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So in my last post I shared with you summer skincare basics which don’t hurt your pocket. Here comes the next post, where I will share some must-have budget makeup items to help pass those summer days with a breeze. Melting makeup, sweaty faces and smudged liner: say goodbye to these problems with these essential summer ready cosmetics.
1. A lightweight base
Stepping out on a sultry day and need to look fresh and radiant? Let your skin breath in a lightweight base. A BB cream is your best bet since it evens out skin tone and gives a bright radiant look. Top BB creams I recommend are Pond’s BB Cream which costs Rs. 125 for 18 gm and gives an even non greasy look. Another option is Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm which is the HG product of many girls due to its long staying power, flawless coverage and matte look. The price pinch is around Rs. 550 for 29 gms.
The key to looking bright without an oily look is to set your base makeup with a mattifying powder that gives a non-greasy fairness so that you can have a great day out and pose for countless selfies. I can’t have enough of Maybelline White Superfresh 12HR Whitening + Perfecting Compact which costs Rs. 150 only. It instantly transforms the look of your skin, totally camouflages the dull skin with a fresh and bright layer. Essence Mattifying Compact Powder priced at Rs. 349 is a great option for oily skin as brightens up the face and keeps the face oil and shine free for hours.
3. Smudgeproof kohl
A long wear smudgeproof kajal or kohl is your weapon for those beautiful eyes. For your kohl rimmed eyes to look perfect all day, choose a kajal which stays long and doesn’t get smudged or rubbed off. My top pick is Coloressence HD Eye Definer which makes your wallet lighter by 350 bucks but is long wearing, smudgeproof and intensely pigmented. Faces Magneteyes kajal is surely another recommendation from our side for those beautiful eyes, touched with a generous dose of kohl. Price is Rs. 175 for 0.35 gm. Pretty good value for money!
What are summers without a dash of colors? Bring out your chirpy side by using eye liners in catchy colors like aqua blue, emerald green and such. Take your pick from Colorbar I-Glide Eye Pencils which are long wearing, strikingly pigmented and come in a dazzling array of colors like Blue Topaz, Emerald Green etc. They cost around Rs. 499. I love Essence Waterproof Gel Eye Pencils which are creamy, have good pigmentation and waterproof and cost Rs. 299. You can also invest in L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Gelmatic Pens priced at 450 rupees, for precise and pigmented strokes on your lids.
5. Long wear lipsticks
Lips say it all! Bold puckers or peachy hues; take your pick from the countless options available. Fuchsia, orange, pink and soft red and the eternal favorite nude are perfect for summery outings. You can try Lotus Herbals ColorStylo Chubby Lip Colors which are economical at Rs. 495 and have some pretty shades like Orange Spice, Rouge Desire and Fuchsia Angel to choose from. Lakme 9 to 5 range lippies costing Rs. 450 only, are long lasting and has some great shades to offer for everyone. To get some inspiration for your puckers, check out Rati di’s Top 5 Summer Lipsticks.
6. Rosy flush
Add a hint of blush to your cheeks to give a natural rosy glow. This way your face makeup doesn’t look flat and you look ready to take on the world. Make sure the blush doesn’t come off easily in the sweltering heat. Makeup Revolution has some amazing blushers up their sleeve, you can try any from their Vivid Baked range or Powder blushes. The prices differ greatly, but are mostly available under Rs. 500. You may also try Makeup Academy Scrummy Blush Perfection Cream Blusher and MUA Blush in Marshmallow which are priced around Rs. 350 each.
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