August 22, 2012

My Budget Vanity box essentials

This list is made after years of extensive research and after wasting lots of money in buying not-so-worthy products when tricked by the SA. Please note that these are products which worked well on me. There are several other products in the market which are better than these but since I am always on a budget when it comes to make-up, this is what I have!

Eyeliner: Lakme insta liner Rs 80
Mascara: Maybelline - Volum' Express The Colossal Rs 330
Eyeshadow: Maybelline Diamond Glow by Eye Studio - Copper Brown Rs 375
Kajal: Incolor Rs 191
Eyecurler: Faces Eyelash Curler Rs 149

Powder: Lakme Rose Powder Rs 80
Pressed Powder: Maybelline Whitestay UV compact Rs 150
Foundation: Lakme Invisible Finish Foundation SPF 8 Rs 185

Blush: Incolor Glimmer Blusher Pink Rs 191

Lip balm: Lotus Herbals  lip balm Rs 80
Lipstick: Inglot refills Rs 250 each (Many more)
Lip gloss: Lakme Aquashine Lip Color Rs 425 or Street Wear Lip Gloss Rs 215 (Many more)

Nail polish: Maybelline Colorama Nail Color Rs 85 (Many more)
Nail polish remover: Lakme Nail Color Remover Rs 60
Nail cutter: Vega Rs 50
Nail file: Vega Rs 45
Nail buffer: Vega 4 way buffer Rs 60
Toes seperator: Rs 45

Brush set: Basicare Cosmetic Tool Kit Rs 255
Foundation/concealer brush: Faces Foundation & Concealer Brush Rs 160

PS: This post is a compiled effort from all the indian beauty bloggers. I blindly followed their suggestions and was never dissappointed.

I have already written a post on the necessity for every bride-to-be to know a little bit of make-up and on how was my 1st successful make-up trial.


  1. Hi Aditi, I like your list of make up essentials. I have really never tried to use eye lash curler though I want to use it but never felt comfortable with it.Can you please tell me a easy way of using it so that I don't harm my eyes also.

    1. I had the same phobia! It looks dreadful. But then read a lot about how it transforms the look of your eyes into something amazing. Surprisingly it’s so easy to use that you need not take any extra efforts. Just take the plunge!
      Method: Clamp your eyelashes in between the curler for about 15-20 seconds.


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