Build A Makeup Kit Under Rs.5,000/-!


When you’re just getting started with makeup, putting together a makeup kit in a budget might seem like a nearly impossible task. What should you buy? What should you not buy? It doesn’t help that when you ask the sales assistants in the shop counters for help, they try to unload the entire product catalog on you. So after much research (and a lot of spending!), here’s how you can create a perfect beginner’s makeup kit on a budget of under Rs. 5,000/-!

 

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Foundation, Concealer and Powder

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~Your cart so far: Rs. 510 + Rs.475+  Rs.475 = Rs. 1460/-

 

Eyeliner and Mascara

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As for mascara, I’ve once read a celebrity makeup artist calling it a “push up bra for the eyes” and I couldn’t agree more! It instantly makes your eyes look bigger and more wide awake. On most days, I skip the eyeliner and go straight to mascara for a look that’s both put together and natural. I love the Maybelline Hypercurl Volume Mascara. It volumizes, lengthens, and is waterproof.  TIP: Remember that you have to dump your mascara after 6 months – so while luxurious, expensive mascaras are nice, it doesn’t make sense to look beyond the inexpensive ones which do the job just as well.

 

~Your cart so far: Rs. 1460 + Rs. 186 + Rs. 260 = Rs. 1,906/-

 

Lipstick

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~Your cart so far:  Rs. 1,906 + Rs. 340 = Rs. 2, 246/- 

Blush – Highlight – Contour

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Ah, the holy trinity of cheek products! While blush has always been a staple, given the amount of exposure we have to makeup today, thanks to YouTube, it’s impossible to not know about highlighting and contouring. The difference it makes to changing your face structure is remarkable (fat face speaking!). Instead of buying three separate products, it’s best to go for a palette, like the Makeup Revolution Iconic Blush Bronzer & Highlight. It’s got three products – and they’re all great quality – for the price of one! It’s also really travel friendly.

 

~Your cart so far: Rs. 2, 246 + Rs. 790 = Rs. Rs. 3,036/-

 

Brushes

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The most important part of your kit! Brushes give your makeup a kind of professional finish that fingers never will. But when you’re a beginner, it can be overwhelming, and expensive to venture into brush-land. I fully recommend, and personally LOVE the Real Techniques Core Collection set. Four basic brushes which can multitask really well – the big powder brush is great for liquid foundation and your powder compact. The contour brush is amazing for blush, highlight and contour, the lip brush works as a concealer brush AND an eye brush, and (phew), foundation brush is magic for working the foundation into the nooks and crannies of your face. The best part – it’s less than 880 bucks for a set of four, which is crazy affordable, given the quality. Don’t even think twice about getting this set. It comes with a handy kit that you can travel with, and also doubles up as a stand when you’ve to clean and dry your brushes.

 

~Your cart so far: Rs. 3,036 + Rs. 880 = Rs. 3, 916/-

Eyeshadow

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~Your cart so far: Rs. 3, 916 + Rs. 850 = Rs. 4,762/-  

Take It All Off! 

organic-coconut-oilWhat’s more important than the makeup in your kit? A makeup remover! There are plenty of commercial makeup removers in the market, but nothing, NOTHING, works as well as good ol’ coconut oil. Not only is it gentle and effective, but it even helps your skin in the long run! Buy organic coconut oil to be sure of the product, because some brands might contain additives that could potentially harm your skin. I recommend the Pure for Sure Organic Coconut Oil. Massage the oil onto your skin to break the makeup down, and use a face wash to wash it all off. Alternatively, you can remove makeup with coconut oil and a cotton ball.

 

 

~Your final cart:  Rs. 4,762 + Rs. 125 = Rs. 4,887/-

 

And there you have it! A full makeup kit for less than Rs. 5,000/-! Do you have any product recommendations that you would like to share? Do let me know in the comments below 🙂

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