College: How to Stay Beautiful on a Budget

Being in college can be a hassle in a number of ways, which includes preventing you in trying to look your best. This is because the average female college student has only a few spare change to cover most of her beauty tools and materials, unless she’s from a rich family.

But fret not, because there is a way for you to still pull off a look can turn thousands of heads with just the limited funds you have lying in your purse and all you have to do is follow these stylishly frugal guidelines here:

  1. Get Only the Essentials

First things first; you don’t need to buy an every piece of cosmetic that movie stars and other celebrities are extravagant about. You need only what the limited sum you have in your pocket can give you.

For instance, you don’t necessarily have to buy setting powder, a primer, makeup setting spray, etc. Everything you need for the moment are the basics like eyeliner, lipstick/gloss, blush and foundation. Other items that you can get at cheaper rates from supermarkets include:

  • Shampoo & conditioner

  • Body moisturizer

  • Soap and body wash

  • Lip balm

  • Facial moisturizer, scrub and cleaner

  1. Look Before You Buy

There is no one beauty or skin care product that does it in for every woman in the world. If you have a different type of skin, then look for products that don’t irritate yoru skin or help with problem zones. Therefore, take as much time as you need to read the labels before you even consider buying the first thing that catches your eye.

  1. Factory Costing Luxury Makeup

If you’re someone who wouldn’t dare go without your Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes and Chanel lipsticks while managing a budget, then we have just the solution for you.

It turns out that Beauty Pie can sell cosmetics to their customers at factory costs. This means that foundations, which typically cost around £32, can come to you at £4.64 after an average of 1200% markup is applied to it.

  1. Split Your Makeup Gear With Your Roomie

If you’re sharing your dorm or hostel room with your roommate, then try to get her to split the investment that goes into the makeup products that you might not require daily. Let’s say that one of you buys a pink lipstick and the other a red one, you both get dibs on those items.

  1. Hunt For Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the many natural resources that doubles as both a nutritional product to consume and a highly touted cosmetic ingredient. They are also very handy in removing waterproof mascara, use as deep moisturizer for dry hair, or razor glide pointy shins.

The best way to get a hold of cheap good quality coconut oil is not by going to the drugstore or even the local supermarket’s cooking oil section, but the ‘whole foods’ section where you can get your hands on a jar full of them.

  1. DIY Facemask

There is a DIY article on just about anything on the internet, including one for facemasks, which you can easily get at a cheaper rate than the ones you get at your local cosmetics store.

We recommend making a mask out of honey as it is known for its natural antibacterial properties and can prevent acne and breakouts. Other natural ingredients that make great facemasks include avocado, oats, banana and interestingly yoghurt too.

  1. Mix Petroleum Jelly With Perfume

Continuing to spray expensive perfume on your hand throughout the day will be a waste of fragrance and money. If you want the aroma to last longer, then apply some petroleum jelly to your wrist before applying the spray.

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