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31 budget buys to keep your beauty routine up to date

You don't have to spend big to get big results

By Mamta Mody  April 13th, 2017

The latest beauty innovations can cost you more than a small country’s GDP. But what if we told you that it doesn’t always have to be that way? Stroll through department store aisles or the budget section on shopping websites, and you’ll notice a wave of advanced formulas with real data to back their claims up. Whether it’s smart hair ties that put an end to kinks and splits, budge-proof lipsticks or anti-ageing creams that are as effective as a face-lift, there’s a beauty innovation for every wallet out there. We check out 31 budget buys that promise to take your beauty routine to the next level.

Best beauty products under Rs 300:

Nail paints, conditioners and a genius razor that will halve the time you spend in the bathroom.   

Gilette Venus Breeze Razor, Rs 299.

Tresemmé Beauty Full Volume Conditioner, Rs 204

Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel, Rs 179
Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel, Rs 199

L’Oreal Paris 6 Oil Nourish Oil-in-Cream, Rs 135

Garnier Color Naturals Hair Colour, Rs 200

Lakmé Complexion Care Cream, Rs 290

Best beauty products under Rs 500:

Long-haired beauties, rejoice. Invisibobble’s smart hair ties are just what your mane needs right now.  

L’Oreal Paris Micellar Water, Rs 475

Matrix Opti.Care Split End Serum, Rs 390

Sephora Pomegranate Mask, Rs 430

Vaseline Deep Restore Spray Lotion, Rs 380

Invisibobble Bands, Rs 350 onwards (for a set of 3)

Lotus Herbals UV Screen Matte Gel, Rs 395

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer, Rs 475

Pantene Pro-V Hair Fall Control Shampoo, Rs 400 (675ml)

Best beauty products under Rs 1,000:

Allow B:Blunt’s dry shampoo to be your one-man rescue team on a bad hair day.

ColorBar 3D Matte Lip Color, Rs 750

Bblunt Back To Life Dry Shampoo, Rs 550

L'Oréal Paris Mat Magique 12H Bright Matte Foundation, Rs 595

Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color, Rs 575

Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid Lipstick, Rs 845

Olay Total Effects 7-in-One Anti-Ageing Day Cream, Rs 799

Maybelline New York Falsies Push-up Drama Mascara, Rs 550

NYX HD Concealer Wand, Rs 525

Best beauty products under Rs 2,000:

Indulgence never felt (or looked) this good.  

Avon Anew Essential Super Serum, Rs 2,000

YBP Make-up Perfecting Sponge, Rs 1,200

Yves Rocher Multi-Protection Fluid SPF 50, Rs 1,325

The Face Shop Cushion Foundation, Rs 1,690

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops, Rs 1,750

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup, Rs 1,125

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum, Rs 1,950

Oriflame Diamond Cellular Multi-Perfection Eye Treatment, Rs 1,599

Pond’s Age Miracle Firm And Lift Serum Massager, Rs 1,299

Panasonic Hair Styler EH-KA22, Rs 1,195