Starting to fall in love with makeup at a young age is a delight and a pain. So much to choose from and so many options. But, when you start exploring the world of makeup, you don’t want to invest a lot in products you’re unsure about. Moreover, most of us start wearing makeup in college, when splurging on makeup is not always the best. If you’re a makeup beginner and trying to build your makeup kit, we have six affordable suggestions for you. This entire list is under ₹1550 only. Psst… Buying quality products doesn’t always require breaking the bank.


01. Lakmé Invisible Finish SPF 8 Foundation

Lakmé Invisible Finish SPF 8 Foundation

Price: ₹280

is one of the most affordable foundations in the Indian market. As the name suggests, this product blends right in and looks like second skin. It has medium, buildable coverage that hides minor imperfections. You can always build it in spots to cover deep blemishes. It also lasts a very long time.

Apart from the formulation, it comes with a spatula applicator that is so easy to use. Just dot it all over your face and blend it in with your brush or damp makeup sponge. You don’t have to worry about pouring or pumping too much foundation out and wasting anything.


02. Elle 18 Lasting Glow Compact

Elle 18 Lasting Glow Compact

Price: ₹100

Setting your face is an important step in makeup. Powdering your base ensures your makeup is locked in place and elongates its wear time. This is an absolute must for oily skin as it also mattifies your skin. The Elle 18 Lasting Glow Compact is a splendid budget-friendly option. Gets the job done without creating a dent in your bank account. Simply use the applicator with the product and dab powder onto your skin.


03. Lakmé Face Sheer Blusher

Lakmé Face Sheer Blusher

Price: ₹425

A classic in the Lakmé range! This sheer blusher is perfect for beginners as it lends just the right amount of pigment. You will never have to worry about clown cheeks with light, buildable blushers like this one. It looks natural and like you’re really blushing. It also has shimmery, reflective particles that add a glow to the skin. In the light, this blush doubles as a highlighter.


04. Lakmé Kajal - Black

Lakmé Kajal - Black

Price: ₹75

Can a makeup look ever be complete without kajal? Never! The Lakmé Kajal - Black is rich in pigment, glides on easily and lasts for hours - all this at just ₹75. Enriched with castor oil and camphor, this one cools and soothes your eyes. Plus, it’s smudge-proof. The price point of this product makes it an ideal pick for people who are just getting into makeup and want to experiment.


05. Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara

Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara

Price: ₹375

Can’t leave the lashes bare. After all, mascara is what makes your eyes appear bigger. Add length and volume to your lashes with with the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara. The pitch-black formula makes sure to add drama to your eyes in just one coat. The conical brush is excellent to apply the product on the bottom lashes with the tiny tip. This formula is water-resistant, which means it will last all day but also wash off easily when you try to take it off.


06. Lakmé Forever Matte Liquid Lip Color

Lakmé Forever Matte Liquid Lip Color

Price: ₹295

Finally, something we all love - lipstick! The Lakmé Forever Matte Liquid Lip Color range offers 30 shades priced at ₹295 each. These liquid lipsticks are intensely pigmented and lasts for upto 22 hours. Now, get perfectly pigmented lips without burning a hole in your pocket.