Roundup on the Best Budget Foundations

The key to having a good makeup day begins & ends with flawless skin or at least giving an illusion of it



The key to having a good makeup day begins & ends with flawless skin or at least giving an illusion of it. No matter how much you work on accentuating your features, if your skin doesn’t get the attention that it deserves, you will always end up looking too made up or caked up. A foundation is essential in any makeup routine as it help lifts up your entire look by concealing slight imperfections (higher the coverage, higher the concealing factor), gives you an even & brighter looking complexion, mattifies or adds radiance as per the kind of foundation that you’re using.

However, if you do not prepare your skin before applying foundation, you will be failed to achieve that perfect result. To make your skin look flawless, you must moisturize your skin with 24K GOLD & ROSES SERUM and after that, apply Porfade Primer by BB Amna. Yes! Now you can select any foundation as per your skin type and need and you will rock the look.

You don’t need to empty wallet to nail a perfect looking skin, thankfully the drugstore shelves are loaded with fantastic options for all skin types & in a variety of finishes to choose from.

Below is a list of 5 drugstore/local foundations that will literally cover your base without adding a dent to your budget.

Glam Girls Cosmetics BB Cream 

You must be thinking that why a BB cream is on this list? Well to be honest it offers medium coverage & that too under 600 PKR! You get quite a quantity of the product in a squeeze tube packaging. The product being a locally made product gives you a second skin effect & blends effortlessly on the skin. It doesn’t look patchy, cakey or feels heavy on the skin. It goes on the skin like a dream, blurs out uneven skin tone, brightens up your complexion & give you a naturally radiant finish. Trust me you only need a dime sized amount for one go however I would highly recommend to use it with a blending sponge & try not to add more than two layers of the product. Other than that the product works wonders for both dry & oily skin types


PKR 550/- at You can grab it for even less on a sale!

Maybelline FIT ME Foundation 

This foundation is a gem from the drugstore that is globally approved by Youtubers & customers alike. This foundation is available in variety of shades to choose from & blends effortlessly on your skin. It offers medium to buildable coverage but gives you a second skin effect at all times. If you want a no makeup makeup look, use a dime sized amount, if you’re all about a full coverage 100 watt glam, dot it all over the face. Thankfully it is now available in two variants, dewy & smooth has radiant finish (dry skin) while matte & pore less gives you an oil free matte finish ( oily skin). It is easily available at all Maybelline Kiosks with testers to help you select your shade.


PKR 1400/- at , ,

Sweet Touch London Silk Effect Long wear Foundation –

This is another gem from the local market that we’re so excited about. ST London is a desi brand that is always hyped up for their high quality lipsticks & nail colors but it’s a lesser known fact that their foundations are equally impressive! This very product comes in a glass bottle with a handy pump that gives a look & feel of a high end product. The formula is creamy & hydrating on the skin which means it’s perfect for people with dry skin. This one is loaded with full on pigment which means that it is full coverage & best used with a beauty sponge. Doesn’t accentuate your pores, fine lines or dry patches & gives you a smooth & satin finish. The color range suits our desi skin tone spectrum however there isn’t a shade for very deep skin tones as yet. It has a strong floral scent that may be a problem if you’re sensitive to strong scents but eventually it fades away. Looks good, stays put the entire day, doesn’t look greasy or patchy at the end of the day. It’s a great investment! Again wait for a sale to grab this one at an even lesser price.

Easily available for PKR 1600/- at all makeup city counters & online at

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation

Wet n Wild is that one genius, all-rounder brand that has always something BIG in store at the lowest possible rates. This foundation is another classic product that will work across all skin tones & skin types. It is a liquid foundation that has a medium coverage & it layers beautifully on the skin. It will blur out your pores, your blemishes, wrinkles & work with both a brush & a sponge. The only downside to it is that the spatula doesn’t grab much product the first time which means you have to keep dipping it to get more product. Oh & it has a strong paint like smell that might be a bummer for some of us. It will give you a dewy finish & will stay put for a solid 8 hour duration!

Available for PKR 1350/- from @makeupgallery07 on Instagram

Rivaj UK Lasting Finish Foundation 

This product is unfortunately not given much recognition & credit that it deserves. This is a product from the infamous brand that is known for putting out decent product at affordable prices. This product is great but you have to work your way around it to get the desired results. It is a liquid foundation that comes in a glass bottle & a pump which gives it a very elegant feel for the price. It has a thicker consistency which gives medium to full coverage which is comparable to the Dermacol foundation hence use a beauty sponge to blend it out. This product thankfully doesn’t oxidize but it is advised to use a moisturizer & smoothing primer underneath it. It comes in 10 shades with pink & yellow undertones as well as an SPF 23 that offers sun protection & settles down to a satin finish.

Available for Rs.550/- at

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