Oily skin is a huge hassle, and I understand that it can be difficult to find the right makeup product. Everything wears off in a few hours, and your face starts to shine as if you took an oil bath. The challenge is that you do find the right product, but they’re all probably high-end and quite heavy on the pocket. So, In this blog based on my research and experience I have listed 10 drugstore foundations that are suitable for Indian skin tone especially if you have a combination/oily skin tone.
1. Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Combination/Oily Skin
Price – Approx ₹ 1,430
Reviewers have a lot to say about this one. They rave that it glides on smoothly onto the skin and provides high coverage. It also withstands oil and greasiness, and stays on the skin throughout the day without settling into fine lines. You should definitely check this one out! It has smooth application and give you a complete matte finish. It doesn’t cause breakouts at least on my skin and feels non-greasy. It does hides pores and looks fab even when used for heavy coverage.
Overall : Try out this if you are looking for a full coverage matte finish foundation
2. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation
Price – Approx ₹ 1,166
This is a high coverage foundation and can cover all scars and blemishes, leaving your skin looking flawless and refreshed. The foundation is lightweight, and contains micro-powders that absorb any excess oil for a matte and pore-less looking finish. It is dermatologist and allergy tested and doesn’t clog pores. This foundation also controls the excess oil to come on the surface of your skin.
Overall : If you are looking for a full coverage demi-matte finish than you should go for it. The only issue I have seen with this product is with the texture of this foundation. If you do not blend it well it looks cakey. I will recommend using a beauty bleander for that flawless effect.
3. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation
Price – Approx ₹ 1,520
This foundation gives you a matte finish and can keep you away from looking a grease ball for up to 24 hours. It has a medium coverage and is perfect for everyday use. Girls living at humid environment will find this foundation ideal for their skin. The product itself is lightweight and creamy. It glides onto the face smoothly, creating a flawless base, and hides any imperfections. Even though it has medium coverage but you can definitely build to get the full coverage.
Overall: If you are looking for a full medium coverage foundation than this is a ideal foundation for oily skin but for dry skin it was too drying so I’ll not recommend.
4. CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation
Price – Approx ₹ 1,174
This product acts as a primer, foundation, and concealer, which is why it is called a 3-In-1 Foundation. You can use it either with a makeup sponge or clean fingertips to work the product into your skin. A lot of people have said that they do not have breakouts while wearing this foundation and it does provides full coverage without making your skin feel oily, greasy or heavy which is really great. However, I quickly noticed one thing that it oxidizes quickly so make sure you do a patch test before buying it. Also, I didn’t found it comfortable on dry skin so if you have dry skin than think twice before buying it.
Overall: If you have Oily skin and you are looking for a medium coverage foundation than go for it.
5. Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation
Price – Approx ₹ 595
The texture of this foundation is light and it spreads and blends quite easily but it doesn’t have the slippery smoothness of the Mattreal Mousse from the same range. It has a very hygienic packaging which is really good and it blends quite easily and doesn’t get patchy or uneven. This foundation also gives you a smoother looking skin and holds up well pretty well under heat & humidity.
Overall: If you are looking for a light to medium coverage foundation than go for it. It’s a good foundation but the color selection is a big bummer and I wish we could get more deeper shades in this foundation.
6. Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation
Price – Approx ₹ 1,347
Rimmel have an entire range of products just to suit those who have oily skin which is really great. This foundation is really light weight and has an airy mousse texture that will keep your skin from feeling oily or greasy through out the day. It blends well and minimizes pores to give your skin a natural finish. It does stays matte for hours and is one of the better performing foundation from the market. The texture of the foundation is supper smooth.
Overall: If you have oily skin and looking for a medium to light coverage than go for it.
7. Maybelline Fit Me! Shine Free+Balance Stick
This is another notable product from Maybelline, the Shine Free+Balance Stick also happens to be a part of their Fit Me! range. It comes in the form of a stick, which means you can carry this around wherever you go. This foundation is best for those having dry skin or who like dewy finish in their foundation but you would need to apply a good primer before using this foundation. It’s a little tricky to work with this foundation so you can use a damp sponge for best results.
Overall: If you have a very dry skin and/or if you are looking for that dewy finish than go for it.
8. Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation
Price – Approx ₹ 575
The all new Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation certainly lives up to its name. Lightweight by nature and it effortlessly blends into the skin and achieves the perfect coverage for a flawless yet natural, everyday look. It has a very good moisturizing qualities but at the same time also gives you a matte finish that lasts all day long and is ideal for all skin types.
Overall: If you are looking for a light coverage foundation that is easy to blend than I would strongly recommend to go for it. It’s a perfect every day foundation which makes it ideal for travel as well.
9. Coloressence Aqua Makeup Base Foundation
Price – Approx ₹150
This Foundation is very easily available everywhere in India and is affordable. The texture of the foundation is very creamy and soft and it gives a dewy finish. It gives sheer coverage and tends to fade quickly so you need to use a good primer underneath. I found that this foundation works better on dry skin girls and is perfect for everyday use where u just need a sheer coverage with that dewy look.
Overall: If you are looking for light coverage and a really economical foundation than do give it a try. It’s a perfect every day foundation which makes it ideal for travel.
10. Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse
Price – Approx ₹ 625
This foundation from Maybelline contains ultra-mattifying powders and oxygen that are whipped to help you achieve an airbrush finish. This product gives you medium coverage, but can be built up to provide a high coverage. It perfectly minimizes pores and give that nice matte finish. It does’t feel heavy on the skin and is very pigmented so makes it really tempting to try.
Overall: If you are a fan of mousse textured foundation than this would not disappoint you.
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