9 Cheap And Best Makeup Products Available In India
In the Affordable Makeup Series Vol. 5 today, I’ll be talking about some of the best affordable makeup products available in India. All of these products are easily available and almost all of them perform at par, if not better, than many high-end products. Although there are so many more products than have been included in this list; for the purpose of this post, I’ve tried to enlist only the products that are available below Rs 500. Here we go!
1.Plum Natur Studio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal – Black
Price: Rs 425 buy here
Starting out with one of my current favourites, this kohl from Plum cosmetics delivers a buttery smooth, jet black texture that is smudge-free and waterproof. It will not run down your eyes yet is gentle enough for the waterline and can be easily removed. And did I mention that it is preservative-free, paraben-free, mineral oil-free and paraffin-free too! Every girl needs a great kohl in her vanity, so go grab this one the next time you’re out shopping.
2. Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liners
Price: Rs 400 buy here
These are everything a lip liner is supposed to be and I cannot praise this range of lip liners enough! They are very soft and never tug on the lips! However, not crumbly soft either and ensure a thin, defined line. They are highly pigmented and can be worn alone or as a base under your lipstick. They do not highlight any dry areas on the lips. The only disappointing part of these Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Liners is that there aren’t many shades available.
Must try– If you’re looking for a warm-toned medium brown lip liner to go with most of your lipsticks, try the Brick Rose shade from this range!
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3. Essence mascaras
Price: Rs 349-399 buy here
Personally, I feel the drugstore has some great lengthening mascaras but when it comes to volumizing ones, there aren’t many choices available. However, Essence is one brand you can always rely on for providing some of the best mascaras in the drugstore. The Essence Lash Princess Mascara comes with an S-shaped wand which creates a great volumizing action and curls straight/drooping eyelashes very well. If you’re in a mood for a good volumizing action along with a great lengthening action too, check out the Essence I Love Crazy Extreme Volume mascara.
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4. Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks
Price: Rs 400 Available at nykaa.com
Love wearing eyeshadows but need a quick fix? Try these Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks. They are highly pigmented, have a smooth texture, blend well and once set, do not budge. Their crayon form is very easy to use and great for beginners. They come in 10 stunning shades.
Must try– The shades trespassing taupe and bad girl bronze
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5. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Price: Rs 250 Available at nykaa.com
Commonly compared to the MAC setting powders, this is one of the best drugstore compacts to set your makeup with. The finely-milled, extremely soft powder ensures an even coverage and keeps oil at bay for a good amount of time. The packaging could have been better but at this price point, its quite unreasonable to ask for more.
Must try– The shade ‘transparent’ is a good dupe for the MAC blot powder; it sets the makeup without adding any extra coverage hence preventing the makeup from caking up.
Related: Rimmel Stay Matte Powder: Transparent- Review, Price & Swatch
6. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation- Matte & Poreless
Price: Rs 525 buy here
I know its MRP is slightly more than Rs 500 but it is almost always available online at a much lower price. Plus just for Rs 25 extra, it would be quite unfair to leave such an amazing product out of this list. The Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation is one of the best liquid foundations out there for normal to oily skinned people. It gives a flawless medium-coverage which has a natural matte finish. Drier skin types can use it too; provided they use a good heavy-duty moisturising base underneath.
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7. Faces Long Wear Eye Pencils
Price: Rs 349 Available at nykaa.com
One of the oldest colored eye pencils, these eyeliners from Faces are soft, super smooth and highly pigmented. Plus they come in a variety of stunning colors and are still quite affordable!
Related: Faces Long Wear Eye Pencils: Review, Price, Swatches
8. Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation
Price: Rs 500 buy here
If you’re a matte lover, you need to try this range from Maybelline! Its highly-pigmented formula has a buttery-smooth texture that sets into a completely matte finish in under a minute. Its pointed tip ensures a precise application so there is no need for a lip liner. As with all matte lipsticks, it might feel drying sometimes but its nothing that a good lip balm underneath can’t fix!
Must try– The shade Mauve1 is definitely a must try for all neutral lipstick lovers.
Related: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation: Mauve1- Review, Swatches
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9. Inglot Freedom Blushes
Price: Rs 450 Available at nykaa.com
If you own one of those custom makeup palettes, then these blushes are definitely the ones you should be filling them up with. They have a highly pigmented formula and the texture is very soft and blendable. They last all throughout the day, even on oily skin. Plus they have a good number of shades to choose from, so you can definitely find one that suits your taste.
Honourable mentions– Some of the other amazing products that weren’t included in this list but nevertheless, perform very well too are the Maybelline Cheeky Glow blushes, NYX Slim Lip Pencils, Maybelline Lash Sensational and NYX butter glosses.
How many of this list have you tried? Do you know of some other outstanding makeup products that should have been included in this list? Share in the comments.
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Absolutely loved the compilation 🙂 Most of them are infact staples in my makeup kit 🙂
Thank you Vaishnavi!
Lovely list… and I love the pictures! The inglot blush looks lovely! I have only used their lipsticks but gotta try these.
Nice compilation! I am going to try the maybelline foundation , i hope it fits me ..