Although we all drool over brands like Bobbi Brown, Victoria’s Secret, MAC, and more, the price tags can be daunting. Makeup is an inevitable, everyday essential for most of us, so wouldn’t it be super if you found a few drugstore alternatives which cost a fraction of the big brands and leave your skin looking as good? Here are a few options you can choose from.
Foundation and primers
They give heavy coverage and form the base of your makeup. To get that perfect look, you know you’ve got to work on the base. Keep your skin type in mind before choosing a foundation. Here are a few good options:
- L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte at ₹750
- Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation for ₹599
- Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte+Poreless Liquid Foundation at ₹500
After all the time and effort spent on your makeup, the one thing you need to keep it in place through the evening is compact. Use them for touch-ups and fixes whenever needed, and you are good to go.
- Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder at ₹450
- Wet n Wild Photo Focus Pressed Powder at ₹550
- Faces Canada Weightless Stay Matte Compact at ₹199
Blush gives you a tint on your cheeks and is a makeup essential for most of us. Here are the best inexpensive alternatives you’ll find.
- Nykaa Get Cheeky! Blush Duo Palette at ₹594
- Swiss Beauty Professional Blusher at ₹249
- SUGAR Contour De Force Mini Blush at ₹349
Kajal and eyeliners
Those beautiful, smokey eyes you see on magazine covers are the result of a kohl and eyeliner combo. Here are some of the best picks.
- Wet n Wild ProLine Felt Tip Eyeliner at ₹499
- Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eye Liner at ₹500
- SUGAR Wingman Waterproof Microliner at ₹499
- Nykaa Rock the Line Kajal Eyeliner at ₹199
Those dramatic eyelashes that keep the focus on your beautiful eyes come with mascara. Pick from the ones below.
- Nykaa Lash Talk Curl Power Curling Mascara at ₹349
- Wet n Wild Mega Length Mascara at ₹399
- Colorbar Lash Illusion Mascara Lengthening Lash & Volumising Mascara at ₹495
Lip colour is like the cherry on top for your makeup, there’s no stepping out without it. You can choose from a variety of affordable ones.
- NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream at ₹600
- Nykaa Matte To Last! Liquid Lipstick at ₹599
- Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick at ₹75
- Faces Canada Weightless Matte Finish Lipstick For ₹299
The market is full of such alternatives but remember to check your skin type and shade before picking out a product. Happy shopping!