5 Best Affordable Foundations That We Can’t Stop Obsessing Over

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By Likita Gowda

The way your base makeup performs can totally make or break your entire makeup look. And while many people may blindly believe that paying more for a high-end foundation will always give them a better result, the same is not true. There are many affordable foundations out in the market with gorgeous formulas that perform just as beautifully or better, minus the price tag. Wondering which ones have made it to the list of the best drugstore foundations of 2021? Then read on!

Maybelline New York Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation

This foundation is a cult favourite and rightly so. This matte foundation is suitable for normal to oily skin and is available in 18 shades to suit a wide range of Indian skin tones! It also has an SPF of 22, which means it does provide some protection against UV rays. The formula is super lightweight and gives a very natural look. Perfect for days when you want to keep your makeup light & fresh! 

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Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation

This gorgeous foundation is from the popular Indian brand Lakme. The product comes with a built-in primer which means that this foundation will give you a perfect coverage while being super long lasting. It is also available in 16 different shades in warm, cool and neutral undertones. Which means you will find a shade that will suit you the T and give you a natural, flawless finish. What more could you ask for? 

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L'oreal Paris Infallible 24HR Matte Cover Foundation

Here’s a formula that we are sure that you will love. This full coverage foundation from L’oreal is one of the best affordable foundations in the market. It is sweat proof and transfer-proof which means that it is perfect to wear under the mask as well. It comes in 16 shades to suit different kinds of Indian skin tones. Lightweight and easy to blend, this is our go-to foundation for a full coverage makeup look for any special event or occasion.

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Maybelline New York Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation

Here’s another foundation that we absolutely love. The Maybelline New York Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation is a long wearing foundation and the company claims that it can last for 24 hours! This product comes in 9 different shades for you to choose from. This product is truly full coverage and a little goes a long way while using this. Again this is perfect for days when you are looking to wear a full face of makeup that won’t budge and keep you looking flawless throughout the day or night!

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Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation

Looking for a weightless foundation that is super hydrating as well? Then look no further as the Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation has you covered. Literally! This hydrating formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid to give you a gorgeous dewy finish. This product has unique colour adapting pigments which make the foundation match your skin tone perfectly. 

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Have you tried any of these foundations? Which is your favourite affordable foundation? Let us know in the comments section below!


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