Top 18 Budget Buys (Part Two)

Did you enjoy yesterday’s post? I hope you did. The idea was to budget your entire skin routine. Here’s my favourite makeup, hair and body products that won’t break the bank:


Lakmé CC Cream in Bronze: I have used this to do makeup on many girls and was blown away by how right the colour is for Indian skin tones. It’s only when a renowned makeup guru (who doesn’t want to be named) told me that she thinks its the perfect cream for Indian women that I knew that I was right.


NYX Wonder Pencil: This really is a wonder product. The pencil form of a concealer gives you precision to dab on a spot, draw under the eye, or even in the inner waterline instead of kajal to make your eyes look enormous. Just ensure that the tip is rounded and not sharp.


L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara: Makeup artists, models, beauty experts all love this sooty, black mascara that instantly thickens and elongates lashes.


Chambor Extreme Matte Long Wear Lip Color: In eight shades that range from nudes, to darks, to brights, these colours are true to the shades seen on the package, and last all day.


Faces Ultime Pro Eye Shadow Crayon: Soft, velvety and intensely pigmented, these are the modern answer to old fashioned powder shadows.


Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel: Anyone who knows me knows that my nails are mostly always chipped. But this polish lasted for five days and the shades are very current.



Just Herbs Silky Strength Shampoo: The. Best. Shampoo. Ever. Without parabens, SLS and all the other nasty chemical stuff. Need I say more?


Tresemmé Anti Breakage Hair Mask: This makes your hair so soft that it’s difficult to stop touching it. It works especially well for those with damaged, rough and chemically treated strands.


Forest Essentials Mashobra Wild Honey & Vanilla Shower Gel: Not only is it softening for the body but the fragrance is exactly like an expensive Oriental fragrance.


Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion: I don’t even bother to look for a luxurious option as this body lotion softens and smells divine.


L’Occitane EDTs: In a world where good fragrances cost a bomb, L’Occitane EDTs (between Rs 3,500-4,700) are a blessing. I love the Iris Blanc Bleu and Roses Et Reines Jardin Secret that has got me a ton of compliments. Did you know that Sting is also a fan of L’Occitane perfumes?

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