Remember when you were a kid and thought you’d party like there’s no tomorrow once you were an adult? Us too! Just that our bank balance is laughing at us now. With the party season going on and New Year’s Eve fast approaching, it’s time to pinch your pennies and spend very, very wisely. BTW, why does New Year’s have to fall on month-end? Not fair.

But a girl needs her makeup for the party season, regardless of whether her broke ass can afford it or not. Worry not, we have got budget beauty buys that you can stock up on to look fabulous this party season without spending too much of that hard-earned money. Here are some party makeup essentials that fit a broke girl’s pocket too.      

 

Beauty budget: Rs.1500 - Rs.2500

Beauty budget: Rs.1500 - Rs.2500

For this budget, you can try the Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse 16Hr (Rs. 750) for flawless and long-lasting coverage. And it will fit your budget too. For a party-perfect pout, go for the Lakmé Forever Matte Liquid Lip Colour (Rs. 295) in a bold shade. Next, get Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Blush Shimmer Brick (Rs. 725) that is a blusher and highlighter in one. Lastly, go for kohled eyes or rock a smokey eye makeup look with the Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Gel Kajal – Black(Rs. 400) and you are all set.

 

Beauty budget: Rs.1000 - Rs.2000

Beauty budget: Rs.1000 - Rs.2000

If your beauty budget lies somewhere between Rs.1000 and Rs.1500, get the Lakmé 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation (Rs. 475). It comes with a built-in primer and gives you a matte finish. Next, you can opt for a monochrome makeup look with the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color- Candy Floss (Rs. 625). Wear it on your lips and dab some on your cheeks and lids for a stunning party makeup look. Line your eyes with Elle 18 Eye Drama Kajal - Bold Black (Rs. 90) and finish the look with Lakmé Absolute Highlighter - Moon-Lit (Rs. 750) on the highest points of your face so you glow like a star.

 

Beauty budget: Under Rs.1000

Beauty budget: Under Rs.1000

It may sound surreal, but yeah you can totally glam up even if your budget is less than Rs. 1000. Get the Lakmé Perfecting Liquid Foundation (Rs. 150), which is a long-lasting liquid foundation at a low price point. We suggest getting a coloured liner like the Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal - Regal Green (Rs. 275) to add a pop of colour to your look. To paint your pout, you can get a gorgeous matte like the Elle 18 Go Matte Lip Crayons - 03 Mauve Shot (Rs. 110), which you can also carry with you in your clutch. To finish the look, all you need is a blush. Get the Lakmé Face Sheer Blusher (Rs. 400), which does double duty as a body highlighter to take your party look a notch higher.

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