Backpack Beauty Essentials

With school almost back in session, the annual book splurge is why not spend a little extra cash on backpack beauty essentials? For those mornings when you just can’t manage to put yourself together, a few essential products in your knapsack can certainly come in handy. See below for the top five items to keep clutch during class time.

1. Concealer
No time to cover that pesky pimple after rolling out of bed? Carry this item to camouflage redness. Plus, certain products simultaneously work to eliminate acne altogether: Neutrogena SkinClearing Blemish Concealer contains salicylic acid to prevent future flare-ups while IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Concealer has sulfur to reduce blemish-causing bacteria.

2. Rollerball Perfume
Don’t fear if you accidentally ditched the deodorant. This product is easy enough to fit inside your pencil case and can freshen up your pulse points. Victoria’s Secret Hardcore Eau de Parfum Rollerball in Bombshell has purple passion fruit notes, and I Fancy You by Jessica Simpson for Women has a musky scent that will have everyone in awe as they pass you in the hallway.

3. Blush/Lipstick Hybrid
Get double the beauty benefits with a two-in-one stick capable of tinting both your cheeks and lips. Nars Sheer POP Multiple in Cote Basque leaves a pink shimmer, while Bite Beauty The Multistick gives off weightless color wherever you desire.

4. Makeup Remover
For the days when gym class gets the best of you, these wipes will refresh after your sweat sesh and erase any makeup that runs. Try Neutrogena Makeup Remover Facial Cleansing Wipes Singles, easy enough to squeeze into small pockets of your bag, or keep ULTA Charcoal Facial Wipes in your locker to last you nearly a month.

5. Oil Blotting Wipes
Another post-gym staple, these towelettes can mattify your complexion and eliminate all traces of oil. Unscented Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Facial Blotting Sheets are capable of eliminating shine along the nose and T-zone, and Sephora Collection Blotting Papers dab away dirt and oil as well.