The Best Beauty Products for Finals Survival

Ladies, it is finals season. Long hours at the library, no sleep and a three-day coffee high are here. The dark circles are approaching and soon enough, we will all look like we were in a street brawl. No worries, though! HC is here to help you look your best without breaking the bank. These beauty steals won’t require burning your bank account (because let’s be real, we are all broke).

1.       L’Oreal True Match or L’Oreal True Match Lumi

So, foundation sucks at 7:45 a.m. when you have an exam at 8 because nobody has the time to blend it in. But this stuff, this is Heaven. It can be slapped on without giving cake-face. It is moisturizing to the skin and best of all, it looks like you still have skin (what a concept). L’Oreal gets an A+ for this baby, especially since the color ranges come in all three different undertones- warm, cool and neutral.

TIP: If you have dry skin, try the True Match Lumi.

2.         Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

Have you ever wondered what baby skin blended with velvet would feel like? Look no further. The Rimmel Stay Matte Powder feels like BUTTER on the skin and soaks up excess oil without flattening the face. Even better: the price tag.

3.       Revlon Matte Balm, Revlon Balm Stain

If there is one thing you take from this article, let it be this. If you are in college and you like to wear stuff on your lips, GO BUY THESE. I love them. Like seriously, off a cliff, over the side of a mountain, into treacherous waters love. They require no thought, no lip liner and they fit in your bag. Plus, they are chubby and cute.

TIP: If you want Kylie Jenner pillow lips, try the Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry.

4.       Hard Candy Baked Blush and Rimmel Natural Bronzer

If you like HAC (highlighting and contouring)/want to look like Kim Kardashian, these products are the bomb. Hard Candy’s Baked Blush gives you a glistening-dew-off-of-fresh-grass glow and the bronzer warms without looking muddy.

5.       NYX Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil

Take the pencil, draw on your eyelids and BAM, you’re a stunna.

6.       Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Two swipes, no darkness and blends like a dream. This stuff never ceases to amaze me at how quickly it blends into the skin. Sleep deprivation won’t get you down with this on your side.

Now, slap these on and show that 8 a.m. who is boss.