A good face primer helps your makeup to go on smoothly and last longer. It act like a barrier between your skin and your base makeup i.e. a foundation or BB cream. If you have a textured skin with a lot of acne or open pores, then you should always use a face primer prior to applying your makeup. It will make hell lot of difference to your overall makeup look! Your skin will look much smoother and flawless than what it looks like without a face primer. Today, I am sharing a list of affordable face primers in India under Rs.1000/- and Rs.500/- price categories. So if you are looking for a budget friendly face primer, then you are at the right place! Keep on scrolling to know about affordable makeup primers available in India as well as internationally!
The Ultimate List Of Affordable Face Primers Available In India
I have divided the list in two parts. Firstly, I will list out the primers which are under Rs.1000/- (approx $14-15 USD) and then we will come to more affordable category, that’s under Rs.500/- (approx $7-8 USD)
Affordable Face Primers Available In India – Under Rs.1000/-
PAC is launching exciting makeup products back to back. Their primer looks like it’s of some high end brand’s product, doesn’t it? You can visit their stores personally to try the primer and then make your choice whether you like it or not! It seems like a silicone based primer to me, but I have not checked its ingredients list so I can’t say anything.
Base Magique Primer is one of the most popular face products from L’Oreal because it gives a nice, flawless and matte base for the foundation. You can read its full review on notsohardtobepretty.com. It retails for Rs.995/-, but you can get it with discounts from Nykaa.
This is the best selling primer on all of the online shopping websites. I like this primer’s packaging a lot and I really want to try it someday! It is priced at Rs.825/- , currently you can buy it with discounts on Nykaa.
Skinlights Face Illuminator is an illuminating base/primer. You can use it on its own or you can mix it with your foundation/bb cream to get a natural “illuminating” glow on your face. It will just enhance your overall look in special occasions like weddings and Indian festivals. It is a must have face product in a soon-to-be-bride’s makeup vanity.
There comes my favourite brand! This primer is actually very cheap if you buy it directly from makeup revolution site/boots/ulta etc. But in India, it retails for Rs.850.
I got to know about this primer through Nykaa. It is priced at Rs.750/- and has pretty average reviews.
I was expecting L.A Girl’s primer to be under Rs.400-500/- category, but its price in India is Rs.850/- which is not bad but not so great either.
In India, we don’t have a lot of primers available that are under Rs.500! Here are a few of them –
Affordable Face Primers Available In India – Under Rs.500/-
I’m sorry but this primer is not yet available in India. I’m still listing it out for my European/USA based readers. You can try to find it in the shops that sell essence cosmetics in India. It is priced at only $5.75. How cool is that!
Sivanna Cosmetics probably have an illuminating primer too, but I’m not able to find it on Amazon. This Sivanna Primer is available on Amazon for Rs.399/-, you can also order it through @charis.enterprise instagram page. This too seems like a silicone based primer to me.
Miss Claire is a ghost-brand. We can see and buy their products online as well as in store, but there is no trace of this brand on any of the social media handles. They don’t have any professional channel/email at all which is kind of weird. 😛 but anyways, Miss Claire has won a lot of hearts with their soft matte lip creams and eyeshadow pans so I’m sure that this primer must be of good quality too. ☺
Incolor Absolute Primer
Just like Miss Claire, there is no trace of Incolor either. Still, they have gained a lot of popularity because of their dupes of Sleek Matte Me lip creams! Their primer is currently available for Rs.500/- on Nykaa.
If you watch a lot of makeup tutorials on YouTube/Instagram, then this won’t come as a surprise to you because everyone out there is using this after shave balm as a make up primer. This gem of a makeup hack was first discovered by the popular beauty guru, Nikki of Nikkietutorials. I haven’t tried it yet, but I have read numerous feedbacks of people who have used it as a primer and they were quite happy with it!
Technically, this isn’t a makeup primer, but I have seen a few of YouTubers applying it before putting their foundation on. Maybe it works well as a primer because it adapts to the skin tone of the person using it and also gives a smooth plus sheer coverage.
That’s all I could find in under Rs.500/- category. I hope that you guys and girls found my list helpful. You can read more posts like this by going to the Affordable Products section. If you are interested in knowing about my recommendations out of all of these primers that I have just listed here, then I would recommend the L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Primer as L’Oreal is a highly trusted makeup brand and this primer by them has positive reviews across the internet! From the more affordable category, I will recommend you to get the Nivea for Men Sensitive After Shave Balm to use as a primer.
Which according to you is the best face primer out of all of them?! Let me know in the comments below.