Foundation is a magic product that acts as a base to other complex cosmetics. Your glam routine is ineffectual without a good foundation. It helps you create an even complexion on your skin while concealing flaws. If you love makeup, you’d know how important it is to find the right foundation for your skin.

Best foundation brands infuse SPF and water-resistant properties to their products. Such foundations have the ability to last longer and give you a flawless finish. You can pick the right shade, coverage and texture for yourself using shade cards and swatches. Let’s get you one step closer to finding the right foundation with our list of 10 standout brands of foundation.

10 Best Foundation Brands In India

1. M.A.C

Makeup Arts Cosmetics a.k.a M.A.C, is a Canadian cosmetics brand that is a hit amongst makeup artists and beauty lovers across the globe since 1984. The brand aims at providing products that can suit every skin color and type. M.A.C’s foundation range is proof of its diversity. From sensitive and acne prone to oily and dry, they are formulated to cater to all. Most of them are infused with SPF 15 and give medium to full coverage. The textures are liquid, creamy, pressed-powder and even loose powder. M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation is one of the top-sellers of the brand.

M.A.C
Price:

Rs.2700 onwards

2. Lakmé

Dating its existence back to 1952, Lakmé is a trusted beauty brand that has made its mark in the Indian market. It offers an array of skin care and makeup products. Its foundation range is the one that we can swear by! Right from creamy to matte textures and sheer to full coverage, there is one to suit each type. They are lightweight, waterproof and long-lasting. Affordability makes Lakmé foundations ever more popular. You can choose from Lakmé 9 to 5, Lakmé Absolute and Lakmé Face Magic.

Lakmé
Price:

Rs.150 onwards

3. KIKO Milano

If there’s any brand that bridges the gap between quality and creativity, it is KIKO Milano. KIKO is an Italian beauty and skin care brand that commenced in 1997 to explore new trends and make them accessible across the globe. There are over a dozen KIKO foundations to pick from. They are not just available in various tones but are also lightweight, long-lasting and waterproof. Its 2-IN-1 foundation and concealer is our favorite pick for full coverage.

KIKO Milano
Price:

Rs.1650 onwards

4. Maybelline

Subsidiary of the L’Oreal group, Maybelline is an American cosmetics brand that was introduced in 1915 with a vision to empower women. The brand stands out for its creativity and uniqueness. That dreamy flawless skin can be yours with Maybelline’s foundation range. They are available for any desired coverage and each skin type from dry and combination to normal and oily. You can opt for dewy or matte formulas that are hydrating and long-wearing.

Maybelline
Price:

Rs.400 onwards

5. L’Oreal

Founded in 1909, L’Oreal is the world’s largest cosmetics company today. It offers a versatile range of personal care products that work on the philosophy of universal beauty. L’Oreal foundations are fit to provide you an even finish with its matte and creamy foundations. You can easily find one to match your skin and get a natural glow. They are easy to blend and last long.

L’Oreal
Price:

Rs.639 onwards

6. Bobbi Brown

Makeup artist, Bobbi Brown launched her own line of cosmetics in America in 1980 with a vision to embrace beauty. The brand offers products that are priced higher than usual but guarantee you uncompromised quality. Bobbi Brown’s foundation is a skin tone corrector that gives you an even and glowing finish in the most natural tints. They are also SPF infused and can tackle even the most extreme skin types. You can choose from liquid, stick, compact or powder base as per your convenience.

Bobbi Brown
Price:

Rs.4000 onwards

7. Wet N Wild

Wet N Wild is a bold makeup brand that is based in Los Angeles since 1979. It offers a dramatic and loud range of standout products that are sure to jazz up your look. Its high performing and skin perfecting range of foundations are made with a light-diffusing complex. Using a foundation from Wet N Wild will give you camera-ready makeup all day long.

Wet N Wild
Price:

Rs.389 onwards

8. Paese Cosmetics

Paese Cosmetics is a Polish brand that aims at cultivating beauty from within. The brand takes inspiration from the Italian word Paese meaning ‘land’. It offers cosmetic products that are high on quality. These are curated with unmatched formulas for modern and fearless women around the world. Its foundations are of a moisturizing and soothing texture made with Aloe extracts. They leave behind a velvety smooth finish to ensure a uniform and natural color.

Paese Cosmetics
Price:

Rs.1199 onwards

9. Estee Lauder

Known as one of the most prestigious brands for skin care, hair care, makeup and fragrance today, Estee Lauder was once just an innate instinct of a young girl. Since 1946, the brand has been providing cleansing, refreshing and defining products. Foundations by Estee Lauder are lightweight and comfortable to use. They look flawless and natural while having the ability to fight sun exposure and humidity. They are available in over 55 shades including cool, neutral and warm undertones. Double Wear Stay In Place foundation is one of the best-selling products offered by the brand.

Estee Lauder
Price:

Rs.3300 onwards

10. Elizabeth Arden

Elizabeth Arden is a luxury cosmetic, skin care and fragrance brand founded in 1910 by Elizabeth Arden herself. Elizabeth Arden promotes the belief of intelligent cooperation between science and nature. Part of the Revlon group, the brand is much loved as one of the top foundation cream brands. Elizabeth Arden’s foundations can revitalize, energize and perfect your skin. With SPF 15 and rich creamy textures, its foundations will become your favorite pick to effortlessly achieve a flawless finish.

Elizabeth Arden
Price:

Rs.2871 onwards

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