Affordable Face Primers Available In India 2023: Say a permanent goodbye to streaky and patchy base makeup by using the right face primer for your skin before you do your makeup!
A good foundation primer helps your base makeup to go on your skin smoother and last longer. It adheres the base makeup (be it a heavy coverage foundation or a lightweight BB cream) to your skin in a better way, so if you have oily skin type and if your base makeup disappears or starts looking patchy too quickly, then using a makeup primer should be a must for you!
Even for those of you with dry or combination skin type, a good quality face primer can come as a saviour for you if you want a smooth and poreless looking finish with your makeup on.
In this post, I am sharing a list of the best affordable face primers in India under Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- price categories. So if you are looking for a budget-friendly face primer in India, then you have landed at the right place! Keep on scrolling to know about the top affordable makeup primers available in India in 2023.
Most of them are also available internationally since they are from popular drugstore brands whose products are available worldwide. So if you are looking for affordable makeup primers available internationally, you would find this post helpful as well.
Top Affordable Face Primers Available In India  – Editor Picked
Top 3 Picks From The List By Editor
This list of the best face primers in India is further divided into two parts. In the first part, I have shared the top affordable face primers under Rs.1000/- and in the second one, I have shared affordable makeup primers under Rs.500/- in India that would save you some bucks, but also give you the same results and benefits as any expensive makeup primer would do. Anyway, let’s get started with the list to explore the best face primers in India.
Top Affordable Makeup Primer Brands in India
- Revolution Pro
- L.A. Girl
- Rimmel London
- Wet n Wild
Best Affordable Face Primers Available In India – Under Rs.1000/-
PAC (Professional Artist Cosmetics) has emerged as a quite successful makeup brand in India with high-quality makeup products in their collection. Their products are targeted towards professional / stage makeup market. The brand launches new and exciting products every now and then.
PAC products are used and loved by even the topmost makeup artists of the country like Elton Fernandez as well as a lot of Bollywood actresses. It would not be wrong to call PAC the Indian version of the world famous professional makeup brand, MAC, whose products are loved by people all over the globe.
The PAC Studio Finish Primer is one of the top selling products from the brand. It comes in a sleek tube packaging with the full list of its ingredients mentioned on its back.
- The face primer gives a velvety smooth finish to the skin with its silky and weightless formula.
- Being an oil-free primer, it is suitable for those with oily skin as it would not feel heavy or greasy on the skin.
- None, but the offline availability of this face primer in India is an issue if you don’t have a PAC store in your city. If that’s the case, you can purchase it online on Amazon. The link is mentioned above.
PAC also has a lot of other new makeup primers that you can check out on Amazon or Nykaa. You can read their reviews and pick one that would suit your skin type or concerns the best.
Base Magique Primer is one of the best selling face products from L’Oreal as it is an affordable drugstore makeup primer available worldwide that makes the skin smooth and all prepped-up. It is a top rated face primer on a lot of stores, including Amazon global.
- This foundation primer contains elastomers that instantly smoothen the fine lines and minimize the appearance of pores.
- It has soft powders that control excess sebum on the skin and mattify it, making it the best primer for oily skin in India.
- Some people may find its tub packaging unhygienic and inconvenient to use. However, I would still suggest trying out this primer! It is the bestseller for a reason.
This is the best selling primer in India on all of the online shopping platforms out there. Mostly, it is available with discounts all the time online. It is truly an OG primer in India with an affordable price tag. Not to forget its awesomesauce formula and a convenient slim packaging that is travel friendly.
- It has an oil-free formula.
- The product doesn’t clog your pores while controlling excess sebum production on your skin.
- Its oil-free formula makes it the best primer for oily skin in India.
- Couldn’t find any with this one.
Skinlights Face Illuminator by Revlon 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. It will enhance your overall makeup look in special occasions. Furthermore, It is definitely a must-have face product in a soon-to-be-bride’s makeup vanity since bridal makeup is all about that blinding, illuminating glow on the skin!
If you don’t want to wear any foundation or bb cream on a lazy day, you can brighten up your face by applying the tinniest bit of this illuminator on your face.
- It adds a subtle glow to the skin that looks natural and makes your skin appear radiant.
- This primer photographs really well.
- It instantly brightens up dull skin.
- Since it is an illuminating primer, people with oily skin may not find it apt for their skin type as it can make the skin look greasy.
I have written a seperate post for Top Affordable Highlighters Available In India 2020 [Reviewed] that you should check out if you are searching for a budget friendly highlighter in India.
Here comes my favourite drugstore brand ever!
Makeup Revolution is just too good to be called a drugstore brand. Their products truly have a luxury appeal. You can compare their products with any high-end brand’s makeup products and you would not be disappointed. They have a lot of primers under their own as well as their sister brands’ collections, this Revolution Pro Pore Primer is from their “pro” makeup line. It is priced at Rs.1050/-, but you can always get it at discounted rates online.
- It is a cruelty-free makeup primer from the drugstore category.
- The face primer has a combination of creamy + gel formula that is oil free.
- It blends on the skin perfectly.
- Its availability is an issue in the offline market, so you may prefer buying it online.
All makeup junkies know this brand for their extremely famous HD concealers that can beat even the high-end brands’ concealers in terms of coverage and shade range!
Well, the HD concealers and correctors are not the only gems from this brand. The L.A. Girl PRO Prep HD Face Primer is another amazing product from the brand that not only helps to make your makeup stay for the whole day, but also hydrates your skin with the Vitamin E content in it.
A must buy if you are looking for a hydrating makeup primer for dry skin.
- It contains skin hydrating Vitamin E.
- Its formula is parabens and fragrance free.
- It has light diffusing particles that minimize the appearance of open pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
- Its offline availability is an issue. However, it is available on most of the Indian e-commerce portals.
7. O3+ Mattifying & Pore Minimizing Primer
O3+ skincare products are quite well-known in the beauty world. But their makeup primer is not any less famous! It has whopping 4100+ 5/5 ratings on the leading Indian beauty shopping portal, Nykaa.com.
Enriched with Argan Oil, this O3+ Mattifying & Pore Minimizing Primer is priced at just Rs.650/- which is a steal deal, considering its ratings and the special “liquid gold” ingredient contained in it.
You may also want to check out: Benefits of Argan Oil For Skin
- It comes with pore-minimizing technology formulated by top dermatologists from Italy.
- Adds hydration and moisturization to the skin.
- Although it claims to be a mattifying primer, it may not be an ideal makeup prime for extremely oily skin as it contains argan oil.
Priced a little over Rs.1000/-, this NYX Professional Makeup Studio Perfect Primer comes with a light-as-air formula for your skin. Make your skin the perfect canvas for your base makeup with its skin smoothening and mattifying formula. This NYX Face primer is worth your investment!
- It has a smooth and skin mattifying texture which is easily blendable.
- It contains fragrance. Unless you have a sensitive skin type or you are allergic to fragrances in cosmetics, it wouldn’t be a problem for you.
This affordable face primer took a long time to be launched here in India, but well, better late than never! The Master Prime Blur Primer by MNY is available in two shades, a normal one which is clear and a colour correcting one which is green in colour and offers redness control to the skin, perfect for those who have redness on the skin caused by acne flare ups.
- It has a unique water soluble formula that holds onto the makeup.
- Its suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin type.
- It is tested by dermatologists for allergies.
- It comes in a colour correcting variant as well.
- I could not find any.
Bonus: Rimmel London Lasting Matte Primer
Rimmel is a popular drugstore brand internationally which was brought to India by Nykaa not too long ago. This makeup primer is also a very recent launch. It is a lightweight mattifying primer that controls the shine on your skin, making it the perfect makeup primer for oily skin.
- It has a smooth and mattifying formula that controls shine on the skin.
- It is affordable/usually available at discounted prices on Amazon.
- It has a non-comedogenic formulation.
- Offline availability might be an issue.
Affordable Face Primers Available In India – Under Rs.500/-
10. PAC Bouncy Primer
A primer that can penetrate deep into your skin’s layers and hydrate it from within! It works more like a hydrating base and less like a skin smoothening product, hence, its formula is totally apt for those with dry and flaky skin type.
- Looking for a moisturizing drugstore face primer for dry skin type in India? This is the one you should go with!
- It is a very affordable option (priced at Rs.550/-, you would not mind spending Rs.50/- extra over your budget!).
- The tub packaging is a bit unhygienic to use as well as inconvenient to carry.
11. Wet N Wild Photo Focus Dewy Finish Primer – Till Prime Dew Us PartWho doesn’t like a dewy, glowing and radiant look on their skin? But generally, when we use high coverage foundations or concealers on our skin, our skin loses its natural glow and ends up looking too flat, lifeless and matte. This primer from the popular drugstore brand, Wet n Wild, will help you to obtain a naturally dewy looking makeup look very easily!
- It gives a dewy smooth finish to the skin and preps it up well for the makeup.
- It is a cruelty-free, vegan, paraben free and fragrance free product.
You can watch its review here:
Another affordable face primer in India from WnW which is available at the exact same price tag.
This one’s key benefits are its pore minimizing properties and the presence of a miraculous ingredient – white sapphires in its formula. The primer has a very smooth texture that gets absorbed into the skin quickly and gives a velvety, matte and flawless finish.
- The white sapphires extract included in this primer make its formula stand out from the others.
- Just like the other primer from WnW, this one too is cruelty-free, vegan, parabens free as well as fragrance free.
- Those with dry skin may not find it enough moisturizing for their skin. It is more suitable for people with oily skin type.
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13. Sivanna Cosmetics PrimerIn recent years, Sivanna Cosmetics has gained a lot of popularity in the world of makeup, all the credit goes to Instagram for this! The Sivanna Primer is a dewy finish primer with small specs of glitter in it that give your skin a radiant look. You can purchase this primer directly from Amazon India or place your order on Instagram through @charis.enterprise which is a genuine importer of sivanna products in India.
- It’s an affordable face primer with convenient tube packaging.
- Its availability in offline market is a major issue. Moreover, you will have to pay extra delivery charges if you order it from Amazon.
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14. Nivea for Men Sensitive After Shave Balm
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.
The reason why this product works so well as a primer (despite being just a normal after shave balm) is that it contains large amounts of hydrating compounds like glycerin. Furthermore, being a balm, it is also a great skin soother. A perfect formula to prep your skin with before you put on your base makeup!
- It is an extremely affordable primer available worldwide. The chances are, it must be already there in your Beau or your dad’s shaving kit, so maybe you can borrow it for a day or two to test it out as your face primer. And if it works for you, make sure to get a bottle of it for yourself instead of stealing theirs!
- The packaging of this product is a bit inconvenient because it pours out too much product in one go. Other than that, this product is literally a hidden gem at this price point! A highly recommended product from my side.
Watch NikkieTutorials’s makeup video in which she used this product as a makeup primer and made it go viral:
15. Nykaa Prep Me Up Face Primer
The Nykaa Prep Me Up! Face Primer is priced just a little over 500 however it is still worth spending some extra bucks on this amazing product from Nykaa beauty range.
It blurs out the texture on your skin and preps it perfectly for the base makeup. The formulation of this face primer for makeup is lightweight and non-greasy. It also contains Vitamin E for those extra hydrating and skin protecting benefits. You need only a pea sized amount of this primer for an even application across your face.
- Paraben-free, cruelty-free face primer available in India.
- It contains vitamin E which makes it a hydrating primer for face.
- It provides blur effect to the skin and also helps the foundation/concealer base to glide over it smoothly.
- Couldn’t find any!
I hope that this list of affordable face primers will help you to pick out the best primer for yourself that would go well with your skin type and be under your budget! You can explore more posts like this on our blog by going to the Affordable Products section.
Let’s talk about how to use a face primer in the correct way to keep your makeup looking fresh and make it long-lasting.
How To Apply Primer Correctly Before Makeup
- Apply the skincare products that you generally use before applying your makeup. A makeup primer is supposed to be used after your skincare routine is completed.
- Take a small amount of primer on your palm and dab it all around your face.
- If your primer is silicone based, pat it on to your skin instead of spreading it.
- Focus on areas where you have large open pores or the areas where your makeup tends to crease easily.
Pro tip: Use your fingers instead of a sponge blender or a brush to apply the primer perfectly.
Which according to you is the best face primer in India out of the ones we have listed out? Let us know about your favourites below.