Looking to glam up your eye shadow game, but don’t want to shell out too much? While brands such as Urban Decay and Tarte Cosmetics sure have set the standards high, our beloved drugstore brands are putting up a tough fight with their tempting prices.

Here are our top five eye shadow picks {all under INR 1,400}, which will not only up your smoky-eye game, but also prove to be guilt-free retail therapy.
#LBBTip: To get that intense smoky-eye look, invest in a good eye shadow primer too, as that helps those colours pop.
Makeup Revolution Salvation & Redemption Palettes

Known for producing affordable dupes of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, Makeup Revolution London has evolved by creating a range of palettes that are not only ultra-glamorous, but also easy on our pockets. While the colour pay-off of these eye shadows may not be as supreme as the higher-end brands, the variety of shades and textures for the price they offer make this product one of our top picks.

Their Bestsellers: Redemption Palettes and Salvation Palettes {Run Boy Run}, which comprise a balance of 18 shades {12 shimmers and 6 mattes}.
Price: INR 1,350


Maybelline Nudes Palette


Looking for a palette that works for Indian weddings as well as night-outs? The Nudes palette is a combination of 12 shades, essentially incorporating neutral mattes with a hint of gold, and of course, a classic black shade to create the perfect dark smoky eye.
Price: INR 899

L’Oreal Paris La Palette Nude
La Palette Nude is a no-fuss eye shadow palette which comprises 10 shades, including one black, some dark browns, and shimmery and matte neutrals. The texture and quality of these shadows is a notch better than the other drugstore palettes out there. Besides, it’s a gorgeous looking product!
Price: INR 1,399

Colorbar All Day Waterproof Eye Shadow Sticks

On the go, and don’t have enough space to carry palettes? Here’s an interesting switch from cumbersome palettes to practical eye shadow sticks. One stick and you can create a long lasting classic smoky eye. The product applies smoothly on the eyes and is fairly pigmented. The range includes seven shades, from royal blues to neutral coppers. Give your brushes and blending a miss, and use your fingers to blend this product to create an easy yet glamorous smoky look.
Price: INR 850 per stick

Revlon Photoready Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash

This unique dual-ended eye shadow stick with a cream shadow on one end and a sparkly pigment on the other is a product worth trying. It comes with a slim brush applicator with which you can apply the sparkle to your lids. If you’re looking for an all-in-one option, this is the product to get your hands on.
Price: INR 750
* This article originally appeared on the It Girl blog.

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