Every woman dreams of that large dressing table filled with luxury beauty products, but until that day comes, sticking to a budget is the reality. Luckily, there are a ton of beauty brands out there that are at par with luxury products, delivering the same results but at a fraction of the cost. So, if you’re feeling a bit light at the end of the month, don’t fret, we have a list of affordable beauty products that will ensure you look like a million bucks.
Bat those lashes
When it comes to getting fuller and elongated lashes, Maybelline’s tried and tested waterproof mascara is infallible. Its dark noir colour really makes your eyes pop. This mascara will stay in place in the rains too, ladies. What’s not to love?
Don’t forget your feet
Your feet are just as important as your face and hands. Treat yourself to a home foot spa with Avon’s foot mask and gel that comes with a scrub brush to get rid of dead skin. The gel helps soothe cracked and damaged heels.
Get rid of those bags
Soothing eye creams are great to get rid of puffy eyes, fine lines and dark circles, but very often they are super expensive. However, Boutique’s soothing and nourishing eye cream is friendly on the pocket. Also, thanks to its all natural botanical extracts and Ayurveda formulas, it is something your eyes will love.
Makeup removers are a must
Repeat after us - ‘Before going to bed, I must take my makeup off.’ It’s vital to give your face a break, especially before going to bed. Lakme’s makeup remover combines oil and water which not only helps in removing makeup, but it also gives your skin a fresh and clean feeling.
It’s important to have an exfoliation product as part of your weekly skincare routine. St.Ives is known for their scrubs which gently remove dead skin and keep you looking fresh. This apricot one smells delicious, plus it really works without irritating sensitive skin.
If you don’t have the time or budget for a manicure and pedicure, then get yourself a good nude nail polish that can fake the appearance of well-kept nails. We love this matte nude shade from Nykaa called Almond Crumble.
There are a lot of reasons why you should wear sunscreen, luckily there is an SPF for any budget. This cruelty-free sunscreen has a light formula that doesn’t feel heavy or sticky on your skin but still protects you from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
Repair your hair
Dove’s regenerative shampoo restores and protects your hair from all the damage that styling tools and the weather causes. Who here doesn’t need a bit of hair pampering? Well, this shampoo will tackle all those bad hair day problems.
Anti-aging in a face wash? Yes, please!
If you needed a little incentive to wash your face more often, well here it is. Olay has combined anti-aging and cleansing properties in a face wash! Now who doesn’t want to wash away those fine lines huh!? Also, its foaming formula gives your skin that extra clean feeling.
Nourishing body wash
Don’t just scrub the dirt and grime away. These two body washes from St.Botanica nourish the body as they’re enriched with Vitamin C and essential oils. Plus, they smell superb!
For the love of kajal
For those who love kajal and can’t leave the house without it, Maybelline’s Colossal Kajal is the one for you. It is highly pigmented, easy to apply and lasts the whole day. All this, and it is super light on the wallet too.
Busy girls everywhere need that one go-to lipstick that lasts all day long, and more importantly - goes with any outfit. We love this one by Nicka K in the shade Oriental Pink, it compliments every skin tone and it is affordable too.