It’s been over a decade since I went back to school shopping, but the excitement (along with the depression) of a new school year still has an effect on me. So even though I am not rushing out to office max to stock up on notebook paper and three-ring binders, I will take this opportunity to check off another list.

While school supplies and dorm decor are on plenty of shopping lists my list covers the best beauty on budget products. So even after you have spent a trillion dollars on books, binders, backpacks and ball point pens you can up your beauty game on whatever pennies you can pinch.


 1. Maybelline- The Blushed Nudes Palette, $9.99
This palette is crazy versatile and is perfectly appropriate for home room, adding just the right amount of color to perk the peepers.


2. Rimmel- Show Off Lip Velvet, $5.99
Liquid to matte finish lip colors is my favorite trend of the year. They have long wear capability, and the soft finish of the colors make wearing lip stick at school low maintenance and appropriate.


3. Maybelline- Line Stiletto (liquid), $5.99
Another trend this year that I’m obsessed with is bold eyeliner. We all know the school day can wear us down and wear off our makeup. This liner is amazing because it will stay on all day, and the brush is perfect for creating precise, perfect lines.

4. NYX- Tame and Frame Brow Pomade, $6.99
You are never fully dressed without brows!
In my opinion, this is the most important feature of your face. The pomade is so easy to apply and helps fill in and groom unruly brows.


5. Revlon- Photo Ready Prime and Anti-Shine, $13.99
Another must have to keep your face flawless all day long is a matte primer. Sweep this over your face before applying makeup and it will hold well after the bell rings!



6. Garnier- Micellar Cleansing Water, $7.99
This stuff is amazing! It has tiny particles that act as a magnet to lift dirt, makeup and cleanse at the same time. The best part is you don’t have to rinse. There’s no excuse to not wash your face even after a long night of studying.



7. Yes To- Grapefruit pore perfecting toning mist, $10.99
A great way to wake up your face in the morning is a toner that will shrink pores and brighten skin. I love this mist because it’s fast and smells great!



8. LOREAL- Blow It Dry Blow Out Long Wear, $4.99
There’s nothing worse than at the end of the day when you are left with limp and lifeless hair. This product will keep your hair voluminous and on point without a touch-up!