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The Broke Girl’s Guide To Luxe Lips (For Less Than Rs. 500)

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Best Lipsticks Under 500 Rs.

Do you have an unwieldy addiction to lipstick? Do you only see the world in matte, crème and gloss? Have you driven yourself into debt for every new to-die-for number on the shelf? Well, consider this your pout-ervention. We’ve rounded up the best budget lipsticks buys for every preference, so you never again pay a pretty penny for the perfect pout. Check out our under-Rs. 500 favorites and kiss us later!

Check out our best lipsticks under 500 and kiss us later!

Affordable Lipstick Under 500- Red


A solid, trustworthy red lipstick is an essential in any girl’s vanity, because god knows it never goes out of style. Whether you’re looking for an everyday matte to wear to work, or a creamy, high-shine formula, there’s plenty of options that offer you that red-hot bang without having to shell out the big bucks. At only Rs. 500, Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color in LC R1 Red Coat or Nykaa So Matte! Mini Lipstick - 29 M Scarlet Siren offers a pout-perfect finish that will have you going ‘Ruby Who?’ Upgrade to crème de la crème for only Rs. 25 more, with Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Color in Fatal Red.


If you’re less femme fatale, and more femme flirtatious, you needn’t go penniless to get in the pink – hot, candied, matte or glossy. Just ask yourself – are you more Jackie or Taylor? – and we’ll help with the rest. Taylor’s subtle but frosted finish is easily achievable with L.A. Colors Pout Super Shine Lipgloss – Sweet (Rs. 325), a gloss with shimmery pigment, or Rimmel London Oh My Gloss! Lip Gloss - Glossaholic at a mere 399. For Jacqueline’s fiery pink, a great option for day or night, try Dazller Eterna Superstay Lipstick - 970 Hot Pink, a glide-on, SPF-infused steal at Rs. 245.

Affordable Lipstick Under 500- Baby Pink
Affordable Lipstick Under 500- Wine


A rich, decadent glass of wine might be good for the spirits, but it’s all the better for your smile. Here’s a great color family for both pale and dusky skin tones, with variations of plum, berry, burgundy or violet to add a touch of gothic drama to your grin. At Rs. 225, Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick - High Heels offers glossy, buildable and budget-friendly color. For a matte formulation, try Nykaa So Matte Lipstick - Mulled Wine 13 M (Rs. 299) or go for a deeper, darker hue with Nicka K True Matte Lip Color - Wine Berry.

4. Earthy Neutrals & Browns

No need to scour back alleyways for bad knock-offs of the Kylie lip kit – there are plenty of affordable options for those who love their earthy hues. For J LO’s sheer, fleshy pout, try Rimmel’s lipstick-cum-liquid formulation, Rimmel London Lasting Finish By Kate Lipstick - 08 Dusty Rose. If you’re looking for a saturated matte, Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon - Cinnamon Brown offers a bold, beautiful brown at a giveaway price of Rs. 185, while Colorbar Starlit Lip Gloss - Glare gives you a burnished bronze a la Priyanka. Talk about down-to-earth beauties!

Affordable Lipstick Under 500- Brown
Affordable Lipstick Under 500- Corals


If you’re looking to switch up your regular reds and pinks, treat yourself to sunny-side-up servings of coral, tangerine or peach. We absolutely swear by NYX Professional Makeup’s Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler. It's a sheer, versatile formula that glides on like actual butter. Not orange enough? Amp up your daytime look with a Faces Canada Weightless Matte Finish Lipstick - Pink Sugar 04 or Makeup Revolution Matte Lip - 130 Decadence , both creamy coral treats under Rs. 300. Nothing like a citrusy, wallet-saving punch to reenergize your day!

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