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What are the problems you face while trying on a foundation for the first time? Does it not give you full coverage? Does it make your face look oily? Or does it wear off rather easily? These are just some of the many problems that we face with foundations. That’s why we have curated a list of best foundations in a varied price range that is suitable for all skin types. So no more foundation problems now!
All you have to do is scroll through our list and find the best foundation that matches your skin type and your budget. Go ahead and choose your pick!
Maybelline New York Fit me Matte+ Poreless Foundation
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Let’s start the list with one of the most pocket-friendly options that has been around for quite some time now. Apart from being pocket-friendly, the Maybelline Fit Me is a lightweight foundation that minimizes and mattifies your skin pores to make your face look flawless. With more than 15 shades that work beautifully on different Indian skin tones, this is one of the most widely used foundations by the young girls and women in their 20’s. Apart from giving your face a natural glow, this is a super-blendable matte foundation that fits well with all the unique skin tones and textures.
Price - ₹499
Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse
The Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse is the best foundation for Indian skin tones with a mousse to powder effect and a feather-light texture that protects your skin from the harsh sun too. It is available in nine different shades and gives your face a natural matt finish. Women that have an oily face and like a very natural look with the foundation on must give this product a try. It is easy to use and blends in easily with a foundation brush or even your fingers. (IMG-best foundation-Dreamweavers-red)
Price - ₹799
Loreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation
Apart from the fact that Loreal is one of the most trusted cosmetic brands around the world, what makes this foundation one of our favourites is that it is the only one in its price range that comes with a pump dispenser which makes it extremely easy to use without having to waste too much product. The Loreal Paris True Match has a pearl-like finish that gives you high coverage while also nourishing and protecting your skin from the sun. With over 13 shades that include Cocoa and Mahogany for the darker skin tones, this is a brand that caters to the true Indian skin tones unapologetically.
Price - ₹799
L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Illuminating Liquid Foundation
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Now here’s something for women that like a more illuminating look as this high definition best foundation does not just give you full coverage but also improves your skin appearance drastically. This paraben-free formula has anti-oxidants that hydrate and nourish your skin even while it’s under full makeup. The L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Foundation White Lightener is another innovative formula under this category which is a foundation mixer used to adjust and customize the colour according to your skin tone. So do not worry if you haven’t gotten your shade right, you can always customize your perfect shade.
Price - ₹1250
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer
Fed up of those dark circles popping out from under your foundation? Well, try the Milani 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer to get rid of all the flaws at once. The water-resistant formula has a creamy consistency and works beautifully for dry skin. It doesn’t just conceal all perfection but gives full coverage for as long as 12 hours. It is a cruelty-free brand that allows women to feel more confident about them and explore to push new boundaries. It is the best foundation that comes with a pump dispenser that dispenses the exact amount of liquid you need for flawless coverage.
Price - ₹1400
Faces Canada Ultime Pro Runway HD Ready Foundation
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Known as the best foundation for skin awakening, the Faces Canada Ultime Pro HD Foundation helps your skin battle chemical stress and external aggressions seamlessly. It preserves the life of skin cells, protects it against environmental factor and improves the skin cell reaction to give it a healthy glow and radiant finish. With an extremely user-friendly packaging, this is a liquid foundation that blends into your skin seamlessly with the gold particles in it giving you the radiant glow that you need. With approximately six shades in the entire range, the brand majorly focuses on the warmer palette keeping in mind the skin tones of the majority in the country.
Price - ₹1499
M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
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For some, the brand name in itself is enough to tag this as the best foundation of all times. But what is it about this 24-hour wear that makes it superior to any other foundation that you have ever tried. Well, it clearly is the oil-controlling formula with a matte finish that will literally keep your face as it is even if you take a nap wearing it.
With over 60 shades available in this range, we can safely assure you that finding the best possible match to your skin tone will not be a problem at all. It might seem like a splurge at once but as we always say trust nothing but the best when it comes to your skin.
Price - ₹2900
Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation
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The Smashbox Cosmetics might be a recent addition to the Indian store racks, but it has gotten its due rather quickly. Its flawless oil-free brightening liquid foundation gives your face a natural finish while also keeping it healthy. Apart from having hydrating benefits, the Benefit foundation also has light-diffusing properties that keep your skin luminous and bright all day long.
The pump diffuser makes application easy and the 40 different shades blend well with every Indian skin tone almost seamlessly and make the texture of your skin look flawless.
Price - ₹3300
Huda beauty #Faux Filter Foundation
Huda Beauty products are unlike anything that you have ever tried, just like its velvety smooth liquid foundation is the best foundation that gives full coverage with an airbrushed finish for a second-skin look. Its broad colour spectrum has 30 different shades that cater to all skin tones and ethnicities and especially gives the Indian skin tones the much needed natural glow.
Price - ₹3310
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation
Apart from being one of the most expensive foundations on our list, it is also the best foundation for Indian women. It suits the Indian skin tone as well as the climate rather well. This 16 hour wear medium buildable coverage foundation has been tested in extreme heat and humidity and has emerged as the single most waterproof and sweat-resistant foundation that doesn’t crease or streak and stays true to colour in all conditions.
Price - ₹3700
Which of the above from our list of best foundation choices have you tried before? Understand what works for your skin and then splurge on the best foundation that fits in perfectly because your skin needs nothing but the best.
Pick your choice on which one you consider to be the best foundation on our list. Also, tell us in comments if you’ve tried any and how was your experience using it.