Hiya Beauties,

Few of my friends are very skeptical in splurging in makeup products. Which is quite alright considering they don’t apply makeup on daily basis. But when they have any occasion or function to attend they turn to me to ask for recommendation on products. So I thought why not write a post to create a budget makeup kit for such cases. It will be ideal for beginners who are just dwelling in the world of makeup and don’t want to splurge more.
This kit is also perfect for people who apply makeup once in a while during these occasions.

I have tried to stay in the limit of budget Rs. 1000/- which I think is reasonable amount to try your first hand in makeup. I have carefully created this list with the best products that I could find within the price range. I have used most of these products and know people who still use these products and are content with them.

So let’s get started:


  1. Foundation:

Lakme Perfecting Liquid Foundation – Rs. 135
This was the 1st foundation i had used from my aunt’s kitty. It gives medium coverage and staying power is 4-5 hrs. Good for ladies who still haven’t got the hang of wearing heavy foundation as it is very light.
Bonus: Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation – Rs. 240- This will give you better coverage.

2. Compact Powder:
Maybelline New York White Super Fresh – Rs. 150
My current favorite. It makes all the difference in the world on your face.
You can use it without foundation also. It gives a smooth and glowing finish. And dead cheap for the quality and quantity.

Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush – Rs.275
A must have blush in your kitty. Gives a subtle glow and color to your cheeks. It is a creamy formula and comes in 4-5 shades.

Lakme Kajal – Rs.70
Again the 1st ever Kajal I ever used from my aunt’s kitty of course. It gives a dark and jet black color to your eyes. Just the way we Indians like it.
Bonus : Maybelline Colossal Kajal – Rs. 150-200 – My favorite Kajal till now.

Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara – Rs.250
The first makeup product that I ever owned!!! I was in love with this mascara for 2 years until I started exploring more. Nonetheless the best mascara for beginners.

Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick – Rs.120
Elle 18 has a huge collection of shades you can select from with a perfect formula and perfect price. The staying power is 3-4 hrs. Plus you can keep stocking up on these babies every now and then.