Top 50 Under 500: Best Makeup and Beauty Products Under INR 500

Budget beauty products, they have their own charm. No matter how much we splurge on high-end products, the happiness of finding an awesome budget makeup or beauty product is unparalleled. 

When I started buying makeup on my own, I went for more affordable brands, two reasons for that..first, I could afford only the affordable ones with my pocket money; second, I was not sure of buying the costlier ones lest they don't suit me.
This post is making me very nostalgic. It is reminding me of the days when I started my venture with makeup and beauty products; the time when I used to drool ( I still drool though) over those Rs.20 eye shadow kit from some Chinese brands, what colors and what pigmentation they had. Anyway, in these years I have realized one thing, you don't really have to spend big to get results. There are affordable budget beauty and skincare products that work wonders and are easily available.
So do you love beauty but also don't want to spend a lot of money? Then these affordable beauty products will be perfect for you! Check out my favorite 50 makeup and beauty products under 500.

NIVEA After-Shave balm as Primer:-
Price: INR 180 for 100 ml
No, no. Don’t think that I have lost my mind. This inexpensive after shave lotion is actually dubbed 'the world's best' primer for foundation by famous beauty gurus. And trust me, it works really well. So don’t worry about spending a bomb on primers and get this.

Faces Go Chic Foundation:-
Price: INR 339
I love this affordable foundation. Beautiful texture, blendable and settles into a luminous, dewy finish.

Lakme Perfecting Liquid Foundation
INR 115
I guess we all started our journey with foundations with this one. It is a decent one, but keep your shade in mind. It can go totally grey or white

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder:-
INR 230
One of my favorite pressed powders. It keeps skin up to 5 hours shine free. Helps minimize the appearance of pores. Dermatologically tested.

Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact
INR 300
Another favorite. It is lightweight, gives totally matte finish and keeps skin shine free for hours.

Lakme Radiance Compact Powder
INR 110
The first compact powder I ever used. Dirt cheap, pretty good quality and does it’s job perfectly. What else do you need?

Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer:
INR 325
Comes in a lipstick like bullet packaging, this provides ease of use and is spot-on when it comes to hiding those flaws.

Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer
INR 375
A medium coverage concealer which can be built up. It hards spots and dark circles pretty effectively, keeps you looking fresh and its ultra light formula allows your skin to breathe naturally.

L.A Girl HD Pro Concealer:-
INR 425
Though this product can only be purchased online, but this is a very raved and universally accepted and loved concealer. Correct, conceal, brighten or contour; the range has everything for you.

Price: INR 475
Great texture, easy to blend, brightens and conceals, sets into a very natural dewy finish.

Miss Claire Blushers:-
INR 140
These are great options for someone looking to ease themselves into the world of blushers. From pinks, peaches, brown to even red, plumy pinks and mauves, the brand has got a vast range of colors from which you can pick your favorites. So if you see these at a store, don’t think twice before buying. Go through reviews and swatches HERE

Maybelline Cheeky Glow/ COLOR SHOW BLUSH:-
Price: INR 299
Chic and cute, this ultra smooth blush can be easily blended for a natural hue. Launched as Cheeky Glow, now they are part of Color Show blush range.

Sivanna Shimmer Bricks:-
Price:- INR 250-350
Shimmer Brick comes in a range of color combinations including pinks, rose, coral, champagne, golden, copper and bronze bases. Imparting a soft glow, shimmer bricks are ideal for creating glowing from within cheeks and also for accentuating your eyes. This is probably the most gorgeous illuminating product I have used.
Go through the swatches and review of all of them HERE 

Sivanna Bronzer (trio):-Price: INR 300
Available in 4 shades, this is one of the best bronzer/contouring product available in india under 500.
PAC Eyeshadow Monos:-
Price:- INR 300
Easy to blend which also are pure pigmented with a full color payoff available in variety of shades.

Miss Claire single eye shadows:-
INR 110-180
Available in a wide variety of shades, most of them have beautiful texture and brilliant color pay off and staying power. These are great options for someone looking to ease themselves into the world of eye shadows. At such price tags, they are total steal.
Checkout swatches and review HERE

Sivanna Eye Shadow palettes:-
INR 300-450
Amazing colors, great quality and super affordable price tag. What else do you need?

Colorbar Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Black
INR 350
I think every girl should have at least one liquid liner in their kitty. This is the best matte liquid liner I have ever used. Its jet black, its matte, its waterproof, stays long, no smudge, no cracks. I highly recommend this to everyone.
Read Review HERE

Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Eyeliner:-
Price: INR 255
Intense black color with high shine finish. So if you want your eyeliner to have a glossy feel to it, then go for this one.

Miss Claire Pearl Liner:-
INR 140-200
Time to feast your eyes on these 16 of the prettiest colored eyeliners under the rainbow. From bright and bold to soft and understated, there’s a shade to satisfy all of your color needs.
Go through the review and swatches HERE

Maybelline Studio Gel Liner:-
INR 450
One of the best gel liners available in India. This waterproof eyeliner has a long-lasting gel formula that helps you achieve dramatic eye looks.

FACES Long Wear Eye Pencil:-
INR 350 INR.
Are you worried of your eye pencil smudging? Get this one. Available in varied range of colors, smooth, wonderfully pigmented, smudge-proof and stays super long.

Magneteyes Kajal:-
INR 175
Jet black, smooth gorgeously pigmented and long staying kajal.

Maybelline Colossal Kajal:-
INR 180
An universally favorite kajal, this product came as a revolutionary product in the world of Kajals.

LAKME Eyeconic Kajal Black:-
INR 150
Another decent kajal for everyday use.

LAKME Eyeconic Colored Kajals:-
Price: INR 275
If you are looking for colored kajal pencils, this range is superb. Available in 7 beautiful shades, the colored ones give better results than their black one. I love NYX colored pencils too. Just they are priced a little higher, INR 450.

Maybelline The Colossal Liner:-
INR 425
Pen liners are super easy to use and give a very controlled and precise application. This one is a gorgeous black with amazing pigmentation and staying power.

Oriflame Nude Kohl Pencil:-
Price: INR 198
Instead of applying white on my rims, I always prefer applying a nude colored liner. This one is the best at this price.

Fashion Brow Cream Pencil:-
INR 175.00
Key to perfect and groomed brows.

Maybelline Volume Express The Hypercurl Mascara:-
INR 300
A great day time mascara when you don’t want too much going on but would want some definition to your eyelashes.

Rimmel Extra Super Lash Building Mascara:-
Price:- INR 275
Lift and add volume to your lashes in seconds, this is one of my favourite drugstore mascaras.

PAC Eyelashes:-
Price: INR 165 onwards.
They are the best budget false eye lashes I have used. Fabulous and light weighed.

Ardell False Eyelashes:-
Price: INR 240 onwards
Ardell has some great options if you’re looking for quality false lashes at affordable price, Naomi being my favourite.

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Gradation
INR 500.
Though not under INR 500, but it is worth every penny. Moreover, you can get it for 400 something when purchased online. If you want a great matte lip color that comes at a good drugstore price and doesn’t make your lips feel like deserts then this range is for you.
Go through the swatches and reviews HERE 
Lakmé 9to5 Matte Lipcolor:-
Price: INR 405.
Another favorite range of lipsticks under 500. Amazing colors, combines amazing comfort with staying power that keeps the color intact for hours. There are other two range, 9to5 Primer + Matte Lipstick and 9to5 Crease-less Lip Color which are good too.

Maybelline Colorshow Lipstick range:-
INR 250 onwards.
Another good range of lipsticks if you are on budget.

Miss Claire Lip Creams:-
INR 140-200
Lovely shades, beautiful texture, incredibly pigmented and stays long, And the best part is, it is so cheap. These have taken my love for lip creams to a whole new level. I am so happy with these. I just can’t stop admiring them. Read reviews HERE
INCOLOR Matte Me Lip Creams:-
Price:- INR 140-200
Lip creams are in vogue and at this price, these lip creams are totally worth every penny. Only turnoff is, some of them feel so matte, like deserts.
You can go through the swatches HERE

You can see my favorites HERE
Miss Claire Lip Pencils:-
Priced at INR 40-50, these are total steal.
Click HERE  to know where to buy Miss Claire products

Nykaa Matte Nail Enamel:-
INR 199
There was a dearth of matte nail polishes in India, until Nykaa came to our rescue. From sultry to classic shades, from nudes to summery fun colors, the range of colors is really vast.

Maybelline ColorShow Nail Polish range:-
INR 75 onwards
Colorshow, Colorshow Bright Sparks, Colorshow Glitters, Colorshow Graffiti, Color Show Big Apple, Colorshow Gold Digger… So for a hint of shine and oodles of style, the options are many.

Colorbar Smudge Brush:-
INR 250
I love smudging kohl for a smoky effect and this is my love of life. This is a small brush for smudging kohl, patting color onto lower lash line and highlighting inner corner of eyes.

NIVEA Whitening Roll-on:-
INR 180
I cannot imagine my life without this. It keeps me feeling fresh for the entire day. My underarms feel so smoother and fairer

Bio Oil:-
INR 400.
My night skin care regime is incomplete without this. Have been using this product since last 3 years and I am hooked.  It moisturizes and also helps in making skin even toned.

KAMA Ayurveda Rose Water:-
INR 250 for 50ml
I don’t really believed in over the counter rose waters, as other than the fragrance, they did nothing to my skin. But this product changed my view. This cooling water refreshes, revives, hydrates and tones my skin. The luxuriant scent of pure roses lingers for hours. I love this.

Nature’s Essence Under Eye Cream:-
INR 85
So cheap, yet so effective. This worked wonders on me.

Aroma Magic Anti Pigmentation Glossy Pack:-
INR 375 for 100gms
Another miracle product that worked really well on me. It has removed my tan and lightened spots to a great extend. Moreover, it is 100% free of parabens, harsh chemicals, alcohol, artificial fragrance and color.

VLCC Skin Defense Indian Berberry Face Scrub
INR 220
It does its job pretty effectively. Rejuvenated, refreshed and moisturized skin within a few minutes is what I look out for and this definitely does that. I would recommend this to everyone who is struggling with blackheads and rough skin.
Read the review HERE

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Intensive Sunblock Spray Uva Index 16 - Spf 50:-
INR 395
This is my sweetheart, my go to sunscreen lotion. This works well for my normal skin and will work for dry skin as well. But if you have oily skin, you can give their 3 in 1 matte look daily block. That one is good too.

BBlunt Back to Life Dry Shampoo for Instant Freshness
INR 470 for 125ml
It instantly gives freshness and needed volume to day 3 greasy hair. Good if you are in hurry and don’t have time to wash your hair. You can buy the 30ml bottle for trial purpose. It retails for Rs. 250.

So these were my cheapest beauty buys around that really worked; these are my favorites. Let me know your favorites as well.


  1. wow....awesome post dear....ALl these picks are totally cool..I have tried most of these and I love them

  2. These all look like fantastic products to try :) Shell Maria

  3. This is such a great compilation with so nice products. I have tried a few and will refer this for more under 500 options in future :)

  4. Lovely post. I love Bio Oil so much xx
    Ash |

  5. Great post! I have to use the Pro Concealer as many have been using it and loving it!

    Ankita | | Fashion & Beauty

  6. It's really helpful.. awesome one... Thanks dear :)


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