Gorgeous Makeup For College Girls – A Step-By-Step Tutorial

Get ready in no time for your classes with these effortless yet genius makeup tips.

Reviewed by Angela JacksonAngela Jackson, Licensed Cosmetologist
By Jyotsana RaoJyotsana Rao  • 

College days are the time to live your life carefreely. It is also the time for some experimentation with your looks. From simple to rebellious, your makeup for college often manifests and reflects your personality.

While some of us like to keep up with the new trends, others stick to their unique tastes and preferences. In this post, we share a step-by-step makeup tutorial for college girls to help you create the desired look effortlessly and not fall prey to some faux pas. So, forget your worries about looking fake or overdoing your makeup, and focus on having fun with your friends and learning new things — all with your makeup on point. Swipe up!

Things You Need To Do The Perfect Makeup For College

  • Powder
  • Foundation / BB Cream
  • Eye pencils
  • Brushes
  • Blush
  • Lipstick
  • Mascara
protip_icon Quick Tip
Always ensure to do makeup under the brightest light or near your window, to avoid overdoing it in a rush.

Makeup Tutorial For College Girls

Step 1

Step 1 of makeup for college is to keep your makeup minimalistic

Keeping your makeup minimalistic is the key to perfecting a natural and fresh look. Start by applying a compact powder all over your face to prevent excess oil and shine. If you have a few minutes in hand, you can use a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream to brighten up your face instantly. Here, I have used MAC’s studio fix powder, which quickly evens out the skin tone.

Step 2

Once you are done with Step 1, apply a hint of blush in a lighter shade like pink or coral onto the cheeks using a fluffy powder brush. This would add life to your face, making it look healthier.

Step 3

Step 3 of makeup for college is to use an eyebrow pencil and create thin hair like strokes

Move onto the brows. Use an eyebrow pencil and create thin hair like strokes, keeping it as natural as possible. Finish by blending it with a spoolie brush.

Step 4

Next, use an eye pencil to line your upper eyelid. Here, I am using a dark brown eye pencil. Smudge out the harsh line and blend it completely with the help of a smudging brush or a pencil brush. Smudging the eye pencil will give a softer and natural look to your eyes.

Step 5

Set the smudged pencil line with a light brown matte finish eyeshadow. It is always recommended to avoid shimmer and satin finish eye shadows for college makeup as it can look overdone and unflattering.

Step 6

You can use an eye pencil in your preferred shade on the lower lash line. Here, I am using a white pencil on the rim of the lower lash line to open up the eyes a bit.

Step 7

Once you are done with the eye makeup, coat your lashes with loads of mascara ­ both the upper and lower lashes. This will enhance the appearance of your eyes.

Step 8

Finish the look by swiping a coat of your favorite lip color. You can also use a lip balm or a lip gloss in place of a lipstick to keep your makeup natural. Here, I have used a mixture of two pink lipsticks.

protip_icon Quick Tip
Always use simple neutral lip shades like caramel and pink-based hues. They complement the natural makeup look without any dramatic effect.

Final Look

Makeup for college final look

And you are done!

College is where you start socializing, attending parties, and learning the ropes of being a part of society. Many people start learning to use makeup at this stage of growing up. Try the above tips out to make your presence count. However, remember that this is also the age when your skin experiences painful breakouts. So while you learn the art of makeup, make sure that you adopt a suitable skincare regimen to prevent acne and blemishes. Also, do remember to wash off your makeup before bed every night.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can girls with glasses wear mascara?

Girls with glasses can certainly wear mascara. But make sure to use a waterproof formula to avoid staining your glasses.

Key Takeaways

    • A natural look involves minimal makeup products, such as a BB cream, eye pencils, blush, lipstick, and mascara.
    • You can use a spoolie brush to blend in the eyebrow strokes.
    • An easy trick to achieve a natural look is to smudge the eye lines.
    • A shimmer and satin finish eyeshadow may look flattering for makeup for college.
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