5-Minute Makeup Routine for College Girls!

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Heading back to school is all about looking and feeling fabulous! However, as a college student, I start to stress just thinking about my new classes and schedule for the school year. With all the stress of things changing and learning how to manage my time, my acne only starts to get worse. But as young women, we don’t need to stress more about our acne flaring up… Instead, we need to feel beautiful on the inside and out!


We can prioritize our makeup routine that not only covers up blemishes but also helps prevent acne! From prioritizing our makeup products to getting the best grade on our first assignment, I’m going to share my 5-minute makeup routine to help you feel and look fabulous this back-to-school season!


When I was younger especially in high school, my makeup routine was absolutely horrible. I would never clean my makeup brushes or even wash my makeup off before bed. My only strategy to get rid of zits was just to put on more makeup. I was self-conscious about my acne and didn’t know of the right products. However, I recently discovered Neutrogena® Cosmetics and the SkinClearing® line at my local CVS to help me create a makeup routine that not only covers up blemishes but also helps prevent acne.

The first step in my makeup routine is to apply the Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Oil-Free Liquid Foundation.  This foundation creates a natural, breathable look and feels especially for those with acne-prone skin. It’s the first and only liquid makeup foundation with Micro-Clear technology that not only treats blemishes but also helps prevent emerging acne breakouts for clearer skin. The foundation is medium coverage and matte which helps cover breakouts but also creates a more natural look. It was developed by dermatologists to control shine and prevent clogging pores.

The next step is to apply the Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Blemish Concealer! Whether you stayed up the night before to study for a test or you just woke up on the wrong side of the bed, dark circles can be hard to fight. Luckily, Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Blemish Concealer provides great natural-looking coverage to help conceal blemishes and help clear them up. This double-duty concealer reduces the visibility of acne and other blemishes while also helping to improve your skin! I apply my concealer under my eyes, acne spots on my chin and forehead, and the side of my nose to seamlessly blend with my foundation.

Step three is to apply the Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Mineral Powder to prevent oil from building up throughout the day and to prevent future acne flares as well. The compact features a mirror and a two-sided applicator to help you fully achieve that fresh, shine-free look! The Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Mineral Powder is so gentle on your skin with its Micro-Clear technology, this non-comedogenic formula works to clear and help prevent breakouts

The next step is to apply Neutrogena® Nourishing Eyeliner to define your eyes! Not only does it help define your eyes but also brighten them with rich, luminous color that glides on smoothly! The Neutrogena® Nourishing Eyeliner also has a built-in sharpener to allow for precise application and definition! This dermatologist- and ophthalmologist-tested eyeliner is safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, and is perfect for your back-to-college makeup routine!

The final step is to apply Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Stick to add some color to your makeup routine! The Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Stick protects and cares for your lips while adding color. The dermatologist-tested lip balm is made with fruit extracts such as mango and shea butter, so lips feel moisturized all day! This lipstick glides on easily and makes your lips feel smoother and softer even after you take it off. The twist-up package allows for perfect application every time--no sharpener needed.

Within 5 minutes, you have the best makeup tutorial to make you feel beautiful inside and out this school year! No matter how awesome my outfit may be, if my skin looks blemished, blotchy, or just plain blah, I instantly don’t feel confident about myself. 

The trick is using the right products. Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Makeup is the best way to not only cover up blemishes but also help prevent acne! You can look beautiful on the inside and out this semester! Make sure to check out the new Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Line at your local CVS!