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Ten Trusty Drugstore Beauty Buys that don't cost the Earth Either

    Well, here’s the catch. You can either drop a lot of cash in buying that perfect night cream or cleanser, or that perfect shade of expensive BB cream to match your skin, or you can be like us. Just head to your nearest health and beauty store to stock up your shopping bag with these reliable beauty and skincare products that deliver what they promise and don’t burn a big hole in your pockets either.

    Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil

    This is Palmer’s entry into the skin and body oil category (jumping on to the bandwagon of every other skincare brand these days). But don’t we love ourselves the rich, cocoa butter smell and the light non-greasy feel. Apply before or after bath, or even to fade those annoying blemishes and scars.

    Price: INR 670

    Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion

    This gentle, scent-free moisturising lotion is high on hydration without being too greasy. Perfect for winter months we think, or to smoothen out those rough patches of skin, dry elbows and soles of the feet.

    Price: INR 450

    Neutrogena Pure Mild Liquid Cleanser

    Your face needs a cleanser that is gentle and doesn’t leave your skin too dry. The Mild Liquid Cleanser from Neutrogena ticks all the right boxes.

    Price: INR 299

    Colorbar Illuminator Radiant Glow

    This one’s a keeper. Apply to your cheekbones, bridge of your nose and forehead, once you have used your foundation, for a touch of shimmer and a nice glow to your skin.

    Price: INR 467

    L'Oreal Paris True Match BB Cream

    A mix of tinted moisturiser and cream, L’oreal Paris True Match BB Cream is a good base before applying your make up and also leaves a touch of shimmer on your skin.

    Price: INR 440

    Maybelline New York Fit Me Foundation

    Available in Matte, Poreless and with SPF 18, these light foundations are available in huge range of colours covering nearly all types of skin tones.

    Price: INR 500 upwards

    Colorbar Matte Touch Lipstick Tooty Fruity

    This matte lipstick comes with velvety smooth application and has good pigmentation. Plus, we are sold on the pretty pink tone that says “Summer” loud and clear.

    Price: INR 470

    Maybelline VolumeExpress Falsies Mascara

    Add drama and volume (lots of it) to your lashes with this mascara (available in both washable and waterproof avatars).

    Price: INR 475

    Kara Moisturising Wipes with Almond and Honey

    These make up removing wipes are gentle on your skin and help clear away those nagging bits of kohl and foundation thoroughly. They are also very handy to carry around in your bag for a quick fix.

    Price: INR 50