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Top Student Beauty Buys!

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I thought I’d do a blog post today on which beauty products I’d recommend for the typical student girl who needs to keep an eye on the pennies! I tried to select a few products from a range of haircare, make up and skin care. Hopefully you’ll find this helpful if you’re finding it a bit difficult to stretch to premium brand product prices!


Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water – £5.00: This product is fantastic for removing daily make up from the face, eyes and lips. I have very sensitive skin, but found this is a very gentle formula which didn’t irritate my skin at all. After trying other high end cleansing waters I have found this does exactly the same job, but for a fraction of the price! A staple product in my skin care routine.

Rimmel ‘Fix And Protect’ Primer – £6.99: If you have oily skin and struggle with shininess throughout the day- you may want to use a primer to mattify your skin and ensure your make up stays in place all day. Unlike other primers, this doesn’t have the typical ‘silicone’ texture to it once out the bottle- but I find it smoothes the skin perfectly in preparation for make up application and prevents my t-zone from becoming shiny.


Collection ‘Lasting Perfection’ Concealer -£4.00: I use this concealer under my eyes to cover dark circles and illuminate. Many people use this even when the rest of their make up collection is premium brands. Personally, it stays put all day for me and provides enough coverage under my eyes without looking cakey or creasing. For the price it is a lovely product.

Rimmel ‘Stay Matte’ Powder – £3.99: As I previously said, I have quite oily skin and therefore a powder to set my base is essential. Before using this product I found that most powders either didn’t keep my skin matte or added colour to my foundation (giving me the dreaded orange look!). I get this powder in the colour transparent- therefore it doesn’t add any colour to my base. This powder means I only have to touch up my make up once a day, which I am very happy with. Again, for the price you can’t really go wrong!

Rimmel ‘Professional’ Eyebrow Pencil – £2.99: This is a lovely formula for an eyebrow pencil. It stays put ALL day- whereas some pencils tend to rub off or smudge and comes in four colours. The brush on the lid is ideal for shaping your brows into the perfect shape before application.


Maybelline ‘ The Falsies’ Mascara – £7.99: I understand that this mascara may not be for everyone, but if you’re looking for the effect of false lashes within a mascara formula then this is perfect. I find it to be the perfect dupe for Benefits ‘They’re Real’ mascara- but as I am a student I use the cheaper alternative. It gives my lashes length and tonnes of volume (be careful it can be clumpy), and as it is waterproof I get curled lashes all day with no flakiness! I have not yet found another mascara I love as much as this one and can’t tell you enough how fantastic it is!


Maybelline ‘Baby Lips’ Lip Balm – £2.99: This is a product which often appears in shops such as Poundland, and even the usual retail price is fantastic value for money. I usually apply this at the beginning of my make up routine so that by the time I come to apply my lip product, my lips have been moisturised and therefore the product applies beautifully. I suffer with very dry lips so this is an essential for me, and I find it to work so much better than products such as Vaseline and Nivea.

Natural Collection Lipsticks – £1.99: How can you go wrong with a £1.99 lipstick?! These lipsticks come in either sheer or moisture shine effects. I have two moisture shine lipsticks, and the colour pay off is fantastic- you would never notice they are cheaper lipsticks. If you’re looking for something everyday or something for a special evening, you are sure to find your perfect shade and for the perfect price!

Collection ‘Work The Colour’ Lip Butter – £2.99: I thought I’d throw this lip butter in just because I also find this to be a lovely lip product for everyday use. I have the shade ‘Vintage Rose’, which is a soft pink and find it very hydrating and long lasting on the lips.


Schwarzkopf Got2b ‘Guardian Angel’ and ‘Oil-licious’- £4.00 each: I am guilty of neglecting my hair, therefore I thought I’d share the two products which I try to use daily to ensure my hair stays soft and split-end free. I use the spray before blow-drying and straightening as a heat protectant (you can also use the oil at this stage) and find that it leaves no unwanted residue on my hair. I use the oil after heat styling to add some shine to my hair (it also smells lovely). You probably don’t need both products- either one would be enough for protection.
So they are my recommended beauty picks – I hope you enjoyed reading about them!


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