Beauty on a Budget

Being a student is hard. Believe me. Having to save money as much as possible, yet living in a city full of shops, with no parents to control you, is no easy feat. Being a girl, the worst thing is having to overcome temptation when I see the words ‘sale’ or ‘reduction’. I have recently noticed how many offers the likes of Boots and Superdrug put on their makeup too. 3 for 2 or free gift signs are just cruel and I may have given into them a couple of times. However, this is all a big money making scheme to lure you in. As a student, I have come to realise that I must only buy makeup when I have run out of something, not because I can get a free makeup bag when you spend over £15.

With this in mind, I have a compiled a list of what I consider good quality makeup products that will not break the bank. If you are low on foundation or getting to the end of your eyeliner, then take a look at these and see what takes your fancy. P.S. Clicks on the links below each image to purchase your next makeup item.








Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation • Rimmel • £5.27

No7 Essentially Natural Foundation • No7 • £9.95

Rimmel Hide The Blemish Natural Beige 4 • Rimmel • £3.99


Rimmel Scandaleyes Micro Liner • Rimmel • £3.95

Rimmel Kate Sculpting Highlighter Palette (18.5g) – 002 • Rimmel • £6.99

L’Oreal Paris L Oreal Paris Super Liner Eyeliner Ultra Precision Black • L’Oreal • £6.49

No7 Matte Lip Crayon • No7 • £9

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder • Rimmel • £3.99

Nyx Cosmetics Intense Butter Lipgloss • NYX • £5.50

Makeup Revolution Ultra 32 Shade Palette Beyond Flawless • Makeup Revolution • £8

MUA Blusher – Candyfloss • £1

I have not included any specific eyebrow products in my list, as I think they are a waste of money, especially when you can use a natural brown shade of eyeshadow to fill in your brows just fine! In terms of mascara, there are many great Rimmel and L’Oreal ones, but I mainly love the Primark PS Pro mascaras, which you can see the full range in store. I would not recommend all of the PS Pro range. The concealers and foundations are not perfect. When it comes to mascara and makeup accessories though, Primark is the place to go.

I hope any students out there looking for good makeup on a budget like these products. They are certainly my favourites. Let me know if you have any products that you use as I am always interested to hear of new brands that are reasonably priced.

Megan x


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