Oh the beautiful world of colors! The aroma of a lipstick when you glide it in your lips, the shimmer of the highlights tells a really beautiful story. The child in me giggles a little inside when I think about makeup!
Makeup is a tool you enhance your facial features with! It’s like an art, where your body is the canvas and you get to express yourself through all the lovely shimmers and bold strokes of color! I started wearing makeup when I turned 14. I started off with eyeliner that made me look like a raccoon and then I moved to a foundation cream that made me look 15 shades lighter and made my acne worse. Makeup was a disaster. I was heartbroken. I learnt most of my makeup lessons from blogs and YouTube videos but they didn’t tell me what was appropriate for my skin and what wasn’t!
So here I am going to share you some tips on how to choose the perfect makeup according to your skin type and within your budget if you’re a beginner! Read on beautiful ladies!
The most important part of the makeup is primer. It helps in smoothing your skin out, prevents clog pores, gives a cleaner canvas, holds your makeup in a place and gives it a healthy natural glow! Choosing a primer according to your skin type is essential. If you’re a dry skin beauty, always make sure you hydrate your skin well in advance, you can even mix a few drops of moisturizer with your primer. You should choose oil based moisturizer so that your skin looks healthy and glowy all day long!
Now if you’re someone like me whose face shines bright like Rihanna’s Diamonds, gurrl! I’m here to help. Now you must be thinking if you have an oily skin you can skip the moisturizer, NO! Oily skin needs to get moisturized too! Use a moisturizer that is water based, as oil based primers or dewy primers can clog your pores. Make sure you cleanse your face before you wear makeup. Cleansing gets rid of the extra oil from your face. You have to use a matte primer so that your makeup doesn’t melts and looks oily.
If you have a sensitive skin, use water based moisturizers as they do not irritate your skin. Do not forget to hydrate your skin well before you start the application. You can use a primer according to your desired matte or dewy looks! Always check if the product suits your face.
There are amazing primers available in India under 1000INR, I’m listing some of them down:
- Wet n Wild Cover all Face Primer
If you have an oily skin, this is for you! It is a matte primer that holds your make up for a long time and minimizes the pores. It is really affordable too! You get 25ml of product for 499INR.
There’s also a dewy version of the primer i.e. Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy Face Primer available in the market! It adds a glow from within as the primer is infused with pearl pigments. This product claims to be Paraben free, Cruelty Free, Gluten free, Fragrance Free and Vegan! And you get 25ml of product for 499INR.
- Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Prime
We all know Maybelline is in the every corner of the globe and it is a drug store brand everyone is familiar with. This primer claims to be suitable for all the skin types including sensitive skin. It claims to be fresh and light. Also, there are 2 shades of the primer, one of them controls the redness in your skin and comes in a greenish tone. You get 30ml of product for 650INR.
Foundation is a makeup applied to even out the complexion and the color of the skin. It is important to match your shade with your skin tone and finding the perfect match is even harder. It is also important to choose a foundation that suits your skin type. If you are an oily skin beauty, always go for a water based foundation and if you deal with dry skin, make sure the makeup nourishes your skin to avoid further dryness. The Indian beauty industry seems to ignore the demands of variety of shades, you can choose one from these brands:
- Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation
There are 15 shades available of this brand of foundation in India. It is a matte foundation that claims to be ideal for normal to oily skin. It controls shine and blurs the pores out. You get 30ml of product for around 500INR.
2. L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation
There are ranges of shades of this foundation. It claims to match perfectly with the color and texture of the skin. It is a high coverage foundation with SPF 17. It is light and fits well in dry skin and you get 30ml of product for 799INR.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Foundation claims to be an air light foundation and reduces the appearance of shine and absorbs excess oil and gives a matte look. If you have an oily skin, you can give this product a try. It also claims to stay for 24 hours and is water and smudge proof! You get 30ml of product for 999INR.
- PAC HD Liquid Foundation
This brand brings in 19 shades that claim to blur out all the imperfections with its HD technology and lasts all day long. It also claims to suit all the skin types. You get 30ml of this beauty at a price of just 795INR!
Contouring is an art of slimming the face down and make the cheek bones appear higher to give the face a dimension and make the face look more defined. There are many contour kits available:
- Wet n Wild MegaGLo Makeup Stick – Conceal and Contour
It claims to be an ultra blendable, long wearing and crease proof contour cream. It comes in 4 shades in India and you get 6gm of product for 399INR. If you have a dry skin, opt for cream contour kits or palettes.
- L.A. Girl Pro Contour Powder
If you’re an oily skin beauty and want to have a defined and sharp look, always opt for powder contouring kits as they do not clog your pores or give you a shine or a melting look! This kit comes in 8 shades and gives a natural matte finish. It has a smooth and silky powder formula and is paraben and fragrance free! You get 5.6gm of product for 675INR. This range also comes in a creamy formula that gives a smooth buttery matte finish!
Blush gives a healthy glow and color to your cheeks! It makes you look awake and vibrant. There are numerous blush palettes that come in your beginner budget:
- Maybelline New York Color Show Blush
Now these beauties come in 3 beautiful pink and coral shades. It is a powder blush and suitable for oily skinned ladies! It claims to give a long-lasting tint to your cheeks without being chalky. You get 7gms of product at a price of just 300INR.
- Maybelline New York Master Flush Stick
These are cream blush sticks right for dry skin. They blend on the skin pretty well and come in 3 shades. However, they’re a little pricey than the powder blushes. It claims to be a color changing blush that adjusts itself according to your skin. You get 6gm of product for 749INR.
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- Miss Claire Single Big Blusher
These powder blushes are really cheap and come in wide 17 shades. It claims to suit every skin type with a silky smooth texture. You get 4gm of product at a price of just 225INR.
Eyeshadows are the pop of color used to define the eyes and give them more dimension. They are also used to make one’s eyes look sharper and attractive. The just simply evoke the Goddess inside us! Just one stroke of color and suddenly you’re an invincible powerful diva! Eyeshadows come in creamy, pencil, powder or glitter formula and they all look so beautiful, it is hard to compare! But here are some palettes you can start with:
- Maybelline New York 24K Nudes and The Nudes Palette
These palettes come in 12 shades each. And if you’re a beginner and you have a love for the neutral tones and colors, this is for you! You can create smokey eyes to halos and everything in between! The 24K Nudes palette is infused with glittery glam and metallic gold pigments whereas The Nudes palette gives you a dark sultry smoked look without all the shimmers. There is another Maybelline The Rock Nudes palette that provides you an edgy and heavy metal look with blues and purples and a maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette gives you sensuous rose and pink hues for all the morning brunch parties and baby showers. You get 9gm of eyeshadow in each bed for 900INR.
- Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow Quad
These blocks of powder eyeshadow come in 6 shades. You get 4.5 gm of product in 299INR. They claim to be silky, long-lasting and pigmented.
My love for lipsticks is never-ending and I have tried amazing lip colors and tints. You can get affordable lipsticks anywgere in India. The Lakme 9 to 5 provides amazing matte and satin textures in an affordable range of 500INR. Elle 18 Color pops Matte lip colors provide 24 shades at a price of 90INR, if you just want to experiment with colors and textures. Nykaa So Matte Lipstick collection has 50 shades to offer for 399INR. There is Maybelline, Wet n Wild and so many brands that can quench your thirst of affordable lipsticks just under 500INR! Recently, MAC launched their little MAC collection where you can dive in a little luxury under 1000INR too! If you are a matte lipstick freak like me or prefer matte > glossy, you can also check out the article where I talk about matte lipsticks!
Eyeliners and Mascaras
Eyeliners and mascaras are pretty tricky if you’re a newbie in the world of makeup. I remember wiping my eyes 400 times in order to achieve that perfect sharp wing or that breezy lash look! It was painful! Lakme 9 to 5 Black Impact Eyeliner is pretty affordable in the field of eyeliners at just 275INR. Maybelline New York the colossal Liner provides that bold look for 425INR. Maybelline also provides a range of amazing mascaras for 500INR. From curling to a divine volume they have it all.
So if you’re a beginner who wants to dive in the beautiful artsy world of makeup, you can start your journey with these affordable products that fit in your budget! Do not forget to show your skin some love before you start this journey. Make sure you use clean beauty blenders and brushes to avoid skin break outs! You can reach me here, let’s be friends!
Take care of your skin.