Being a student is very hard and being a girl is much harder. There’s only so far that a student loan can stretch and I know keeping up with the hottest makeup trends can be hard. However ladies, fear not, I’m here to give you some makeup essentials that WON’T have you looking at your bank account in fear.
(Foundation was not included as it is generally hard to find a good drugstore brand)
Helps to create a flawless look and ensures that makeup stays put all day.
COMBINATION SKIN: Barry M Flawless Original Primer RRP: £5.99 Buy here
DRY SKIN: Rimmel’s Lasting Finishing Primer RRP: £6.99 Buy here
OILY SKIN: Rimmel’s Stay Matte Primer RRP: £5.99 Buy here
ENLARGED PORES: Maybelline’s Baby Skin Pore Eraser RRP: £7.99 Buy here
To fill in, draw on and darken natural eyebrows.
Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil RRP: £2.99 Buy here
ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit RRP: £4.50 Buy here
Can be used not only to conceal and hide dark circles but also to highlight and contour.
LA Girl Pro Concealer RRP: £2.99 Buy here
Freedom Pro Correct Palette RRP: £5.00 Buy here
Put on the cheekbones, cupids bow, forehead, chin and nose for that hollywood gleam
Makeup Revolution Highlighter RRP: £3.00 Buy here
To deepen faces natural contour lines for a more defined look
Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette RRP: £8.00 Buy here
Barry M Contouring Kit RRP: £6.49 Buy here
Sleek Face Contour Kit Medium RRP: £9.99 Buy here
Makeup Revolution Baked Bronzer RRP: £4.00 Buy here
Sleek Blush Palette 3 Pink Lemonade RRP: £9.99 Buy here
Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palette’s List here
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner RRP: £5.29 Buy here
Rimmel Scandal’Eyes Waterproof Kohl Liner: RRP £3.99 Buy here
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Very Black RRP: £7.99 Buy here
FACE SETTING POWDERS
Sets creams and liquids to avoid crease lines and smudging
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder RRP: £3.99 Buy here
FACE SETTING SPRAY
Helps makeup to stay put all day and gets rid of the ashy-ness caused by the powders
Mario Badescu Rose Water Spray RRP: £5.95 (40Z) Buy here
Quick tip* Try using the lighter shades of LA Girl Pro Concealer to highlight and the darker shades to contour and then set with a powder from a contour kit, you’ll save a lot!
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