Best Drugstore Foundations For Acne Prone Skin In India: Our Top 7!

Did you get up in the morning only to find one of those annoying pimples popped up right in the middle of your cheek? Oily, acne-prone skin can as it is be difficult to deal with but add to that the additional challenge of finding good makeup that doesn’t slide or melt off is another daunting task.

Before you go on looking for high-end foundations to cover up the imperfections on your skin, why not look towards the drugstore? There are a good number of foundations in the drugstore that can any day compete in quality with the high-end ones and are usually available at discounted prices! So today we look into the best foundations for acne prone, oily skin in the drugstore. Here are the 7 top ones to suit different requirements:

Best Drugstore Foundations For Acne Prone Skin In India

  • Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless
  • L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation
  • Chambor Orosa Skin Fusion Foundation
  • Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse 16hr
  • Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Combination / Oily Skin
  • Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation
  • L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique 12H Bright Mat Foundation

best drugstore foundations for acne prone skin

1.Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless

One of the recent launches from Maybelline in India, this foundation promises a light to medium coverage. It blurs away imperfections and has a natural, matte finish. The range has a good selection of 6 shades so most will find a suitable match. Read the complete review here.

Priced at: Rs 525

Related: Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation- Review, Price, Swatches

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Review India
Best Drugstore Foundations For Acne Prone Skin

 

2. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation

Next in line is the popular Infallible foundation from L’oreal. With being one of the best high coverage drugstore foundations, this has quickly become a favourite of many! Not only is its coverage a major USP, a natural matte finish that photographs well and lasts the entire day make this foundation an essential buy for all the oily skinned beauties. The packaging is quite friendly and comes with a pump dispenser. With a coverage that well, you might as well skip the concealer! And if you know you’ll be under harsh temperatures, this is a great option too as it won’t show any signs of melting off. There are a good 11 number of shades available in this one.

Priced at: Rs 1325

Related: 10 Best Face Primers For Oily Skin In India

3. Chambor Orosa Skin Fusion Foundation

If high coverage is not your taste, then try the lightweight Chambor Orosa Skin Fusion Foundation. It has a light to medium coverage which is ideal for everyday wear. The foundation has a natural, skin-like finish that does not look powdery matte. Its rose-gold packaging has a luxurious look to it and comes with a dropper. The dropper is quite handy given the thin texture of this foundation. The formula boasts of all day wear.

Priced at Rs 1495/-

Best Drugstore Foundations For Acne Prone Skin
Best Drugstore Foundations For Oily, Acne Prone Skin

 

4. Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse 16hr

With a cute round packaging, the Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse has a very lightweight texture. The mousse texture provides a very smooth finish to the skin, blurring out major imperfections. The formula gives a nice, light to medium coverage with a natural matte finish. The limited shade selection (only 3) can be a major drawback for some but if you can find a suitable shade, then this is definitely worth checking out!

Priced at Rs 725/-

5. Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Combination / Oily Skin

With a wide range of shade selection, the Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Combination / Oily Skin is a cult favourite of many! The nice, matte formula lasts the entire day without feeling the need to blot every couple of hours. It has a medium coverage and will cover most of the major imperfections. Even without a primer underneath, it is supremely long wearing on oily skin; in some cases lasting even more than 8 hours.

Priced at Rs 995/-

Best Drugstore Foundations For Acne Prone Skin
Best Drugstore Foundations For Acne Prone Skin

 

6. Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation

Belonging to one of the feather-light formulas, the Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation comes in an easy-to-travel tube packaging. The dry mousse texture demands that you precede this foundation with a good moisturiser. As its name suggests, the weightless formula ensures that it feels extremely comfortable throughout the day. It gives a light coverage which is optimum for daily wear. With a natural matte finish, the mousse formula ensures a smoother look and the pores look blurred. There are 4 shades in this range.

Priced at Rs 575/-

7. L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique 12H Bright Mat Foundation

This soft creamy foundation has a matte finish. Even with a good medium coverage, this doesn’t feel heavy or cakey. The formula is non-comedogenic so is apt for those with acne-prone skin. You only need a small amount of this product for the entire face. It has a good staying power, on an average 5-6 hours, along with a weightless feel. The finish looks quite natural. There are 5 shades in this range divided into G, which presumably stands for Golden a.k.a Warm undertones and N standing for Neutral undertones.

Priced at Rs 595/-

Best Drugstore Foundations For Acne Prone Skin
Best Drugstore Foundations For Acne Prone Skin

 

Do you have a favourite foundation for your oily, acne-prone skin? Do share with us in the comments.

Guest post by Namrita S.

4 Comments on Best Drugstore Foundations For Acne Prone, Oily Skin In India: Our Top 7!

  1. Shilpa Shetty
    January 18, 2017 at 11:55 am (3 months ago)

    I have super oily skin, but I have never tried any of these foundations,.. I love Nyx Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation.. Its hard to get my exact shade, as most of the time its OOS in Sephora and other online stores:( Thank you for this post,.. I will check these for sure,..

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  2. Sukanya Sen
    January 18, 2017 at 1:43 pm (3 months ago)

    I use thr Loreal Infallible and I Love it. Don’t intend to try anything else any soon!! nice post 🙂

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  3. Ritam
    January 19, 2017 at 2:23 pm (3 months ago)

    Both the Lakme one’s don’t suit my skin that well..I am eyeing on the loreal one..heard a lot about it…Nice compilation.. 🙂 🙂

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  4. Amrutaa
    January 28, 2017 at 7:21 pm (3 months ago)

    Read a lot about the infallible one would love to try… Not a big fan of Lakme… My fav has to be mac studio fix

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