Ask ten girls to name their one be-all-end-all makeup product and all of them will say ‘foundation’ even before you can complete the question. The art of perfecting foundation makeup is perhaps the first skill that a makeup beginner learns and rightly so. Well, if you’re still struggling with getting that base right, you’ve landed at the right place. Here begins your journey to finding the best foundation for your skin tone.
But before we begin, it’s important to learn about the different formulations of foundation so that you can take your pick.
When it comes to picking the perfect foundation, you need to keep three things in mind – skin tone, skin type and coverage. To get the uncanny shade that blends naturally with your skin, you must try and experiment. But for the other two factors, we can help you out! Here’s a list of our favorite foundations you can choose as per your skin type and coverage needs.
FOR OILY SKIN
Is your skin naturally glossy like a glazed doughnut? Does your foundation resemble a greasy, messy goop by noon? We totally relate to your makeup struggles! You need an awesome foundation that controls excess oil, doesn’t cake up and stays in place through the day.
A must-try for all with oily skin types, this lightweight product is sure to impress you. True to its name, it evens out your skin, leavesg it poreless and is extremely comfortable to wear. If you’re looking for sheer to medium coverage, this is your best bet.
Our secret ‘tried and tested’ reason to opt for this beauty? The matte finish lasts much longer than usual, making this a pocket-friendly, all-day base.
Need a failproof, perfect camouflage that covers up your acne and blemishes? Try this full coverage, oil-absorbent formula that helps control oil on your face. The matte affect is to die for and makes your skin look supernaturally flawless!
Cherry on the top? It comes with SPF 16 P+++ to protect your skin from sun damage. And it lasts for 24 even-toned hours.
FOR NORMAL SKIN
You’re neither here nor there when it comes to choosing foundations. Some make your skin break out and look greasy, while the others make your skin flaky and patchy. The perfect foundation that suits normal skin must be oil-free, yet hydrating and shouldn’t cake up
We absolutely love two things about this godsent foundation – it has a moisture-balancing formula and it’s made with ‘Time Release’ technology. Meaning? It’ll last super long and keep your moisture intact without moving towards either extremes – dry or oily.
Another fabulous product that guarantees upto 24 hours of coverage, it is great for medium coverage.
For full coverage and flawless finish, this foundation is a must-have. It hides acne and blemishes seamlessly. It’s semi-matte formula leaves your skin dewy fresh, and ready for those perfect Insta moments. And to top it off, its completely vegan too.
What we love about this magic stick? It melts into your skin and blends seamlessly. What more do you need?
Thirsty skin? Say goodbye to your dry woes and pick a foundation that hydrates and nourishes your skin along with giving you a flawless coverage. Keep in mind that if you have dry skin, heavyweight and full-coverage foundations tend to show flakes. Stick to sheer to medium intensity.
And ‘Ace of Face’ it is. This miracle medium to high coverage product blurs away pores, fine lines, dark circles and blemishes. It’s cream-based formula blends perfectly on dry skin with its handy in-built brush and keeps a soft matte finish lasting almost 12 hours.
Flaunt your always-picture-perfect skin with this wonder stick, that by the way, fits perfectly into your handbag.
What better way to cover up your imperfections lightly with a nourishing, natural serum? Its ultra-fluid formula defies signs of aging and hydrates your skin from within. When you use this sheer coverage serum, you’ll observe an almost invisible film of foundation, nestling on your skin for a flawless evened out tone.
It’s got the goodness of Bulgarian roses and Vitamin E in it.