Building Bridal Box Vol.2- Foundations

Posted on Nov 11 2013 - 10:00am 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?

55 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. RadhaNovember 11, 2013 at 6:27 PM - Reply

    Wow such a great helpful post I am gonna try Kryolan already decided 😀

    • poonamNovember 12, 2013 at 3:51 PM - Reply

      Thansk Radha.. Me too Waiting to try the Krylon Foundation.. 🙂

  2. EshaNovember 11, 2013 at 7:19 PM - Reply

    This is a nice series Poo..way to go!! 🙂

    • poonamNovember 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Esha.. 🙂 🙂

  3. rachnaNovember 11, 2013 at 8:06 PM - Reply

    great post…EL is my favorite!

    • poonamNovember 12, 2013 at 4:01 PM - Reply

      Thanks Rachna.. I have so many in my must have list.. 😀 🙂

  4. AltheaNovember 11, 2013 at 9:20 PM - Reply

    Revlon Colorstay is a good lasting foundations for functions. have you tried it.

    • poonamNovember 12, 2013 at 4:49 PM - Reply

      No dear.. didnt got a chance to try that !!
      Are you ure if it is still available.. as I tried to grab it few times but the one available is with *Flex … not the original one!

  5. BipashaNovember 12, 2013 at 8:15 AM - Reply

    Hi Poonam , you have been nominated for a liebster blog award on my blog, do check it out 🙂

    • poonamNovember 12, 2013 at 4:53 PM - Reply

      Thanks Bipasha.. 🙂

  6. supriyaNovember 12, 2013 at 10:18 AM - Reply
    • poonamNovember 12, 2013 at 4:54 PM - Reply

      Thanks Supriya.. 🙂

  7. Harine AshwinNovember 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM - Reply

    Extremely detailed & informative post Poonam… A lot of research has gone into it.. Thanks for such a lovely post.. Foundations are such an important part of makeup.. & we tend to go wrong a lot of times…
    I purchased Kryolan’s Tv Paint stick foundation recently.. It is too good…

    • poonamNovember 12, 2013 at 4:59 PM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn Harine… yess.. such posts need a lott of time and research…but your lovely comments make it up for me.. 🙂
      Foundation is the base of whole makeup if it goes wrong nothing can go right!! 😀 😀
      I am waiting to get my hands on Krylon Foundations.. 🙂

  8. amishaNovember 12, 2013 at 11:22 AM - Reply

    Nice post Poo!!

    Just came across your blog and now you have one more regular reader..
    Can you pl tell me something about Revlon Whipped Cream foundation? In which category does it come??

    • poonamNovember 12, 2013 at 5:02 PM - Reply

      Thankss a loott Amisha.. Ohh my .. I would love to see you around.. <3 <3
      Revlon Whipped cream is a creamy foundation which give a slight semi-matte finish., goof for combi skin. Dry skin needs to use a moisturiser before but oily skin hve to follow with a setting powder for sure.
      Coverage is buildable .. so can be built frm light to heavy.. 🙂 🙂
      but there are not too many shades available.. which makes it difficult to get the perfect match.!!

      • amishaNovember 13, 2013 at 6:02 PM - Reply

        Thanks Poonam!!

        I tried the same from my sister’s vanity and quite liked it!!
        I think I’ll go with it..
        Thanks again 🙂

        • poonamNovember 16, 2013 at 9:08 PM - Reply

          Glad it helped Amisha.. 🙂 🙂

  9. Saniya@beautynbuzzNovember 12, 2013 at 1:47 PM - Reply

    Extremely informative post Poo…Great suggestion to buy foundation…Love it 🙂

    • poonamNovember 12, 2013 at 5:03 PM - Reply

      Thanks Saniya.. Glad u liked the post!! 🙂

  10. Melissa...November 12, 2013 at 2:50 PM - Reply

    This was what I needed wow perfect timing my foundation is almost over n I was on the lookout for sumthing new but as usual was confused…Im book marking this poo

    • poonamNovember 12, 2013 at 5:27 PM - Reply

      Heheh.. Thanks Melz.. I am so happy that I am able to help a few including u.. 😉
      Now I am tuned in to see what u get next!! 🙂

  11. MakeupmirrornmeNovember 12, 2013 at 3:41 PM - Reply

    Wow…great compilation adding a few more to my lust list haha 😀

    • poonamNovember 12, 2013 at 5:24 PM - Reply

      Thannkss Sweetie..:) 🙂

  12. tejinderNovember 12, 2013 at 3:48 PM - Reply

    Great n v informative post…Thanks for sharing sweetie

    • poonamNovember 12, 2013 at 5:03 PM - Reply

      Thanks Tej.. 🙂 🙂

  13. Harine AshwinNovember 12, 2013 at 5:05 PM - Reply

    I think Revlon Whipped creme foundation will come in the category
    Medium- Full Coverage
    Long lasting
    Matte Finish

    Poonam should be able to confirm it though…

    • poonamNovember 12, 2013 at 5:26 PM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn Harine.. I just replied with the same.. 😀 :D..
      Have u tried this Revlon one??

  14. fiona furtadoNovember 12, 2013 at 6:39 PM - Reply

    I am currently obsessing over YSL touche eclat illuminating foundation. Its a natural foundation that gives a
    medium coverage. I also like mac studio fix powder foundation on days I want heavy or full coverage.

    Its an absolute delight to read ur post! great info about foundation

    • poonamNovember 16, 2013 at 9:10 PM - Reply

      Thnks Fiona for such a lovely comment.. I am glad u liked it!! 🙂
      Havent tried the YSL one but would love to give it a shot!! 🙂 🙂

  15. ArzooNovember 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM - Reply

    Very informative post Poo, you explain everything so well, you are a makeup guru I must say 😉

    • poonamNovember 18, 2013 at 9:35 AM - Reply

      Thanks Arzoo.. “”Makeup Guru” 😛 .. Not anywhere near it sweetie.. but thanks for ur lovely compliment.. 😀

  16. Vipra SNovember 12, 2013 at 8:44 PM - Reply

    Awesome Compilation sweets plus the an awesome informative post Babiee 🙂
    Those MAC & Clinique ones are alluring – Want them all 😉
    Love sweets <3

    • poonamNovember 18, 2013 at 4:17 PM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn Vipuu.. <3 <3
      Me too sweets.. it is kind of my wishlist too.. 😉

  17. Shivi@COSMOCHICSNovember 12, 2013 at 10:10 PM - Reply

    Want to try bourjois foundation soon! Lovely post Poo!

    • poonamNovember 18, 2013 at 9:36 AM - Reply

      Thanks Shivi.. Bourjois one is really good.. do try!! 🙂

  18. Harine AshwinNovember 12, 2013 at 11:06 PM - Reply

    Yes Poonam, I have tried it.. But I picked up the wrong shade I feel… I picked up natural ochre, but should have gone for Golden Medium.. But natural ochre looks good in person but bad on photos.. The finish is amazing & is quite long lasting…

    • poonamNovember 18, 2013 at 4:16 PM - Reply

      Hey Harine.. yeah most of the girls were facing issue finding the right shade.. wish revlon come up with better shade selection!!

  19. BhumikaNovember 13, 2013 at 2:00 AM - Reply

    Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation is what I love and use..and TBS Cream Compact Foundation too..

    • poonamNovember 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM - Reply

      Thanks Bhumi.. I would love to try the TBS cream compact!! 🙂

  20. Natasha (Nats)November 13, 2013 at 10:37 AM - Reply

    this post is very helpful… nice one 🙂

    • poonamNovember 18, 2013 at 9:38 AM - Reply

      Thansk u Nats.. glad u liked it!! 🙂

  21. subhaNovember 14, 2013 at 7:10 PM - Reply

    Nice post, I have photoready it is a nice foundation.

    • poonamNovember 18, 2013 at 10:04 AM - Reply

      Thansk Subha.. will give it a shot!! 🙂

  22. ShreyaNovember 15, 2013 at 2:52 PM - Reply

    Excellent !!! The ultimate foundation guide ! A must read post !

    • poonamNovember 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn Shreya.. 😀 😀

  23. Richa SaxenaNovember 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM - Reply

    Amazing Post Poo!
    You have listed detailed all the possible information in this post & not just for Brides, for everyone looking for a foundation… 🙂

    • poonamNovember 18, 2013 at 10:08 AM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Richuu.. <3 <3 ,3
      I tried to cover most of the thing.. hope it would be helpful to some!! 🙂

  24. Charu SharmaNovember 15, 2013 at 11:56 PM - Reply

    I loved this post darling….you have covered each and everything so well…loved it 🙂
    My HG is Estee Lauder Double Wear 🙂

    • poonamNovember 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM - Reply

      Thanks Charu.. I havent tried EL.. there are so many I would love to tryy!! 😉
      I am so happy to see ur amaing response.. 😀 😀

  25. NieshaNovember 17, 2013 at 12:43 AM - Reply

    Great post!! I have used maybelline dream liquid mousse, it’s really good! Nice post dear! 🙂

    • poonamNovember 17, 2013 at 7:47 PM - Reply

      Thanks Niesha..Maybelline Mousse was a bit dryng for my dry skin but I think it works best on oily /combi skin.. 🙂

  26. KrithiNovember 17, 2013 at 1:24 AM - Reply

    good post

    • poonamNovember 28, 2013 at 4:18 PM - Reply

      Thanks Krithi.. 🙂

  27. Kumari MadhuriNovember 6, 2015 at 1:39 PM - Reply

    Informative post…liked it alot ..

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