As students, we don’t have a big budget when it comes to make up, but just because we can’t blow the bank doesn’t mean we have to settle for a lower quality.

Many high street pharmacies do very good quality make-up at a much more student friendly price. What follows are just a few examples.

Zara White Perfume (£7.99): Zara offer a wide range of perfumes but their white one is definitely a winner. It is a floral perfume with notes of Freesia, Magnolia, Ginger and Jasmine. A lot of people see cheap perfumes as smelling cheap themselves. This perfume is not the case. With a student budget spending £50 or above or perfume is not applicable so this one is definitely for you.eyeliner

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19): This concealer is one of the cheapest out there but no doubt one of the best. A product I have brought time and time again and one that gives great coverage. It is highly pigmented and very creamy. A definite must for students looking for quality cheap make-up.

Barry M Nail Varnishes (£2.99-£4.99): Barry M nail varnishes are something that have been in my collection for many years. Whenever I feel like a new colour of polish Barry M is a company I always go to. There nail varnishes seem to last longer than ‘higher quality’ polishes and there large range of colour options is incredible. There gelly line are probably the best in my opinion and leave your nails with a high shine.

powder of some kindRimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (£3.99): This powder is highly recommended in the blogger world with the popular Tanya Burr raving about it. The powder is incredibly light. I find that I never feel like I am wearing a powder at all but get all the effects of wearing one. Shine on my face is completely reduced and it helps my make-up stay on all day. Also for the price you cannot go wrong, this product in my opinion is just as good as any MAC powder I have previously tried.