The college season has just started and most of the girls out there will step into the world of makeup, maybe because of their college crowd (yeah, you know, those “famous” seniors), or maybe because you feel now is the right time for contouring and non-touring. Whatever the reason maybe, let me tell you, the world of makeup is colourful and a happy place!
When a girl starts doing makeup, there’s a lot of experimentation. And since a college girl’s budget is limited, everyone prefers some cheap yet effective products. So here is a list of the top 10 budget friendly makeup brands in India to help you choose the most amazing as well as inexpensive products.
1. Elle 18
Elle 18 has a wide range of products which not only give good results but are very decently priced. Elle 18 colour burst lipsticks, which are priced at Rs.100/- each, are a must try. There are so many colours to choose from and most are very well pigmented. Other bestselling products include Elle 18 Water Resistant Black Out Kajal (Rs.85/- for 22 gm), Elle 18 Glow Foundation (Rs.210/- for 30 gm) and Elle 18 Glow Compact (Rs.120/- for 8 gm). Buy here
2. MUA Make up Academy
This brand is from London. Their products are of high standards and yet the cost is low. MUA Matte Lipsticks, Pro-base Prime and Conceal Correcting Cream (it comes in three shades- lilac, yellow, green), MUA Luxe Whipped Velvet Blush and MUA Blusher are a must try! Buy here
3. Makeup Revolution
This is yet another amazing brand from London and they have so many products to choose from. Makeup revolution lipsticks (Rs.295/-), Makeup revolution powder blush, Makeup revolution highlighter and Makeup revolution ultra-sculpt and contour kit (Rs.850/-) are among the best quality products from this brand. Buy here
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It couldn’t get any better than this one. Rimmel Soft Kajal Pencil costs Rs.170 and they are so good! There are 4 shades- Sable brown, Denim blue, jet black and stormy grey. Rimmel Lasting Lipstick by Kate Moss (Rs.275/-), Rimmel Exaggerate Automatic Lip Liner, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (Rs.230/-; there are 6 shades), Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation are some of its amazing products! Buy here
Also Read: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder Review
5.Maybelline New York
There is no doubt that Maybelline New York is ruling the Indian market with their super affordable products- be it the Colossal kajal or Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation, the products from this brand does not fail to impress. Maybelline New York the Blushed Nudes Palette, which is dubbed as a dupe for the Urban Decay NAKED 3 palette, costs only Rs.899/-. Thus, great products for less money. Buy here
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One of the very few makeup brands originally from India, the products sold by this brand have a good quality and are inexpensive. They have a wide range of products from foundations, eyeshadows and tint soufflé. Basically, you get spoilt for choice here. Lakme Enrich Satin Lipsticks priced at Rs.260/- has 40 shades. So there’s something for everyone. Buy here
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Coloressence Aqua Makeup Base Foundation (Rs.150/-; four shades), High Definition Loose Powder (Rs.350/; four shades) and Coloressence Lip Colour (Rs.175/- ; 31 shades) will not only give you the desired results but they are easy on your pockets too. And the best thing is that all the products are 100% vegan. Buy here
Another affordable makeup brand with good products. Must haves include Faces Magnet Eyes Kajal (Rs.175/-), Faces Lipstick (Rs.249/-; 24 shades), Faces CC Cream (Rs.399/-; 2 shades), Faces Sheer Radiance Liquid Foundation and Faces Eye Pencils. Buy here
Also Read: Faces Eye Pencil in Purple, Dark Green and Navy Blue- Review, Swatch
9. Gala of London
Recently launched online, the products from this brand are worth a look. Gala of London Pearl Sheer Finish Compact, which costs only Rs.130/- and Gala of London Volume Mascara (Rs.250/-) are recommended. Buy here
10. Street Wear
Summing up this brand in one line- attractive packaging, inexpensive and good quality products. Their Ultra-Moist Lipsticks are highly pigmented, do not make the lips dry and are priced at Rs.199/-. They have 16 shades. Buy here
Be bold; don’t be afraid to experiment and of course, perfect makeup is a result of a lot of practice, so practice, practice and practice. Also, start with a few products, go slow and ALWAYS remove your makeup at the end of the day.
Hope you enjoyed reading this list!
Guest post by Sanchaita M.