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6 College Girls On Their Ride-or-Die Beauty Products

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I asked 5 of my closest friends (maybe my only friends but that’s neither here nor there) their absolute favorite ride or die makeup products – and this is what they said.

I’ve only recently started actually getting into makeup, and I wanna know what’s good right away.

And because I don’t gatekeep, I thought I’d share with you.

Friend 1- Miss Ivy League

This friend of mine is a boss. She moved all the way to LA from a small town in WA and is killing it at one of the best schools in the nation (UW’s still better though).

Maybelline FIt me concealer

This concealer is non-comedogenic and fragrance-free, meaning it will cover up blemishes but be easy on your skin.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood glam bronzer and highlighter

“I use this every day for real.”

I’ve come to learn that miss Charlotte knows a thing or two about makeup, so I trust my friend on this one.

Laura mercier translucent Setting powder 

You can find it here.

Friend 2: Miss woman in stem

Yet another BFF who moved to further her education and career opportunities, but this time in STEM.

Marc jacobs lip gloss in Shade 310 Taboo (Sadly sold out/Nonexistent)

Apparently, Marc Jacobs Beauty is closing! I wonder what happened there.

There are still some glosses available here but for an alternative, I can recommend Thrive Causemetics Lip Mate High-Shine Reviving Topper. Trust me, it’s amazing.

Shiseido Eyelash curler

My friend swears by this eyelash curler, saying it keeps her lashes curled alllll night.

Friend 3: The one always wearing heart shaped sunglasses (literally)

This friend of mine is eccentric and fun, and that’s why I adore her.

Colourpop super shock eyeshadow in ladybird 

She said that she isn’t too particular about makeup, but that this eyeshadow is one of her favorites.

L’oreal lash paradise mascara   

This affordable mascara has great reviews!

Nars lip gloss in shade orgasm  

While the photo above shows the gloss in Triple X, my friend’s fave is in Orgasm.

Friend 4: Makeup phemon

I’ve always admired her for her willingness to try bold, beautiful makeup.

Fenty beauty killawatt freestyle highlighter in Trophy wife 

This show-stopping highlighter will blind your friends and enemies alike.

SOL glow oil in Champagne

Don’t knock body makeup! This stunning body oil gives you shine and sparkle without drying out your skin.

Elf clear brow and lash mascara

For a subdued yet polished look, this affordable lash + brow duo will keep you looking fresh and clean.

Friend 5: The plant friend

This girl is the queen of plants, thrifting and knowing her sh*t when it comes to social justice issues. I admire her and her effortless makeup.

BFF black liquid eyeliner from Colourpop 

She always had a simple wing highlighting her eyes – apparently, this product helps her achieve it!

Glossier cloud paint in Storm 

A cult classic for a reason – this was the first liquid blush I’ve ever used and I must say, I get the hype. My friend like’s the shade Storm, but I can also recommend Beam.

Ladies and gentlemen… me.

I couldn’t not include my own recommendations!

Infinity Waterproof Eyebrow Liner by Thrive Causemetics

Now, THIS is my ride-or-die product. The product is blendable, buildable, but also goof-proof! The spoolie is perfection and it helps me get the blend justtttt right.

Soft Pinch Liquid Blush by rare beauty in Shade Happy 

No offense but Cloud Paint wishes it was this long-lasting and pigmented. (Please don’t hate me Glossier, I love the stretch concealer.)

The value of the product is insane – you only need the tiniest amount and you get a full flush that lasts forever. I know I’ll be using and loving the product for years.

I hope you enjoyed and got some inspiration from my lovely friends who I pestered endlessly to get this content.

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Ashley is a Senior at the University of Washington, Seattle, double majoring in Political Science and Journalism. She likes watching movies, finding fun restaurants, and hanging out with friends.
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