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Best Budget Makeup Brands In India


Makeup—the sole obsession which can take you from rich to poor in just a matter of few purchases. Hit me on the head if I am wrong. And to ward off the poverty curse akin to good makeup, we always try to look out for brands which sell quality for cheaper prices. And such brands are generally atoned as Drugstore brands and are generalised as pocket friendly brands. True that we love bargain products, but we need to understand the difference between drugstore brands and reasonably priced brands.
What may be categorised as drugstore aborad, like L’Oreal, may not be necessarily that pocket friendly for us in India. So below I have enlisted top 5 makeup brands which deliver amazing quality at actually cheap prices. So in no particular order, here we go.

1. Essence Cosmetics


I love German makeup, and this baby brand from Germany is such a bomb when it comes to manufacturing makeup products. From gel eyeliners, lipsticks, highlighters, eye shadows, brow gels and powders, blushes, bronzers and what not—they have it all and trust me when I say they are the best of the lot. Their permanent line has lipsticks for as low as 299 bucks and mascaras at 300-400 price range—I mean their mascaras are the best I have used till date and are a must have from Essence.

2. Maybelline

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No makeup addict in India is unaware of the brand Maybelline—I mean it is a staple! From beginners, to pros, to bloggers and professionals—everyone uses it and adores it equally. Maybelline offers some really cool products which retail for way cheaper than the conventional Indian brands are high on quality. From the color show range of lipsticks and nail paints to its gel eyeliner, sordid collection of compact powders and the latest gradient effect lip colour are too good to be true for the price they are offered at.

3. Coloressence


Coloressence is one Indian origin brand which is so ignored and denied the repute it should have gotten. I love coloressence products—from their lipsticks, to their HD foundation powder (which is a stunner), bronzers and shimmer jars—I love them all from the very core of my heart. Their makeup stays on for long, does not look cheap and is actually very pocket friendly.

4. Rimmel London


Many a London based brands have now flown down to India and what is better for a makeup drooler to find foreign brands in India and that too at pocket friendly prices. Rimmel stay matte powder is the epitome of setting powders and we all know how much we love it. If you have used it once you know there is no chance you are going to use any other powder, like ever. And not only powders, but even their mascaras, eyeliners and lipstick ranges are too good for their prices.

5. Colorbar


Another Indian brand which has acclaimed a name for itself in the competitive makeup world is colorbar cosmetics. I know some of its products are hyped and very over-priced but be what may, its velvet matte range of lipsticks with an astounding number of shades and for 299 bucks? Beat that! And honestly, if you want a shade of lipstick, any shade of lipstick for that matter at a budget, colorbar velvet matte range is the best of the lot.


So what are you waiting for girlies? Now that you know where to get your money’s worth while, go stock up on the makeup you always drooled for.

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