Look gorgeous for less.
You don't need to spend a bomb to look fabulous! Here are ten beauty buys that do a fantasticjob without burning a hole in your pocket. Take your pick from hardworking –and inexpensive—skin, bath and body and hair brands. Then grab these makeup marvels to pretty up your lips, eyes and nails.
Skin care wonders.
Price: Rs 65
Price: Rs 80
This is an excellent face pack for breakout prone skin! The face pack contains turmeric and Fuller's Earth that clean clogged pores and improves skin texture. It has an exfoliating formula that provides a manual exfoliation when you wash off the pack. It smells bitter but does its job; reducing the inflammation in zits from very first application! Say hello to sparking skin without expensive clean-ups at your salon.
It works for all skin types and is excellent for sensitive skin. I used it for years when my skin was sensitive and prone to breakouts. Works on oily to normal skin types and soaks up excess oil without drying skin out. The best part: it has natural sun filters so it provides some sun protection as well.
Tress care simplified
Pampering (and cheap) body lotions
Shampoo Price: Rs 68
Conditioner Price: Rs 128
Price: Rs 199
I like the Climate control version of the Tresemme range as it smoothens out my hair, doesn't dry the ends and reduces frizz, everything an expensive salon range shampoo gives but at a much more affordable price. These smell great too. A wash and dry at home and you look and feel like you've just had a luxurious professional hair spa!
This product was my staple throughout college because it just worked so well for my skin type and was so pocket friendly to boot. The lotion isn't greasy but hydrates well. The unique combination of vitamin B3, yoghurt serum, conditioning moisturizers and triple sunscreens make this multi-tasking lotion an excellent moisturizer and sunscreen. What more could a girl on a budget ask for? I used it regularly and found that it helps to lighten tans as well.
Modest makeup magic.
Price: Rs 99
Price: Rs 175
This is wonderful Instant effects for instantly perfect skin: 8-hour moisturisation Glowing fairness Even skin tone Zero imperfection Sun protection with SPF 24 for every day wear when you just need a quick something to even out the skin tone and add a little glow to the skin. Super easy to blend, it comes with SPF 24 and PA++ protection as well.
The Colossal kajal is a cult favourite! Its richly pigmented, creamy in texture and doesn't smudge terribly giving panda eyes. Kajals are a staple in an Indian woman's beauty kit and this is the best budget buy!
Price: Rs 250
Price: Rs 60
At this price, its one of the best natural mascaras I've used. Perfect for everyday wear when you don't need heavy duty volume, this works well in curling, defining and lengthening the lashes. Doesn't clump or flake and easy to take off – its perfect for everyday wear.
I've tried many nail paint removers but this is the one I always come back to. Its easy on the pocket, very effective in removing even 3 coats of nail paint and doesn't dry out my cuticles.
Price: Rs 275
Price: Rs 75
With their incredibly rich pigmented, satiny textures and long staying power – these lipsticks are an absolute bargain! They come in a huge range of colors from nudes to neons to deep autumnal shades.
Any woman who loves painting her nails would have tried Maybelline's latest nail paint, Color Show Nail Lacquer! The formula is great, it's chip-resistant with an easy flow brush and the shade range is lovely. Best of all, its Formaldehyde, DBP and Toluene free.
By AnkitaChaturvedi, beauty blogger and author of Corallista.com, a one stop destination for beauty reviews, looks and tutorials.