Contrary to popular belief, quality makeup doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. So, if you’re looking to shop for something that doesn’t end up being heavy on the pocket, you’ve landed at the right page. We’ve compiled a list of hardworking makeup products that perform just as well as their expensive counterparts. There’s a lip bomb that smells like bubble gum, for instance, as well as an amazing eyeliner pen by e.l.f. Cosmetics. Or how about glitter eyeshadows that instantly puts you in the holiday mood and a cult mascara that imitates falsies (the good kind)?
So, during the Pink Friday sale, we skimmed through the site’s digital shelves to give you five plain amazing under ₹500 makeup recommendations—hurry and shop them before the sale ends.
While some of us have lash extensions (not me), the rest of us will forever keep stocking up on the same tube of mascara that we trust. That said, the mascara that got the most amount of votes back here at work was Maybelline’s Hyper Curl Mascara (not surprised). See, the thing is it gives lashes the most curl, length, and volume. Plus, you don’t end up feeling like you need extensions too aka zero FOMO.
So, you will definitely like this product by Blue Heaven if you’re a fan of the EOS lip balms. It literally smells like bubblegum, goes on smooth, and feels instantly moisturizing. Also, It’s super affordable (I mean it’s ₹72, friends) which means you can easily stalk up on a couple of them to ensure you have one with you on standby at all times. I’m seriously considering buying one for every room in my apartment.
This vegan eyeliner is a quick-drying formula that is seriously black, has an easy-control grip and lasts through both fortunate and unfortunate situations. No, really. We can confirm that this pen will not give up on you—whether it’s a dip in the pool, long Uber rides, or even just a good cry huddled in your bed—it will not disappoint.
The holiday season is here and we highly recommend getting anything glitter in your makeup kit, if you haven’t already. You could try this glitter pressed eyeshadow by Wet n Wild. They come in these tiny, individual squares that are also portable. The shade Toasty is a huge editor-favourite. Karma and Nudecomer are also very pretty holiday shades, all of which deliver high-impact shine.
Once on your lid or waterline, this ultra-creamy formula looks rich and it stays in place till YOU decide to take it off. If you’re looking to drive home a smoky eye look, you should consider picking this up because it comes with a smudger at the end for a quick transition. Plus, this kajal is ophthalmologist-tested, which means it has the added benefit of being extremely safe for those with sensitive eyes.