5 Best Drugstore Foundations for Oily Skin under 1000rs

Drugstore Foundations

Hello Girlies!! Finally, summer is about to come. When I started doing makeup I personally don’t had any idea which foundation should be use in summer or not. I experimented a lot with ultra crappy foundations. And trust me, it was such a different experience I really find some very good Drugstore Foundations for oily skin under 1000rs.

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So, a lot of people say that you should never a trust a girl with a lot of makeup but I mean who don’t need makeup. I always been asked to recommend a good drugstore foundation for oily skin every time I meet any of my friends. I think most of the indian girls have this oily skin problems. Well, winters are ending now and somewhere we are going to get our oily skin problems again.

Finally, I am sharing my list of top 5 drugstore foundations for Oily skin in India. This list includes all the good drugstore foundations for daily wear in all the coverage ( light, medium and heavy ) depending on your choice.

So, let’s start-

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation (Price Rs.525)- Drugstore Foundations

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

Fit me Matte and Poreless from Maybelline New York is described as the ultimate natural skin fit that goes beyond skin tone matching to solve the unique texture issues of normal to oily skin.

It totally worth the price. If you prefer water based foundation, to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized than this may be a good fit for you. I apply this foundation using a damp beauty blender. Since, it is matte foundation, moisturizing the skin is very important.

Features and Benefits

  • Evens out your skin tone.
  • Blends very easily.
  • Does not look cakey.
  • Hydrates and Nourishes your skin.
  • Dermatologist and allergy tested.
  • Decent staying power.


  • Doesn’t have a pump.


Faces Prime perfect Foundation (Price Rs.699)- Drugstore Foundations

Faces Prime perfect Foundation

Faces Cosmetics, is one of my fav brand. Faces glam on prime perfect foundation has incredibly luxurious texture that blends with skin for a flawless application. So, it claims to give you a flawless, even tone skin for a longer period.

Personally, I used this foundation last year and it is one of the affordable foundations in the market. FACES Glam on Perfect foundation comes in an easy to carry black colored tube that has a golden screw cap. It has a small nozzle that dispenses the foundation.

It provides medium to high coverage. It has a nice creamy formula with excellent smoothing and matte effect. However, if you have extremely oily skin than you have to set it with a compact powder.


  1. Paraben Free
  2. Dermatologically tested
  3. Available in 5 Shades


  1. Staying Power might create a problem


NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Foundation liquid (Price Rs.900)-Drugstore Foundations

NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Foundation liquid

It claims Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation provides full coverage with a mineral enriched matte finish. The oil-free and water-based formula is perfect whether you are in the studio or out and about all day! The foundation comes in 20 shades which is amazing and you are guaranteed to find your shade. You get 35 g of product which is plenty.

  • Oil free
  • Water based
  • Full coverage
  • Mineral enriched with a matte finish

The consistency is not too liquidy/runny or too thick which is good. It is water based and oil free which means no mixing up of oils from the foundation with your natural oils causing breakouts. Also, this product is matte finish so it won’t give off an oily shine during daytime. Coverage is really nice and disguises uneven skin tone and scars and pimples provided you apply it properly.


  • Variety of shades
    • Light to medium coverage
    • Good only for those looking for a very dewy finish


  1. Wear time – Lasts only about 5-6 hours
  2. Problems in availability


L’Oreal Mat Magique 12H Bright Mat Foundation (Price Rs.595)-Drugstore Foundations

L’Oreal Mat Magique 12H Bright Mat Foundation

The brand has once again come up with a drugstore foundation that does what it claims. Meet “L’oreal mat magique 12H bright mat foundation” which has a matte finish minus the cakey mess. It is the best foundation for oily skin in summer in India.

The Magic Volcanic Perlite. Its intense color pigments are formulated for high coverage to conceal skin imperfections & blemishes for a poreless matte finish. Dermatologically Tested. Non-Pore Clogging. Suitable for sensitive skin.

it never caused any breakouts on my face. It has a light yet creamy texture. Since it dries fast, you need to be quick with blending. Any attempt in blending visible lines after the formula has set will be difficult. This foundation provides medium coverage. It evens my skin tone instantly and gives a natural finish. Problem right now with me is that I am having a lot of dark circles, this foundation covers them perfectly


  1. Gives instant radiance.
  2. Controls excess oil. No oily T zone!
  3. Travel friendly.


  1. Not suitable for dry skin.

4.5 ON 5

Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Foundation (Price Rs.725)-Drugstore Foundations

Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Foundation

This mousse to powder formula delivers a feather light finish giving you breathable natural skin. While its weightless formulation hides pores, fine lines and uneven skin tone to leave skin peachy soft all thorough the day. With SPF 8, lasts up to 16 hours with the innovative high performance long wearing formula, where science meets beauty..

Shades Available = 3, in Light – Medium – Dark.

Ivory fair and Rose Fair – which is suitable for fair to wheatish skin tones.
Golden Medium and Golden Honey – for medium skin tones.
Beige Honey and Almond Honey – which is for beauties with dusky skin tone.

The mousse has this very interesting formula. It has a whipped cream like texture with an incredible feather light formula that blends miraculously and that too in a jiffy. I must say, it is the fastest blending foundation I have ever used.

I just dot it all over my face and this blends into my skin seriously in no time, I guess my face cream takes more time to seep in/blend in compared to this. Gently blend it into your skin, by moving in an upward direction.


  1. Lightweight, soft formula.
    Blends amazingly within seconds without much effort.
  2. Excellent for oily skin
  3. Won’t break you out
  4. Available easily.


  • Doesn’t comes with a pump dispenser.
  • Dry-skinned beauties may not like it or will have to moisturise a lot before applying this.

3.5 ON 5

About the Author: Vandana Khubchandani

My name is Vandana Khubchandani. I am a Science Graduate student. And a Website Developer. All the makeup i know today all is taught by my Mom to me and off course YouTube helped me much. All this stuff about my blog is taught to me by my computer mentor. I am badly addicted to food and particularly my mom’s food and chocolates and ice-creams list is endless. I am huge crazy about Skin care products.

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