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15 Best Foundations For Indian Skin Tones - 2021


Sweta Mookerjee

Updated At  15 Mar 21



Are you looking for the best foundation for indian skin?

Choosing the right foundation can be a task, not just the shade but the product itself. With so many great products in the market, it can be hard to make a choice.

To make your decision easier, we have compiled a list of 15 best foundations in India. From MAC foundation to L’Oreal Paris foundation, we list all the popular ones including the best foundation for indian skin.

         

       

15 Best Foundations For Indian Skin

      

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1. MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15

The long wear foundation is a waterproof formula with medium to high coverage that works as both foundation and concealer. It is a long-lasting product that lasts for up to 24 hours.

The creamy formula is smudge proof, transfer resistant, water resistant as well as non-acnegenic. It is dermatologically tested and comes in over 60 shades.

Undoubtedly the best foundation for indian skin, this blends seemlessly to provide an instant matte finish and works for all skin types.

It is an expensive product, but worth the money spent.

Check out the detailed review of this MAC studio fix foundation here

Price Range : Rs.3500 - Rs 7000

Coverage : Medium

Skin Tone : Medium

Finish Type : Matte, Natural

Skin Type : Sensitive, Normal

Sun Protection : 15 SPF

      

   

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L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation

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2. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation 

Another long lasting product, the L’oreal infallible foundation gives high coverage and promises to stay on for 24 hours. The formula is hydrating and light weight and blends very easily.

There are 10 shades to choose from to pick the right one as per your skin tone. This foundation for indian skin is touch proof and works even for extreme humidity.

It gives a very thin and natural finish. It doesn't make your look cakey and works for all skin undertones.

One of the best foundation for indian skin tone, this lasts long and works perfectly for dry skin as well as sensitive acne prone skin.

Price Range : Rs 1,200 - Rs 1,500

Coverage : High

Skin Tone : Medium, Fair, Dark

Skin Type : Normal, Combination, Dry 

        

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Also Read: 15 Best Foundations For Dry Skin In India 

    

  

NYX Professional Makeup High Definition Foundation

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3. NYX Professional Makeup High Definition Foundation

This NYX foundation is a highly rated formula, made by using light-diffusing technology to make the skin look silky smooth. It has a matte finish and looks natural on the skin.

The lightweight formula makes it very easy to blend and gives great coverage. The packaging is a tube so also very travel-friendly.

Price Range : Rs 2,200 - Rs 2,600

Coverage : High

Skin Tone : Light, Medium, Dark

Skin Type : Normal, Combination, Dry 

Item Form : Liquid

     

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Also Read: 15 Best Waterproof Foundations In India

    

   


Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation

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4. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation

Although a pricey product, the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation is worth every penny spent. If you’re looking for an invisible, natural and weightless coverage that gives you glowing skin, this is your go-to product.

The formula is long-lasting and minimises all pores and discolourations. Suitable for all skin types, it also comes with SPF 15.

Price Range : Rs 5,400 - Rs 7,000

Coverage : Light

Skin Tone : Light, Medium, Dark

Skin Type : Normal, Combination, Dry 

Finish Type : Sheer

Item Form : Cream

Sun Protection :  SPF 15

    

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Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation

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5. Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation

A paraben-free and product, Smashbox’s formula is oil-free and hydrating. It’s a smudge proof, transfer-resistant and water resistant product that stays put for up to 15 hours.

Available in 12 shades, it provides medium to full matte coverage and blends easily.

Price Range : Rs 4,999 - Rs 7,500

Coverage : Buildable (Medium to Full)

Skin Tone : Light, Medium, Dark

Skin Type : Normal, Dry 

Item Form : Liquid

   

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

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6. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup Foundation

This Estee Lauder foundation is loved by everyone who has tried it. With a 24 hour long-wear formula, it stays through heat and humidity. Its lightweight and comfortable formula provides high coverage and has SPF 10. Since the texture is a little thick and settles quickly, it needs to be blended quickly. But from dark circles to blemishes and uneven skin tone, it covers everything. Though on the expensive side, this is one of the best foundation in india if you are looking for a longlasting, hydrating foundation.

Price Range : Rs 1,800 - Rs 2,500

Coverage : Medium to Full

Skin Tone : Light, Medium, Dark (Works for all skin shades)

Skin Type : Normal, Dry 

Sun Protection :  SPF 10

    

 

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15

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7. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15

Although priced at the higher end, it would be completely unfair to not include this Bobbi Brown foundation in the list. Enriched by the goodness of glycerin, shea butter, Vitamin C and E, this formula is natural and hydrating. It comes with SPF 15 and is long lasting. The best part about it is how well it blends without drawing attention to your problem areas.

Price Range : Rs 4,300 - Rs 5,500

Coverage : Medium to Full

Skin Tone : Light, Medium, Dark 

Skin Type : Normal, Oily, Sensitive

Sun Protection :  SPF 15

    

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L’oreal Paris Mat Magique 12H Bright Mat Foundation Review

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8. L’oreal Paris Mat Magique 12H Bright Mat Foundation Review

The L’oreal Mat Magique foundation has a matte formula that brightens your skin. It is shine free and so regulates your sebum secretion during the day. Lasting for 12 whole hours, it has medium coverage and is water and transfer-resistant. It is affordable and perfect for daily use. They also have a wide range of shades that cater to the Indian skin tone.

Price Range : Rs 5,50 - Rs 6,00

Coverage : Medium to Full

Skin Tone : Wheatish, Light, Medium, Dark 

Skin Type : Normal, Oily, Sensitive

Form : Cream

Sun Protection :  SPF 11

    

    

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NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation

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9. NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation

This is a waterproof foundation that comes in a well packaged tube. The formula is oil-free and has a matte finish enriched with minerals. Great product for a natural and dewy look. Its long lasting and has a good coverage. It also comes in a variety of shades to choose from. This NYX foundation is one of the best foundation for indian skin if you are looking for a matte look.

Price Range : Rs 1,500 - Rs 3,200

Coverage : Full

Skin Tone : Wheatish, Medium, Dark 

Skin Type : Normal, Oily, Sensitive

Form : Cream

Sun Protection :  SPF 11

      

    

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Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Makeup Foundation

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10. Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Makeup Foundation

The Lakme 9 to 5 foundation has a mattifying formula that gives your skin a translucent glow. It blends into your skin beautifully and gives you a natural finish. This foundation for indian skin builds really well and has sheer to medium coverage. Works very well on combination and oily skin. The only drawback is that it comes in only three shades, but they cater to the skin tone so mixing two shades is likely to work as well.

Price Range : Rs 550 - Rs 650

Coverage : Low to Medium 

Skin Tone : All - Wheatish, Medium, Dark, Fair

Skin Type : Normal, Oily, Sensitive

       

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Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

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11. Maybelline Fit Me, Matte + Poreless Foundation

One of the highly recommended products, Maybelline’s Fit Me range was very well received. It comes in a variety of shades and gives medium coverage that looks natural. Great for daily wear and those days when you don’t want to look made up. It lasts for up to 6 hours and is very affordable. One of the best foundation in india for daily use, this Maybelline foundation is a must buy.

Price Range : Rs 500 - Rs 600

Coverage : Medium 

Skin Tone : All - Wheatish, Medium, Dark, Fair

Skin Type : Normal, Oily, Sensitive

Item Type : Liquid

     

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Bharat & Dorris Liquid Foundation

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12. Bharat & Dorris Liquid Foundation

Suitable for all skin types, the B&D foundation is especially a wonder product for everyone with oily skin. Giving medium to full coverage, it gives you a matte finish. The formula is highly buildable, a single pump can cover your entire face. It is waterproof, and sweatproof and lasts for up to 6 hours.

Price Range : Rs 640 - Rs 750

Coverage : Medium 

Skin Tone : Medium

Skin Type : All - Oily, Combination, Sensitive, Dry, Normal

Item Type : Cream

    

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Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation

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13. Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation

The Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation lives up to its name. With a lightweight formula, it gives light to medium coverage without making your skin feel oily. It is Dermatologically tested and comes with a UV filter which protects the skin against sun exposure. Suitable for all skin types, it is available in three shades and is the go-to product for summer.

Price Range : Rs 640 - Rs 800

Coverage : Medium 

Skin Tone : All- Medium, Light, Dark

Skin Type : All - Oily, Combination, Sensitive, Dry, Normal

     

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Revlon Nearly Naked SPF 20

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14. Revlon Nearly Naked SPF 20

This Revlon foundation is made with the goodness of green tea, black tea, oatmeal and jojoba to help maintain skin tone and texture. It is a buildable medium coverage foundation that blends easily and gives you a natural glow. Great for days when you’re on the go an don’t have a lot of time.

Price Range : Rs 670 - Rs 800

Coverage : Medium 

Skin Tone : All- Medium, Light, Dark

Skin Type : All - Oily, Combination, Sensitive, Dry, Normal

Skin Protection : SPF 20    

     

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Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation

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15. Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation

Another great product by Maybelline, the dream satin skin foundation has a beautiful texture that blends in really well. It gives you that glow and flawless complexion while being light on the skin. It has a luminous matte finish and works well on all skin types.

Price Range : Rs 350 - Rs 800

Coverage : Medium 

Skin Tone : All- Medium, Light, Dark

Skin Type : All - Oily, Combination, Sensitive, Dry, Normal

Skin Protection : SPF 24

Item Form : Liquid   

    

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FAQs On Best Foundations For Indian Skin

     

    

  

Q- Which is the best foundation in India?

If you are looking for the best foundation in India then MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15, L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation, L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation and Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation are all good options.

     

        

Q- Which brand foundation is best for Indian skin?

MAC is the most popular brand when it comes to foundations. The foundation MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15 has been a bestseller. Apart from MAC, foundations from brands like Maybelline, Bobbi Brown, L'Oreal are equally good as well.

    

        

Q- Which is the best foundation for Indian skin?

If you are looking for the best foundation for Indian skin then MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15 is a very good option. This long lasting foundation is a waterproof formula and provides medium to high coverage that works as both foundation and concealer. Its creamy formula is smudge proof, transfer resistant, water resistant as well as non acnegenic. It comes in over 60 shades. Pick this best foundation for indian skin tone
and you wont regret it ever!

Alongwith this MAC foundation, L’Oreal Paris infallible 24h foundation, Maybelline New York fit me matte + poreless foundation, NYX Professional makeup high definition foundation and Bobbi brown foundation are also good options one can go for.

       


Foundations

 

Q- How to choose foundation for indian skin?

  • Oily Skin: Powder foundation or oil free liquid foundation is ideal for oily skin. These types of foundation would prevent your face from looking oily and prevent it from running off.
  • Dry Skin: Moisturising Liquid foundations, cream foundations or mousse foundations are ideal for dry skin. The key is to look for a dewy finish and avoid any product that can highlight dry patches.
  • Combination Skin: Liquid or powder based foundation is ideal for combination skin.
  • Mature Skin: Water based liquid foundation is perfect for mature skin. Avoid powder and stick foundation as they will highlight your fine lines and wrinkles.


   

       

Q- Which MAC Foundation is best for Indian skin?

If you are looking for MAC foundations, then MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15, M.A.C Next To Nothing Face Colour Foundation and MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation are all good options.

    

       

Q- Which is the best foundation brand for Indian skin?

If you are looking for the best foundation brand for Indian skin then MAC is the best and the most popular brand. However, other brands like NYX, L’Oreal Paris, Boobi Brown and Maybelline New York are also good. 

    

         

Q- Which is the best foundation for Indian skin in USA?

If you are looking for the best foundation for Indian skin in USA, then the following are very good options:

  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear SPF 10 Foundation
  • NARS Sheer Matte Foundation
  • Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Long Wear Foundation

    

        

Q- Which is the best foundation for Indian skin in UK?

If you are looking for the best foundation for Indian skin in UK, then the following are very good options:

  • Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation
  • Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Long Wear Foundation
  • Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
  • Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation
  • NARS’ Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

   

         

Q- Which are the popular bobbi brown foundation shades for Indian skin?

If you are looking for the top bobbi brown foundation shades for Indian skin, then the following are very good options:

  • Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15
  • Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
  • Bobbi Brown Skin Long Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15
  • Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation

   

        

Q- Which are the popular MAC foundation shades for Indian skin?

If you are looking for the top bobbi brown foundation shades for Indian skin, then the following are very good options:

  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15
  • M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
  • M.A.C Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation
  • M.A.C Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
  • M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

    

    

Q- Which is the best foundation for daily use?

L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation and  Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup FOundation are all good options if you are looking for a daily use foundation.

    

          

Q- Which is the best foundation for fair skin in India?

If you are looking for the best foundation for fair skin in India, then the following are very good options:

  • Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup With SPF 10
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15
  • Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover SPF 25

    

        

Q- Which is the most expensive foundation in India?

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation is amongst the most expensive foundation in India. It sells between INR 12,500 to INR 16,000 for the pack size - 30ML. Though expensive most of the users do feel the product is worth the price tag. 

    

        

Q- Which is the best foundation for dry indian skin tone?

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15, Estee Lauder Double Wear SPF 10 Foundation and L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation are very good options if your are looking for the best foundation for dry indian skin tone.

            

Q- Which is the best foundation for Indian dusky skin?

Lakme and Maybelline make the best foundation for brown indian skin. You can opt for the following options as these foundations go well with indan dusky skin:

  • Lakme Perfecting Liquid Foundation
  • Maybelline Fit Me, Matte + Poreless Foundation
  • L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation

    

         

Q- Which is a popular yellow foundation for indian skin?

Estee Lauder double wear stay in place makeup foundation, L’Oreal Paris infallible 24h foundation, Maybelline New York fit me matte foundation are all good options if you are looking for a yellow foundation for indian skin.

      

   

Now that you know the best foundation, go ahead and purchase your favourite one. Also, check dry skin moisturizers on thecopcart. Don’t forget to share your favourite foundation with us in the comments below!

    

       

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VIDUSHI GOEL   .  20 Jun 19
Hey, thanks for the blog. Nice collection of Foundations! :)
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FABBON   .  20 Jun 19
Glad that you loved it. ;)
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