Are you attending a game anytime soon? Everyone knows you're supposed to deck yourself out in Carolina blue, but what's the standard protocol for makeup? We've got you covered.
RULE ONE – SPF is non-negotiable
Whether you’re watching a football game, waiting to get inside the Dean Dome, or attending any other sporting event, SPF is vital but easy to neglect. To avoid feeling weighed down by loads of product, pick a lightweight product with SPF included instead of lathering on both sunscreen and foundation. Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB Cream is a great, lightweight option-with SPF 30. It offers light coverage that will smooth imperfections so well that no one will even see you’re wearing makeup. It can also easily be layered with concealer if you need extra coverage.
RULE TWO – Stop the shine
Coming from someone who’s tried every matteifying product under the sun, these next two products are the only two I’ve found that really do the trick—and it’s definitely necessary when you’re crammed between hundreds of other students vying for the best view of the Tar Heels on the court. Although a little more pricey, these products are definitely worth splurging on. It's always best to invest in a great product instead of several products that don’t work and will never be used.
While the stark white color of Make Up For Ever's HD Microfinish Powder may be a little off-putting, the powder is completely translucent once applied – regardless of your skin tone.
To keep your makeup fresh, apply Urban Decay's De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray. It may seem counterintuitive to put a liquid on your face to combat oil and shine, but this product definitely gets the job done.
Try: Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray, $30.00 (also comes in a 1 oz. bottle for $14)
RULE THREE – Temp tats are a must
Using temporary facial tattoos is a great way to show your spirit in a surprisingly inexpensive and easy way. Buy a pack of two from the UNC-Chapel Hill Student Stores for only $2.