We know you’ve heard this before, but let me reiterate it: A foundation is a must-have beauty arsenal. A good one blends in flawlessly and looks like second skin, masking imperfections, blemishes and giving you a smooth canvas all day long. But with all the different ones in the market, finding a good foundation can be challenging. So, we have narrowed down the search to these two bestselling foundations that are a rage in the beauty industry these days. Try them out yourself and tell us what you think.
The Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation is ideal for everyday looks. It costs Rs 525 and if you grab it during a sale (which is going to be super easy this month), you can get it for anywhere between Rs 400 and Rs 450. It has 14 shades to choose from, so finding your match should be easy peasy in this line. The foundation claims to have blurring micro-powders that minimise the appearance of pores and gives you a natural, matte finish. Moreover, it controls oil and stays on for 4-5 hours. The coverage is medium to buildable.
Price: Rs 525
Discounted Price: Rs 446. Buy it here.
Best applied with: A beauty blender. This foundation has a creamy, thick consistency. Applying this with a brush tends to make it look streaky. A damp foundation sponge is the best way to get an airbrushed, seamless effect with this one.
The L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation is a great 9-5 foundation for those of you who are always on the go. Apply this and you’re set to slay the work day. It has medium to full coverage, and a powder matte finish. The foundation doesn’t dry out your skin and won’t cling to any dry patches. You don’t necessarily need to set this one as it dries to a powder matte finish. However, you should make sure you moisturise your skin well to avoid cakiness. It costs Rs 1,400 and if you grab it while it’s on sale, you can pick it up for anywhere between Rs 900 and Rs 1200. It has 10 shades in total, so finding an exact colour match in this one may be a bit tricky.
Price: Rs 1,400
Discounted Price: Rs 980. Buy it here.
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Overall, if you prefer a foundation which wears well through the day with minimal touch-ups pick the L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation. It survives a long day at work or a long weekend full of partying. It won’t smear, fade or smudge, and you won’t need to set it either. It works on all skin types and through all weather conditions. It sure costs more, but it’s a keeper.
If you're not a foundation kinda gal, these stick foundations work really well too. Check them out here.