We live in a day and age where the price of practically everything is shooting upwards, like rockets. Be it house and cars, shoes and socks, or even onions and tomatoes, nothing comes cheap. Sometimes it’s a struggle to just meet our bare necessities, that luxury becomes a very long shot. Now, there are those who might say that makeup is a luxury, but to us women, certain makeup products are an absolute necessity. Hence, to help you purchase within a budget, we provide you a guide to must-have makeup essentials under 1200 Indian rupees.
Sunscreen: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen with SPF 50 (INR 175)
We live in India, and the sun loves our country. Almost all parts of our nation face a hot and extremely sunny summer. Even if it’s not the summer season, the sun continues to beat down on us. To protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays, try the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen with SPF 50. It protects your skin against the sun and it also has a non- greasy matte finish, which makes it suitable for all skin types.
BB Cream: Garnier Skin Naturals BB Cream (INR 169)
Beauty benefit, blemish balms or BB creams work as a substitute to day creams and foundation. BB creams moisturize your face and its hint of makeup even tones your skin covering light spots, if any. The Garnier Skin Naturals BB Cream does all that a BB cream is supposed to do. Its silky and soft texture blends easily with your skin and its lightweight formula doesn’t make your face feel cakey.
Loose Powder: Lakme Rose Powder (INR 130)
Compacts or loose powder are a must, especially in the more humid areas of the country. It helps you keep an all day matte look on your face, and hides oil secretion. It also helps to cover up any dark circles and gives a certain glow to your face. Lakme Rose Powder comes with added SPF protection to keep your face sun safe. Its powdered formula glides on your skin evenly and effortlessly. It also comes in 2 shades and has a pleasing rose fragrance.
Kajal/Kohl: Maybelline Colossal Kajal (Black) (INR 175)
We believe, kajal is to eyes, whatlike cheese is to pizza. Who likes a pizza without cheese? Having said that you can guess how important kajal is to us. And we love Maybelline’s Colossal Kajal in black. It’s so easy to use and lasts as long as they claim. It doesn’t smudge, nor does it irritate your eyes. It’s a must-try!
Lipstick: Lakme Enrich Satin Color (INR 240)
A little bit of colour on the lips, complements every look. Lakme’s Enrich Satin Color Lipstick is worth the money they charge. It comes in a host of vibrant colours, so you can choose the one you like the most. It’s smooth on the lips and doesn’t dry them out. It contains vitamin E extract which maintain the moisture in your lips, while its olive extracts hydrate dry lips. The lipsticks colour is long lasting, one coat can last for hours.
Lip Balm: Himalaya Herbals Moisturising Lip Butter (INR 125)
A lip balm is just as important as a lipstick. While a lipstick makes your lips look pretty, a lip balm cares for them keeping them soft and supple. Make it a routine to always apply a coat of lip balm after removing your makeup, at the end of each day. Lip balms are also absolutely necessary in colder climates to avoid chapped lips. Himalaya Herbals Moisturising Lip Butter is made up of all natural ingredients. It has Cocoa and Sal butter extracts that maintain and lock in moisture. It comes in a cute and easy-to-carry little box as well.
Nail Paints: Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer (INR 75-100)
We women love to either match, or complement our nails with our outfits. A perfect look is incomplete without well done nails in pretty shades. With so many colour variations, ‘how to buy all the shades without going crazy or broke’ is the question. We don’t know about crazy, but Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer can certainly save you from getting bankrupt. With its wide range of colours, all under INR 100 you can now buy all the shades you want, for cheap.
Now, you know the range of cosmetics you can buy without having to burn a hole in your pocket. So, next time you need to update your makeup kit, try out these budget-friendly products.