Get The Look For Less With Budget Indian Makeup Products!


Bollywood fans will agree that emulating their favorite star is not just a craze but also the best source of makeup inspiration. Several makeup brands also bring in new lines so that the star crazed fans can get the look their favorite actor sported in their most recent success – whether a movie, a show or a film festival.

Today, we bring you a range of budget makeup products for you to carry off both a day and night look ,effortlessly. If you’re a beginner to makeup, this list will sure help you.
You’ll need the basics of any celebrity makeup artist’s collection:
• Foundation
• Concealer
• Pressed/loose powder
• Eyeshadow
• Kohl
• Highlighter
• Lip color



Foundation forms the base of your makeup and covers any minor imperfections and pigmentation. You could opt for a medium- heavy coverage one if your skin has a lot of blemishes or choose on that goes on sheer if your skin is quite clear.
Medium coverage foundations ( these can be layered for a fuller coverage) – Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse (Rs. 575), Revlon Colorstay (Rs. 850).
Light/Sheer coverage foundations – Neutrogena Healthy Skin ( Rs. 720) , Lakme Absolute Mattreal mousse (Rs. 620)



Choose a concealer that is one or two tones lighter than your skin tone, a concealer that has a very cool tone may wash you out and look ashy, especially on deeper complexions.
Budget concealers – Revlon Photoready concealer (Rs. 850/ available in a stick form) , Lakme face stylist Absolute face concealer (Rs. 900/ pricey considering the brand), Kryolan Derma Color Camouflage Creme (Rs. 350 / Rs. 1000 for a bigger tub)
I’ve used all three and can safely say that Kryolan is the best amongst these. Not only will you find a perfect shade for your skin tone (their color choice is huge) ; it also blends in seamlessly with your skin and can also be mixed with a little BB cream and used instead of a foundation – the finish is almost flawless! Technically. Kryolan isn’t a budget brand but their concealer is quite afforable and works perfectly.

Powder :


This step is necessary to set your base makeup in place, it also covers the spots that get oily over a period of time.
Lakme Perfect Finish Compact (Rs. 115) is great for its price and wear-time. The shade Shell will suit medium- deep skin tones, Pearl and Marble are for paler skin tones.
Maybelline Whitestay UV Compact (Rs. 150) comes with UV protection and a flawless, glowing finish.


Eyeshadows :


A few good eyeshadows that go well with desi tones are:
For the day – Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hour eyeshadows, Lakme Eyeshadow quad in Chai Latte, Colorbar singles in Expensive Pink and Spicy Brown
For a more dramatic look / for the night – Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow in burning black, Lakme color quad in Tanjore Rush, Coastal scents revealed palette 2 (also a dupe of urban decay’s naked 2 palette)
For highlighters – Ben Nye Luxury powders ( in shade Banana/ Coco Tan) , Revlon Age defying spa illuminator
Most desi women already have their favorite kaajal or kohl and stay loyal to it. If you’re looking for a decent budget option for kohl make your pick from Lakme Eyeconic, Loreal Magique and Maybelline Collosal. Though all three come with a somewhat simliar consistency, Colossal has the deepest black.

Lip Color :


When it comes to the lips, there is no one brand that can be mentioned here. Desi skin was made for lipsticks! There are a whole lot of options and color choices to pick from. Here are some suggestions:
For budget lipsticks – Lakme 9-5 range (Rs.400), Lakme Satin Enriched lipsticks ( Rs. 270), Maybelline Velvet matte (Rs. 295), Lakme Absolute (Rs.500)
You could use a clear gloss over a matte lipstick to hydrate it and dab a powdered tissue on a creamy, glossy lipstick to create a mattifying effect.
We hope you liked our suggestion of affordable products for Indian Makeup. Did we miss out on your favorites? Comment below and let us know.

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Rachel is a beauty and lifestyle blogger from India with a passion for writing and all things beauty. Unabashedly partial to red lipsticks and big hair, in the drama that is life - Bollywood is her sanity!

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