Makeup on a Budget

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If you’re a makeup junkie like me, who loves to try out different makeup trends but isn’t really keen on spending a bomb on it – you’ve come to the right place! In this post I’ll be sharing few essential products that I use for doing my makeup which work great for me and give really high-end results. Want your makeup on fleek without breaking the bank? Read along!

1.The Base

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I love the Maybelline Fit Me range foundation and concealer for color-correcting my skin and hiding any flaws. I also use the Fit Me compact to set the foundation and as loose powder over my face after I’m done with my makeup.

Foundation Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

Shade – Warm Nude

Price – Rs. 525/-

ConcealerMaybelline New York Fit Me Concealer

Shade – Light

Price – Rs. 500/-

CompactMaybelline New York Fit Me Pressed Powder

Shade – Sun Beige

Price – Rs. 475/-

2. Contour and Highlight

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So, I’m not a pro at contouring, but seeing the huge flood of contouring makeup tutorials on YouTube and Instagram, I HAD to try it out. I searched high and low for an affordable contouring palette as I didn’t want to waste my money on something I was just learning (and probably could suck at). So I found this really cheap palette on Amazon by a brand called Kiss Beauty. It’s a cream based contouring and highlighting palette, so honestly it’s not very amazing. But it’s great if you just want to get some hands-on done on those crazy tutorials!

Also, I use the setting powder from the Sonia Kashuk concealer palette as a highlighter. It was a gift from my sister and it retails in India at Amazon (and is kinda expensive). So I found an alternative for it at Nykaa – Freedom Pro Conceal Palette.

Contouring and Highlighting paletteNew Kiss Beauty Highlighter and Contour Concealer Palette (8 shades)

Price – Rs. 345/-

Concealor PaletteSonia Kashuk Concealer Palette

Shade – Hidden Agenda

Price – Rs. 2673/-

Alternative:

Concealor Palette – Freedom Pro Conceal Palette

Price – Rs. 1200/-

3. Makeup Palette

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I love this makeup palette – the L’oreal Paris Color Harmony palette. It has 5 nude eyeshadow shades, 4 Color Riche lipsticks and 1 coral blush. It’s a great to carry as its very compact. It was a gift from my dad and sadly I can’t find it for retail anywhere in India. However, I found different palettes that basically do the same things as this palette and are super affordable.

A nude eyeshadow palette is definitely an essential as it can add a toned down shimmer to your eyes without going too bold and transitions well from a bronzy day look to a smoky night look.

Eyeshadow PaletteMaybelline New York The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Price – Rs. 899/-

The blush instantly adds a flush to the cheeks and also adds a glow to the face and saves the face from looking too pale and plain.

BlushMaybelline New York Fit Me Blush

Price – Rs. 400/-

4. Highlighter + Bronzer

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I have only recently been introduced to this beauty and boy am I glad! The highlighter provides an instant shine and illuminates the entire face up. Apply it to the areas where the light hits your face and you’re ready to shine bright like a diamond!

Bronzer –  Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Highlighter

Shade – Shimmer Radiant

Price – Rs. 600/-

5. The Eyes

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The eyes are no doubt the most appealing feature on the face. So bright, clear looking eyes can make your face from looking dull to amazing. Here are the products that I use on my eyes –

EyelinerMaybelline The Colossal Kajal 12 Hour Smudge Free – Black

Price – Rs. 199/-

Eyebrow PencilMax Factor Eyebrow Pencil for Women – Hazel

Price – Rs. 1790/-

Alternative:

Eyebrow PencilDeborah 24 Ore Eyebrow Pencil

Price – Rs. 365/-

Eyelash CurlerVega Premium Eye Lash Curler

Price – Rs. 175/-

Eyeshadow primerUrban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Rs. 4465/- (it was a gift, don’t kill me)

Alternative:

Eyeshadow primerInglot Eye Makeup Base

Price – Rs. 800/-

MascaraL’Oreal Paris Voluminous Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara

Price – Rs. 1520/-

MascaraLakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara – Black

Price – Rs. 350/-

6. Lipsticks and Glosses

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Lipsticks are LOVE. Mentioning only my favorites that I use on a daily basis.

a. Maybelline New York Lip Gradation

Shades – Pink 1, Fuchsia 1

Price – Rs. 500/-

b. MUA Matte Lipstick

Shade – Totally Nude

Price – Rs. 495/-

c. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss

Shade – Sugar Pie

Price – Rs. 880/-

d. Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop

Shade – Pink Shock

Price – Rs. 135/-

7. Tools

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All these makeup products are kind of vain if you don’t have the right tools to use them. The essentials in my beauty bag are brushes and blenders.

I use the beauty blender to apply foundation and blend my contouring.

The brushes have a variety of uses. I bought the 24 brush set from Amazon and the quality is AH-mazing. I don’t really use all of the brushes, just the main ones to apply blush, highlighter, eyeshadow and highlighter. Best part about these brushes is that they have their use printed on the brush handle itself (yay) so if you are new to using brushes, it’s a godsend.

Brush SetCosmetic Makeup Brush Set – 24 Piece with Black Leather Case

Price – Rs. 799/-

Beauty Blender setForever 21

 

That’s it for makeup on a budget! Yay or nay? Have you tried any of the above products? Did I miss any of your favorite products? Let me know in the comments below!

-Meow!

8 Comments

  1. Nehal

    Reply

    Great compilation… I’m crushing on the Maybelline New York Lip Gradation collection too!!

  2. Hiral Tank

    Reply

    Wow..!!! This budgeted makeup is so helpful, specially to a college going girl like me.
    Loved it.!!

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