SS13 Make-Up Trends on a Budget

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So far this year we have seen a variety of make-up trends on the catwalks from sixties winged eyeliner to bubblegum pink lips. Here’s how to achieve these looks with essential Spring/Summer beauty products that won’t break your student budget!

A Pop of Aqua

Aqua eyeliner was seen on the catwalks of Stella McCartney, Moschino and Michael Kors. It’s not the easiest trend to pull off but if you keep it simple with a sweep of gold shimmer on the eyelids and the blue just along the lower lash line you can’t go wrong. Try Barry M’s Kohl Pen in Kingfisher Blue, a bargain at just £2.99! Or for a bit more sparkle on a night out, try Collection 2000’s Glam Crystal Eye Liner 5 Le Freak, also £2.99.

The Power Brow

Thanks to Cara Delevigne, big bushy eyebrows have ruled the runways this season. So throw away the tweezers and let them grow free because the bigger the better! To create a strong brow, Maybelline’s Master Brow pencil is great as it has a groomer at one end to define the shape of your brow and a pencil at the other to fill in the gaps – all for only £2.99! To tame any unruly hairs use a brow gel such as GOSH Defining Brow Gel for £4.99, which works without leaving brows stiff or sticky.

Pretty in Pink

From bubblegum lips to fuchsia eye shadow, pink is a key colour for SS13 and was seenon the catwalks of Donna Karen and Topshop Unique. We love Seventeen’s Berry Crush Lip stain in Pink at £4.99. Enriched with Vitamin C, it will not only look gorgeous but also keep your lips chap free. And it’s no longer necessary to top up your lippy when it’s starts to fade in the middle of your lips – that look is fashionable now! If you’d rather try a pop of pink on the eyes, give Barry M’s Dazzle Dust in Neon Pink a go. It’s maybe not the cheapest eyeshadow at £4.59 but it will give you long lasting colour.

Swinging Sixties

We love the sixties monochrome trend which is sweeping the highstreet this season. But not only have we seen this in fashion but in beauty too, it’s all about the graphic eye! To get this look experiment with your eyeliner, it’s not just for the lash line – create a sweeping line in the crease of your eye for a dramatic sixties look. Then add lashings of mascara for more impact. Try MUA Eye Liner Intense Colour in Jet Black which comes with a pencil sharpener all for £1.00! And for the lashes give Collection 2000 Mascara Pump Up The Volume in Ultra Black a go, perfect for giving your lashes a thicker look.

So you can achieve all these looks for under £30! That’s your Spring/Summer make-up bag sorted!

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