I'm always on the lookout for affordable makeup. Being obsessed with all things glam tends to burn quite a hole in your pocket. Who doesn't like a good beauty bargain, right? I don't think there's any better feeling than knowing your affordable lip balm will give most others a run for their money! I decided to rummage through my colleagues' makeup bags at POPxo and find that ONE affordable product they have and LOVE! Here's everything glam that has made its place in our hearts and our makeup bags!
This is a comprehensive list of some of the best, affordable, drugstore makeup products Team POPxo is obsessed with.
This mascara is one of my new found obsessions, I've already bought it in 3 shades. It volumizes my lashes and leaves them looking longer, fuller and popping with colour. The mascara wand makes for perfect application every single time! Metallic Burgundy and Electric Blue are my favourite colours.
- Nidhi Kavle, Senior Beauty Writer
I'm someone who always struggles with chapped lips and nothing works to hydrate them better than my Nivea lip balm! I've tried a number of lip balms and I keep coming back to this one. The blue tube has a tingly peppermint flavour that makes my lips feel fresh all through the day. I use it before applying anything else on my lips.
- Rhea Guliani, Social Media Coordinator
I'm a total makeup junkie. I am always buying and trying new makeup. Out of all of the lipsticks I own, this is one of the creamiest, softest lipsticks I have ever used. It glides smoothly, does not make my lips dry and I always get compliments when I'm wearing this shade. The soft matte finish and stays put for 4+ hours easily.
-Kannagi Desai, Junior Beauty Editor
I'm not a person who applies makeup daily, but when I do... This is all I use. I don't like the feeling of foundation on my skin but for parties and events, I need to look slightly put together. This BB cream gives my skin a hint of coverage and evens out my skin. It's pretty much all I'd carry in my purse along looking like I've slapped on a face full of makeup.
- Manvi Malhotra, Senior Wedding Writer
I love this kajal because it's jet black, creamy and super pigmented! The pencil has its own built-in smudger which I use to give myself a quick smokey eye. What I love about this eyeliner the most is that stays put even after a day at the beach or in the pool. For the price, I think this is total value for money for someone who's looking for a long lasting eyeliner + kohl.
-Manasvi Jaitly, Wedding Editor
I'm not someone who usually parts with her lip balm... but on days when I do apply lipstick, I dab a little gloss onto the centre of my lips. It makes my lips look healthier and fuller! What I love about this gloss is how it's the perfect travel companion. Just toss it in your purse and you'll have a juicy looking pout instantly.
- Manavi Siddhanti, Beauty Editor
Kajal and lipstick is pretty much the only makeup I know how to apply. The Maybelline Gel Eyeliner is all I have used for the past 3 years. It's the only thing that stays put in my watery eyes. Applying a dark black line is super easy because the gel liner comes with a brush and it doubles up as kajal too!
- Divya Sharma, Senior Manager, Partnerships
I'm a huge fan of the Rimmel blushes. I use it every single day, the blush aside from being extremely affordable the formula is easy to work with. You can apply it with your fingers or with a brush! The colour lasts all day and applying a little bit of blush is the easiest way to bring some life back to your face. Even on days when I'm feeling extremely tired, a quick swipe of blush makes me look well rested and healthy.
-Kriti Asthana, Social Media Coordinator
I don't really wear makeup on a daily basis, a sunscreen is all I apply. This has been one of those products I know I'll continue to use for as long as possible. As the name suggests, it's a water-based sunscreen. It absorbs in easily without leaving any white cast behind. If I do want to use makeup on a particular day, I add in a drop to the sunscreen and it gives me even-toned skin all over!
I tend to stay away from any kind of bright and matte lipsticks because they look pretty unflattering on my skin tone. I stumbled across this NYX soft matte lip cream and I haven't looked back ever since. It has become my go-to lipstick for every occasion. It is a velvety soft liquid lipstick that glides on to your lips like butter and the formula wears well for about 4 hours. The shades in the collection are nothing short of a lip junkie's dream!
-Sakshi Budhraja, Junior Beauty Editor
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