The wedding season is here and what we all need is a long wear foundation to last us through the day (and all the ceremonies). There are thankfully, many more options for us available in India now than were a few years ago and the best part is, there are long wear foundations to suit all budgets! Here are 4 best long wear foundations in India from affordable to high-end.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation
Price : ₹575. Available here.
This is hands down the best foundation in it’s price range. In fact, it is so good, that it can take on some of the more high end foundations too and hold it’s own! It has an amazing texture which glides onto your skin and makes it feel like you’re brushing on velvet onto it. The finish is really great too – it does help make pores appear reduced and gives the skin a soft matte finish.
Not only does it last long, it doesn’t fade either and holds the rest of the makeup pretty intact making it great for festivities and ceremonies. The Maybelline Fit Me Foundation is great for girls with oily and combination skin as well as for the Indian weather conditions. They have 14 shades so you’re bound to find one that’s a perfect match for you. All in all, a great foundation and if you haven’t tried this as yet, you’re missing something.
The Maybelline Fit Me foundation unfortunately doesn’t come with a pump but given the price point, that is certainly something that can be overlooked.
L’Oreal Infallible Stay Fresh Foundation
Price : ₹1,400. Available here.
Another foundation that I love, the L’Oreal Infallible Foundation gives a medium to full coverage with a matte finish that lasts all day and well into the night too. While I haven’t tested it’s 24 hour wear claim, it does last for nearly 14 hours which is the max that I have worn it.
It is a fabulous foundation in terms of coverage, longevity and finish and has lasted well through hours of clubbing and dancing. It does tend to oxidise a bit (or perhaps that just happens with this one shade – 235 Honey) so do try it out before buying. The best part is, unlike all the other foundations mentioned in this post, this is the only one that comes with a pump.
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
Price : ₹2,700. Available here.
This is my current favourite foundation and the one that I find myself reaching out for most often these days. In fact, in nearly all of my recent videos, this is the foundation I have been wearing. MAC has the widest shade range and you are bound to get an exact match here. It has medium coverage that can be built up to full, controls oil very well and lasts super long too!
Another reason why I absolutely LOVE Studio Fix Fluid is because it photographs beautifully and looks great even on videos. And that is an important factor for weddings, isn’t it? In fact, all the 4 foundations mentioned here photograph very well – perhaps I’m just biased since I have used this most often in my videos.
The MAC Studio Fix Fluid doesn’t come with a pump but you can buy a foundation pump separately, which is what I have done .
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
Price : ₹3,300 Available here.
This has been my favourite foundation since years and love how flawless it makes my skin look ( all of these 4 make my skin look flawless actually). I especially love it for weddings and other events because it translates into beautiful skin in the pictures.
The Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation gives a beautiful finish, doesn’t oxidise and doesn’t make you look like a ghost even with flash photography. My only gripe with this foundation is that it doesn’t come with a pump and considering that it is a high end foundation, that is certainly a drawback. However, I believe the new variants have been launched which do come with a pump.
So those were my picks for the 4 best long wear foundations in India – all of them give a soft, matte finish, have medium to full coverage, last long and – very important for those attending weddings and events – photograph beautifully. All of these also have a great shade range so no matter what your budget, there is a foundation to match your skin tone and make you look flawless.
Which is your favourite foundation from these? Is there any other foundation that you feel I need to add to this list? Let me know in the comments below.