As hard as it is to say goodbye to summer and part with our beloved crop tops and cutoffs, the new school year is almost here. Waking up early for classes is, well, rough. Luckily these beauty essentials will make getting ready much easier. Use these products for your morning makeup routine and throw them in your school bag for a quick pick-me-up during the day. With a little technique, looking awake is now as easy as getting a shot of espresso at Starbucks.
Bare Minerals Well-Rested Face and Eye Brightener ($22) conceals under-eye dark circles while the light-reflecting minerals brighten up any dark spots on your face.
Apply Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow ($18) in “Virgin” to the inner corner of your eyes and along the brow bone to open and brighten up your eyes to make you appear more awake.
Mac’s Mineralized Blush ($23.50) in “Warm Soul” (my personal favorite!) gives your cheeks a rosy flush while the bronze undertones warm up your skin’s complexion.
Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Body Mist ($15) in “Energy” has notes of citrus to boost your energy in the morning.
Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control Blotting Sheets ($6.49) are the quickest way to remove unwanted shine when you wake up and throughout the day.
- Lauren Witonsky, Guest Blogger