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The ABC's of Beauty

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Liz Kleppinger, Freshman
Courtesy of Emily Yen

Courtesy of Emily Yen

A - Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer: Okay, I know this is an anti-age concealer but I swear by this stuff! So many beauty gurus use this so I decided to try it out, and it’s great. If you need to cover up your under eye circles on that first day back at school from holiday break, this is a must. Just remember to get it in a shade lighter than your foundation. 

B - Pink Blushes: It’s still really cold out, and in the winter my favorite thing is creating rosy cheeks with a little blush. I have yet to find the perfect one, but I love soft pink toned blushes. 

C- Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation: I recently switched to this foundation and I can tell you, it was worth every pretty penny. The formula works to be lightweight but still gives you a flawless, full coverage without looking cakey. 

D - Sally Hansen Quick Dry Nail Polish: I always feel put together and classy when my nails are done, yet I never paint them because who has time to sit there and wait for them to dry? I know I don’t. Quick dry nail polish comes in every color and dries so fast, so why would you ever buy any other polish. 

E - Elf Brushes: Everyone knows makeup brushes are expensive. Elf is really cheap and their brushes are pretty good quality. If you’re just starting out or want new brushes but don’t want to cry about being broke, Elf is the way to go and available at Target. 

F - First Aid Beauty: Absolute magic. This brand has so many products that repair your skin and keep you looking and feeling healthy.

G - Green Tinted Concealer: I don’t have an exact brand to tell you about, but green tinted concealer covers ance and red marks better than normal concealer. If you are tired of those acne spots showing, apply this before putting on foundation and all people will see is *****Flawless. After all, you woke up like this.

H - Neutrogena Healthy Skin Primer: Primers are a must. They even the look of makeup and allow the wear to be longer. This primer is my favorite because it feels like a moisturizer and sunscreen built into it. 

I - Clinique Up-lighting Liquid Illuminator: Perfect for winter when your skin is lacking that natural glow. Sweep it across the cheeks to create a shimmery glow to the cheekbones. And the great news is it comes in multiple shades! 

J - Marc Jacobs: I love ALL of Marc Jacob's perfume, can't pick a favorite! All of his flower collections are amazing. So if you’re in need of a new scent, make sure you check them out.  

K - Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks: January is basically the start of winter, so you still have time to take up that dark lip trend. I am horrible at lining my lips, but these liquid lipsticks go on like a gloss and dry as a lipstick, and they are crazy pigmented (my favorite is Bauhau5).

L - Lush Products: I don’t have a favorite, I just want it all when it comes to Lush. Its a start to a new year, finally the chaos of the last year is over. Take some time to relax with a Lush product of your choice (Read up on some of Buzz’s favorites here). 

M - Makeup Remover: Everyone needs some sort of makeup remover. A lot of people use the wipes to take off their makeup but those sometimes burn or irritate the skin. Start this year with an oil-free makeup removing liquid or gel. Applying this to a Q-tip or tissue gives you more precision too. 

N - The Nudes Palette by Maybelline: Everyone has his or her starter makeup for the first-time-ever experimenting with different looks.This Maybelline palette has pigmented neutral colors, great for beginners who want a versatile product.  

O - Oil Blotting Sheets: The ones I use are from Clean & Clear. If your makeup tends to get shiny throughout the day (hello, after gym?), then these are perfect. They absorb the oil without wiping away your makeup. Plus the packaging is slim so you can carry them in your backpack.  

P - Perfecting Face Brush: This brush is by bareMinerals and it’s their version of a normal stippling brush. The hairs of the brush are more tightly packed to allow the makeup to apply into the skin. This brush works great to blending concealers too. 

Q - Q-tips: Do you ever have trouble getting those wings to match? It’s a very serious hardship. Put a little bit of makeup remover on a Q-tip to fix the shapes. Super easy and helpful. 

R - Red lipstick: There’s a red lipstick for everyone, and it’s a necessity for all. It’s classic. I don’t even have to explain this one. 

S - Maybelline Baby Skin: This is an instant pore eraser that can be put on before wearing makeup or without any makeup. It creates a smooth layer over noticeable pores to make your skin even. If you apply makeup over this, it looks smoother and flawless. 

T - Kat Von D Tattoo Liner: Don’t you hate when halfway through the day your pitch-black eyeliner already is fading to a dull charcoal? I have an obsession with Kat Von D, so naturally I decided to get this just to try, and it solved all my problems. Your eyeliner wings will stay dark all day. 

U - Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray: Do you ever feel like your makeup doesn’t last long? There are days I feel like I’m constantly making touch-ups. This makeup setting spray is great locking in your look and making you look like you just put on a fresh face of makeup at any time of day.  

V - Urban Decay Vise3 Palette: The colors in this palette are pretty loud and bright but perfect for starting 2015 with a bang. Being Urban Decay, it’s a little on the pricey side but if you still have some leftover Christmas money, why not? 

W - Black Wash Cloths: I don’t take my makeup off before I wash my face at night, and when I’m done I use a washcloth to dry my face. Mascara and leftover makeup always end up staining them, so black ones are perfect for makeup wearers. 

X - Exfoliator: I always switch mine every time I run out, but these are a must for body care. I like to use all natural ones because they are better for your skin and they make your skin so soft afterwards.

Y - Youtube Makeup Tutorials: Admit it, you have looked up how to apply a product or get a certain look at least once before. I do it all the time-- it’s becoming an addiction. They are great for getting inspiration for new looks that you want to create. [Editor's Note: Liz makes Youtube videos, herself! Check out her channel for #OOTW's and her FAB Winter Look Book here!] 

Z - ZZZZ: Don’t forget to take your makeup off before you go to sleep (and get lots of it. Beauty sleep is mandatory in 2015).