Because makeup is so much more important than stationary!

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The new academic year is creeping up and although that means exam stress, early mornings and lots of super noodles, one thing you can get really, really excited about is freshers.

Freshers give us an amazing excuse to buy a lot of new clothes, get glammed up and generally have a lot of fun, but with so much to organise pre-university it can be difficult to narrow down what exactly your freshers beauty essentials are.

Smudge Proof Lipstick

During freshers you are guaranteed to be sipping a lot of drinks so you need a lipstick that will remain perfect, no matter how many drinks pass through your lips!

Revlon’s Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Lipsticks, £8.99 have an amazingly comfortable formula, and they are also impressively longwearing. They will have your lips covered from day to night so we recommend for post-lecture drinks as you won’t have to worry about touch ups.

Glow Getter

If you are unlucky enough to catch a spot of freshers flu, you might be looking a little more grey than usual. In this situation, you want to glow up without looking like you’re wearing a tonne of makeup, which is where a natural looking bronzer is a life saver.

Sweep it into the hollows of your cheeks, around the sides of your face and also top of your temple for an instant healthy glow

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Budge-proof Eyelash Glue

The last thing anyone wants EVER is to look in the mirror and find your fake eyelash is hanging off. During Freshers people will be taking pictures left, right and center, which is why it’s essential that your lashes stay put at all time.

We swear by the Eylure Lashfix Adhesive, £2.75 which dries clear and also helps those suckers stay in their rightful place…. TYSM.

Wake Me Up Skincare

Chances are, you’re going to be more than a bit knackered during freshers and university in general. Believe it or not, the key to looking more awake is NOT drowning yourself in coffee (trust us, we’ve tried), but instead investing in decent skincare that will transform your dull skin into wide awake and radiant.

The Botanics All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum, £6.99  is ah-mazing and it won’t make much of a dent in your student loan. If you are looking for something to invest in, we love Oskia’s Get Up And Glow Serum, £66.  The price tag is hefty but the results are SO worth it… You’ll be saying “bye Felicia” to lacklustre skin in no time.

By Catherine Delves