Don't judge a make-up product by its price tag, ladies. The packaging and price has nothing to do with the kind of product it will turn out to be. But sometimes, you should be ready to cough up extra for better and bigger beauty brands, after all, your skin deserves the best. If you are not sure about which make-up items to splurge on and which ones to save on, you’re in luck. Go on and follow this guide to put together a smart makeup bag and invest your moolah right.
The best kind of foundation is the one that looks natural and makes your skin look even and fresh. A full coverage foundation is perfect for a no make-up look as well as a wedding look. Apart from that, it’s easy to find a variety of shades in luxe foundations. It’s time to splurge, ladies!
POPxo Recommends: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation (Rs 4,750)
For an everyday make-up look, a BB cream is what you need and for that you don’t need to spend much. There are some amazing drugstore brands that are available in shades suitable for Indian skintones. You can easily save some bucks here, ladies!
POPxo Recommends: L.A. Girl HD PRO BB Cream (Rs 700)
An inexpensive concealer might end up giving you a cakey look and not blend well with your foundation. If you’re splurging on your base, then why not shell out a few extra bucks on a good concealer? A slightly pricey concealer will help hide those dark circles and won’t settle into fine lines either.
POPxo Recommends: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Rs 2,066 Approx.)
A loose powder is used to set the make-up and absorb excess oil. For that, you don’t really need to shell out loads of cash as a drugstore brand will do your work. Save where you can, ladies!
POPxo Recommends: Bharat & Dorris Loose Powder (Rs 550)
Your eye make-up should always be highly-pigmented and from a trustworthy brand. Most of the inexpensive eye-shadow brands don’t have high colour payoff and may not blend well. Spend a little more on a fab eye-shadow palette and believe us, it’s going to be worth it! (We’re going crazy over this Naked Heat palette, these days)
POPxo Recommends: Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette (Rs 3,718.60 Approx.)
The secret to a perfect mascara is the right formula - not too gooey, not too watery, and this one right here is totally up to the mark! The wand is just perfect, it’ll help with even application of the mascara to beautify your eyes.
POPxo Recommends: Maybelline New York Volum Express Hyper Curl Mascara (Rs 325)
While an inexpensive contour palette might end up making you look cakey, a good brand can completely change your look. You can easily find a variety of shades when it comes to luxury make-up brands and that’s why we recommend that you invest in a good palette. Currently we are in love with this cream palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills.
POPxo Recommends: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Palette (Rs 2,755 Approx.)
You can easily find a good drugstore long-lasting eyeliner, unless you’re looking for a specific colour. Just make sure that the eye pencils are soft and liquid liners have a sleek tip, and you’ll be good to go.
POPxo Recommends: NYX Professional Makeup Vinyl Liquid Liner Black (Rs 725)
Yes, you can find tons of shades in almost every lipstick brand, but are they really long-lasting and moisturizing for your lips? If you’re looking for something that has a high colour payoff and nourishes your lips at the same time, we suggest you shell out a bit more.
POPxo Recommends: Lancome L’Absolu Rouge - Available at any Sephora store (Rs 2042.40 Approx.)
When it comes to choosing a nice blush, even drugstore brands provide a large range of shades that you can choose from. For that natural rosy look you can choose from both powder and cream based blush and need not spend tons of money on a palette.
Shop smart, ladies!
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