Making the grade

Primp and save with these back to uni beauty essentials

Hair & Beauty

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?

Go Up