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 12 Best Drugstore Foundations Under 1500/- In India | For All Skin Type | Review

MAKEUP is in itself is a big statement of different fashion, style & era etc. It not only transform a person but also enhance the natural features by hiding all of the imperfections on the skin & make his /her feel confident about themselves, but most of us make mistakes while choosing the best foundations that too are available in the  Indian market for all skin types but we often like to stay put with our pocket and have the best so, here are some Best Drugstore Foundations In India For All Skin Type  

different shades of foundations



1. Maybelline new york fit me matt + poreless foundation

2.  Revlon colorstay makeup for combination/oily skin

3. Loreal Paris true match super blendable foundation

4. Pac HD liquid foundation

5. Milani conceal + perfect 2 in 1 foundation + concealer

6. Loreal Paris infallible pro matte foundation

7. NYX professional makeup total control drop foundation

8. NYKAA skingenius sculpting and hydrating foundation

9. Loreal Paris infallible 24 hours foundation

10. LA girl pro coverage illuminating liquid foundation

11. Wet and Wild photo focus foundation

12. Makeup revolution fast base stick foundation

1. Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation


SHADES  -15 maybelline fit me poreless foundations

Affordable in the range and choice of many beauty bloggers and influencers. You will surely need a heavy moisturizer  (especially if you are from a dry skin type) before applying the foundation as its a matte formula and little drying on the skin depend on the skin type you have !!!! formula wise its a lightweight foundation which glides on your skin  very easily without a much of a hustle,  best suited for the skin like  normal to oily skin/combination skin type and gives you a medium to buildable coverage where it can easily hide any kind of discoloration over your skin, blemishes, scars  also  is very longlasting foundation  and it contains micro-powders that absorb any excess oil on your skin giving it  matte and poreless-looking finish while it doesn’t clog pores and is an oil-free formula, dermatologist and allergy tested also a non comedogenic foundation .  


  •  Affordable price point.
  • Dermatologist and allergy tested.
  • Does not clog pores and Oil-free.
  •  Best for normal to oily skin/combination.
  •  Natural to incredible coverage (hide blemishes, discolorations & scars).
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Choice and recommended by many beauty influencers.


  • Glass bottle.
  • No pump applicator.

2. Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Combination / Oily Skin



Revlon ColorStay Matte Drugstore Foundation Oily Skin

Most of us have a combination skin type which neither very oily nor too dry somewhere in between and this particular foundation is absolutely perfect and is the best choice for those who have a mixture of these two skin types.  It’s a lightweight foundation which glides like a butter having a standard coverage which can be buildable with a pump applicator so that you can squirt as much as a product you need, which is equally very hygienic.  it stays on the skin throughout the day without settling into fine lines or your pores by giving you a natural finish on your skin without getting cakey or drying hence doesn’t clog your pores and is an oil-free foundation, stays on for very long also photograph really well.


  • Natural and Fresh finish.
  •  Standard coverage.
  • Does not clog pores and oil -free.
  • Photograph really well.
  • Long lasting.
  • Pump applicator.
  • Doesn’t get cakey.


  • Very few shades.

3. L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation


SHADES -14  

Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation

 Fine and creamy texture as it is a super blendable foundation which will truly match the skin and give you a very natural and seamless looking skin, very very lightweight foundation glides flawlessly it comes with a pump applicator and again is a glass bottle , which has opti – blend complex that keeps your skin fresh and as natural as possible with  microfine pearls particles hence is super blendable foundation  . this foundation has lots of goodness of glycerin, vitamin B & E that builds a thin layer of protection and nourishment into the skin. hence it doesn’t feel oily and is a non-comedogenic foundation. if you are looking for the next skin this is going to be your best friend but beware of the fact that this foundation oxidizes slightly so if you are buying your shade always purchase one shade lighter so it can be converted into your perfect shade


  • Comes with Opti-Blend Complex that keeps skin fresh, natural and flawless.
  • Lightweight foundation.
  • Pump applicator.
  • Best for dry skin type and combination.
  • The Microfine pearl particles give an instant correct combination on the skin.
  • Contains Glycerin, Vitamin B & E that nourishes and protects the skin.
  • Medium coverage.
  • Oil-free and non-comedogenic.


  • Oxidize a little.

4. PAC HD Liquid Foundation


 SHADE – 20   

pac professional foundationNow in Indian market PAC COSMETICS is rapidly growing its range of trendy makeup products, tools, brushes, and accessories with an aim at bringing the highest quality, innovative cosmetic products to all makeup lovers and professional makeup artists also PAC cosmetics is getting a lot of appreciation for their makeup products , this HD technology foundation is very  super lightweight, feel just like a second skin but flawless and natural which blurs out all the imperfection on the skin and  if you are looking for a dewy foundation which gives you fresh and natural finish then this foundation is going to be your go-to foundation . Glass body  feels heavy and on the top is a pump applicator which will help you to dispense out as much as product you need .coverage can be buildable in this foundation without feeling heavy on the skin, recommended and loved by various beauty bloggers and influencers and the best part of this foundation is that it is not infused with lots of chemicals in it because it doesn’t contain any parabens or sulfates and is cruelty free . Tested by the dermatologist and also stays on your skin for very long without getting patchy or cakey.


  • Available in various shades that suit all skin types.
  • HD technology & Blurs the imperfection.
  • Pump applicator.
  •  Lasts all day long.
  • Lightweight.
  • Coverage buildable without feeling heavy on your skin.
  • Feels like next skin but magic skin.
  • Recommended and loved by various beauty influencers.
  • Dermatologist tested.
  • Non-Acnegenic.
  • Cruelty-Free.
  • Contains no Parabens or Sulfates.
  • oil-free formula.


  •  Not a full coverage foundation(slightly will hide your pimples and boils but still peak through).

5. Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-In-1 Foundation + Concealer


SHADES – 14 

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-In-1 Foundation + ConcealerMilani conceal + perfect 2 in 1 foundation+ concealer not only a mouth full name but also gives you full- coverage by providing you with two things in one miracle bottle i.e foundation + concealer which is compared /dupe of various high-end foundations that hides and minimize the appearance of imperfection on the skin like any kind of discoloration, scars , pimples or redness. It’s a creamy formula which is easily blendable into the skin and is water resistance formula foundation hence, provides you full coverage but at the same time gives your skin a natural and fresh look because of it’s a non-drying + oil-free formula with no fragrance. the bottle provides you to dispense the right amount of fluid as it has a pump applicator on the top and gives you a feel of high-end foundation. 

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  • Full coverage.
  • Water-resistant foundation.
  • Pump dispenses.
  • Cruelty-free.
  • Minimize the appearance of redness or blemishes and uneven tones.
  • Dupe of various high-end foundations.
  • Recommended with various beauty influencer.


  • Few shades range.
  • Only available on sites.

 6. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

MRP: 999


 L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation


Amazing foundation with a thick consistency  and is compared to the various high-end foundation in terms of stay power, color  and range, it is a  plastic squeeze tube with the nozzle on the front of the bottle, travel-friendly can easily be thrown into the bag without any worry of getting broke as it is a plastic tube, its claims it to stay for 24 hours on that point I would like to say yes… it is a very long wear foundation but sometimes it depends on the skin type and weather you are in . It blends easily even been a thick consistency of the foundation and is not drying on the skin and I haven’t even seen any flashback with this foundation. best for those who have normal to oily skin type.


  • Thick but still is a blendable foundation.
  • Best for combination skin (normal to oily skin).
  • Coverage can be buildable.
  • Matte foundation but still not drying.
  • Plastic tube with a nozzle on the top.
  • Travel-friendly.
  • Very long wearing.
  • No flashback.


  • Being matte foundation can dry a little bit(depending on the skin type).
  • Can’t control the product due to the nozzle on the tube.

7. NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation



NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation

NYX is a US Based makeup brand the first thing pops up in my mind of NYX cosmetics is Kaushal beauty (beauty influencer) she swears by various NYX products. Coming back to this particular foundation it comes in a glass bottle and a dropper on the top for which you have to pump a little to dispense out the product from the bottle of the foundation. it says its a total control drop and it exactly does as it says because you can control how much you need it for the application on your face and  on the back of the packaging you will see it says that if you use 2 drops  of the foundation it will give you sheer coverage ,3 drops will give you medium coverage and if you use more than 4 or 4 you will get full coverage without getting cakey on the face also this foundation doesn’t oxide on your face  . It is very watery and thin foundation which has a velvet matte finish so if you once apply on your face beware it can surely spill on your clothes and the best part of this foundation is that it doesn’t transfer on your phones because I often get angry and embarrassed by the transferred foundation.


  • Medium to buildable coverage.
  • Doesn’t cake up.
  • No oxidization.
  • Various shade range.
  • Velvet matte finish.
  • Best for oily skin type.
  • No transfer no phone.
  • A new concept of dropper on the top for dispensing out the foundation.


  • Can spill on your clothes while dropping on your face due to watery in consistency.
  • A little bit pricey

8. Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation



Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation

NYKAA COSMETICS has become a brand in itself, every few weeks new products are launching and some products have my heart and this nykaa foundation has also been my favorite. firstly because its affordable in the range secondly you don’t need to worry about your perfect shade because this foundation has come up with a very clever technology of color adapting, once you apply the foundation it will adapt to your skin color giving you your perfect shade.  how cool is that !!!!! and it has a weightless texture with Polylift technology and Hyaluronic Acid in it which is really healthy for skin its free from any Fragrance, Paraben and mineral oils. this foundation gives you a glowy dewy skin that provides you semi-matte finish on your skin and just looks like other skin but a better version. coverage of this foundation is medium to buildable and blend up into your skin like a magic. it is a lightweight foundation and will stay on your skin for 4 – 5 hours. Doesn’t even transfer on the phone which is a plus plus!!! and can be used daily as it is a healthy formulation.


  • Affordable.
  • A clever technology of color adapting to your skin color.
  • Medium to buildable coverage.
  • Best for daily use.
  • Enriched with hyaluronic acid.
  • Free of fragrance, paraben and mineral oils.
  • Weightless foundation.
  • Doesn’t transfer on phone or anything.
  • Travel- friendly (plastic tube).


  • Nozzle tubes have a high risk of spilling.

9. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation



Loreal Infallible 24 Hour Stay Fresh Foundation

This was a very hyped foundation  at the time it was launched in India, made various claims that an ideal foundation can make, like  high coverage foundation that stays for about 24hours so let’s talk all about this beautiful, coloured  and hyped foundation .the body of this foundation is of a glass  bottle with plastic cup and a plastic pump applicator  on the top . Pump to any foundation can be  more hygienic  and can be utilized more effectively also  is super lightweight foundation with not too running or thick consistency , blends into the skin very  easily but it’s little drying on the skin so once you made dots on your face start blending the foundation fast and  still doesn’t get streaky or cakey on the skin and  it oxidises(will change its color and will make you slightly dark) .so if you are choosing any foundation, try to go for one shade lighter as it oxidizes. coverage wise this foundation can be medium to buildable at the same time it looks amazing in photographs, surely it stays for a very long as it gives you matte finish and claim of very long wear foundation that also depends on the skin type you have and also the weather you are in !!!


  • Medium to buildable coverage.
  • Hygienic as it has a pump applicator.
  • Lightweight.
  • Very long wear.
  • Doesn’t get cakey or drying on the skin.
  • Matte formula.
  • Photographs really well.


  • Oxidize on the skin so always buy one shade lighter.
  • A matte foundation that requires heavy moisturizer if you have dry skin.

10. L.A Girl Pro Coverage Illuminating Liquid Foundation

MRP: 1150



 L.A Girl Pro Coverage Illuminating Liquid Foundation

L.A. Girl Cosmetics is a  US-based brand. This foundation is lightweight hence giving you a smooth,  natural looking base for your youthful skin . its a long-wear illuminating liquid foundation which is comfortable for day to day wear.  easily blendable into the skin by giving you an illuminating glow keeping it fresh and light. coverage wise it is medium to buildable coverage .paraben free formula with edit antioxidants helps to hydrate the skin appearance better. if you love clicking pictures it looks lovely in flash photography no flashbacks on that point .holds for more than 8 to 9 hours also depending onto the skin type you have and weather you are dealing with, get little cakey after some hours but that can be fixed by applying setting spray after your full face glam. if you always make mistakes while choosing your right foundation shades then in this shade range, you will also get to see a white color foundation that can be mixed with any lighter or darker foundation to build your own customized shade.


  • Provides a smooth and natural base.
  • Comfortable for day to day wear.
  • Lightweight formula.
  • Paraben free.
  • Comes with a white foundation mixer to adjust and customize the color.
  • Not completely flat has a hint of glow to give to your skin.
  • Medium to buildable coverage.


  • Get cakey after some hours but can be fixed with makeup setting spray.
  • Not a full coverage foundation.

11.Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation



Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation

WET AND WILD COSMETICS  Wet n Wild is a Los Angeles based brand and is a very old brand in terms of the cosmetics legacy which provides you affordable cosmetics that are often compared to various high-end brands .foundation comes in a glass bottle and a spatula on the top to dispense out the product from the bottle itself with a very smooth formula that blends into the skin very easily by giving the skin matte finish and kind of blurring effect which hides your pores keeping it flawless and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin as such .it stays for a very long hour about 7 to 8 hours straight without bugging and cakey hence it photographs really well . it is also made up of lots of goodness in it like Peta-certified, cruelty-free brand which is also a plus to the foundation and 100% vegan brand.


  • Affordable in range.
  • Very blendable.
  • Matte and blur effect on the skin.
  • Doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.
  • Hides up the pores.
  • Doesn’t get cakey.
  • Long-wearing 7 to 8 hours.
  • PETA certified, cruelty-free and 100% vegan.
  • Photographs really well.


  • The pump would be a much better choice.

12. Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation



MAKEUP REVOLUTION STICK FOUNDATION  is a full coverage foundation by Hiding blemishes, acne scars and evens out skin tone also a very easy way of application that melts into your skin flawlessly without getting any patches on the skin  and provides you a fresh and dewy look it can be also be utilized in darker or lighter shade for contouring(cutting) and highlighting purpose. its available in various different shades considering different skin tones in mind that too which is cruelty and vegan. coverage can be buildable compact and sturdy can easily fit into the bag without taking a lot of space as it a plastic tube no risk of spilling like glass bottle has.


  • Compact and sturdy.
  • Travel-friendly.
  • Can be utilized as a highlighter or contouring shade.
  • Easy to blend.
  • High coverage.
  • Fresh and dewy look on the skin.
  • Available in various different shade considering different skin tones.
  • Vegan and cruelty-free.
  • Plastic tube.


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