Building Bridal Box Vol.2- Foundations

by poonam


Building Bridal Box Vol.2-  Foundations

I have shared with you the List of Face Primers in my last post , which will help you to choose one according to your skin type as well budget 😉 . Now, the next step is Foundation, so lets see what are all the best available option we have in Indian markets, based on our skin types.

Build Bridal Beauty Box

What is a Foundation?

  • Foundation is a skin beige colored formula  that will help hide the facial flaws under it and gives the illusion of smoother even looking skin.
  • Some of the formulas provides naturally glowing skin while the ones especially for oily skin helps to keep their skin matte for long.
  • It is the base of your makeup and you cant afford to go wrong with this  and it has to be a perfect match to your natural skin tone else will end up with white cast or a duskier complexion but if you have to choose between these two go for latter.
  • Foundation is available in numerable textures like Liquid, Cream or Powder and finishes like matte, semi-matte, natural and glowy. so choose according to your requirements.

Suggestion for Oily/Combination Skin

Liquid Foundations

  • Light to medium Coverage
  • Matte Finish 
  • Not very long lasting
  • Good for everyday use
  1. Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation – Rs 575
  2. Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matt Oil Free Foundation – Rs 695
  3. Lakme Absolute Mattreal mousse – Rs 599
Bridal Beauty - Daily Wear Foundation from Lakme, Chambor and Maybelline
  • Light to medium Coverage
  • Glowy Finish 
  • Long lasting
  1. Bourjois Happy Light Foundation – Rs 1485
Bridal Beauty - Bourjois Happy Light Foundation
  • Medium- Full Coverage
  • Long lasting
  • Matte Finish 
  1. Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation – Rs 595
  2. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Foundation -Rs 1195
Bridal Beauty - L'Oreal Infallible and Lakme Intense Cover Foundation
  • Medium- Full Coverage
  • Long lasting
  • Natural/Glowy Finish 
  1. Revlon Photo Ready Foundation(SPF 20) – Rs 850
  2. Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup- Rs 1600
Bridal Beauty - Revlon Photo Ready and Clinique Anti-Blemish Foundation

Powder foundations:

  • Medium to Heavy coverage
  • Long lasting
  • Matte Finish
  1. MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation – Rs 1500
Bridal Beauty- MAC Studio Fix Plus Foundation

Special Occasion Foundations

  • Medium to Heavy coverage
  • Long lasting
  • Matte Finish
  1. MAC Match Master Foundation – Rs 2100
  2. MAC studio fix fluid (With SPF 25)– Rs. 1700
  3. MAC Prolongwear (with SPF 10) – Rs 1750
Bridal Beauty- MAC Matchmaster, Prolongwear, Studio Fix Fluid plus Foundation

Suggestion for Dry Skin/Combination skin

Liquid Foundations

  • Light – medium Coverage
  • Glowy/Natural Finish
  • Long Lasting
  1. MAC Face and Body Foundation – Rs 1700
  2. Clarins Instant Smooth Mousse Foundation – Rs 1800
  3. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – Rs 1200
Bridal Beauty- MAC Face and Body, Clarins Instant Smooth and Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
  • Medium coverage
  • Glowy/Natural Finish
  • Long Lasting
  1. Inglot YSM Cream Foundation – Rs 970
  2. Clinique Super Balanced Foundation – Rs 1900
Bridal Beauty - INGLOT YSM and Clinique Super Balanced Formula

Cream Foundation 

  • Medium – full coverage
  • Glowy/Natural Finish
  • Long Lasting
  1. Kryolan Ultra Foundation – Rs 900
  2. The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation SPF 15 – Rs 1375
Bridal Beauty - Krylon Ultra and The Body Shop Extra Virgin Mineral Cream Compact Foundation

Some Luxury Foundations:-

  • Light-Medium Coverage
  • Natural/Glowy finish
  • Long Lasting
  1. Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation – Rs 2700
  2. Christian Dior Diorskin Nude Hydrating Makeup SPF 10- Rs. 2870
  3. Nars Sheer Matte Foundation – Rs. 3007
Bridal Beauty - Lancome Teint Miracle, Christian Dior Diorskin Nude Hydrating Makeup and Nars Sheer Matte Foundation
  • Medium to full coverage
  • Matte finish
  • Long Lasting
  1. Makeup Forever HD Foundation– Rs 2100
  2. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 – Rs 2,790
Bridal Beauty- Makeup Forever HD Foundation and Estee Launder Double Wear Foundation

In my lust list … 🙂

1.  Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation – Rs 2500 which has light to medium coverage and a natural glowy finis which lasts forever!!

Bridal Beauty - Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation

Few Pointers before buying “Foundation” :

  1. The best place to check the matching foundation shade is to apply it under your jawline . If the color disappears and looks natural. This is it!
  2. Don’t buy it in your first visit, get it tested on your face and leave it for full day.
  3. Make the decision after testing it in different lights and not based on the flashy Store Lights. Notice it under different lights and if it managed to survive on you without getting oxidized, looking ashy or melting completely.. you know what to do next!! (Go grab it.. :D)
  4. The ones with SPF might appear whitish in flash light, so if you are out for night parties or flash photograpgy choose one without SPF to be on the safer side

Some Quick Tips:

  • Try and Test all the products before making any purchase
  • Don’t just go and buy the products, ask the SA to apply them on your face and them give them good 6-7 hours to stay and judge their performance.
  • Better pick up your bestie witth you for genuine inputs
  • Dry skinned can apply a light moisturizer beneath to avoid flakiness especially if going for matte finish foundation
  • Pick very small amount for each application, blend it completely and repeat if required more. Buildable coverage is best achieved this way!

Test to check your undertones:

  1. Wear a white tee and look into the mirror.  If your face appears yellowish you have yellow undertones. (Most of the Indians have yellow undertones) otherwise you would see pink or neutral tones that will define your undertones

Don’t Miss to Checkout:

Hope you find it helpful! Input/Suggestions and feedback is requested!

Do you use Foundations regularly? Which one is your favorite foundation?