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Beauty On A Budget

Our top 17 picks for under Rs. 1,200




By Tanya Muzaffar

The markets are a treasure trove of beauty finds that can stretch a buck and perform like a gladiator! We have put together our top beauty picks for the season, with each product sliding beautifully into a wallet-friendly budget.



  • Masarrat Misbah Silk Pressed Powder – Rs. 950
    • Halal luxury, this medium coverage power is designed for desi skin AND is budget friendly!
  • Color Studio Colour Play Active Wear Collection lipstick – Rs. 695
    • Long lasting lipsticks don’t need to break the bank.
  • Rimmel London Scandaleyes Volume Flash Mascara – Rs. 960
    • An all time favourite, this plumps the lashes, giving them a fuller look.
  • Maybelline Colassal Kajal Extra Black – Rs. 350
    • This product is designed specifically for the subcontinent temperatures so that it doesn’t run rivers down your face.
  • Masarrat Misbah Liquid Lipstick – Rs. 1,100
    • Locally available, budget-friendly, matte liquid lipstick! Move aside Kat Von D!



  • Toni & Guy 2” Barrel Brush – Rs. 950
    • Add oomph to your ends by twirling this through them for a smooth fall.
  • The Body Shop Banana Conditioner – Rs. 1,150
    • Recall the tropics and give life to your tresses with this luxurious conditioner.
  • Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Shampoo – Rs. 190
    • This budget shampoo helps in clarifying hair from product buildup!
  • Got2b Guardian Angel Blowout lotion – Rs. 550
    • Love blowdrys? This product will protect your hair from getting fried.



  • Ives Even Bright Body Wash – Rs. 375
    • The citrus blast will wake your body and soul.
  • Vaseline Rich Conditioning Jelly – Rs. 140
    • Applying this onto your feet after a shower is a sure shot way of extending the life of your pedicure.
  • Garnier Oil Free BB Cream – Rs. 599
    • This triple threat product not only hydrates your skin, it also gives it a little coverage AND has SPF!
  • Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula – Rs. 460
    • This product is fantastic for dry, tired skin and as a bonus, you will smell like chocolate!



  • Essence The Gel nail polish – Rs. 295
    • The appearance of gel tips without the damage to nail or wallet.
  • Beauty UK Jungle Fever Nail Wraps – Rs. 450
    • Because nail art should never be out of your reach.
  • Essie Matte About You matte top coat – Rs. 850
    • The best way to revamp an old favourite colour and make it brand new!
  • Maybelline Colour Show glitter nail polish – Rs. 450
    • Glitter is making a comeback and it shouldn’t cost the stars.


Comments 2

  1. Amna

    I like!
    Where do I find Schwarzkopf blowout lotion?

  2. NM

    It’s a great list! But please also mention the stores where this stuff is available (especially the hair products)


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