Best Drugstore Foundations (under Rs. 1000) For Oily-Combination Skin

Best Drugstore Foundations (under Rs. 1000) For Oily-Combination Skin

Best Drugstore Foundations under Rs 1000 For Oily Combination Skin

The post title would have left you wondering if it’s something from the “Ask IMBB” section.  Well, I was organising my stuff yesterday and checking all the foundations I have and the ones I haven’t used since long. So that’s how I got the idea of doing a post on the foundations I use for my combination-oily skin.

I hope the post also helps some of you who belong to the same skin category and have plans to buy a foundation.  All the foundations I would be listing here have been used by me personally.  I am briefing about them below. Also, these are not in the order of my preference.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation:


INR 990 for 30 ml.

bourjois healthy mix foundation

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation is one of the best foundations I have used. It suits well my combination skin. I like the slight glow it gives and gives a healthy skin appearance. I have been using this a lot since the onset of winters .The coverage it gives is medium which can be built upon. Also, its gives a very natural finish and does not get cakey at all.

Read my complete review about the foundation here.

Colorbar Triple Act Compact:

Price:  Rs. 425


Colorbar Triple Act compact was the second foundation I purchased (my first was MAC Studio fix Fluid).  It has a creamy texture, but dries off to a powder finish after blending it in. This will make an excellent product for oily skin.  The thing I like most about this, that the shade I got, matches my skin tone completely. It has yellow tone which I rarely come across in foundations.  The coverage it gives is between light-medium. I use this often in summers.  Read my detailed review about Colorbar Triple Act here.

Oriflame Giordani Gold Mineral Therapy Foundation:

Price:  INR 990 for 30 mL.


I purchased this foundation primarily for the “mineral” aspect it has and I have heard that mineral makeup/cosmetics is the best option/deal, if you have sensitive/acne prone skin. I like how quickly this foundation blends into my skin and feels very light weight on the skin. It gives a slight glow too. I have never had any issues using this, both in summers and winters. The coverage it gives is about medium. I believe, the major drawback with this product is that it is available in just 4 shades.  Read Jomol’s detailed review about the foundation here.

Rimmel London Match Perfection Gel Cream Foundation:

Price:  6.99 pounds or INR 580-600.

rimmel foundation

I was attracted to try out something new like a cream gel foundation, so I got this Rimmel London Matte Perfection Foundation. I really like its lightweight, easy to blend formula. It gives a matte effect and will be great for use in summers. In winters, I moisturise heavily if I use this since my skin is more on the dry side.  This would make a good foundation for oily skin.  Also, it has this unique adapt to skin tone feature which I like a lot. It gives about light to medium coverage.  Read my full review here.

Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse:

Price:  Rs. 550


This is one of my recent purchase from the newly-launched Lakme absolute collection. I had no intentions to buy this, but I instantly fell for this when I swatched it’s soft, butter-like formula which blends into the skin within seconds. The mousse comes in uber cute packaging. It dries to a matte/slightly powdery finish and would make a good daily wear foundation for oily skin. The coverage it gives is light. I just wish it was available in more shades.  Read my review on the Lakme mousse here.

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation:

Price:  INR 800


Revlon Colorstay foundation is hands down one of the best foundations I have ever used. No wonder it is often compared to the Studio Fix Fluid by MAC. I bought this foundation after checking numerous reviews on it and 99% of them where positive ones. The foundation is available in 2 variants, for combination-oily skin and other I guess is for normal-dry skin. I use the prior one.  This foundation has thin consistency and I need to blend it in fast. It gives a beautiful matte finish and had great staying power. It gives medium to full coverage, probably the only drugstore foundation I have, which can give full coverage. The bonus is that it is available in a large number of shades and I am sure everyone can easily find a match in this.  Read Jane’s review to know more about it here.

I hope you find the post useful. I would love to know your favourite foundations for oily-combination skin.  Also read the list of top 10 foundations here.

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138 thoughts on “Best Drugstore Foundations (under Rs. 1000) For Oily-Combination Skin

  1. Oye mera wala oriflame ka foundation bhi hai Iddharrrrrrrr :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

        1. oh… ye gang baut badi hai wese… still being in this gang is shame shame 4 me… :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:

      1. Nupuriiiiiiiiiiiiiz…ek important life and death koshennnnnnnnnnnnn…..

        Q. Agar aapko apni bahut oily wali fraand ko bourjois healthy foundation or rimmel gel matte mein se koi ek gifpt karna ho toh, aap kaun sa chunegi, aur yeh fraand hyderabad main rahati hai? :shying:

          1. Hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww……matlab hyderabad aapki koi bhi oily oily skin waali fraand nahin hai :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:

                1. grrrrrrrrrrrrr…this is tooooooooooo muccccccccccchhhhhhhhhh :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

                    1. Koosh nahin………mein DRDO phone karke poosh rahi thi…ki unke passsh surface-to-surface (hyd to Pitampura, Delhi) wala koi missile hai abhi availble….mooze kissi ke bombard karna hai :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :bomb: :phoolan: :bomb: :bomb: :bomb: :bomb: :bomb: :bomb: :bomb: :bomb: :bomb: :bomb: :bomb:

                    2. Jomol, galat baath, Rati kitni achi bachi hai, why sending her missile :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono:

                    3. :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: usshka naaaam N se start hota hai Rrrrr for Rati nahinnnnnnn :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

                    4. ummm… let me tink…. N se start hone wala naaam ,kiska ho sakta hai jo jomol ka enemies ho Delhi mei…. nsanjeev?? 🙄 🙄 🙄

                    5. N se Sanjeev Nahin….N se Nupurizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz from Pitampura…….tum mere missile ko confooooooooooz kar rahin ho :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream:

  2. Yeah…why don’t you do that….that would be perfect :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: and agle sunday bazaar mein humko primer chahiye hi chahiye :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan:

          1. Nupurizzzzzzzzzzzz MAC mineralize skin finish kitte shades mein aata hai……. O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) ussme MC NC tones nahin hai na :toothygrin:

                  1. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

                    1. MAC kya Estee laaader bhi maang lo jomol, santa tho waise bhi phoren se aate hain naa 😀 😀 u can also ask for ELF 😀 😀 😀

                    2. :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: ordering for another surface to surface missile from hyderabad to Greater Kailash…….

                    3. Harley Davidson nahin…..main aapko Ducati kareed kar doongiiiiii :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan:

                    4. tumhe bhi milega na noopurrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii….meri own hand-written self-tried self-experiment recipe book with 105 recipes :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    5. You give the khatara Vespa to Furfurr..I will take your recipe book. Then I shall copy and reprint it as ‘Suicide karne ke 101 tareeke’ and become famous.. O:)

                    6. aap dono ne mooozeeeeeeee pagal kar diyaaaaaa :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

                    7. Waise Nupurrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii……Rati…ne tumhari jhaaaaaaaaand kar diiiiiiiiiiiiiiii neeche ki comments main :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    8. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
                      is victorieeessssssss over evilllll :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
                      IMBB diwali (again) :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    9. Sanjeeeeeeeevjiiiiiiiiii….mooze phir gyaanpeet and sahitya akademi award bhi milega na…shayad booker price bhi :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  3. very useful compilation nupur! which one do you think will be the best to wear in a hot sweaty work place? :struggle: something that’s long lasting n doesnt melt… :silly: :silly:

  4. awesome article hair furrrrrrrrr :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    me and pati went and had coffee at intercontinental. toh guard uncil let us take photees too there. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Yey :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: cofffffffffffffffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee… :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: mooze utti pasand nahin hai :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

      1. aap fish khaiye .. main pack karkle bhejti hoon. you’d get it smelling fresh after a week. :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

        1. Rati…as a return gipht…I send you that sookha macchi which made me nauseated…bahut acchi koosboo hai….raat main pillow mein chuppa kar sona….acchi ninni ayegi :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs:

              1. Arey nahi..same to same movie thi..woh Don ko priyanka ke saath ballroom dance karna tha ,bechare Srk ko toh aata hi nahi..isliye hrithik ko bhej diya 😀 😀 😀 😀

                  1. Bauhat dimag waali movie hai,sirf dimag waale logo ko samajh aa sakti hai . isliye mujhe bhi samajh nahi aayi :dumb: :dumb: :dumb:

                    1. he he……I must watch that movie…tv par kab ayegi :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                    1. he he…….two weeks main toh aa hi jayegi nupurizzz :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

  5. revlon colorstay is my ultimate fav…liquid foundations are always so easy to use,i still have to try lakme one though,the silver ball looks uber cute :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

        1. hawwwwwwwww jhand kar diya Reeteeka or Rati ne :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

          1. Reeteeeeeeeeeeeeka…woh jhand hi tha na….bolo haan, bolo haan….I will give you Gems ka ball Rs. 30 wala :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

              1. kyaa baat karing…. sachii mochhii…… mekko khana hai :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

                1. nahinnnnnnnnnn….usska microwave karab ho gaya haiiiiiiiii….woh cake nahin bana sakti :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                    1. ohhhhhhhh :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: toh baking soda, maida sab hai kya :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle:

              2. Nooooooooooooooooooooo….this is bribeeeeeeeeeee…..I won’t allow thissssss :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

  6. Yesssssssssssssh Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii………you are a sweetheartttttttttttt……..yessssssh….Nupuriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

  7. Thankoooooooooooo Rati….yeh Noooooopurizzzzzzz afternoon se torturing meeeeee……. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Nupurizzzzzzzzzzzz Victoriesssss :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa:

  8. very very useful and well-explained post for me , considering i’m planning to get a foundation this weekend… :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

  9. wow! thats quite nice compilation :yes: :yes: :yes: …well hv a look at the revlon wala(for normal-dry skin)…but am eyeing tbs extravirgin too…. :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  10. this is one awsum post by nufuriyaaaa loved it!i really want that rimmel vala gel vala !AWSUM ARTICLE :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  11. I just had to read this article 😛 its by you and its about foundations <3 <3 😀 i love colorstay too ,and lakme absolute skin cover – would like to try bourjois healthy mix next :yahoo: :yahoo: and maybe something from Kryolan next – been eyeing the dermacolour range of that brand for a while 😀

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