Lifestyle, Skin Care /Beauty

Best foundation

Finding the best foundation colour shade is no rocket science but at the same time it equally crucial to get your make up right.

Determining your undertone:

Before you pick the foundation colour you need to know the undertones of your skin.

And the best way to find undertone of your skin is to have a look at the veins on your wrist .

Blue veins indicates cool undertones and green veins means you have slightly warm tones.

Bomb undertones have traces of red and gold In their skin and they may get dark in the sun but they never burn.

The undertones of my skin is warm and therefore the perfect shade for me is yellow or gold-based foundation.


Right shade:

With so many brands and innumerable shades with different coverage levels available in the market it can get confusing to decide and pick just one from the hundreds of options available.

Other than finding the right shade it is also important to note the texture, formula and the coverage of the product that is apt for you.

Always do a patch test before picking up the foundation.

I always prefer to do the patch test on my face and not on my wrist.

The trick is to find the right spot between the centre of your face and to slowly blend the foundation to words the headline to match the middle of your neck and the sides of your cheeks.

Unless you require extreme colour correction I would advise you to not fight against your skins natural undertones.

The next key is to decide the level of coverage you require it could be anywhere from medium to heavy and full coverage.

If you’re looking for a foundation for daily use you can prefer to go for a light to medium coverage even as it is buildable if required for night outs and parties.

One cannot neglect the skin type whether you have a oily or dry skin.

Usually matte foundations are apt for combination to oily skin types.

Also happened that you may need to change your foundation depending upon the seasons as your skin requirements differ from season to season.

After a lot experimentation and trial and error I have listed down below my four favourite foundations:

1.Huda beauty Faux filter foundation:

This is definitely one of the most heavy and full coverage foundation I have ever tried.

Just less than half a drop is able to cover my entire face and neck and gives it a complete full coverage.

I am using the shade Panna cotta happens to be one of the lightest shared amongst all.

I would recommend this foundation for bridal make up and partywearand not for daily use.

It’s completely covers all the dark circles and is the perfect coverage.

Huda beautyDeciding the shade

The only thing is we need to blend it extremely well and also use a lot of moisturiser or a primer before using this foundation.

Or it can be extremely drying and can clog your pores.

Also another con that I would like to mention is it is extremely pricey but I am not complaining because honestly I found it worth the price.

2.Loreal infallible:

This 24 all liquid foundation is the best drugstore foundation I have used.

Definitely ensures 6/8 -hour coverage and a touch proof space.

It helps me erase all the imperfections without drying out the skin.


It is definitely a zero compromise foundation with the maximum coverage and priced extremely competitively.

Priced at just 1200/- this one definitely can give a run for their money to all the high end luxury foundation.

So if you have a limited budget I suggest you choose from the infallible foundation range as they have a lot of shade and  variety for every skin tone.

I have been using the shade ‘vanilla’for over four years now .

I will admit to it that this is my to go foundation And no matter how many new brands, I am not giving up on this one.

3.Loreal true match:

Before the infallible foundation, I have been using the true match from Loreal all my college life.

I love this foundation because it gives me a pearl like finish an extremely natural glow to my skin.


This formula is super blending and has a decent coverage if not full coverage.

It is decently priced at 800/- only.

4.Lakme absolute foundation:

I have been using the shade ‘ivory fair’ and this is the latest to my foundation collection.

This makes my face completely and rest and skin extremely luminous.


This is a water-based formula which spreads very softly & Evenly.

Because of which it gives my face glowing fairness.

This is the medium coverage foundation which lasts up to 4 to 6 hours .

It also has SPF 25 which protects the skin from harmful effects of the sun.

It succeeds in covering the pores and fine lines and giving a smooth finish apt for day wear.

This water-based long lasting foundation is priced at around 750/-

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47 thoughts on “Best foundation”

  1. Great research. Genuine information about the foundations.

    Yes, finding the right foundation according to skin tone is not exactly rocket science but still many fail to choose.

    Liked the unique information about each foundation like Huda beauty is the heavy, costly foundation and is perfect for the bride.

  2. Thanks for sharing foundations of some wonderful brands. It is very important to know one’s skin tone and then buy the right shade accordingly. I am going to try HUDA beauty foundation soon. #simritreads #MyFriendAlexa

  3. It’s so important to get the right foundation. It forms the bases of your make up. Glad you can recommend after trying so your readers can make the right choice.

  4. You definitely have convinced me to buy a foundation and on top of it now I know how to buy one. Wonderfully written. Shared it so others can benefit. #damurureads #myfriendalexa

  5. Wow that’s some awesome research. Finding a right foundation from the huge variety of shades and brands available is a task. Your guide will come handy

  6. Great tips to select the right foundation for your skin type! I use L’Oreal Infallible and I think it’s a great product. Thanks for this helpful post.

  7. I use the imfallible compact by loreal in vanilla shade and its perfect. will try out the foundation now as ur review is so great!

  8. I was looking for a foundation because I have never used one all my life. Only yesterday was I telling about it to my friends. Thanks for this detailed guide with affordable options.

  9. Great List, I have used an older version of Lakme during my early makeup days and currently I am obsessed with Lakme True Match. I find it so difficult to get a perfect match but your research here would be so helpful

  10. I use Maybelline Fit me Pore series but Loreal Infallible is on my list. I hardly do makeup but will for sure buy Loreal once the Maybelline gets over 🙂
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  11. There were really a days when choosing the right shade of foundation was actually a rocket science for me, but now very much clear about these ,still face problems some time ,thank you for sharing ample of knowledge about the foundation’s selection .

  12. What a wonderful post on choosing the right foundation for your skin. I am bookmarking this for future reference! #MyFriendAlexa #DigiMotherReads @blogchatter

  13. I am not much a make up person and always had lots of questions about choosing right foundation. your post has helped me a lot. thanks for sharing #Surbhireads #Myfriendalexa

  14. I am naive when it comes to makeup and often struggle while selecting a foundation for me. This is so helpful, I am definitely saving this post. Thank you for sharing this.

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