Here are some of the best foundations under 500 if you want your face to gleam and glow without burning a hole in your pocket. While our recommendations may not be full-coverage/heavy-duty formulas, they can still masterfully conceal mild-to-moderate blemishes and give your skin the touch of radiance it needs. That makes them perfect for daily wear. Ahead, the 6 best foundations under 500 –from pore-blurring formulations to crowd favourites priced at below 100! (If the cold is wreaking havoc on your face and you're willing to overstep your budget, check out this list of the best foundations for dry skin.)
The dermatologically tested, non-comedogenic Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation is a lightweight, water-based formula that mattifies normal-to-oily skin and blurs pores for a natural, seamless finish. With 14 shades available, you'll easily find a perfect match for your skin tone. 7000+ users on Nykaa give this product a 4.5/5 rating, making it one of the best foundations under 500. Use it with the Fit Me Concealer for flawless coverage.
The silicone-based Lakme Perfecting Liquid Foundation is enriched with Vitamin E. It spreads smoothly to cover spots, blemishes, redness and any other pigmentation problems you may have. Plus, it's water-resistant, smudge-proof and long-lasting – a truly impressive feat at the price point. 1000+ users on Nykaa give this product a 4.2/5 rating, making it one of the best foundations under 500.
The Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation is a lightweight, easily blendable foundation for everyday use. It comes in an adorable squeeze pack and delivers a light, natural finish in 4 shades – Rose Ivory, Beige Vanilla, Beige Caramel and Rose Honey. 900+ users on Nykaa give this product a 4.5/5 rating, making it one of the best foundations under 500.
The Revlon Touch & Glow Moisturising Makeup is one of the best foundations under 500 that delivers a sheer, moisturizing finish. Don't expect full coverage from this one, as its super-liquid formulation spreads thinly, and refrain from applying too much product to avoid a cakey look. You may have to apply compact if you want this foundation to last all day, especially if you have oily skin.
The Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Foundation is the perfect buy for those with oily skin, as the formula delivers a matte finish (as promised, making this one of the best foundations under 500.) Unlike its competitors in this range, this product comes with a pump for easy application. It has decent staying power, but you may have to use a compact in summer months, especially if you have oily skin.
At Rs. 75, the Blue Heaven Water Proof Makeup Foundation With SPF is a steal. The formula spreads easily, is non-oily and is enriched with Vitamin E and aloe vera – but don't expect more than medium coverage from this product. 200+ users on Nykaa give this product a 4/5 rating, making it one of the best foundations under 500.
|Best Foundations Under 500||Price in India|
|Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte||₹ 573|
|Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation||₹ 373|
|Lakme Perfecting Liquid Foundation||₹ 120|
|Lakme 9 To 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation||₹ 383|
|Revlon Touch and Glow Liquid Make Up, Ivory Mist, 20ml||₹ 349|
|Revlon Touch & Glow Moisturising Make up Natural Mist Foundation(Natural, 20 ml)||₹ 285|
|Lakme 9 To 5 Flawless Makeup Foundation||₹ 575|
|Lakme 9 To 5 Flawless Make Up Foundation||₹ 418|
|Blue Heaven Makeup Foundation Tube (Set Of 2 Pc)||₹ 106|
|Blue Heaven Tube Foundation 50 ML (Natural) - Combo of 3 Foundation(NATURAL, 150 ml)||₹ 176|