Making the grade
Primp and save with these back to uni beauty essentials
Luckily for you, there are plenty of beauty products around to suit your routine without pulling too hard on the purse strings. Let’s start with those magical all-in-one products that will save both cash and space in your cramped dorm room.
PIXI’s Multibalm 2-in-1 Cheek and Lip Colour, £12, can be used on cheeks, lips and eyes to give a lick of colour in seconds – so there’s no need to worry about whether your lipstick is coordinating with your blush!
Similarly, NYX’s Wonder Stick, £11, provides the perfect tonal combination for your contour and highlight in one handy stick. There, you’ve already saved five minutes!
Moving onto hair: if you’re sharing a bathroom, you won’t want to add to the hoard of bottles lining the shower caddy. Instead, reach for DR BRONNER’S Rose Pure Castille Liquid Soap, £19.49; its gentle, synthetic-detergent-free formula has 18 different uses, including washing your hair and body as well as the dishes and laundry!
However, even the best shampoo can’t save a bad hair day – and if that’s the case, throw on an instant hairdo with the FEME WIG Summer Waves, £19.99.
Been on a wild night out at your local student bar? Your body is probably screaming out for vitamins. Stay awake for your morning lecture and will away those tell-tale under eye circles with MYVITAMINS Vitamin B Complex, £2.99. These will help to reduce the feeling of fatigue by giving your energy metabolism a kick.
And of course, while we never condone sleeping in makeup, we’ve all been there. If you do, wipe the night away with TIGER Wet Wipes Makeup Remover. At just £1, they’re are super handy and won’t break the bank. Now where’s our student loan?