, however bare-faced or extravagant you want to go.