Friday, 24 July 2015

Beginner's guide to MAKEUP with

Haven’t we all had conversations with our girls where we vent out our frustration about cosmetics getting expensive? When MAC hiked its prices, we all sulked and looked for alternative dupes in other brands. Well, makeup is expensive! Having received samples from most of the beauty brands, I have found the best budget buys for all seasons.

The lovely team of has been kind enough to provide me with the right kind of makeup that I needed to compile this post. From looking au natural to using the right brushes, here’s everything you wanted to know to look good and feel good under 3000/-

P.S – You are bound to get a lot in just 3000/- considering Nykaa has a sale on most of my favorites mentioned in this post.


We’ve all heard of the wonders CTM (Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize) can do to our skin. But, good quality toners, cleansers and moisturizers can get expensive if used on a daily basis. Also, you may want to keep it light rather than burden your face with chemicals.

Alternative : Prep your skin with the Maybelline New York’s Clean Express to get rid of last night’s makeup, oil and dirt. You can rub a piece of ice or spray some Dabur Gulabari Rose Glow Cleanser that works well as a toner or primer. For moisturizing, opt for Maybelline New York’s Clear Glow BB Cream with SPF 21.
Skip the heavy foundation and conceal your flaws with L’oreal’s True Match Concealer with Lakme Radiance Complexion Compact to set your makeup. Wasn’t it easy?

AU Natural with 7 Products ONLY! :

Start by concealing your face with Maybelline New York’s Clear Glow BB Cream.
Choose a foundation that matches your skin tone. If you cannot find one, go with a darker shade rather than a lighter one or mix two foundations. L’oreal Paris’ has a wide range of foundation shades for the Indian Skin.
I have found solace in Maybelline New York’s Eye Shadow Pallette that contains four nude shades. Apply the first two on your eyelids and you are good to go! Don’t forget to enhance your lashes with Maybelline New York’s Colossal Volume Express.
Next, Invest in a matte blush to highlight your cheek bones. I have been using Maybelline New York’s Cheeky Glow.
Set the makeup with Lakme Radiance Complexion Compact and apply Maybelline New York’s Color Sensational Lip Polish to make your lips look fuller. You can also use the Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lipstick which you will see in the next image. From nudes to pastels and bold colors, Nykaa has stocked all the possible colors!

MUST HAVE Makeup Brushes:

Nykaa has a range of brushes from Vega to Real Techniques. I’d recommend you to invest in the Vega set of 6 brushes especially if you are a beginner. It is priced at 293 rupees ONLY! 
The image is quite self – explanatory.
Eye Shadow and the Eye Applicator brush for the Eye Lids.
Lip Liner and Lip filler for the Lipstick.
Eye Groomer to groom your lashes and brows.
Blush Brush for Blushes. Duh!

P.S - Make sure you incorporate The Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash in your daily routine. The mint cooling effect with the ability to get rid of oil and dirt can do wonders for your skin!

All the products are linked to Nykaa's website. Click on it to BUY it!


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