Looking for quality makeup products that do not hurt your pocket is difficult.There was a time when buying drugstore products in India meant getting a rash on your skin.But not anymore.Drugstore products quality has improved and they are really good drugstore makeup products in the market nowadays.In drugstores products, one can also find dupes for many iconic products like Nars orgasm or naked palettes.Although you get these high end iconic makeup products in India now either at Sephora or many Instagram handles which sell imported products.But they are surely to burn a hole in your pocket if you end up buying all of them.Specially if you are beginner and are looking to try out different products.
We decided to curate a makeup kit under Rs.5000/-.This kit contains all the necessary products you will need to look your best.Let’s start –
A foundation sets the base for your makeup and evens out the skin tone.It is very important for all other makeup products which follow it.
We chose the Maybelline Fit me Poreless Foundation.It gives a matte finish but at the same time gives a glow on your skin without looking too pale.And for this price it is a steal.
Price – Rs.525/-
If you have blemishes or some discolouration on your face and you need extra coverage then a concealer is a must.It can be used to brighten up the under eye area too.Also there are days when one does not feel like putting on entire makeup but you still need little coverage before stepping out, you can just use a concealer on those areas, powder the face and you are ready to go.
We have chosen the Maybelline Clear Glow BB Stick Concealer.This is a multipurpose one which you can use for blemishes, under eyes and also as a highlighting stick.
Price – RS.250/-
This is important if you have oily or combination skin.It also helps in setting your makeup in place.
The Maybelline White Super Fresh Compact is great.It keeps you matte all day and can be easily carried in your bag.
Price – Rs.150/-
For the glow on your cheeks.
The Colorbar Cheek illusion Blush gives you the perfect glow without looking cakey or too oily on your face.
Price – Rs.650/-
Whether you want a smokey eye look for a night out or a glittery eye for a wedding function or even a neutral eye look for a day out, an eyeshadow pallete is must.
The Maybelline Nudes Eyeshadow pallete helps you create these perfect looks.You can experiment with a lot with this pallete as it has a variety of colours from matte to shimmer.
Price – Rs.899/-
6.Eyeliner / Kajal
A must in every Indian girl’s makeup kit.We do not step out without kohl ever.
The one from Lakme called Lakme Eyeconic Kajal can be used both on the eyelid as well as in the waterline.It is also highly pigmented and can be smudged with a q-tip for a smokey effect.
Price – Rs.210/-
A mascara adds length and volume to your lashes and opens up your eyes.It makes them look big.
Maybelline makes the best Mascaras.Some are even better than most high end brands.The Maybelline Volume Express Hyper Curl Mascara is perfect for the same.It is anti clump, waterproof and lasts long.
Price – Rs.325/-
For a perfect pout a good lipstick which complements your skin tone is important.One in a light neutral shade and one in a bold colour for night outs.Some people also like to carry bold colour in daytime.
We recommend the Colorbar Creme Touch Lip Colour.It comes in a variety of shades.You can choose your perfect colour.
Price – Rs.450/-
And for the events where you want to wear a Bold lip colour, we recommend the Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick.
Price – Rs.325/-
To apply all this makeup, you need a good set of brushes.
This one by Vega comes in a set of 6 brushes.They have all the basic brushes you will need to perfect your makeup.
Price – Rs.325/-
A glamorous look is incomplete without polished nails.Unpolished nails make you look unkept.
Maybelline Colorshow Nail Lacquer comes in a variety of 40 shades.
Price – Rs.75/-
Never sleep with your makeup on.Always remove your makeup and clean your face properly before hitting the bed.
A makeup kit is incomplete without a good makeup remover.
We recommend the Bioderma Sensible H2O.It cleans all makeup without harming your skin.It is a soap free and alcohol free cleanser which maintains the pH level of your skin.
Price – Rs.600/-
Total of all makeup products – Rs.4784/- (under the budget of Rs.5000/-)
If you know about any other good drugstore products which we can include in our list, let us know in comments below.
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