Hey guys today I’m going to take you through my top 5 favourite drugstore foundations available in India. So finding the perfect base is the toughest job when it comes to makeup but once u figure it out you are kinda sorted for life✌🏻. My personal suggestion would be do not buy foundation online when you are trying the brand for the first time, all those exciting offers can be grabbed once you find your shade in an outlet. Another important thing you got to keep in mind is your undertone, so how to find to your undertone??? Let me help you with that
- For cool undertones: This usually means your vein is likely to be blue, red or pink so choose a foundation with red, or blue base, and consider shades like cocoa, rose, sable, and porcelain.
- For warm undertones: This means your skin is more golden, yellow, or peach so choose a foundation with a gold or yellow base, and consider shades like caramel, golden, tan, chestnut, and beige.
- For neutral undertones: This is a combination of cool and warm undertones so consider shades like buff, nude, ivory, or praline.
Never swatch the foundation on your hand instead always go for ur jawline.The skin at your jawline will be truer to your natural undertone and give you an idea of how the foundation will look against your neck. I guess you would have got an idea of how to choose the perfect shade so if you are interested to find out what foundation you need then keep on reading…..
Note: I have ranked the foundation from my least favourite to my top favourite😄
5.Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation.
This was the first ever foundation that I bought for personal use. This is not a high coverage foundation and is perfect for everyday use. It is extremely lightweight and blends with the skin so easily. The packaging is also so pretty and very handy. It is suitable for oily and combination skin type. I would not suggest this for dry skin cause the product is in a mousse texture and further dries out the skin. It lasts for about 5-6 hours with minimal oxidation.
Price : INR 550
Link: https://nykaa.ly/P_474168 Check Out Lakme 9 To 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation
4.Wet n wild Photo focus foundation
This is a medium to high coverage foundation.
The foundation comes in a square glass bottle with a wand applicator which is acceptable for the price range. It has a nice thin consistency that glides so well on skin and blends effortlessly. I prefer using a beauty blender for this foundation rather than a brush. On my oily skin, it stays really long for around 7-8 hours without any creasing.The shade range is a bit of a disappointment here. Overall it is a good high coverage foundation that doesn’t feel too heavy.
Price: INR 599.
Link:https://nykaa.ly/P_247033 Check Out Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation
3.L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte 24-Hr Foundation
I think L’Oreal Paris makes some of the best drugstore foundations and this is one among them. The foundation comes in a flat plastic tube with a screw on cap. The tube feels really handy and is travel friendly. The tube has a see-through section to display the foundation’s color.This is a semi-matte, medium coverage, air-light foundation that lasts for around 8-9 hours and definitely not 24 hours that is just a gimmick to get your attention on the product 😋.Since it is a medium coverage you would definitely need a concealer to cover up any heavy skin imperfections.
Price: INR 750.
Link:https://nykaa.ly/P_257897 Check Out L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation
2.Maybelline Fit me Matte+ Poreless Foundation
If u are a beginner and you really want to invest in a foundation blindly then this is it. The best thing about this foundation is the shade range😍 Oh my god i cannot even explain how they finally broke all the stigma and came up with a shade for every skin tone. Also they have a site to find the right shade by analysing your skin type and skin tone. Another good thing is the price. It is so affordable and a little goes a long way. But the only con is the oxidation.I tried this product 2 years back ,at that time the product did not come with a pump but now it has a pump applicator which is a big thumbs up from me. At this price point what more would you want. My final thoughts is that this product is a boon for beginners.
Price: INR 550
Link:https://nykaa.ly/P_520726 Check Out Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte+Poreless Liquid Foundation With Pump
1.Loreal true match super blendable foundation
This is my topmost favourite drugstore foundation. Let me tell you why I preferred this to be on the top and not the fit me one. Maybelline fit me oxidises after 5-6 hours and u might feel a little bit dull. But this is super blendable and does not oxidise at all even after 8-9 hours. The packaging is so handy and it also comes with a pump so you do not end up wasting the product.It comes in around 13 shades and I think they must bring in more shades. Also it is super light weight and gives medium to high coverage. Overall this does not dry out the skin and doesn’t appear to be cakey at all. The consistency is quite runny but you would only require one or two drop to cover your whole face and neck.
Price : INR 799.
Link: https://nykaa.ly/P_220255 Check Out L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation
So finally I would also like to tell ,you don’t actually need a foundation to look pretty. If you like makeup you can try out any of these products since they are quite affordable and also worth the price. Also if you have tried any of these products do let me know. Quick tip😋once you have figured out your shade don’t ever buy the foundation at MRP because makeup and skincare are always on sale. So utilise those sale and invest wisely😉.