Why wasn’t I more aware of student discounts when I was an undergrad in college?
Whether you’re a major beauty fanatic or new to the beauty game, student discounts are a dope way to save money while shopping. If you’re interested in saving some money on cosmetic, skincare, and hair care brands, then please keep reading.
For students based in the US and UK, Student Beans and UniDAYS are the two best programs for offering student discounts across a wide variety of brands.
To join, students need to sign up with their email and verify their graduation details. Student Beans and UniDAYS will validate that you’re still an actively enrolled student. Once accepted to the program, students are immediately able to shop with their student discounts online.
How does it work?
Students can either shop directly through the Student Beans or UniDAYS mobile applications. Every time a student shops, while logged into their account, Student Beans or UniDAYS will provide a unique one-time use code that can be applied at checkout.
The only con to using student discounts is that these discounts cannot be combined with other promotional offers. Thus, these discounts are only worthwhile if a student is in the market for making a purchase during a non-sale period.
The below list of beauty brands who offer student discounts year-round. However, some brands offer student discounts for select periods of time.
Cosmetics Brands Offering Student Discounts
I was surprised to find how many cosmetic brands offered student discounts through UniDAYS and Student Beans!
Benefit Cosmetics | 10% Off via UniDAYS
Bobbi Brown | 10% Off via UniDAYS
BH Cosmetics | 10% Off via UniDAYS
ColourPop Cosmetics | 10% Off via UniDAYS
Elf | 15% Off via Student Beans
Illamasqua | 10% Off via Student Beans
Kencko| 15% Off via Student Beans
L’Occitane | 10% Off via UniDAYS
MAC | 10% Off via UniDAYS
Milk Makeup | 10% Off via UniDAYS
Murad | 20% Off via UniDAYS
NYX | 10% Off via UniDAYS
Sigma | 10% Off via UniDAYS
Smashbox | 15% Off via UniDAYS
Smolder | 20% Off via UniDAYS
Ren | 20% Off via UniDAYS
The Body Shop | 25% Off via UniDAYS
Too Faced | 10% off Via UniDAYS
Urban Decay | 10% Off via UniDAYS
Winky Lux | 15% Off via Student Beans
100% Pure | 10% Off via Student Beans
Skincare Brands Offering Student Discounts
There were quite a few compelling student discounts for 15% off from several heavy-hitting skincare brands.
Crabtree & Evelyn | 15% Off via Student Beans
Kate Somerville| 10% Off via Student Beans
Paula’s Choice | 10% Off via Student Beans
Pixi Beauty | 15% Off via UniDAYS
Sand & Sky | 15% Off via Student Beans
Haircare Brands Offering Student Discounts
There are fewer discounts for haircare brands, but students can save some money on a few prestige brands.
Aveda | 15% Off via UniDAYS
Good Hair Day | 10% Off via UniDAYS
Students Save on Subscription Boxes
Students can even save money on beauty subscription services!
Birchbox | 50% Off your first box via UniDAYS
Fab Fit Fun | $10 Off your first box via Student Beans
Glossybox | 20% Off your first box via UniDAYS
As a full-time student who loves beauty, I’ve signed up for both Student Beans and UniDAYS. Why pay full price when I don’t have to?