Make Up Essentials at Affordable Prices for Students


With Fresher’s Week fast approaching, Young Academic is preparing for a busy year of entertainment and education news.  We understand that it’s an expensive business being a student, what with all the nights out and takeaways but there’s good news, we have found a fantastic make up range which definitely won’t leave you skint. 

So, the academic year is just around the corner.  It’s time to prepare the liver for another year of all nighters and drinking binges.  With the student loan spent on anything other than educational resources in less than a month and a lack of motivation to find a job because you could be in the SU instead, we need to come up with some money-saving ideas, and fast.

We all know the usual ones: organise your income, learn to cook, sell your things, blah blah blah.  Why can’t saving money be easier?  Well, for all beauty conscience, now it can be.  Make up range, e.l.f, offers affordable and high quality make up which enhance your natural radiance.  The e.l.f products won’t break the bank with products starting at £1.50.  Ladies, you need not be worried, the quality is not compromised at www.eyeslipsface.co.uk

At e.l.f Cosmetics UK, beauty meets value.  With over 600 products available, students will be spoilt for choice, especially since the majority of the products cost less than £5.  Now, here at YA, we’ve decided to put together a list of the essentials so you can fill your make-up bag for less.

Flawless Foundation

Achieve a flawless complexion with the silky smooth Studio Flawless Finish Foundation. The formula is lightweight and oil-free and blends in naturally for a beautiful semi-matte finish.  This liquid foundation applies easily and lasts all day for visibly brighter and radiant looking skin – no matter what time you stayed out till the night before.

Use the Studio Pressed Powder to achieve natural coverage and avoid shine – only a light coat is required.  Small enough to slip into your bag, it’s perfect for touch-ups, day or night.

The Studio Blush is perfect to liven up any complexion. Available in nine colourful shades, apply lightly with a blush brush for a daytime look. Alternatively, build up colour to instantly give your evening look a pick me up!  Available in eight different shades the Studio Cream Eyeliner is a multi-tasking must-have! Go to town on your eyes by using dramatic, sweeping lines or create a subtle frame using an angled eyeliner brush.

Everyday Brights

The Lengthening and Volumising Mascara helps to achieve thicker, fuller, and longer lashes in a flash.The enlarged brush coats your lashes evenly for a beautiful, natural look.  This product dries quickly and lasts all night long so there’s no need to spend all night in the mirror touching up!

The 32 piece Eyeshadow Collection is the perfect replacement for all those old single shadows you have lying around.  With 32 different shades in one convenient palette you can create any look for day or night – great value for any makeup lover!


The full range can be found on the e.l.f website with prices starting at £1.50.  Keep your eyes out for the Top 20 Money-Saving Ideas on Young Academic in the coming weeks.  Why not subscribe to RSS feed and follow our tweets at @youngacademic to keep up-to-date with the latest student and fashion news.