Who said you need to burn a hole in your pocket to look good and stock up on the best makeup around? There are plenty of products out there that will always come to your rescue and don’t cost the better part of your whole month’s salary. We tell you some awesome makeup essentials that are under Rs 525 to have in your makeup bag at all times. These are all you need for a flawless face!
1. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
This is definitely one of the coolest budget buys around. It is lightweight, gives great coverage to even your skin tone, minimize pores and helps give your complexion a natural-looking smooth finish. Budget or not, you can’t go wrong with this foundation. Price: Rs 525.Buy it here.
2. Lakme White Intense Concealer Stick
What’s so great about this concealer stick is it’s compact packaging as well as the fact that it provides creamy coverage without creasing and minus that horrible powdery effect. You may want to rub it between your fingers first to help it blend seamlessly. Carry it around with you to cover up flaws, for touch-ups and for SPF protection. Price: Rs 500.Buy it here.
3. Faces Glam On Perfect Blush
Not enough is said about this fabulous blush. A dash of colour on your cheeks is essential for giving you a fresh, rosy glow, and this one by Faces is just perfect. It is highly pigmented with super long staying power and has a lovely, silk-like texture. It also comes in shades that suit different skin tones, from lovely pale and bright pinks for fair to medium skin, and pretty corals for darker skin tones. Price: Rs 499.Buy it here.
4. Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator
By now it’s pretty obvious that we’re kinda totally obsessed with highlighters because they help give us that enviable glow without having to down vegetable juices and munch on leafy salads all day long. This easy-to-carry illuminating pen will ensure your skin never looks dull ever again. It’s easy to apply and will light up your face with a natural-looking glow.
Eyeliner is the most basic makeup move for all of us and this gel liner will always be there for you. It’s so creamy it will glide on like butter and will stay on for ages, giving a rich, pigmented finish. We all know that gel liners are the best type for flawless application. Price: Rs 499.Buy it here.
6. Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks
Eye shadow is what you need to amp up your look instantly. We love these shadow sticks as they provide intense colour with a luminous finish for plenty of drama. If you hate how powdered eye shadow ends up all over your face and not just on your eyes, then a shadow stick is definitely something you should get your hands on. Price: Rs 400.Buy it here.
7. Maybelline New York Magnum Barbie Mascara
Maybelline’s newest mascara will definitely doll up your lashes. It does a great job of curling and lengthening your lashes without feeling heavy. We think it’s time you gave the Colossal one a break and tried out this newest number to help seriously open up your peepers. Price: Rs. 399.Buy it here.
8. L’Oreal Paris Matte Magique Powder
Girls, powder is a must to keep your makeup looking fresh all day long, especially in this summer heat. A mineral powder like this one is ideal for sapping up oil and keeping the look matte and long lasting. It comes in 5 different shades to suit different Indian skin tones and also provides much-needed SPF protection for our skin.
12 bright matte shades that barely cost anything and won’t dry up our lips – we don’t need more convincing than that! A girl can never have enough lipsticks and these show-stopping hues can brighten up any dull day. Get your hands on as many as you like! Price: Rs. 325.Buy it here.