The How To – Save money on makeup at uni!


For most of us, university is a time for budgeting and trying to save as much money as possible. This doesn’t mean you have to stop your makeup obsession! As a lover of beauty and fashion, I have found some good ways to not break the bank (all the time…)

  1. Shop cheaper. If you only buy high-end, I would highly recommend checking out the cheaper options out there! The highstreet, or ‘drugstore’ is constantly upping its game, and there are tonnes of dupes out there. As a starting point I would highly recommend Seventeen and Makeup Revolution.
  2. Do your research – this applies to both high end and cheaper products! Read reviews, watch reviews and swatches on YouTube, make sure you know what you’re buying! I don’t have money to waste, so I try and make sure that a product I want has lots of positive feedback before I take the plunge.
  3. Use your friends! If you have a friend who’s skin always looks great, ask what he/she uses and if you can borrow a small amount of it as a tester, before going and buying the full sized product yourself.
  4. Similarly, if you’re ordering online, see if anyone wants to buy some stuff too to save on shipping! This also works for online food shops too…
  5. Save up. It’s okay to treat yourself once in a while, as long as it really is once in a while! Its better to buy one product you love that’s a bit more expensive than a bunch of rubbish cheaper ones.
  6. Use your Birthday and Christmas. I ask for products that I would consider essential, like skincare, but which cost a bit more than I personally would be willing to spend, and then get them as presents. It’s not as exciting as a surprise, but it does mean you don’t have to spend the money yourself!
  7. Use all of your product. I used to chuck out stuff when the pump stopped working or I couldn’t squeeze any more out. Don’t do this! You can cut open most product and see that there is a tonne of product left over. Grab some cheap holiday bottles to dispense the rest in and voilà – several more uses!

Hope these have inspired some of you, I’ve used them at uni but they’re pretty applicable for life in general really!

Much love


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