Save $$$ Shopping | 30+ Beauty Brands that Offer Student Discounts

Honestly, 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 for students to save money while shopping. If you’re interested in saving some money on indie and mainstream cosmetic, skincare, and hair care brands, then please keep reading.

Student Discount Programs – Student Beans & UniDAYS

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 (beyond just beauty). To join, students just need to sign up with their email and verify their graduation details and 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 or can shop via a personal computer. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Aveda | 15% Off  via UniDAYS
  • Good Hair Day | 10% Off via UniDAYS

Students Save on Subscription Boxes

  • 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?

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What beauty brand do you wish offered student discounts? Are there any brands I’m missing on my list? Let me know in the comments below.