The pandemic has really managed to shift our loyalties from everything offline to everything online. While we would still want to continue buying from our favourite local stores, it doesn’t seem as convenient as it used to be. For now, at least. Skip the store hopping instead check this list of pocket-friendly makeup available online.
Budget Beauty Buys On LBB That Will Make Ditch Your Fav Cosmetic Store
Affordable makeup that’s good for your skin, need I say more? Nehbelle’s cosmetics are vegan, hypoallergenic, and formulated without soy. If the first thing you reach for at a cosmetic store is the Maybelline lip colours, then you might want to consider switching to Nehbelle’s similarly-priced and stunning range of cruelty-free lipsticks. These lippies are loaded with Vitamin E and offer many options in nude shades.
I know it’s hard to beat the affordability factor of L.A. Girl Cosmetics when it comes to primers, concealers and BB creams, but have you heard of Cal Losangeles? The name may not sound like it but the brand is all Indian. If basics is what you want to stock up on, give this brand a shot. Our picks: Contour/Concealer Wheel, Hues Of Warmth Eye Shadow Palette, Pro Matte Foundation and Finish Up Compact. Sorted, right?
There is no disputing the convenience of going to a cosmetic store and trying on different nail paints to check which one really suits your skin tone. Life’s too short to have boring nails, after all! Now consider a cruelty-free, chemical-free nail polish collection delivered at your doorstep. Littmuss offers myraid shades in nail paints and the kind that does not chip or absorb food stains. A combo of three different shades will cost you INR 490. Their Dip & Twist Nail Enamel Remover is pretty rad too.
Functional and affordable makeup - just the kind we drag ourselves to the stores for! Auric’s matte lipsticks, lip crayons and lip liners are awesome buys. Make your lips your canvas with their lip crayons in brilliant shades. The application is smooth and color payoff is super rich. Price ranges between INR 400 to INR 800.
Homegrown, PETA-approved, all-natural and overall awesome - Disguise Cosmetics is the reason I have stopped stepping out of my house to go hunting for cosmetics that work and don’t cost a bomb. What’s not to love about a brand that offers all the goodness of natural makeup without charging a premium for it. Apart from lippies and nail lacquer, take a shot at their Rainbow Glow Oil. Use it as a base before you apply makeup for a more natural glow.
Organic and cruelty-free makeup that takes care of your skin and the planet, how can one not get on board with this? Even if it means giving that monthly trip to The Royal Store in Hogg Market a miss, we say - do it! Yes, we know, you cannot do without your must-haves like kajal pencil and lip balm. Hear me out though. Sonaturals have kajal pencil made of ghee and camphor and super hydrating, rose & vanilla scented lip balms. Tempted much?