How to Look Good When You're Feeling Bad

Finals week is always a blur of stress, studying, sickness and more stress. It’s all too easy to forgo your appearance in the interest of a good grade. While that is warranted to an extent, we at Her Campus are here to remind you that when you look good, you feel good, too. Feeling good will lift your spirits and could change that 88 into a 90. So, here are a few tips on how to look good when you’re feeling bad…without too much effort.

The first thing to fix during winter finals is dry skin! It’s hard to fill out a scantron when your skin is cracked and broken! The best product that we at Her Campus have found is by Being. The hand cream comes in two amazing scents: salted caramel and cloudberry & lychee blossom. The cream will moisturize your skin and get you through all that bubble filling!

The next step in looking good during finals week is to brighten up your eyes! We know the first thing you see in the mirror, and your daily streak selfie is your eyes. During finals weeks your eyes can look exhausted and dull, but they don't have to! Alba Botanica has a genius gel for puffy eyes. Its perfect for the morning after a night spent studying until the sun came up! Mix that with the new Tarteist™ PRO Eyeshadow Palette and Lights, Camera, Lashes™ Mascara from Tarte, and you’ll look like you got your full 8 hours.

We can’t forget about your outfit of choice during finals. While sweatpants and a hoodie might be easier, you might regret not trying a little harder after the cutie in chemistry hugs you because it’s finally break. Her Campus has fallen for the #ActuallySheCan Tanks by Le Motto almost as hard as you’ve fallen for him! They can be worn under your favorite hoodie, or even a flannel, to brighten up your outfit, and the positive sayings on the front will even brighten up your mood! They’re the perfect addition to your final’s wardrobe.

Finally, don’t look broken during finals! Even if you knocked your favorite mug over while making some midnight coffee, we got your back. The Krazy Glue All Purpose Singles will fix your lucky mug and get you through that test!

Good luck on your finals, collegiettes! We will see you on the other side!

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