While everyone has that one foundation that they like to stick to, it’s always wise to widen your ‘base portfolio’ to handle seasonal demands that our skin throws at us. Case in point: the hot, sweaty weather that makes make-up slide off in a matter of minutes. It’s important to cover all your bases (geddit?!) and invest in a foundation that promises lasting coverage. Here are five products that we are crushing over currently:
1. Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte+Poreless Liquid Foundation, INR 549
This drugstore buy is worth every penny and drop! Available in an inclusive range of 18 shades that suit Indian skin tones, the matte formula is extremely lightweight, blends effortlessly and gives you full coverage in just a few drops. Along with sticking to the skin like a magnet, this baby also blurs pores, ensuring you look flawless all day long.
2. M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15, INR 2,700
You can’t not factor in this cult formula when speaking of long-lasting foundations. Having been tested by celebrities, backstage pros, influencers and make-up enthusiasts all around the world thousands of times, it has proved its mettle as one of the most lasting foundations out there. M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 really does last for a full 24 hours...no lies! It glides on easily, offers buildable coverage (from sheer to full) and blends quickly and evenly while controlling shine. Plus, it offers eight-hour moisture, is sweat- and humidity-resistant, and doesn’t streak, crease or settle into lines!
3. NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation, INR 1,250
This matte formula gives you the power to customise the coverage. The more drops you use, the more coverage it offers. But it never feels heavy on the skin. Available in 17 shades, it leaves you with a soft-matte, velvety finish. What we love is that once you swipe it on, it sinks into the skin and doesn’t slide off.
4. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup Mini SPF 10, INR 1,800
You can tell how confident a brand is about the formula if they use the claim as part of the name. Yes, this product has ‘Stay-In-Place’ in its name, and it really does stay in place. For 24 hours, no less. The waterproof, transfer-resistant formula gives you the confidence to go out there and do what you love, without worrying about that 3pm shine or any imperfections peeking.
5. L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, INR 750
Another covetable drugstore buys, this foundation is from L'Oréal Paris’ illustrious Infallible fam that has some great products on offer. With 10 shades on offer (that suit all Indian skin tones), this formula is super-easy to blend and offers smudge-proof comfortable matte coverage. We used the term ‘comfortable’ because it sits on your skin without making it feel stretchy or leaving you with dry patches.