Thursday, October 8, 2015

Festive Makeup Look (Budget Products)

Hi Everyone,

I was feeling a little creative today and wanted to play around with my makeup to create a Festive look for the season. After creating the look, I realized that all the products I used are really affordable brands which are easily available in stores or online. The shades are so versatile that you can continue to use them even after the festive season is over!! I know I do ;-) So I thought of sharing this quick post.

I want to keep this post short & sweet without going into too much detail. Just a simple breakdown on how you can re-create this look :-) so here goes :

Once you have cleansed & moisturized your face, blend a CC Cream to create a clear base. I'm not using the word 'flawless' here since I haven't used a concealer or anything else to cover up my blemishes.I wanted to keep this absolutely simple!! Now, set the base, with some powder. I have oily skin & hence used a mattifying powder. If you have dry skin & wish to skip this step, that's okay too. Use a neutral blush on the apples of your cheek. A neutral shade lets the eyes & lips take centre-stage! I used the following products for this step - 
  • Lakme CC Cream - Rs.250/- 
  • Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder - Rs.250/- (read HERE)
  • Maybelline CheekyGlow in Creamy Cinammon - Rs.275/-

Festive season calls for some Gold on the eyes. Dab on a gold eyeshadow on the moving part of the eyelid & blend some brown into the crease for a smooth transition. Line the upper lashline with a liquid eyeliner to define the eyes. You can further intensify the eyes with Kajal on the lower lashline. I haven't taken the kajal all the way into the inner corner as this tends to make my eyes look smaller. I used the following products for this step - 
  • Revlon Shadowlinks - Copper (golden shade) Rs.175/- 
  • Revlon Shadowlinks - Java (brown shade) Rs.175/-
  • Lotus ColorKick Kajal - Rs.199/- (read HERE)
  • Elle 18 Black Out liner - Rs.85/-
A bold red lip would mostly suit all your outfits :-) Apply some red lipstick to complete this Festive Makeup look. Some other affordable options in Red can be found in the Streetwear Lipstick range; they have at least 5 different, very beautiful hues of Red fav one being the shade 'Very Vampire' (read HERE). If Red isn't for you, then a good idea would be to wear something neutral as this will make the Gold on the eyes stand out. For this look however I have used a red lipstick - 
  • Miss Claire soft matte lip cream in No.10 (Deep Red) - Rs.195/-

Pair this look with some pretty earrings & a bindi for a desi touch! ;-) Hope you try out this Festive Makeup look with some of these readily available & most importantly, budget-friendly products! Save those bucks & spend on your loved ones, this season! Let me know if you liked this concept, I'd love to create more Festive looks with Budget products, for you :-) 

NotePrices mentioned in this post were applicable when I bought these products. They may slightly vary now. Given the online discounts during the festive season, these products will still be very reasonably priced.

Until the next post, Ciao..!!!


  1. Very pretty look. Simple eyes with bold looks. Suits you very well :)

  2. Thanks Sangeeta! so sweet of you :-) Love your reviews on products...short, sweet & so precise!

  3. You look so stunning! I am totally digging this! Those Miss Claire lip creams are so good! I have a few of them and I so enjoy.
    Btw, how are the shadow links? I saw so many negative reviews that I did not want to spend on them.

    1. Thanks Nivedita! :-) I love the Miss Claire lip creams too.. I have got 7 to 8 of them currently & I definitely plan to increase my collection. From the Revlon shadow links, I have Java, Copper & Khaki, which are decently pigmented & okay to use without a primer. The other shades that I have swatched (owned by friends) are quite chalky & lack pigmentation. So those reviews are mostly true...