There's nothing like retail therapy to get our minds off things. And as for beauty enthusiasts, well, it's not like we need an excuse to fill our cart with tons of makeup products either. But while the heart may want a fully-stocked beauty vanity, the wallet may not necessarily agree. And if you're not careful, your full cart may result in an empty wallet. But should trivial things like budgetary restrictions stop you from living your best, makeup product-filled life? No! That's why we're letting you in on our top five makeup products under ₹500 that can give pricey products a run for their money. All of them are absolute steals; they're going to make your wallet — and your face — pretty happy.
- 01. Lakmé 9 to 5 Complexion Care CC Cream SPF 30 PA++
- 02. Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher
- 03. Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Colour
- 04. Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara
- 05. Lakmé Eyeconic Liner Pen – Fine Tip
01. Lakmé 9 to 5 Complexion Care CC Cream SPF 30 PA++
With an in-built SPF and coverage of a lightweight foundation, the Lakmé 9 to 5 Complexion Care CC Cream SPF 30 PA++ is the perfect multipurpose buy for anyone who wants an even skin tone. Offering a natural-looking finish and buildable coverage, it's appropriate for all situations — from 9 AM meetings to brunch with your besties. Plus, it only costs ₹299 for 30g worth of CC cream, so you know that you're getting bang for your buck!
02. Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher
No beauty arsenal is complete without a blusher, and at ₹500, we're not joking when we say that the Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher is a steal. Available in 4 vivid colours — our fave is Coral Punch; the blush contains a cute little applicator that'll help add colour to the apples of your cheeks without any hassle. Feeling a little adventurous? Play matchy-matchy, and dab it on your lids too!
03. Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Colour
With an intense colour payoff and smooth finish, the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Colour is our top pick for lip shades under ₹500. Available for ₹500, the versatile lip shade will give you a flawless matte base and even out your lips. It comes in 35 highly pigmented shades and lasts for up to 12 hours without touch ups — need we say more?
04. Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara
Being introduced to mascara was a mistake — we're sad to report that we're addicted to it now and cannot leave the house without swiping on a little mascara. Our fave budget-friendly buy for some intense lash volumising and curling, BTW, happens to be the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara. Available for ₹450, take your lash game to a whole other level with some intensely curled lashes. Spice things up with the blue shade instead of opting for regular black, and you'll have a unique product that will elevate any look instantly.
05. Lakmé Eyeconic Liner Pen – Fine Tip
No look is complete without eyeliner, and we're currently digging the Lakmé Eyeconic Liner Pen – Fine Tip. With a water-resistant formula that'll ensure your wings stay put all day, the intensely vivid and easy to use eyeliner is bound to be your BFF for a long time. And the best part? You can buy it for ₹500! Our cart's about to look full, and our wallet isn't unhappy either. Win-win!