Best Budget Compact Powders Available In India

Best Budget Compact Powders Available In India

By Chetna

Compact powders become every girl's best friend in the Indian summers and for good reasons. Generally found in every handbag, a compact helps to counter the following problems:

    1. a) It helps keep excess oil away from the face by absorbing it
    2. b) SPF helps protect skin against sun damage
    3. c) It forms a protective layer around the skin without clogging pores which helps against pollution and other irritants reacting with the skin cells.
    4. d) It covers the blemishes and discoloration of the skin and gives an even finish.

Here is the list of best compacts that are suitable for Indian skin and work the best in the humid summers.

  1. Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Whitening Compact

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It gives an even finish and does not clog pores. It doesn't exactly lighten complexion but the high SPF 23 content does stop tanning. It is essential to build this product for best results as it does not become cakey or whitish on skin after application. The effect will last a good 3 hours. This is available at the price of 160rs for 8 gm.

  1. L'Oreal Paris MAT Magique Compact Powder

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L'Oreal has jumped on the bandwagon of affordable makeup and this product does well for its claim. It contains SPF 34 and PA +++ and works great during the day time. It has very fine texture and glides on the skin smoothly. It gives a medium to light coverage so foundation can be skipped. It works well for 4-5 hours on normal to oily skin. It is available at the price of 399 rs for 6 gm.

  1. Avon Simply Pretty Shine No More Pressed Powder

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Avon is known for its skin friendly products and their pressed powder is great for sensitive skin beauties. It does not clog pores and also hides and clears blemishes. The SPF content is slightly low at SPF 14 but it more than makes up for it in the finish and lasting power. The product gives very good coverage and lasts for at least 4-5 hours. Considering the price it is a steal at 169 rs for 10gm.

  1. Lotus Herbals Pure Radiance Natural Compact

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Lotus Herbals compact contains green tea extract and rice powder which works as a good anti-acne, blemish controller and mattifying agent respectively. It works great on yellowish tones and is perfect for Indian skin. It gives a light and natural glow to the skin and can be worked into layers to avoid foundation. It lasts for a good 3-4 hours. It is available at 295rs for 9 gm.

  1. Maybelline Clear Glow All in One Fairness Compact

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This product is a dupe of high-end brands and is lightweight with a soft matte finish. It has SPF 26 which is great for summers. It gives a light coverage so will hide discoloration though not very dark spots. The plus point is that it will suit sensitive skin beauties well and lasts for almost 5 hours which is good value for money. It is available at 175 rs for 9 gm