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  1. Elf poreless putty primer 

If you’re looking for a perfect base, this is it! It mattifies your face and I definitely see the pore smoothing effect.

  1. Tarte Shape Tape & L.A. HD Pro Concealer & Elf Camo Concealer 

These three are my absolute favorite concealers! The shape tape is my usual and I just know I cannot go wrong! It has such flawless coverage and there’s no creasing – plus there is a great shade range! The L.A. Pro concealers are perfect for contouring and providing light to medium coverage! Lastly, the elf camo concealer is another gem and is super affordable! 

  1. Live Tinted huestick 

This product is my new favorite multi stick! I personally love using the color Purpose as a blush and I am obsessed. It blends beautifully and looks natural (not patchy) on my skin! 

  1. Maybelline Fit me! Loose finishing powder

If there is one thing you should buy, it is this. You will not go wrong with this product. Just when I thought my makeup couldn’t get any better, this powder literally transforms it. Your makeup will look smooth, clean, skin-like, and NO FLASHBACK!! I usually just use this instead of concealer or foundation and it provides such great coverage.

  1. Morphe High Impact Highlighter 

I’ve tried stick highlighters, liquid highlighters, jelly highlighters, and multiple different powder highlighters, but I always go back to this. The shade Mirage is perfect for my skin and a little goes a long way! I was not able to find that same shade online, but I’m sure their other colors work similarly. Trust me, you will be GLOWING!

  1. Natasha Denona Mini Nude Palette & Morphe Palettes & Colourpop Shock Shadows

I think eyeshadow just elevates any look and makes you pop! I love accentuating my eyes and if you’re looking for a good place to start at, the Natasha Denona Mini Nude palette for simple and classic looks, any Morphe palette (best for the buck), and Colourpop shock shadows for single colored looks are perfect! If you like fun makeup, Colourpop has some amazing themed palettes!

  1. NYX Epic Ink Liner 

Favorite drugstore liner. Super black and bold and it does not dry out easily! A must. 

  1. L’oreal Telescopic 

I have tried different mascaras and I have not been able to get over this one. Literally lengthens your lashes so much that it looks like you have falsies! I love that it is not clumpy and looks natural. The wand is small and easy to use for corners and allows you to get near the roots! However, note that this is more of a lengthening than volumizing mascara.

  1. Elf wow brow gel

This is perfect for everyday use. It’s an easy-to-use tinted brow gel that will keep your brows in place while adding some color! You cannot go wrong with this.

  1. Kylie Lip Kits 

I was super skeptical about Kylie’s brand when it first came up, especially because I thought it was over hyped. However, I absolutely love the smell, application, texture, and colors of her lip kits, specifically the velvet lip sticks! I am not a huge matte person, but all her lip sticks are super long lasting! I look forward to trying the new lip blush formula.

  1. Maybelline Lifter Gloss

This is the ULTIMATE GLOSS. So, so, so hydrating, feels great on the lips, and there’s amazing flattering colors. I use this everyday and it just elevates my mood and look! My favorite color is the shade Heat.

Now go shopping! Pretty, pretty girls always invest in themselves :) 

Bhavya is the Head Director of Social Media for MSU's chapter of Her Campus. She is a junior majoring in Microbiology with a minor in Environment and Health/Bioethics. Her writing interests include: lifestyle, beauty, health, and wellness.