by Zoie Mestayer
Fall has returned, and that means sweater weather and planning the perfect friendsgiving outfit with a timely pop culture reference. For us college women, however, fall also brings with it our favorite Saturdays of the year: gamedays. On gamedays, looking our best is second only to the success of the team. While we can’t help out on the field, here are some festive products to help you tackle gameday and keep you looking fab well into the fourth quarter.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Primer is the unsung hero of every girl’s makeup bag. Applying one like this Smashbox cult favorite all over the face before your foundation can help your makeup last all day long, even during those sweaty season openers. It works by forming a barrier between your skin and the product, keeping the oils in your skin away from the foundation. This will keep your foundation from oxidizing or creasing after being exposed to the elements.
Ready, Set, Go
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Setting powder is the Heisman of makeup products. A translucent powder like this one from Laura Mercier blurs imperfections while locking in your foundation and concealer so it doesn’t budge. It also creates a smooth base for other powder products like bronzer and blush. To use, dip a brush or a makeup sponge into the product and apply under the eyes and other greasy areas. As a bonus, translucent powders go on completely sheer, so they match all skin tones.
When it comes to long-lasting lip color, Kylie is queen. Her award-winning lip kits come with a liner and a liquid lipstick in practically any color. Liquid lipsticks are great for long days of tailgating. They apply in liquid form, so you can quickly fix any smudges or mistakes, but they dry completely matte and stay on all day. Mary Jo K is a cool-toned red perfect for any Crimson Tide or Razorbacks fan. Posie K is the winner of the 2017 Allure Magazine Best of Beauty Award for Best Bright Pink Lipstick, and it’s well-deserved. This color is neutral, but bright, and it flatters all skin tones.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
Football season always calls for tailgating, barbecue, and school spirit, but sometimes the horrors of rain can’t be avoided. With waterproof mascara at your disposal, you can be prepared to brave the storm for your team. This one from Too Faced creates thick, full lashes and leaves you confident that nothing can rain on your parade.
Play for Four, Stay for Four
Setting sprays are the finishing touch on any look. There are several different kinds that serve many different purposes: some are hydrating, illuminating, or even infused with essential oils. On gameday, opt for a spray that gives you makeup the ultimate staying power, like this one from Urban Decay. It gives your face shine in all the right places and locks all of the product in place from the kickoff to the final play. To apply, hold the bottle about six inches away from your face and spray generously.