These budget-friendly buys will help you look elegant at work

Written by Nishtha BhallaJul 20, 2021

Whether you're making a return to the office or just want to take your Zoom meeting look up a notch, looking on point for work is a pretty great feeling. But sometimes, when we want to splurge on things to make us look good, our wallet refuses to cooperate. Luckily, though, we've got you covered. We've picked out some of the most multi-tasking, budget-friendly products that'll help you look good without costing a bombshell. Read on for our top tips on how to look elegant for work on a budget.

01. Always moisturise

Whether you're someone who has oily skin, dry skin, or even sensitive skin — it's important to have a hydrating moisturiser, so your skin looks soft and supple all day. Opt for the Pond's Super Light Gel Moisturiser for a radiant glow and a lightweight formula — on a budget, of course. Costing ₹299, the versatile moisturising gel also contains hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and glycerin, ensuring that your skin is moisturised throughout the day without being sticky.

02. Cover it up

Whether you want to splurge on foundations or not, the one thing you do need to have in your beauty stockpile is concealer. And we love a three-in-one product, which is why the Lakmé 9 to 5 Complexion Care CC Cream SPF 30 PA++ is a broke-girl essential. Acting as a concealer, a foundation, and a sunscreen, the versatile cream contains the goodness of skincare and the glam of makeup. It moisturises and evens out the skin tone and only comes at ₹299. We've only got one thing to say — take our money already!

03. Opt for a pro-like lip paint

Messy lipstick applications and colours that fade away in no time? Thank you, next. If you want your lipstick to look on point all day, opt for the Lakmé Absolute Precision Lip Paint. It comes in a paint pot that offers an intense, matte payoff and an expert brush that ensures perfectly defined lips; if there's one thing you should have in your makeup arsenal that's budget-friendly — at ₹650 — it's this.

04. Don't skimp out on eyeliner

Making your eyes stand out can create all the difference between looking eh, versus looking elegant at work. The Lakmé Eyeconic Liquid Eyeliner is going to be your budget-friendly BFF since it comes with a unique Flexi-tip brush that lets you create thin lines and bold flicks with equal ease. At ₹250, with a waterproof formula that lasts for 24 hours, the eyeliner is an ideal buy for anyone who wants to look good on a budget.

05. Have a trusty hairspray

Whether you need to tame flyaways, boost some shine, or just make sure your day-old hairstyle stays in place, a trusty hairspray can go a long way in making you look put together. And at ₹950, the TRESemme Compressed Micro Mist Invisible Hold Natural Finish Texture Hold Level 1 Hair Spray is our fave hairspray investment. The spray will keep humidity at bay and make sure your hairstyle lasts without making it stiff. The texture that it lends to your hair is just an added bonus!