Best Full Coverage Face Foundations in India

Today I am going to give out the list of my most favorite foundations that are available in India. These are the best ones that I found in the Indian market do share your favorites too in the comments section.

  1. Revlon Photoready Make up Foundation:

3-1  The Photoready foundation creates a dewy finish and makes the skin look glowy and supple. The foundation gets absorbed so soon that it looks like an extension of your own skin and has a long lasting stay. This is the perfect foundation for the weddings or party season as it gives that very fresh glowy party look. The best thing is that you don’t even need a concealer to hide your patches or zits. Since it comes with enough SPF you wont need a dab of sunscreen either. The packaging has a pump like most other foundations available.

Price: INR 850-1000.

Style Meter – 8.5

  1. Clinique Super Balanced Makeup Foundation:

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This clinique foundation is the best for women with combination or oily skin. It totally understands your skin, if you know what I mean. It gives complete coverage and you would not need any other product like a primer or a concealer. Depending on the oil content of your skin I recommend you may use a basic moisturizer if you need to. It does not break out or create any zits even on the most sensitive skin. It lasts long hours and only a very little quantity is used. It is the best product if you are looking for a more matte finish.

Price :  INR2500 approx

Style Meter – 9/10

  1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation:

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You all know how much I adore Estee Lauder products and this one is no different. This is one of the best full coverage foundations in the market and I am saying that out of experience. It settles so easily on the skin that you won’t even need a pressed powder over it. The only drawback is that it does not have enough SPF but it is good enough to go for most of your outings. It rests extremely easily on the skin providing a very long stay.

Price: INR 2790

Style Meter – 9/10

  1. Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover SPF 25:

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The package comes in an attractive pump design, since it gets very easy to use, it becomes more travel friendly. It provides very good coverage which is very long lasting. You may need to create a moisturizer or a primer base to make your face more supple or you may just stick to a body oil like me. It is one of the cheapest foundations in my favorites.

Price – INR 630

Style Meter – 8.5/10

  1. Maybeline New York Fit Me Foundation:

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Oh I so love this foundation. It is m favorite in this range. It gives you complete coverage and you do not need any base at all. You would rarely need a concealer and once you blend it you are just good to go. It will easily last for four hours on your face and gives a glowy matte finish.

Price – INR 565

Style Meter – 9/10

 

LAKMÉ ABSOLUTE ILLUMINATE

This Summer/Spring collection of Lakme Fashion Week brought about a new trend on the runway – Illuminate. Illuminate by definition means something that has an inner glow that shines and sparkles by itself. If you are someone keeping track of international makeup trends you would have definitely followed up on the illuminate technique of makeup and its product.

LAKMÉ ABSOLUTE ILLUMINATE is a collection by Lakme where it has a got a collection of new face makeup with a lot of shimmer and shine. I am loving how illuminate technique is making its way in our lives and I really like the collection.

Lakme Illuminate Collection has –

  • 11 Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist
  • 3 Lakme Absolute Precision Artist Eye Liner
  • 2 Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette
  • 15 Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer

Gel Stylist is a set of 11 nail paints which are good to go with all your outfits.

The Lakme Absolute Precision Artist Eye Liner is a retractable pencil with a rubber grip from the Lakme Illuminate Collection. The pencil is shaped differently unlike most other kohl pencils. The texture is creamy and something between a pencile and a liner. Since it has a great finish you can use it in various ways. You can easily outline your eyes and give a little oomph your eyes in just a few minutes. it is creamy enough and does not bleed easily, once you have got the perfect color with a few strokes it does not transfer. The pencil glides almost perfectly and has three colors –  Burnished Brown, Emerald Green and Sapphire Blue. It is priced at 850

The Lakme Absolute Lip Shimmer is a new range of shimmery lipsticks from the illuminate collection. I always like shimmery lipsticks but I am not too fond of Lakme lipsticks because of a distinct strong smell they have. I find it in most of their lipsticks like this one too. These lipsticks are available in 15 shades and I am sure you can take your pick. These colors have a varied range of red and pinks. It is priced at 700.

The Lakme Absolute Illuminate Eye Shadow is available in two variants – Gold and Silver. This is the first time where Lakme has created shimmery eye shadow pallet and I would have them add on to a few more colors. Though I still feel the pallet has very wearable colors and you can use them for most of your outings. You might use them more for highlighting than for the shadow itself. It is priced at 995

Style Meter – 7/10

 

 

Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation

Very recently Shraddha Kapoor did some rope dance to launch Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation, the new product by Lakme. The event took place in a hotel in Mumbai where Shraddha Kapoor who is the brand ambassador for Lakme, performed a rope dance on the middle of the road. This was one of the kind launch of any beauty product in India. The idea was to feel ‘weightless’ and talk about the Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation.

Quite impressed by the campaign and the ‘weightless’ feel I decided to try on this new Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation. I got a tube for Rs 575.

Packaging

It comes in a small cardboard package like other lakme products. It looks very similar to the Lakme CC cream in shape and size. The tube is easy to store and travel friendly. Since the tube is soft plastic you can always choose the amount of the product that you need to apply.

Texture

The texture of this Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation is amazingly smooth. It will almost glide on your skin as you want it. It gives you very light coverage for a foundation. Most of the foundations give you enough coverage to hide all your marks and blemishes but this one only makes your skin lighter. You will definitely need a concealer with this one. But this is one product that you can use daily like a moisturizer if you like the natural look of your skin. It stays for about 3 hours on my face and the best thing is its weightless quality. As the product promises you do feel that it is weightless and there is absolutely nothing on your skin.

Procedure

Step 1: Apply Lakme 9to5 Weightless Foundation to clean, moisturized skin.
Step 2 : Just take a small amount of product with the index finger and start applying it to the skin with your fingertips. Usually, you can just apply the mousse in four places: the forehead, nose, chin and cheekbones.
Step 3: Blend into your skin starting from the centre of the skin outwards, taking care to cover your face including your neck.

Availability

It is easily available in four shades in the market –

  1. Rose Honey
  2. Rose Ivory
  3. Beige Vannile
  4. Beige Caramel

Pros

  • weightless
  • easily available
  • works well for fair skin tones

Cons

  • Less coverage
  • does not stay very long

Style Meter – 7/10

Everyday SkinCare @being25

Last week i got a chance to meet the Skin Expert from Lakme Absolute Salon and she opened my eyes to a lot of things that I used to easily neglect. She put forward the list of things that need to be present in my closet for the summer months. The best thing about her advice was that she did not speak for any brand instead she gave the option to choose at our will. Her list of things are –

  • Anti Ageing Cream

We should start skin care as early as 25 to have a glowing skin later. She stressed on the use of any anti ageing cream from the wide variety of products available

StyleSaaga recommends – Pond’s, Olay or Neutrogena.

  • Face Cream

We should have a dedicated face cream with an SPF of about 15+ to protect us from the Sun rays for summer season.

StyleSaaga recommends – Everyuth,  Olay, Loreal

  • Sunscreen

There should be a sunscreen body lotion which again around 20+ SPF is decent if we have a regular desk job. In case of marketing jobs you can switch to using the same lotion 3-4 times in a day, there is no need for a 50 SPF in daily routine it should be reserved for beach outings.

StyleSaaga recommends – Lotus, VLCC, Kaya, Lakme

  • Moisturiser

It is as important to moisturise in summers as it is in winters so keep your body lotions handy but make sure they are not very sticky or thick.

StyleSaaga recommends – Vaseline, Fab India, The Body Shop

  • Under Eye Cream

This should be an important product in your daily routine. Since all our work has become screen oriented we spend a lot of time on the laptop and not outside.

StyleSaaga recommends – Fab India, Synergy

  • Night Cream

This may not feature in your make up kit owing to our age but we have to get used to it, yes you heard me right. It should be a part of your daily pampering

StyleSaaga recommends – H2o, Olay, Lakme

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