It’s true that when it comes to foundations, you can’t crown one product as the *best*, as each one of us expects it to tackle different concerns. So we decided to round up formulas that we’ve tried and think are worthy of adding to your beauty bag Right. This. Minute.
Paese Cosmetics Long Cover Fluid Foundation, ₹1199
If you have dry skin (or experiencing flaky patches due to seasonal changes), the shea butter in the formula will keep it hydrated. Also in the mix are skin-loving Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamins A, C and E, and SPF6 that helps in blurring imperfections, fine lines, pores and blemishes. The creamy texture glides on effortlessly, blending in seamlessly to reveal flawless-looking skin. Bonus: it’s waterproof and smudge-proof, which means you can go the whole day without touch-ups.
Innisfree My Foundation, ₹1,500
This foundation offers a whole new level of customisation (at a great price, may we add!). Innisfree’s My Foundation allows you to also pick the moisture level, shade level and coverage intensity. How, you ask? You can start by choosing from three moisture levels (matte, semi-matte, or glow), three coverage levels (natural, high, or full), and 10 shades that match your skin tone to a T. What’s not to love?
Nykaa SkinShield Anti-Pollution Matte Foundation, ₹799
If your skin’s been looking dull and damaged, pollution might have a part to play in that. Try Nykaa’s brand-new formula which promises to shield your skin with Triple Active Action. This technology guards your skin against dust and micro particles, conceals dark spots, evens out skin tone, minimised pores and leaves you with a satin-matte finish. Plus, the antioxidants and glycerine in the mix keep skin hydrated!
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15, ₹3700
This 16-hour wear, full-coverage formula offers a natural, multi-dimensional matte finish that’s feels weightless on skin. Available in 43 shades, it has skin-true pigments suspended in an emollient gel base which float on skin, reflecting light to enhance skin’s natural contours and dimension.
Lakmé 9To5 Weightless Mousse Foundation, ₹550
Not a fan of creamy formulas that feel heavy on the skin? This mousse super-lightweight and feels like you have nothing on. Now to the main bit: the mousse blends easily and offers medium coverage (so you’ll need a concealer to cover up spots, blemishes and more), and leaves a matte finish. It’s available in eight shades and is suitable for all skin types.