11 Best Versatile Foundations Of 2017


Finding the perfect foundation for your skin is no easy task, whether it’s light coverage for day-to-day or hand’s down flawless skin you’re after.

But it can make you feel a bit like a rabbit caught in headlights when shopping for foundation, with so many options to choose from – how do you know which one is best for your skin?

There are the variations of base – from matte to glowing finishes, light to heavy coverages and price points from budget to all-out luxury buys – plus matching your skin tone to your foundation is key to perfect coverage.

I will be sharing with you the top 10 foundations that work well on the Indian skin tone. Feel free to add in your favorite foundation brands in the comment box if I’ve missed out on it.

Wander Beauty Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation Stick

Lightweight yet much more hydrating than the satiny finish suggests, the coconut oil base of this foundation stick helps the pigment glide on smoothly and blend seamlessly. This formula is also packed with antioxidants, so you get skincare benefits while you erase imperfections.

Givenchy Matissime Velvet Liquid Foundation

Givenchy’s latest addition to their foundation collection provides a light but luminous matte finish. Inspired by velvet, there are eight different shades of this new formula housed in a stylish bottle embellished with the French label’s signature motif.

 Shiseido Makeup Stick foundation

Available in 11 interesting shades it is a smooth foundation that leaves a creamy texture on the skin, leaving it supple and non-drying. Quick and easy to apply, this is a great makeup product if you’re looking to cover all blemishes and go for a natural look. Not suitable for those with oily skin. This is also quite long-lasting and will give you a dewy look, rather than a matte look.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation

Trust: This new release is going to be a sold-out slam dunk come fall. It offers easily layered coverage that can go on as sheer or as full as you like, or you can dab it on with your fingers as a concealer, and since it transforms into a totally natural-looking matte, you’ll look—and feel—like you barely have anything on at all.

Estée Lauder Double Wear

This is a must have for anyone that loves a high coverage foundation. With its stay-all-day formula and velvet finish, this foundation will leave you with a flawless complexion whilst still being lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick

Bobbi Brown’s mission is to create cosmetics that allow women to look and feel naturally gorgeous with products that represent their true beauty. What sets this foundation stick apart from competitors is that it comes in 30 skin-matching pigments, offers sheer-to-full coverage, and is compatible across all skin tones. The innovative formula has light-diffusing powders to perfect your appearance, and it’s infused with a Smart Technology that reads your individual skin type to figure out what needs to be corrected (dryness, excess oil, shine).

Oriflame Dual Core Foundation stick

The Oriflame stick comes in 5 shades to suit different skin tones. One of the perks of this foundation stick is that even though it is creamy, it is perfectly suitable for those with oily skin, so that’s some good news! The product gives you sheer to medium coverage and will not make you look cakey or over-made. Also, the Oriflame foundation stick is perfect for those who otherwise face the issue of skin break-outs, as this one won’t make your skin break out in spots. Also, comes with long-stay power and provides the moisturizing effect.

Chanel Les Beiges Foundation

The dreamy, light-weight formula melts into your face on the application, giving a coverage that is complete but appears sheer. This, plus its super-smooth finish and glow-enhancing qualities, makes it worth the price-tag.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation with brush

This full coverage formula is great for oilier skin types due to its matte texture. It is long-wearing and comes with a rather effective large foundation brush. Together, the two ensure a flawless finish within a minute flat! Read our guide to the best foundations for oily skin.

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NARS Sheer Glow

If you want a foundation that will create a dewy finish with incredible luminosity, Sheer Glow is the one. The silky foundation enhances natural beauty rather than covering it which makes it the perfect all-day-every-day skin product.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

If you’ve had less than your allotted eight hours’ beauty sleep, this is our secret weapon: a cover-all formula for a fresh, dewy finish, complete with SPF15 to protect your skin. Added bonus – it smells great too.



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