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The 5 Foundations Every Girl Needs

From liquid to mousse foundation, Cosmo helps you pick the right one.


Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation

Finding the right shade can be tricky business—which is why this foundation has got 17 shades makes all the difference. Go nuts!

Shades names: Ivory, Buff, Sand Beige, Nude, Natural Beige, Medium Beige, Fresh Beige, Golden Beige, Warm Golden, True Beige, Natural Tan Early Tan, Rich Tan, Golden Caramel, Toast, Rich Ginger.

Price: INR 950 (approx.). Get yours at

Why you should buy it:

  • Wide range of shades
  • Available for all skin types
  • Works well for acne prone skin
  • Comes with SPF 15


Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse

This one blends so easy and quick, you won't even know it's on your face! 

Price: INR 700. Get yours at

Why you should buy it:

  • Lasts up to 16 hours
  • SPF 8
  • Easily available
  • Works well for sensitive, acne-prone skin


L'Oréal Paris True Match Mineral Foundation

If you have oily skin, this baby's going to be your new BFF. The light texture helps to keeps shine at bay—plus, the mini kabuki brush makes it travel-friendly (and it comes in three colours).

Price: INR 1200 (approx.). Get yours at

Why you should buy it:

  • Comes with SPF 15
  • Contains very less chemicals
  • Contains skin healing minerals
  • Come with a mini kabuki brush


Za Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation

Perfect for people who need coverage, but hate putting on foundation. The water-based formula hydrates your skin and gives you coverage without making you feel icky.

Price: INR 700. Get yours at

Why you should buy it:

  • Comes with SPF 17 PA++
  • Water-based formula
  • Travel friendly
  • Does not clog pores and is blends easily


M.A.C Pro Longwear Foundation

There's a reason this one is popular; think 15 hours of wear and tear and minimal damage to your perfect face throughout. 

Price: 1400 (approx.). Get yours at

Why you should buy it:

  • Controls oil and keeps skin fresh
  • SPF protection
  • Non transferable foundation
  • Great for professional use