Since the beginning of time (and eyeliner), there has been a never-ending debate on budget vs branded when it comes to makeup and beauty essentials. Some argue that high-end products are always better, whereas others claim budget products can be just as good, if not better than most branded products. Students often have limited expendable funds when it comes to beauty products, so here are 6 things you need to get you by on a student budget.
- Batiste Dry Shampoo, £4.99 – Coming in a huge range of scents, travel sizes and smaller cans, Batiste is the long-challenged reigning supreme of dry shampoo. Every student at some point in their life will wake up late for a lecture with no time to wash their hair, or just need a bit of sprucing up in between washes, and Batiste always comes to the rescue.
- Coconut oil – Coconut oil can be found about as cheap as £1.50 in a lot of supermarkets and is one of the most multi-use products out there. Check out this post for some of its top uses!
- Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner, £2.99 – One of the best budget liners out there, it’s easy to use and the felt tip makes it perfect for both beginners and those more experienced with eyeliner.
- Barry M That’s How I Roll Mascara, £4.99 – Dubbed as a decent dupe for Benefit’s renowned Roller Lash mascara, Barry M’s offering is much more wallet-friendly and a coat or two of mascara is a good trick to look much more awake and put-together than most students normally are.
- Seventeen Lip And Cheek Stain, £4.99 – Multi-use products are a life saver and lip and cheek stains can be used to add a natural flush of colour to the face, as well as working the no-makeup-makeup trend which is sweeping the world right now.
- Tresemme Shampoo and Conditioner – There are several good things about Tresemme shampoos and conditioners. The first is that they come in whopping 900ml bottles which last FOREVER. The second is that they generally only cost about a fiver but are on offer pretty often, normally for about £3. The next is that they are actually good hair products! Some of the best hair products around and budget friendly, plus their range covers almost all hair types so it’s likely you’ll find something suitable.