Best Budget Beauty and Skincare Products in India – Part I

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Hello! Hello. Welcome back lovelies…

Isn’t it amazing when you come across a product which works wonderfully and fits well within your budget? As much as I love splurging on high-end brands for make-up or skincare, I love when a drugstore brand gives similar results.

The products I’ve listed are value for money and have worked well for me. Affordable can have different meanings for everyone, so no offense.

best budget beauty and skincare products
Some of my fav budget beauty and skincare products.

Top 7 budget beauty and skincare products in India. 

1. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

Maybelline is one of the best drugstore make-up brands. And they know their make-up game. Fit Me Foundation is great for normal to oily skin.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
Blends like a dream! Use it for everyday wear or build it up for full coverage.

Pros

  • Gives natural, almost full coverage
  • Matte + Poreless finish
  • Blends easily even with your fingers
  • Comes in 14 shades
  • Doesn’t become cakey or settle into fine lines

It has worked well for me, so can’t think of any cons. The shade I use is Natural Buff.

Price – 525/- for 30ml 

2. Indulekha Bhringa Oil

This is an Ayurvedic hair oil which is best known for hair growth. I’ve been using it close to 6 months (on and off).

Indulekha hair oil
If only, it had a slightly pleasant smell..

Pros 

  • It’s a heavy oil, so you just need a tiny amount
  • It makes the hair texture soft and shiny
  • Has considerably reduced my hair fall
  • The selfie comb style bottle makes it perfect for the oil to go deep into your roots

Cons

  • Doesn’t make your hair super long, so done have any false hopes
  • Strong Ayurvedic smell

Price – 432/- for 100ml

3. Innisfree Sheet Masks

Sheet Masks have become a rage in the beauty world. This Korean invention is the new found favorite of many. Out of the many variants I’ve tried It’s Real Squeeze Mask – Strawberry and Green Tea.

Sheet masks
Easy – Peasy, and not so cheesy!

Pros

  • Hydrating and nourishing, give instant brightness and glow
  • Budget friendly (if you pick them in some offers)
  • Easy and convenient to use
  • Quick fix when you don’t have time for elaborate masking routine

Cons

  • Don’t work like traditional clay masks
  • Cannot be used for exfoliating
  • May not be suitable for acne prone skin
Innisfree Sheet Masks
Looks like a perfect Sunday!

Korean women abide by ‘a sheet mask a day’ rule. You can give it a go for about a week to make deeply moisturize and nourish your skin.

Price – 100/- per sheet (20ml)

4. The Face Shop Hand Cream

If you want baby soft hands, then a hand cream is your new best friend. I am currently obsessing over hand creams. The variant that I have is Macadamia.

The Face Shop hand cream
Vanilla mixed with hazelnut…aaah that delicious fragrance.

Pros

  • Moisturizes and hydrates my hands well
  • Gets absorbed quickly, no sticky residue
  • Light lingering fragrance
  • Tiny and compact, so easy to carry

Price – 300/- for 30ml

5. Himalaya Lip Care Lip Balms

You cannot have enough lip balms. If you’re looking for a new lip balm, then you should know that Himalaya lip balms are bomb dot com. I’ve tried 3 variants – Strawberry, Cocoa, Litchi.

Himalaya lip balm
This tastes exactly like Litchi juice on your lips.

Pros

  • Moisturizes your lips well without making them sticky
  • Delectable fragrance
  • Stays on lips for a couple of hours
  • Free from preservatives, petroleum jelly, mineral oil, and silicones
  • Super affordable

Cons

  • The bullet breaks at the bottom very easily

Price – 125/- or 140/- for 4.5g

6. Plum NaturStudio All Day Wear Kohl Kajal

I am a kajal person and use it almost on an everyday basis. After trying a few brands, I found my favorite – Plum.

Plum kajal
If you have sensitive eyes and want a kajal with natural ingredients, Plum is the one for you.

Pros

  • Totally smudge proof and waterproof
  • Soft and creamy, glides easily
  • Can be used as eyeliner
  • Preservative-free, paraben-free, mineral oil-free, paraffin-free
  • 100% Vegan and not tested on animals

Cons

  • Comes in a pencil form, so you need to sharpen it

It is perfect for sensitive eyes. I use it on my waterline and it doesn’t smudge the entire day and doesn’t irritate my eyes.

Price – 495/- for 1.2g

7. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula

With winters approaching, we need an intense body lotion. Palmer’s is a brand that is well known for its effective skincare products. It heals skin and is dermatologist recommended.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula
Soak up the goodness of rich cocoa with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula

Pros 

  • Rich and creamy, yet non sticky
  • Great for dry and very dry skin
  • Fast absorbing
  • Enriched with pure cocoa butter and vitamin E
  • Provides intense moisturization
  • Paraben & Phthalate free

Cons

  • Fragrance can be somewhat overpowering
  • Packaging is inconvenient

Price -425/- for 250ml

Hope you find these recommendations helpful. Make use of the sale season and add some of these to your cart.  Also share your favorite value for money products in the comments section below.

Bye. See you soon 🙂

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May Favorites 2017

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March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.

It’s hard to believe that almost half of 2017 is over. May was a happy productive month. And now it is that time of the month when I sit down to compile my list of favorites.

may favorites
Compiling monthly favorites is a happy feeling.
Source – thewallflowersecret

So here goes, all the things that I’ve loved through the month – May Favorites.

  1. Forest Essentials Roop Nikhar Gulab Ubtan

If you haven’t tried Forest Essntials ubtans, you don’t know what you’re missing in life. Let your skin indulge in the goodness of all things natural with this ubtan. You can mix it with rosewater or aloe-vera gel and use it twice a week.

Forest Essentials
I’ve been biased for all things ‘rose’ this month.
This ubtan though is pure love!

The granules are fine but when mixed it can be used as a scrub as well. The good thing is, it’s gentle on the skin and gives a radiant glow.

I’m not a fan of rose fragrance, but this one seems to be nice. It’s sweet yet not overpowering. The price is on the higher end, but it is worth all the money.

Price – 825/- for 50g

Forest Essentials Gulab Ubtan Review
You can use it as a scrub or as a mask.

2. Biotique Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Cleanser

After a lot of searching, I’ve found the perfect cleanser. Enriched with the goodness of honey, this one is suitable for all skin types and is a 100% soap free formulation.

Biotique facial cleanser
Gentle on the skin, and on the pocket as well 😉

There are times when your face feels stretchy and dry after using a face wash. It won’t happen when you use this cleanser. It lathers well, has a mild pleasant fragrance, gives you squeaky clean skin, and is super affordable (the best part).

Price – 149/- for 20ml

3. Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color

What’s a favorite post without some lipstick love! Have been crushing over these lipsticks all this month. There are 10 shades in the range, and I have two of them – Rose Touch and Coffee Lite.

Lakme 9 to 5 weightless mousse
Love the formulation. It’s so light yet highly pigmented.

Both the shades are MLBB (My lips but better), perfect everyday colors.
The application is smooth, they don’t dry out your lips, the staying power is pretty good (will survive a drink, but not a meal). For the price, they are great quality.

Price – 575/-

Ignore the drawing, focus on the creativity 🙂

4. Bath and Body Works Ultra Shea Body Cream

I have the variant – Sensual Amber. And perfect to its name, it is super sensual.
Has a rich creamy texture which gets absorbed into the skin in a jiffy. It leaves your skin soft without feeling greasy. Even though it is a creamy consistency, it is perfect for summers.

Pamper yourself with this the goodness of this cream

Richly moisturizing, and an amazing fragrance that lingers on, what else can you ask for? It was a gift by a dear friend, so don’t know the price!

5. The Body Shop British Rose Hand Cream

If you have Sahara Desert hands just like me, then this pleasant smelling hand cream will become your best friend. The consistency is a tad bit runny, but it gets absorbed instantly without leaving your hands greasy or sticky.

The Body Shop
The fragrance 🙂
The feel 🙂

It is moisturizing and keeps your hands soft. The fragrance is the real star. And the best part is that it lingers on for quite long.

Price – 375/-

What all have you liked in this month? Share it in the comments section below!

I’ll see y’all soon. Love 🙂

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