Don't you just hate it when your bank account refuses to cooperate with your beauty needs? Scrolling through Instagram, finding the perfect eyeshadow palette, pulling out our card only to find out we haven't got the moolah to fund it. Oh well, who needs money for next month's rent anyway, right?
While that may be the case for some of us (guilty!), we're here to tell you — it doesn't have to be that way. Your eye makeup needs can peacefully coexist without disrupting your finances for the coming month. Here are our top picks for budget-friendly eye makeup products that are as good as, if not better, than high-end ones — minus the exorbitant price tag. Happy shopping!
Lakmé Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette
When it comes to eyeshadow palettes, the highly pigmented Lakmé Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette has range. From versatile hues that range from bright corals to smokey shades, each palette contains six matte and six shimmer shades for creating eye looks that work for every occasion. And it’s well within budget too! Consider this your sign to treat yourself and invest in a solid eyeshadow palette.
Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara
There's no doubt that a good mascara can add oomph to a makeup look. We're leaning towards the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara to fulfil all our fluttery-lash dreams since it lets you play with dramatic eye looks by giving you intensely curled lashes thanks to its smart curl brush. With a waterproof and smudge-proof formula, this mascara is sure to be easy on the eyes.
Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal
It's all in the name! Your eyes are going to be absolutely eye-conic, eye assure you *wink*. The smudge and waterproof Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal lasts for 22 hours and is our top pick for all our kajal needs. Plus, the combination kajal-kohl is just for ₹185, making for an eye-deal buy.
Do you know what we love about the Lakmé Insta-Liner apart from the water-resistant and lightweight formula? The absolutely rich colour pay-off and the versatile shade range. If you've been eyeing all the graphic liner looks that influencers flaunt all the time, you should know this is the way to go. Still on the fence? Well, it costs ₹ 130, so go forth and experiment with all the graphic liner looks that your heart desires already.
Lakmé 9 to 5 Eye Quartet
Eyeshadow palettes with multiple options are great, but sometimes you're on the go — and you just can't carry them! Enter: the Lakmé 9 to 5 Eye Quartet. With four vivid powders that you can play around with and shimmer particles that shape and highlight your eyes with a pro-touch, the eyeshadow quartet is ideal for anyone who needs a compact eye makeup palette to stick with them all day. It’ll be so worth it, and your eyelids will thank you, as will your bank account.
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