Top 5 summer beauty buys for under a fiver!

As students we all tend to live on a strict budget but that doesn’t mean that our appearance has to suffer. We all want to look good without spending a fortune, right? Well we can! There are some amazing products out there at the moment so we can be beautiful without breaking the bank. Considering that summer is fast approaching it’s about time we treated ourselves to some beauty essentials fit for the warmer weather.Beauty - Mayer George

1. Nivea Express Hydrating Primer- £3.99

Nivea are known for their great range of skin care but this hydrating primer is really something else. Primer is an essential for long summer days as it prevents your make up from sliding off your face in hotter weather. Primer gives you a silky smooth base on which to apply your make up but it also works as a moisturiser meaning your skin constantly looks hydrated and revitalised. You’re getting both a primer and a moisturiser here so this is a great value for money product.

2. MUA Undressed Eye Shadow Palette- £3

MUA is one of the best budget make up brands on the high street at the moment. It is stocked in Superdrug with products starting at a mere £1. Undressed is the perfect eye shadow palette to create smokey eyes; it has 12 colours ranging from nude pinks to deep metallic gold. The eye shadow itself has a very velvety consistency and glides onto the eyelids perfectly for a look that is spot on trend and long lasting.

3. Barry M Lipstick – £4.49

Barry M is known for its bright make up ranges, and its lipstick range is no exception with lipstick ranging from your average pinks and corals to your not so average green, purple and orange shades. This lipstick stays on for hours without needing to be retouched and provides your lips with a very vibrant colour whilst moisturising them and helping to banish dryness. This product comes in 32 statement shades so it’s guaranteed there will be a colour to suit everyone and give you all the perfect pop of colour for summer.

4. ELF Blush and Bronzers – £3.75

ELF is an online make up store stocking products for as little as £1.50. The brand was established in the US but arrived in Britain in 2007. Their blush and bronzers are one of their most popular products as they are easy to blend and feel extremely soft on the skin. The ELF blush comes in a choice of 11 shades ranging from candid coral to pink passion, whilst the bronzers come in just 3 different shades, but all of them are perfect in order to create a beautiful sun kissed summer glow.

5. L’Oreal Matt and Messy Shine-Free Salt Spray – £3.56

As summer is rapidly approaching the demand for beautiful beach hair is increasing. Well, L’Oreal is here to help … Matt and Messy Shine- Free Salt Spray is the perfect product to help create that highly acclaimed ‘just been surfing’ look. The product is so simple to use, you just spritz it onto damp hair and leave to dry creating the perfect tousled texture. The product is very light, smells amazing and leaves hair feeling soft and bouncy. All products can be found at Boots and Superdrug, except ELF which can be found at

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