A lot of makeup products ended up in the bin this year; thanks to the pandemic, we couldn’t even wear most of it before its expiry date *sigh*. If you’ve had to part ways with your favourite mascara without using it more than once, I can feel your pain; I’ve been through something similar. Tossing my favourite lipsticks and mascara wasn’t easy, but I had no choice — wearing expired makeup can cause reverse damage to your skin and eyes.

But the festive season calls for a little bit of splurging to achieve that glamorous look. But does it have to burn a hole in your pocket? Not necessarily! We’ve hand-picked 5 budget-friendly products that won’t break the bank and yet get the work done!

 

01. Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation

01. Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation

Price: INR - 475/- When yo

u’re shopping on a budget, a smart idea is to look for multitasking makeup products. The Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation comes with a built-in primer for a smooth and even finish. It will keep your foundation intact for a long time and give you the perfect coverage, so you look your glam best in those festive selfies.

 

02. Lakme Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow Palette - Stilettos

02. Lakme Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow Palette - Stilettos

Price: INR - 995/-

A great eyeshadow palette can help you create stunning eye makeup looks. The Lakme Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow Palette - Stilettos contains 12 highly pigmented shades that can give any pricier palette a run for its money. With a mix of velvety matte and shimmer formulas, this palette is perfect for creating glam looks this festive season.

 

03. Lakme Forever Matte Liquid Lip Color - Red Carpet

03. Lakme Forever Matte Liquid Lip Color - Red Carpet

Price: INR - 295/-

A stunning red lipstick can instantly put you in a festive mood and make you look glamorous in a jiffy. The Lakme Forever Matte Liquid Lip Color - Red Carpet gives an intense matte finish that just doesn't budge, even under the face mask.

 

04. Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

04. Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

Price: INR - 275/-

A kajal pencil can be used to create the perfect kohl-rimmed eyes and if you pick the right one it can also be used as an eyeliner. The Lakme Eyeconic Kajal can be applied on the waterline like kohl and on the lids as an eyeliner to get the perfect dramatic eye look this festive season.

 

05. Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color - Treasure

05. Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color - Treasure

Price: INR - 250/-

Don’t forget your nails! If you’re trying to save money this year that you otherwise spend on festive and blingy manicures, the Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color - Treasure is perfect for you. The high gloss finish will give you a salon-like manicure right in the comfort of your home!