If your daily schedule is always in overdrive, with lectures, classes and catching up with friends on the list, here’s a rundown on the essentials you can always fall back on.

Shweta Vepa

Sep 20, 2016

College is a time for multitasking—and doing it all while looking like the diva that you are is no mean feat. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it, and our list of essentials might just help you!

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Saving face

A girl on-the-go needs a skincare product that’s multi-functional and fuss-free. Enter the innovative Fair & Lovely Powder Cream, a clever product that combines a fairness cream with a brightening powder that sets your fairness in place. Unlike other fairness creams that don’t last beyond a few hours, this will give you lasting fairness for 14 hours. Its multivitamin cream infuses fairness actives that give your a fairer glow from within and its brightening powder creates a smooth finish that sets your look. And you needn’t worry about the heat making your cream melt! Touch ups are a thing of the past with this powder cream that is lightweight, silky and perfect for the college diva on the go.

Makeup must-haves

Last minute plans are always the best plans, so you want to make sure that you’re prepared. For the days when a cancelled lecture might just mean a day out with your girlfriends, a makeup pouch with some basic essentials is always handy. If you ever needed an instant pick-me-up, the Fair and Lovely BB Cream is all you need to transform your look in seconds. It gives you a matte makeup finish that covers all spots and blemishes too. A tinted lip balm comes a close second. If drama is your thing, we’d also suggest you throw in a mascara to take your look up several notches instantly.

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Comfort zone

The key to nailing the college look is putting together that perfect combination of comfort and style. Invest in a few versatile basics like a well-fitted pair of jeans, leggings, a white shirt and a denim jacket. Your street shopping checklist should include maxi dresses, scarves and colourful accessories that can elevate any look. When it comes to footwear, the good news is that sneakers are in and go with just about anything. Last but not the least, pick up a throw-it-all-in backpack in a basic colour like red or black that works with most outfits.

A little bit of planning goes a long way when preparing for college. With these essentials in place, you’ll get through the semester like a true fashionista!