Recently I met a reader of my blog who told me that in all of my OOTDs, I use high end products and it would cost a bomb for everyone to replicate. She then asked me to do a makeup for under 2000 INR which when I was planning my next OOTD, I took up as a challenge. After checking my vanity closet and not finding the a combo of products under the given budget, I decided it was time to do some quick shopping. The closest mall was the Forum Vijaya Mall and as soon as I reached, I headed to the makeup section of the Lifestyle Store. After checking out the different brands and products, I finalized my list and bought them. So now let’s see what I did for the makeup.

budget makeup for festivals

budget makeup look

As I was going to be wearing the makeup for my OOTD photoshoot, I wore primer, foundation and concealer but you can generally skip this step if you want. So I got the recently launched Maybelline V Face Blush Contour in the Pink variant. This single product has 3 different powders pressed together in a single pan. You get a glittery highlighter, matte blush and a matte contour shade. To enhance my cheekbones, I picked the contour shade using my NARS Ita Brush and it subtly contours the face. For blush I applied the matte pink blush on the apples of my cheeks. I gave a go with the highlighter but for my skintone it didn’t show up very well.

Budget Festive Makeup under 2000 INR
Budget Festive Makeup under 2000 INR

For eyeshadow, I got the Maybelline Color Sensational Topaz Gold Eye Palette. While there are 3 other variants, I chose this because it has variations of gold and bronze and is perfect for any Indian festivals. I opted to use my Kryolan 14 Brush instead of the foam applicator it came with. For the lid color, I applied the center bronzy gold from the palette and for the outer V applied the matte black. As this is a festival makeup, I topped it off with a glittery top coat for the eyes. I then lined my eyes using the same matte black eyeshadow using an angled liner brush. I also smoked out my lower lash line using the same black. To open up my small eyes, I added a couple of coats of the Maybelline Hypercurl Volum’ Express Mascara which added tons of volume and length to my natural lashes. Since I was going for a fun festive look, I opted for a bright pout so I applied the Maybelline Color Sensational Hollywood Red Lip Liner for that fresh bitten look that stays all day.

Budget Festive Makeup under 2000 INR
Budget Festive Makeup under 2000 INR

List Of Products Used-

Maybelline V Face Blush Contour (Pink Variant) – 550 INR
Maybelline Color Sensational Eye Palette (Topaz Gold Variant) – 575 INR
Maybelline Hypercurl Volum’ Express Mascara – 325 INR
Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Liner in Hollywood Red – 320 INR
Total Cost – 1770 INR

So this is the final look:


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8 Comments on Festive Makeup Look Under Rs. 2000 Challenge

  1. Pranathi
    October 20, 2016 at 6:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my god gorgeoussss.

  2. Aarthi
    October 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Superb ☺

  3. Renji Anooj
    October 21, 2016 at 6:56 am (3 years ago)

    Very pretty….A gorgeous outfit, matching makeup that suits every festival <3 <3 You look stunning as always….I love the color of that saree too


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