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Top 20 Best Foundations in India |Updated April 2021

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94%

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Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation
  • Silk Finish
  • Shine Free
  • Creamy consistency

91%

Our Score

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Foundation
  • Matte Finish
  • Super affordable
  • Light and breathable

84%

Our Score

Makeup forever Ultra HD Foundation
  • Matte Finish
  • Super affordable
  • Light and breathable
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Foundation, like the name suggests, is the foundation for the makeup you choose. The best foundations add such an impact to your face and help you get the look you desire – be it full glam, natural.

I personally find foundations to be my holy grail makeup product as they help me transform my face up a notch. Be it a small get-together or a wedding, with the right foundation, I have always felt confident for anything life throws at me. 

We are here to discuss the best foundations and to help you choose the one that suits your skin.

  1. Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
94%

Our Review

Bring home french exquisite makeup and skin with this amazing silky finish foundation that leaves your skin flawless.

  • Quantity 30ml
  • Best foundation in India
  • Best for oily skin types

COVERAGE

95%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

95%

CONSISTENCY

95%

VALUE FOR MONEY

94%

USER RATING

92%

BRAND TRUST

94%

Product Intro:

The Laura Mercier group is one of the most sought after European brands offering high range cosmetic products and creating world class make up. This Foundation offers medium to full coverage and promises to give a flawless appearance.

Product Features :

The Laura Mercier Satin Creme Oil Free Foundation comes in an easy to use and easy to travel tube with a click top. The simple packaging offers great ease in applying the foundation directly on to face for superior coverage. The formula is very light and feels like satin on the skin.

Pros : Cons :
Cream consistency Expensive
Applies effortlessly Normal to oily skin only
Feels like satin
Sits weightlessly on the skin
Absorbs excess oil

  1. Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
93%

Our Review

Get skin that looks like an insta filter with this full coverage, matte foundation for a glamourous look every day. 

  • Quantity 35ml 
  • Best foundation for oily skin
  • Full Coverage

COVERAGE

96%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

95%

CONSISTENCY

97%

VALUE FOR MONEY

98%

USER RATING

84%

BRAND TRUST

90%

Product Intro:

The Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation gives you velvety smooth skin. This foundation is backed by numerous years of research in the field of high coverage long lasting foundation and is currently one of the largest sold foundation in the world.

Product Features :

  • A silky smooth appearance when applied on skin thanks to millions of refined pigments
  • Can cover blemishes, hyperpigmentation and scars
  • Matte appearance with full coverage liquid foundation that is not too heavy on the skin
Pros : Cons :
Full coverage foundation Might feel heavy if applied in layers
Matte finish
Paraben free
Comes in 30 shades
Waterproof

  1. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
91%

Our Review

The perfect oily skin foundation for those who want it in a budget, this is truly the No 1 foundation out there!

  • Quantity – 30ml
  • Best budget pick foundation
  • Matte foundation for oily skin

COVERAGE

90%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

99%

CONSISTENCY

92%

VALUE FOR MONEY

93%

USER RATING

80%

BRAND TRUST

90%

Product Intro:

Another oily skin wonder, this product is the fastest selling and the best selling foundation in the market and that too under a budget. The Maybelline Fit Me Range is truly a blessing for those who want makeup under a budget. The Fit Me range has everything starting with various kinds of  foundations, compact range, mattifying setting powder, blushers and concealers.

Product Features :

  • Very blendable formula that suits all skin tones and shades
  • Perfect for oily skin – reduces shine and oily appearance and gives a perfect matte look
  • Buildable formula that can be adjusted to use according to the look you want
Pros : Cons :
A matte finish Not lightweight
Non-comedogenic and light
18 shades
Lightweight formula

  1. Fenty Beauty Pro F’iltr Soft Matte Liquid Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
90%

Our Review

The Fenty Beauty Foundation is for those looking for a tinted hue that only covers flaws but feels light as air.

  • Quantity 32ml
  • Best for Dry Skin
  • Soft matte look

COVERAGE

92%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

91%

CONSISTENCY

92%

VALUE FOR MONEY

93%

USER RATING

78%

BRAND TRUST

93%

Product Intro:

Fenty Beauty is a brand by Pop Singer and Sensational Celebrity Rihanna. The Fenty Beauty range was launched by Rihanna a few years ago but has taken the beauty world by a whirlwind by their very inclusive and diverse range of products and for all shades of skin

Product Features :

  • Comes in an elegant glass bottle with a pump top for no direct contact on skin
  • Comes in a wide variety of shade that suits almost all shades of skin tones
  • Apply a light coat for a natural no make-up look
  • Pair them with the true match concealer stick to create a beautiful full face of makeup
Pros : Cons :
Lightweight formula Might not suit oily skin
Applies very well
Self-moisturising formula
Use a precision sponge

  1. MAC Studio Fix Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
88%

Our Review

MAC is a holy grail cosmetics brand and this foundation is made especially for makeup enthusiasts and makeup artists around the world

  • Quantity 30ml
  • Best Natural Finish Foundation
  • Water resistant formula

COVERAGE

89%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

88%

CONSISTENCY

84%

VALUE FOR MONEY

84%

USER RATING

88%

BRAND TRUST

93%

Product Intro:

There are no makeup enthusiasts who do not know MAC – it is a brand loved and owned by almost all if not for everyone. MAC has universally approved cosmetics that have been adored by youtubers and bloggers globally and this foundation has been one of the biggest hits.

Product Features :

  • Strong and sturdy packaging, easy to carry and easy to apply
  • Smooth texture, creamy formula that applies easily and blends effortlessly
  • Water based formula which feels light on the skin
Pros : Cons :
Highly breathable lightweight formula Might feel dry
Buildable formula
Water repellant
Shine-free
In-built moisturising formula

  1. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24Hr Fresh Wear Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
86%

Our Review

This skin-friendly, oil-absorbing, lightweight, fresh face foundation works like a charm on tired, dull skin for a refreshing, glowing look.

  • Quantity 30 ml
  • Best fresh feel foundation
  • Best for normal to oily skin

COVERAGE

86%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

85%

CONSISTENCY

85%

VALUE FOR MONEY

86%

USER RATING

82%

BRAND TRUST

91%

Product Intro:

L’Oreal has so much reputation in the cosmetics world due to the sheer amount of excellence in its products. The brand has become one of the best talked about brands in the world owning most of the cosmetic brands currently in the market. This foundation is perfect in everything – the feel, texture, smooth appearance, blendability. Everything is spot-on.

Product Features :

  • A very blendable foundation that can be layered and buildable in texture
  • Looks dewy and fresh all day, perfect for a no make-up look
  • 11 shades that is suitable for most skin tones and can be mixed and matched
Pros : Cons :
Light-weight Fewer shades to choose from
Super blendable formula Needs building up
Lasts all-day
Sweatproof
Breathable texture

  1. Make up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
84%

Our Review

This foundation is a cult favourite foundation for most makeup artists owing to its supreme coverage, high pigmented formula. 

  • Quantity 30ml
  • Best Glossy finish Foundation
  • High Pigmentation

COVERAGE

84%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

92%

CONSISTENCY

83%

VALUE FOR MONEY

82%

USER RATING

82%

BRAND TRUST

80%

Product Intro:

Makeup Forever is a cult favourite brand and for good reason – all of their products are extremely high performing and give exceptionally good payoff. The foundation is a super hit amongst youtubers and insta bloggers alike.

Product Features :

  • The Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundation comes in a classy glass bottle with the content in a vial attached to a pump top
  • Truly invisible finish with undetectable medium coverage that can be built on for full coverage
  • Lightweight natural finish that looks like skin and stay like that without the need for top up or re-touches
Pros : Cons :
Advanced blurring properties Shade range is less
Adaptive pigments that blend in
Created to suit cameras
Stays for as long as 24hrs
Blurring of fine lines

  1. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
84%

Our Review

The ideology is literally “Born This Way” – a makeup so transparent and invisible on your skin that everyone would believe it.

  • Quantity 30ml
  • Best invisible finish foundation
  • Dewy skin-like finish

COVERAGE

82%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

80%

CONSISTENCY

81%

VALUE FOR MONEY

81%

USER RATING

88%

BRAND TRUST

89%

Product Intro:

The creators of this brand were clear from the start that this product is going to be as easy to use and as invisible on the skin. The ideology behind the brand is “woke up like this” look that everyone tries to nail these days. The product delivers just that with its miraculous finish.

Product Features :

  • The formula focusses on nourishing the skin as much as it helps covers unevenness and flaws – the product is enriched with coconut water that heals dry and sensitive skin
  • The Hylauronic acid in the formula helps retain and absorb moisture while the product is on so you don’t feel icky even after several hours of having the foundation on. 
  • The brand is global but the prices are not – a world class product but at a small price
Pros : Cons :
Fluid and creamy Not suited for oily skin
Infused with great ingredients
Brightens the skin
Reduces fine lines

  1. Smashbox Studio Fix 15hr Wear Hydrating Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
83%

Our Review

A breathable formula that lasts for a straight 24hrs and moves like skin – choose this foundation if you are a go-getter and won’t make pit stops

  • Quantity 30ml
  • Best Oil-Free Foundation
  • Great for all skin types

COVERAGE

83%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

81%

CONSISTENCY

84%

VALUE FOR MONEY

83%

USER RATING

82%

BRAND TRUST

85%

Product Intro:

Smashbox Cosmetics is world famous for smashing stereotypes and limiting cosmetics to just those with skills and money. This foundation is super pigmented but needs minimal buffing and blending. Sits on the skin super weightless and minimises all flaws to reveal gorgeous skin.

Product Features :

  • A studio quality foundation that behaves just like your skin – weightless, flexes with movements and feels like skin all day long
  • Comes with the goodness of Hyalauronic acid that helps nourish the skin and is suitable for all skin types as the HA moisturises and doesn’t feel sticky
  • Comes in an acrylic bottle which is transparent and has a pump top for a neat dispersal of product. Easy to carry and travel with
Pros : Cons :
Deeply nourishing Best for acne-prone skin
Heals the skin from within
Does not oxidise
Does not cause breakouts
Comes in 40 shades

  1. Bobbi Brown Skin Long Wear Weightless Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
81%

Our Review

A classic Bobbi Brown bottle of makeup is what every girl dreams of – this foundation is perfect for anyone and everyone with its amazing coverage and shade range

  • Quantity 30ml
  • Best Shade Range Foundation
  • Ultra Silky Finish

COVERAGE

70%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

78%

CONSISTENCY

80%

VALUE FOR MONEY

79%

USER RATING

86%

BRAND TRUST

90%

Product Intro:

The Bobbi Brown Foundation is most famous for its shade range and the inclusivity of almost all kinds of shades and undertones for their foundation. The shade range has over 42 shades and undertones and is one of the biggest in the market making it highly renowned amongst women

Product Features :

  • A medium to full coverage ultra creamy formula thats stays true for 24hrs on the skim without making it look or feel cakey
  • The base of the foundation is an emulsion that acts like polish and makes the skin radiant. It has Skin True pigments that have emollient properties on the skin
  • Has various ingredients that make the formula heal the skin from within and improving the skin with each application
Pros : Cons :
A matte finish foundation Expensive
Very comfortable and breathable
Absorb excess oil
Keep the skin looking fresh.

  1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
79%

Our Review

A coveted brand – the Estee Lauder House introduced the superstar Double wear foundation and set the bar of foundations to a new high

  • Quantity 30ml
  • Best Foundation for Mask wearers
  • Rich creamy formula

COVERAGE

62%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

80%

CONSISTENCY

81%

VALUE FOR MONEY

80%

USER RATING

84%

BRAND TRUST

87%

Product Intro:

This Foundation is rightly named Double Wear and Stay in Place as it stays true to its claim. The formula is extremely rich and covers literally anything and is extremely smudge and transfer resistant. The foundation still feels light on the skin no matter. 

Product Features :

  • A medium to high coverage formula with a creamy texture and is best suited for skin in the summer that needs a lot of upkeep due to sweat
  • The formula is made of small pigments that blend seamlessly and create a beautiful cover that stays in place for a full 24hrs – no makeup fixer spray needed here.
  • The bottle is a simple medicine bottle look-alike that has a pourable top opener.
Pros : Cons :
Suited for Indian skin Bad packaging
Waterproof
Transfer proof
Smudge-proof
Covers all flaws

  1. NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
78%

Our Review

“Longwear to Strongwear” is their slogan and they are true to that – longwear foundation that lasts long and goes strong beyond ordinary foundations.

  • Quantity 30ml
  • Best Radiant Skin foundation
  • Enriched with fruit Extracts

COVERAGE

69%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

76%

CONSISTENCY

69%

VALUE FOR MONEY

77%

USER RATING

84%

BRAND TRUST

94%

Product Intro:

NARS Radiant Foundation makes the skin radiant and yet keeps the skin looking natural for a true complexion – makes you stay you but keeps you looking like a goddess with naturally radiant skin. Does that make sense? If not you need to try this foundation and you will agree with me. 

Product Features :

  • A naturally radiant complexion thanks to skin vitalising compounds in the formula that enhances the complexion
  • Enriched with Green Apple, Watermelon and Raspberry extracts that keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh and youthful
  • Skin instantly feels brighter, feels lighter and goes on stronger beyond any other foundation without the fading off effect
Pros : Cons :
A creamy formula Availability is quite rare
Natural finish
Naturally radiant all day long
A stay in place formula
Keeps the skin youthful

  1. Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Critik Overall Rating
77%

Our Review

This foundation has dual benefits as it conceals and provides good coverage to skin blemishes without feeling too heavy on the skin

  • Quantity 28gms
  • Best drugstore foundation
  • Natural dewy finish

COVERAGE

65%

SHADE AVAILABILITY

74%

CONSISTENCY

73%

VALUE FOR MONEY

65%

USER RATING

94%

BRAND TRUST

92%

Product Intro:

Clinique is a fancy drughouse brand that has a range of amazing skincare products and cosmetics that have skin care benefits. Clinique products are formulated by Dermatologists and skin specialists in an attempt to provide essential skincare solutions to users through their diverse range of skincare and cosmetics

Product Features :

  • Classy foundation bottle made of high quality acrylic with a dip stick brush wand 
  • Application is simple as the wand is perfect for picking the super creamy formula and applying it to the skin
  • Light and easy to carry
  • Breathable formula that leaves your skin dewy
Pros : Cons :
Thick and creamy Might seem heavy
Stays on for 12hrs.
Breathable formulation
Non-comedogenic

  1. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
76%

Our Review

Just like the Shape Tape Concealer won the world over with their super creamy coverage, this daily wear foundation is a show stealer too just like its predecessor. 

  • Quantity 30ml
  • Best SPF Foundation
  • Serum-in Foundation

COVERAGE

74%

SHADE AVAILABILITY

76%

CONSISTENCY

65%

VALUE FOR MONEY

64%

USER RATING

90%

BRAND TRUST

87%

Product Intro:

The Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer was a mega hit amongst fans and makeup artists and the same has been tried to achieve with this broad spectrum daily wear foundation with SPF 15 in it. The light everyday use foundation gives perfect coverage without the cakeyness. 

Product Features :

  • Naturally radiant complexion is easy with this lightweight formula that feels like a moisturizing cream and is perfect for all skin types
  • The formula is water based and therefore suits all kinds of skin and hydrates the skin from within while the texture feels non sticky and is non comedogenic
  • The formula is medium to high coverage and can be build on as per requirement
Pros : Cons :
SPF 15 infused Subject to availability
Super hydrating
Combats early signs of ageing
0 harmful ingredients

  1. Milani 2 in 1 Conceal + Perfect Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
75%

Our Review

This amazing foundation conceals all blemishes and perfects your skin tone to reveal your glorious skin that looks even-toned.

  • Quantity 28gms
  • Best for Normal to Dry Skin
  • Matte perfection 

COVERAGE

66%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

67%

CONSISTENCY

76%

VALUE FOR MONEY

78%

USER RATING

88%

BRAND TRUST

75%

Product Intro:

Milani Cosmetics is a major fashionable drugstore brand across the world. Milani has some of the best correctors and concealers in the market. They have a wide variety of blushes, contours, baking powders. This foundation has some serious pigmentation and coverage for normal to dry skin

Product Features :

  • Glass bottle with pump nozzle that looks attractive and classy
  • Medium to high coverage formula that feels light and airy
  • Breathable texture and creamy formula that does not dry the skin out
Pros : Cons :
Cover all skin imperfections Shade range might be confusing
Creamy and highly pigmented
Smudge resistant
Transfer proof

  1. PAC HD Liquid Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
73%

Our Review

PAC may not be your usual cosmetics brand but this product is loved by everyone, no strings attached- a flawless finish, high coverage, matte finish foundation.

  • Quantity 30ml
  • Best wedding makeup foundation
  • Full coverage, matte finish

COVERAGE

67%

SHADE AVAILABLITY

75%

CONSISTENCY

65%

VALUE FOR MONEY

76%

USER RATING

86%

BRAND TRUST

70%

Product Intro:

PAC is a cosmetic brand that caters to makeup artists and stylists They make professional cosmetics that are great for parties and events, therefore their products are durable and long lasting.

Product Features :

  • A great product to get flawless glowing skin
  • Lasts for a long time and is light and airy on the skin
  • Gives a skin-like appearance and a no-makeup look
Pros : Cons :
Corrects any imperfections Shade range is less
Gives a luminous appearance Tougher to remove makeup
Comes in 8 shades
Waterproof

  1. Make Up Revolution Conceal + Define Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
73%

Our Review

Another success hit due to the concealer, this foundation has the same winning formula as the Makeup Revolution Concealer and is great for flawless skin

  • Quantity 23ml
  • Best Concealing Foundation
  • Creamy, pigmented formula

COVERAGE

74%

SHADE AVAILABILITY

62%

CONSISTENCY

65%

VALUE FOR MONEY

73%

USER RATING

84%

BRAND TRUST

80%

Product Intro:

Just like Tarte, The MakeUp Revolution Foundation owes its investigation to the Makeup Revolution Creamy Concealer which is dubbed to be one of the best in the market. The same creamy and light formula is preserved in this Conceal and Define foundation for an even toned fabulous skin

Product Features :

  • Full Coverage Foundation that acts as a concealer too with its doe-foot applicator wand for precise application
  • Suitable for all skin types as it has no oil in the formula and is super light on the skin and gives breathable skin like feel
  • Blend out for natural skin like finish but build on with concealer for a full coverage full glam makeup look
Pros : Cons :
Oil-free creamy formula that Product quantity is less
Does not feel cakey
Application is super easy
Semi-matte finish

  1. Revlon Colorstay Makeup

Critik Overall Rating
68%

Our Review

Stay radiant and beautiful with this color stay foundation that keeps you looking glorious all day long and does not budge.

  • Quantity 25ml
  • Best for Dry skin
  • Long staying

COVERAGE

63%

SHADE AVAILABILITY

60%

CONSISTENCY

62%

VALUE FOR MONEY

63%

USER RATING

76%

BRAND TRUST

85%

Product Intro:

Revlon is a high street fashion name but has a lot of diverse products that cater to all different budgets This foundation is the premium version of their regular liquid foundation. The Revlon Colorstay Makeup has a airbrush finish

Product Features :

  • Glass bottle with nozzle pump, convenient to carry and travel
  • Dense formulation with high coverage that stays in place for long time
  • Intensely hydrating with moisture lock formula
Pros : Cons :
Has Colorstay with SoftFlex Not suitable for everyday usage
16hr long-wear formula
Smudge resistant
Intensely deep with full coverage

  1. Sugar Ace of Face Foundation Stick

Critik Overall Rating
67%

Our Review

This stick foundation applies and blends magically into the skin with its creamy yet pigmented formula for a flawless skin

  • Quantity 12gms
  • Best Stick foundation
  • Creamy formula

COVERAGE

60%

SHADE AVAILABILITY

59%

CONSISTENCY

59%

VALUE FOR MONEY

61%

USER RATING

82%

BRAND TRUST

83%

Product Intro:

Sugar is a popular brand that is catching up fast in the beauty world. Sugar was launched in the year 2015 and has catered to the likes of young teenagers to working women with vibrant colors and zesty products. Sugar has 2 ranges of foundations – a liquid foundation and the stick foundation which is more popular and suited for oily skin

Product Features :

  • Cream based foundation that comes in a roll-up stick format with a brush to blend the formula
  • Comes in a wide range of 22 shades that suits all indian skin tones
  • A breathable formula that is not too heavy on the skin
Pros : Cons :
Lasts for up to 12hrs Creamy foundation
Waterproof
Sweatproof
Highly pigmented formula

  1. LA Girl Pro HD Foundation

Critik Overall Rating
66%

Our Review

This Professional range of products is sold worldwide owing to its simplicity and true to promise performance – perfect even skin with luminous glow

  • Quantity 28ml
  • Best salon finish foundation
  • Full Coverage foundation

COVERAGE

61%

SHADE AVAILABILITY

60%

CONSISTENCY

59%

VALUE FOR MONEY

61%

USER RATING

82%

BRAND TRUST

70%

Product Intro:

L.A. Girl is a very popular brand for cosmetics amongst young women because of their amazing range of cosmetics. A very affordable brand that makes good quality products at a cost efficient price. Their HD range of products are designed to meet specific issues such as high coverage and photo-ready looks.

Product Features :

  • Comes in 16 shades and is a blendable formula that can be mixed and matched to create your own unique shade
  • Has a dewy appearance and makes the skin look fresh and makeup free
  • Switch between natural glow up or build on to provide a full glam lookz
Pros : Cons :
A light blendable formula Shade range is limited
Does not feel
Hydrate dry skin users
An everyday wear foundation

Conclusion

These are the 20 best foundations in India for all skin types and shades. This list must be your go-to each time you reach out for a new bottle of foundation. Due to Indian skin tones and skin types being largely different, it’s quite difficult to arrive at the best shade or texture that suits your skin. Nevertheless, this guide should help you with all your preliminary requirements when it comes to choosing the right foundation for you. 

When it comes to foundations, getting your shade and undertone right is as important as selecting one just based on your skin type. Physical stores are the best option when it comes to selecting foundations since you can manually check the shade swatches and check how well it blends in your skin. Once you find the right shade you can continue the buy the same online or from similar brands using the comparative shade code. But our advice would be to always experiment on your skin first before you buy. 

Tips for using a foundation the right way

Not all foundations can keep their claims as every skin and every external factor is different. What works for one user may not work for the other and therefore there is not much that a cosmetic brand can promise without having to add a bit of uncertainty to their claims. However many makeup artists have shared their best kept secrets to make your makeup look last for a long time without the added pressure of touch ups or reapplication.

 

Checking your foundation shade

To match your foundation shade, apply it on your wrist and blend it out, use a small patch on your jawline as well. Buy the tone that blends perfectly into your skin and looks just like your skin. This is the kind of foundation that will cover all your pores and blemishes in one go.

 

Knowing your undertone

Check your forearms – if you have green veins popping out, it means you have a warm undertone. If you have blue veins visible, it means you have a cool undertone. This can be confirmed with the jewellery test as well. If silver jewellery compliments your skin, it means you have a cool undertone. If you have both blue and green veins popping out from the skin, it means you have neutral undertones. This kind of skin undertone can wear all kinds of jewellery.

 

Skin Prep and Priming

Always prep your skin well before putting on foundation. Clean the skin off excess oil and dirt, tone and moisturise with an oil free gel based moisturiser before applying any makeup. Primer can be a very good tool to make your foundation stick to the skin. Primers can grip onto the skin and the make up and makes sure the layer does not move around and makes the foundation lasts longer

 

Removing your makeup

Remove your make up entirely off your face before going to bed. Use a micellar based cleanser as many times as it takes to get every bit of makeup out. Make sure you don’t rub or tug on the skin which may cause wrinkles and skin loosening. Follow this up with a heavy duty gel based cleanser and a toner to take off all dirt and bits of makeup. Apply a soothing hydrating cream before you call it a day so that the lost moisture can be sealed back into the skin.

FAQs

1: How does one identify the right shade of their foundation?

Answer: Take a small pea sized drop on the back of your palm and blend. Check if the shade is right and blemishes or veins are covered. Another test is to apply a small amount on your jawline and blend it out and check how well it covers the skin.

2: What is the best way to know your undertone?

Answer: There are various hues of undertones based on our shade like warm, neutral, cool, golden, peach and olive. All these are subjective to the color of your veins below the skin. If you have blue veins you must choose cool tones and if you have green veins you must choose warm tones. If you have a mix of both, then neutral undertone is the one for you.

3: Should we use moisturiser under the foundation?

Answer:  Moisturisers are a must for any skin type regardless of whether you are applying foundation on top of that or not. Also remember to use a matte finish primer and a mattifying sunscreen on top of the foundation to help protect the skin as well as the make-up

4: What are the various finishes available in foundations for dry skin?

Answer:  Foundations for dry skin come in sheer natural finish, glossy finish, matte finish and dewy finish. 

5:  When it comes to price, does one have to go for an expensive foundation for a better coverage and finish?

Answer: Absolutely not! Expensive foundations would obviously have some skin helping benefits such as SPF, anti-ageing complex or similar properties that help the skin from within, but if you need to go for a cost effective solution, we have some very good products in the list discussed above which give you amazing coverage and finish without burning a hole in your pocket.