Favourite budget foundations


From Left to right :  Wake me up foundation - Rimmel London  Dream liquid mousse- Maybelline New York Colorstay foundation- Revlon Magic nude liquid powder- Loreal Paris
From Left to right :
Wake me up foundation – Rimmel London
Dream liquid mousse- Maybelline New York
Colorstay foundation- Revlon
Magic nude liquid powder- Loreal Paris


I really like this foundation by Rimmel London. I’m in the colour ‘400- Natural Beige’. You need the tiniest amount for the entire face. It contains tiny specs of shimmer in them which provide a lovely radiant glow when the product is nicely buffed into the skin. I personally prefer wearing this foundation for a night out because I don’t like wearing products on my face with shimmer in them during the day time. This foundation in particular looks gorgeous in dim light/yellow light.It claims that it provides an anti-fatigue effect and I couldn’t agree with it more. It really does uplift the skin and makes it appear more radiant, glossy, plump, dewy and more hydrated. Use either your clean fingers to apply the product or a buffing brush. Unfortunately this brand is yet not available in India but you can easily get your hands on this online on amazon.com or on feelunique.com

Pros : 

Within the price range of Rs. 800 – Rs. 1000.

Provides sun protection as it has SPF 15.

Gives medium to buildable coverage.

Gives a lovely dewy effect to the skin.

Comes with a pump, completely non messy.


Has a tendency to stick to dry patches and can sometimes make the skin appear blotchy.

Doesn’t work for blemish prone skin.


This is a brilliant foundation in this price bracket. I’m in the colour ‘Pure Beige, Medium 2’. If you are new to the world of make up and are just starting to wear foundations, then this will be a great buy for you. It gives a satin matte finish, which basically means that it appears very natural and skin like.  The key point to keep in mind while wearing this foundation is – the more you buff it into the skin the better it looks. The mousse-y texture applies beautifully with fingers. Just warm up the product first by rubbing it between your fingers and then apply onto your face. Two drops of this good stuff is more than enough for your entire face and neck. Maybelline being one of the most popular drugstore/ departmental store make up brands this product is widely distributed and available at all their counters.


Within the price range of Rs. 550- Rs. 650

Excellent for all skin types but especially for combination to oily skin.

A little goes a long way.

Provides a very natural and yet air brushed finish to the skin.

Medium to full coverage.

Blends very easily into the skin.

The pump comes with a lock mechanism which makes it leakage proof. Just twist the pump to the left to lock it.


Doesn’t have an SPF. Make sure you wear a moisturizer underneath it with an SPF.


This foundation is my latest purchase, I have worn it just about 3-4 times and what do I say, I’m already in freaking love with this little guy. It’s hands down the best foundation for the summer time.  Why did I not buy this earlier?? It comes in two formulations – normal to dry skin and combination to oily skin. I obviously picked up the combination to oily skin formulation. It’s basically a water based and completely matte finish foundation. I get very shiny on my T zone area during the summer months and whenever I wear any foundation/bb cream etc. on my skin, pretty much all of them enhance the shine and oiliness, but fortunately not this guy. It claims that it lasts for 24 hours on the skin. I don’t know about this though, I mean come on! who wears foundation for 24 hours on their face but still i would definitely agree that it’s pretty long wearing and absorbs really well into the skin and stays put. This product is easily available across all Revlon counters.


Within the price rand of Rs. 800 – Rs. 900.

Gives sun protection. Contains SPF 15.

Sheer to medium coverage but it is buildable.

Quick absorbing and long wearing.

Excellent for blemished skin, as it’s completely matte and non greasy.

Brilliant for long- hot- humid days.


Has to be quickly worked into the skin, otherwise can cling to the skin and appear patchy. Work it into one part of the face really nicely before moving to the other parts of the face.


This foundation has the most unique formula. So basically it’s a super liquid-y product but the moment you apply it to your face and start to blend it, it almost instantly turns into a powder finish- like a vanishing effect. It’s really interesting. I’m in the colour ‘328 Sun Beige’. I love wearing this foundation when I want my skin to look like it has nothing on it. It’s extremely light weight and non greasy. Absolutely Brilliant for an everyday-office wearing foundation. There is no need to dab any powder on top of this foundation as it anyway leaves a powder finish to the skin. So all in all a really non fuss, quick, easy breezy, one step base. This foundation is not so easily available on all Loreal counters, but you can easily find it online. It’s available on Nykaa.com


Within the range of Rs. 800- Rs. 900.

Gives sun protection, has SPF 18.

Super quick and fast absorbing product.

It’s light consistency provides a very breathable and non- heavy appeal to the skin.

Gives sheer coverage, I wouldn’t recommend it for someone who requires a lot of coverage from their foundation.


Doesn’t come with a pump and as the product is super thin, it can spill very easily.

I wouldn’t recommend it for very dry skin, it can make your skin appear even more dry as it provides a powder finish.

Hope this was some bit helpful for you guys.

Thanks for reading 🙂