Who says you cannot build a decent makeup kit on a budget? You can totally do it, it’s just that you should own the right products. Of course, knowing the technique to use them doesn’t hurt.
A lot of beauty lovers invest in good quality skincare products but choose affordable products when it comes to makeup.
If you’re a beginner or a makeup junkie, the rule is to try and test products. Sometimes, things that work for others won’t necessarily work out for you. So indulge in some sampling before adding to your permanent collection.
Having said that, makeup is all about fun and playing around with colour. Take your time to learn the technique. Don’t fret if your hand shakes when you apply the perfect liner. Wipe it off and draw it again. But before that, invest in these awesome yet affordable makeup products to get started.
Foundation: The first step is to create a flawless base. After moisturising your face, apply foundation or BB cream all over the face. The trick is to find a foundation that matches it with the skin tone of your neck.
Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer, Rs. 500
Concealer: You can skip foundation on some days, but a concealer is a must-have to hide those tired dark-circled eyes. Get one shade lighter than your skin tone to brighten up the under-eye area. Apply it on the lids to match the skin with the rest of the face.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, Rs. 369
Sponge: A sponge is an essential tool to make application of foundation and concealer flawless. It evenly applies the product all over the face, making it more natural.
L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder, Rs 299
Compact: It is so important to set concealer with a compact to avoid any creasing on the under eye area. It also helps to stay put all the makeup on the hotter days.
Oriflame The One Colour Impact Cream Eye Shadow, Rs 449
Eyeshadow: Smokey eyes can be tricky for beginners. So instead of struggling with multiple eyeshadow to do a smokey eyes, pick a shimmery eyeshadow and glide it all over the lids.
L.A. Girl Eyeliner Pencil, Rs. 250
Eyeliner: There are many formulas of eyeliner available. Get your hands on a smudgy eyeliner for smokey effects or smudge-free liner for clean defined cat-eyes.
Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara – Black, Rs. 298
Mascara: Another must-buy product includes mascara. It makes your eyes pop. Also, it makes you look awake during those boring lectures!
Faces Glam On Powder Blush, Rs. 449
Blush: A hint of colour on cheeks is enough to bring a smile to your face. You can add pink, coral or bronze shades into your vanity kit.
Nykaa So Matte Nude Lipstick Collection, Rs 399
Lipstick: You must own at least one bright and one nude lipstick.
Babyhug Premium Baby Wipes, Rs. 99
Makeup remover: We cannot stress enough on how important it is to remove your makeup at the end of the day. It is safe to remove makeup from baby wipes and then wash off the rest of the grime with your regular face wash.