There’s an undeniable charm that Alia Bhatt brings to the screen. Whether she’s portraying a vivacious young girl or gracing the red carpet, her beauty choices always strike the right note.
One of her best-kept secrets, apart from the fact that she wipes her lipstick after putting it on is that she can’t get enough of lip balms. One among them is a luxury pick – The Gucci Beauty Baume à Lèvres Lip Balm in “1 Joslyn Clair”. It is a sheer lip balm that leaves your lips with a natural glow. The balm has a transparent formula that comes in a luxurious turquoise tube, encased in a gorgeous vintage applicator – more for show than anything else.
While the balm may come at a price, it has been lauded on the internet for its satin sheer finish that most lip glosses should have but don’t. The entire collection was inspired by “iconic Hollywood movies and characters from the gilded era”, and aims to be an unconfined and unlimited form of self-expression.
A lot of money to spend on a lip balm, I think. But if you’re looking for that Alia-inspired subtle lip glow without the Gucci price tag, here are five affordable alternatives available in India.
5 Dupes For The Gucci Beauty Baume à Lèvres Lip Balm
The first dupe is something you’ve probably seen on the internet already – the MARS Lip Lollies Lip Balm in Cherry. This balm is the perfect non-tinted, budget-friendly lip balm that also sports a non-sticky formula. It comes in a super cute pink box and a very considerate price drop.
A slightly indulgent preference, the M.A.C Lip Conditioner Hydratant is an emollient-based balm that can be worn under your lipstick to lock in moisture or over, for a seamless sheen. You can also wear it by itself for a subtle glow on the lips.
Third, the LANEIGE Lip Treatment Balm helps your lips sustain their natural colour in addition to looking slightly shiny with a soft finish. The treatment has a delicious pina colada scent and gives your lips a slight plump effect while deeply moisturising. This is one of my favourite products because of its multifunctional and super nourishing properties.
Next up, a budget-friendly brand with products that never miss – the Minimalist 8% L-Ascorbic Acid Lip Treatment Balm. The formula is infused with l- ascorbic acid which is the purest form of vitamin C, and contains vitamin E, making it a great choice for those with pigmented lips.
Last, a household and personal favourite – Vaseline Pure Petroleum. We all know and love it. It keeps the moisture locked in, gives you that coveted glow and you can wear it before or after your lipstick. A great product, easy on the pocket and works for everybody under the sun.
Honestly, you never need an expensive product to complete an expensive look – there are numerous affordable options that deliver similar results. So the next time you’re inspired by Alia’s lip shades, remember that achieving that look doesn’t necessarily require a luxury price tag.
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