Written by Erica Hungerford
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Erica was born and raised in Minnesota, and presently studying Communication and Psychology at Cornell University.
Between classes, meetings, and studying there is little time to focus on our hair and makeup. But there is no need to sacrifice beauty to a busy schedule. Here are a few tips and tricks for looking cute in class with minimal time investment.
1) Never Underestimate The French Braid.
Sometimes you wake up on the wrong side of the bed and your hair doesn’t look its best, but that is nothing a French Braid can’t hide. The best part is that French Braids are so versatile! You can wear it down the center, across your bangs, or my personal favorite, to the side into a bun. It also keeps your hair from falling on your face while you are quickly trying to take notes in class.
2) Mascara Can Go A Long Way.
If you are running late to lecture and there is not enough time to go all-out with your eye makeup, just grab volumizing mascara instead. I recommend Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara. Just one coat fills out your lashes and the dark color defines your eyes so you can go without eyeliner. Wiggle the mascara wand from roots to tips for the best results.
3) Give Your Eyes A Little Boost.
This is probably the fastest tip in the books to make your eyes look wider and brighter. Just run a highlighter pencil along the inner bottom corner of both eyes or lightly underline your eyebrows for a little lift. Eye Bright by Benefit comes highly recommended because it shines without being too glittery.4) Don’t Forget About Headbands
Running really low on time in the morning? Try an Urban Outfitters headband! Sounds simple, but a cute headband can make all the difference. Throw your hair up in a messy bun or a ponytail and then add a headband that compliments your outfit for a put-together look that takes under one minute.
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