Because it's only natural that your shopping budget and summertime high spirits both take a hit as the first semester looms, we're making your BTS makeup haul easy and affordable. Whether you need a waterproof mascara to hold up through your end-of-summer tears or a dewy highlighter that'll turn heads when you step on campus, we've got the must-have basics covered.

1. MAYBELLINE Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner, $12

This liquid liner is so precise, you won't need a cotton swab to clean up mistakes, making it the perfect product to stash in your pencil case.

2. COVERGIRL TruBlend Liquid Foundation, $13

Whether you're trying to colour-correct that bad sunburn on your nose or you need to cover up some first-day stress pimples on your chin, a smooth, lightweight, non-greasy foundation is a must.

3. NYX Professional Makeup Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter, $12

Use it as a shiny eyeshadow or dab a bit on your cheekbones. Either way, this glowy highlight will turn heads at roll-call.

4. L'ORÉAL PARIS Paradise Enchanted Fruit Scented Blush, $19

This blush (and L'Oreal's entire new Paradise Enchanted collection), is really, really pretty... and it smells like peaches. That is all.

5. NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss, $8

Your lips deserve Megashine, a moisturizing lip gloss that delivers color and moisture. We love Natural, a light brown shade with pink undertones that’s flattering on a wide variety of skin tones.

6.L'ORÉAL PARIS Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara, $11

Reviewers love this mascara because it's "super easy to apply," gives "intense length and definition" and "is "cyclable, swimmable, smudge proof, rub proof and stands the test of time."

By Pinal Surana

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