When you are in college, life is busy. You have to study quite a lot without missing out on the fun. Every girl wants to look her best everyday but usually you do not get a lot of time to get ready. You need to put makeup on your face quickly and that too without looking too made up. There are some basic makeup products that every college goer must have. We are providing you not only a little list of must haves but also quick tips on getting ready within 15 minutes.

Ones you have cleansed and moisturized your face, slather on a sunblock. Go for SPF 30 at least and pick sunscreens that are oil-free. Gel based sunscreens work best as they are less prone to be washed away by sweat and also give a smooth surface to put on makeup. Now let’s see what makeup you need-



For your base, pick something oil-free. L’oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation is really amazing (Available HERE). It is long wear, light and non-greasy. The foundation comes in a variety of shades to suit Indian skin tones and provides good coverage without looking cakey. SPF 18 in it is like icing on the cake. You will not need a concealer with this and it can be applied quickly with fingers. You can also use foundation brush or sponge if you want.

For even lighter coverage, go for BB or CC creams.



Kohl is another must have. Indian girls love it to the core. Kohls that come in pencil form are easy to use. You can use them on both upper and lower lash line for sexy kohl rimmed eyes. If you have big eyes, then you can apply kajal on waterline as well but skip this step if you have small eyes or your eyes will look even smaller.

Lotus Herbals Colorkick Kajal (Available HERE) is jet black and smudge-proof. It lasts long and is free from parabens.



Next step is to apply mascara. It will make your eyes look bigger. A single coat is good enough but if you want some drama, two coats will work. Do not let mascara dry in between coats or it might give you clumpy lashes.

We love Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara (Available HERE) as it does not clump and curls your lashes a bit as well.


Lip Color

The most preferred types of lip colors for college girls are lip glosses or tinted lip balms. You can also wear glossy lipsticks but stay away from the matte ones as they will dry up your lips. Lip glosses are balms are easy to touch up as well.

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss (Available HERE) comes in 8 gorgeous shades and is easy on pocket as well.



Do not flinch girls! A blush is a must have if you want to look fresh and glowing. Subtle shades of pink, coral and peach look amazing. You can also wear earthy colors if you are new to blushes. Remember to use a fluffy brush as it will give quick and non-patchy application. Make sure that blush is blended well.

Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blushes (Available HERE) have amazing shades for every skin tone and are well pigmented. A single swipe will give you good color.


This routine will not take more than 15 minutes of your day. Carry blotting sheets in your bag to keep oil away from your face. You can also carry a compact for quick touch ups besides carrying your lip color and lip balm.