Buying a foundation can be quite a confusing process. After trying multiple foundations from different brands, many of us still don’t find the *perfect* shade that matches our skin tone. Apart from finding a perfect shade, a foundation should be long-lasting, and one that provides full coverage as well. Here we have our editors share with you all the deets of their favourite foundations! Take a look at some of the best foundations and pick your fave, ladies!
‘Being a bonafide beauty junkie and makeup hoarder, I’ve experimented with a good share of foundations by multiple brands, but I keep coming back to this one. It provides great coverage to make my skin look clear without looking too made up. It also camouflages any marks or imperfections like a dream. The best part is, it’s really buildable, so you can experiment with a super natural look when you don’t want to go all out.’ - Priyanka Ghura, Beauty Editor
Price: Rs 2,450. Buy it here
‘To be honest, I’m not a makeup lover but still I feel a foundation is that one basic product every woman should carry in her makeup bag. I started using Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation a while back and I absolutely love it. It's a lightweight foundation and I can use it everyday. It blends effortlessly and the matte finish gives me an even skin tone.’ - Shivani Shrivastava, Trending Editor
Price: Rs 489. Buy it here
‘After trying out a dozen foundations, I finally came across this amazing product from Bobbi Brown. It was my wedding makeup artist who introduced me to the foundation and ever since it’s my go-to product in my makeup kit. For starters, the foundation is extremely lightweight, does not dry out my skin, and best of all, you really do require only a coin sized amount for proper coverage. Also, it’s the only foundation that does not make my face look caked up and leaves it with a natural, dewy finish. I love it and I’m certainly not even wanting to try out a new product for a long time.’ - Manasvi Jaitly, Junior Wedding Editor
Price: Rs 4,300. Buy it here
‘Even though I love beauty and all things beauty, I am pretty understated and (I would like to think) low maintenance when it comes to my daily beauty routine. Everyday I usually stick to a solid BB cream and compact routine, but I am no stranger to the occasional patchy-splotchy skin. This foundation is the holy grail especially for women with combination and oily skin. It has intense pigmentation and is pretty much full coverage but has a lightweight formula so it doesn’t feel too cakey on the face. It is definitely infallible, you notice it setting into your skin as soon as you have it on and it won’t budge through the day. The max you would need is one pat with your trusty powder through the day to keep the shine at bay.’ - Kannagi Desai, Junior Beauty Editor
Price: Rs 1,359. Buy it here
‘The moment I did a trial of this foundation at the store, I knew it was the one for me. While it gives, as the name suggests, a luminous glow to the face, it provides sheer to medium coverage. This fits the bill perfectly for someone like me who likes to keep her makeup minimal and fresh-looking. While it is highly priced, it is just a drop that one needs for every use which means it lasts a long time. It’s totally worth the splurge and a product I’m so glad to have in my makeup kit.’ - Sakshi Budhraja, Junior Beauty Editor
Price: Rs 3,781. Buy it here
‘I am not much of a makeup person. Usually just a swipe of eyeliner and a bright lipstick does the trick for me. But sometimes a girl needs to clean up good and make an entrance. For days that I am slightly underslept or overworked and have a night out planned with friends, the Essence Mousse Makeup works wonders in making my skin glow. It’s lightweight and creamy texture gives your skin a natural matte coverage, allowing it to breathe freely as well.’ - Amrita Paul, Junior Lifestyle Editor
Price: Rs 499. Buy it here
‘I usually don’t wear foundation but when I do, I prefer a full coverage one. I discovered the Estee Lauder Doublewear 3 years ago and I must confess, I have been hooked! It is definitely a monster of a foundation, doesn’t require touch-ups and lasts for a solid 15 hours at a stretch. It can also be used as a heavy duty concealer which is always a plus, especially if you have slightly blemished skin.’ - Kaveri Waghela, Junior Wedding Editor
Price: Rs 3,300. Buy it here
Which one is your favourite?