Types of Foundations

Off-late my love for foundations has risen like no other, while I keep searching for my best friend I have compiled a list of types of foundations for all my friends to make their foundation search easier. Your base is exactly what your foundation can create so having a good foundation means half of your deal is done.

Types of foundations

Cream foundation
– Most used product by the Indian skin. Great for all skin types and you get the maximum variety here.

– You can easily get medium or full coverage.
– The best part about this foundation is that it lends a dewy finish. It instantly makes you party ready and gives you a great face for great pics.
– Covers and conceals discolorations and imperfections on the skin to provide you a flawless finish.

Liquid foundation
-We have seen this since childhood, even our mother have banked on liquid foundations like no other.

Is ideal for all skin types. It is well-suited for dry skin.
– Gives the kind of coverage you need with the help of tools like a beauty blender or a brush
– Has a satin, matte or dewy finish depending on the formulation.
– You would usually need a moisturizer base with a liquid foundation for best results.

Pressed powder foundation
– Is best for those who have oily skin.
– It lends a light to medium coverage so it may not be helpful in covering acne
– Has a matte-finish look and you can use a highlighter for a dewy look
– Evens out the skin tone, hides the imperfections and absorbs the excess oil.
– Should be applied with the help of a powder brush. It can be also used as a great summer product if you have a combination skin

Mineral foundation

Ideal for all skin types, except oily. It is specially suited for those with sensitive skin
– Gives a matte finish look and you may add glittered blushers
– Has a light to medium coverage and is powdery in nature
– Evens out the skin tone, moisturizes, protects and absorbs the excess oil.
– Use a brush to buff it on

Tinted moisturizing foundation
– Ideal for normal and dry skin but you have to be sure of the tone before buying it from the store.
– It is well-suited for those who need extra hydration and just a touch of color to pull it off.\

It gives a slight dewy finish which lends a natural look to your face.
– Lightly evens out the skin tone and is a good choice to hide light scars.

A foundation needs to be tried on your face for best results. You need to make sure that your foundation does not look over board or cakey. You should ideally use your fingers or a beauty blender for an even finish on the face and neck. instead of using glittered finish you should use a highlighter.

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:


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:


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:


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:


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