8 Budget Friendly Makeup Essentials That Every Girl Must Have!

These won’t burn a hole in your pocket!

With the new  academic year set to start and with  the humidity levels increasing we’ve listed some budget friendly makeup essentials you need and why! 



A good quality BB cream is a must to invest in. It is light on your skin unlike foundation and also helps to brighten up your skin and cover those dark circles from sleeping late. For better coverage you can opt for a lightweight foundation.

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Our pick:

1.Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation

Priced at : Rs. 575

Owing to its Lightweight and velvety texture to and moreover It does not break-out and it’s Non oily.


2.Garnier All in one Miracle Perfector BB Cream

Priced at : Rs.99

This one is great budget option for dry skin beauties and for that glow we all love on our skin it also beautifully evens out skin tone. People with normal to oily skin can use it during winters easily. It comes in a single shade but the shade suits mostly all skin tones.



For those beauties with oily skin all you need is a dash of Compact powder. Dab some powder  on your T Zone to hold you foundation in place and to reduce shine. And always remember! Blending is the key if not blend properly it can appear patchy and you don’t want that

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Our pick:

1.L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique Compact Powder

Priced at : Rs. 399

L’Oréal Paris mat magique is easy to apply and leaves you ‘touch-up’ free every time.



A hint of Blush gives the right amount of glow you need to look fresh and highlight your cheekbones. Take some blush on your finger tips and slide them right under the apples of your cheek and blend them upwards



 Our Pick:

Maybelline Dream Touch Blush

Priced at – Rs 375

The formula is very soft, creamy and buttery it also blends easily without much effort.Feels lightweight on the skin and gives a sheer look without looking fake or chalky.The shimmer it has is not chunky/gritty and over all it gives a beautiful glow to the cheeks



To brighten your eyes swab on a thin dust of eye shadow on your eyelids and you’re ready to go. You needn’t be a professional and go overboard by making it appear exaggerated unless you want the wrong attention.You can still experiment by tight lining you eyes with some bright colored eye shadow like candy pink or teal it will help you to to add a bit off oomph and at the same time appear chick. If you’re not ready to experiment yet, pick up a nude palette and opt for a more earthly tone. For the Indian skin you can never go wrong with beige, if you want to add a pinch glamour then opt for a shimmery rose gold.

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Our Pick:

1.Maybelline the nudes palette

Priced at : Rs  899

The perfect neutral palette which is buttery soft and has the right mix of shimmery and matte shades


2.Oriflame Theone Colour Impact Cream Eye shadows in Rose gold

Priced at : Rs 449

Its creamy formula makes it easy to apply and blend in a hurry. The is no need for eye makeup brushes, you can just dab them with your fingers.



Nothing can help bring attention and define your eyes like an eyeliner.Eyeliner plays a crucial role in beauty as it has the magical power of making you appear amazingly attractive with a single stroke.  For a beginner you can pick a liquid eyeliner and most liquid liners come in different color but always have black as your go-to liner. If you want to add more depth and elegance opt for a gel eyeliner.Here are two basic looks you can try out

  • DEFINED LOOK – Tightline the eyes near the lash line but keep it thinner in the inner corner
  • DRAMATIC LOOK –extend and thicken line from outer corner up towards brow; wing out for extra drama

An eyeliner removes easily with soap and water or with Maybelline New York Expert Eyes Eye Makeup Remover Towelettes.

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Our Pick:

1. SUGAR Eye Told You So! Smudge Proof Eyeliner – Black Swan

Priced at: Rs 699

Ever since its debut in the fab bag, This eyeliner has made social media ripples for its super black jet black color that doesn’t fade and also dries quickly when you’re in a hurry.


2. Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner

Priced at : Rs 450

the best gel liner in India you can get if you’re on a budget. The formula is creamy smooth, very pigmented and wears well without transferring or bleeding/flaking. The packaging comes with a liner brush that is an added bonus!



A kajal is every Indian beauty’s eye makeup staple. It adds an instant ethnic charm that goes well with every Indian skin tone.


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Our Pick: 

1.Plum Angel Eyes Kohl Kajal

Priced at RS. 125

Its got a heavenly soft texture which cushions your eye. And also with all-day wearing comfort which is 100% natural and Free of synthetic preservatives, dyes & fragrances. The kajal comes in a rich “True Black” color with excellent coverage & long-lasting application. It does not smudge easily with ingredients such as soothing chamomile extracts, hydrating jojoba oil & nourishing macadamia and mango-seed oils for soft, nourished skin.



For those who love to flaunt dark, dreamy and curvy eyelashes, mascara is your first friend at hand.If you’ve got to head to a date right after college or want to add some glamour without wasting time a magic wand of mascara is all you need. When applying mascara place the want between your lashes and wiggle the wand out instead of pulling it outward. Also add pressure to the lashes and curl them upwards using the wand. When applying on the lower lashes hold the wand vertically instead of horizontally and touch the lashes with the tip of the wand.

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Our Pick:

1.Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara

Priced at : Rs 350

It’s a Waterproof mascara and Gives volume instantly in just one coat . It also doesn’t leaves any clumps. The mascara comes with a Patented Mega Brush + Collagen formula plump lashes one by one.



A look is never complete without a swipe of your favorite lipstick to perk up your peppers. Avoid maroons or deep browns but opt for fresher and more natural earthly shades with Pink, Red and Peach. It helps you not to look over the top and keep things natural and fresh. Lipstains are a boon for a minimalist. Hydrate your lips with a good lip balm overnight to prep your lips for the morning so that they don’t appear flaky the next day.

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Our Pick

1.SUGAR  matte as hell lip crayon

Priced at : Rs. 799

The formula of the product is very creamy and well pigmented the shade “ Holly Golightly” has got the perfect peachy earth pink tone that matches every Indian skin. For a lot of people it would be my lips but better.  The shade Scarlet O Hara is a stunning statement red lipstick. It’s a bright tomato red color and Would work for all skin tones.


2. Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick

Priced at : Rs. 225

This range from Lakme is easily available. The range also has all the must have shades of lipsticks. It’s also light on the pocket which makes it easier to experiment with more number of shades.

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