Top Ten Makeup Foundations

by Somreeta Mukherjee on October 14, 2011 · 46 comments

Top Ten Makeup Foundations

top ten makeup foundations
Makeup foundations are one of the most popular cosmetics now-a-days. Do you know why? Well, they have travelled a long way from being bulky and unmanageable creams of the olden times when the choice range was very limited to being smooth formulations which not only even out the skin tone that you have but also conceal your blemishes and make your skin look healthier! In modern times, you have a whole range of choices. Whether you want a light mousse foundation or a protecting tinted moisturizer, a smudge-proof liquid foundation or a quick-drying cream-to-powder foundation, you have a variety of choices based on your skin-type, preferences and budget. This particular article of mine is the product of my research on the top brands which are well-liked for their makeup foundations. I hope you like my article and find it useful while making up your mind to invest in makeup foundations!

After going through the various websites, blogs and beauty-forums, I have been able to list the top makeup foundations as follows (arranged according to the price-low to high):

• Lotus Pure Radiance Matte Glow Daily foundation- A light water-base foundation that it is, Lotus Pure Radiance Matte Glow Daily foundation in six shades. It is priced at about $4 only (INR 175) You can read the review HERE.
lotus pure radiance matte glow daily foundation

• Healthy Skin Neutrogena- This foundation offers a dewy finish and average coverage. Available in twelve different shades, which are mostly on the warmer side, it is priced at $11 only.
neutrogena healthy skin liquid makeup foundation

• Revlon Colorstay- A perfect choice for ones who want a super coverage at an affordable price of about $13, this foundation offers a whole range of twenty shades for you to choose from! It gives a matte finish and considering the color choices the product offers, it is wonderful for you if you want it to match up to your skin tone perfectly. You can see the review HERE.
revlon colorstay makeup softflex foundation

• Estee Lauder Double Wear- This foundation gives a total coverage with a matte finish, and is available in as many as twenty shades from ‘shell’ to ‘spice’. Priced at about $34, the foundation is well-loved as it stays the whole day long.
estee lauder double wear foundation

• Makeup Forever Mat Velvet- It provides fantastic coverage with satin finish, and is available in sixteen various shades, whether ‘alabaster’ or ‘chocolate’. It controls shine and lasts on the skin for a long time and is priced at $34.
make up for ever mat velvet foundation
• Make Up Forever HD Foundation- This foundation offers a satin finish with medium coverage. Priced around $40, the brand has twenty-six shades starting from a ‘pink’ and going as far as ‘ebony’. The product is known to provide a light and faultless finish. You can read the review HERE.
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

• Laura Mercier Silk Creme- A creamy foundation offering total coverage and satin finish, Laura Mercier Silk Crème is available in eight different tones whether it is ‘Cream ivory’ or ‘Hazel beige’. It is priced at $42.
laura mercier silk creme foundation

• Lancome Teint Idole Ultra- It is priced at about $42 and is to be found in a range of eleven warm, cool and neutral shades. It has a medium coverage and flawless satin finish.
lancome teint idole ultra foundation

• Chanel Mat Lumiere- This foundation is a top choice among women who desire to get a medium coverage with a natural look. Priced at the higher side of the scale at around $54, the foundation offers you a matte finish and is wonderful for photography purposes!
chanel mat lumiere foundation

• Diorskin Foundation Airflash spray- Depending upon the quantity sprayed, it offers light to total coverage and offers five shades to choose from. It can be applied quickly and provides a satin finish. It is quite pricey at about $60.
diorskin airflash spray foundation

NOTE: I would just like to add that this foundations article is solely a product of research as per the popularity. Any suggestion, opinion and idea regarding other brands and products are welcome. :)

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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Preetha October 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

how come MAC is not in the list..?I thought theyr the best

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Shivangi October 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Even I think the same, MAC not in the list. and I find Bodyshop ones good too :sidefrown:

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Aruna October 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm

even i want MAC in the list :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown:

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 7:03 pm

er…not sure but dat was a kind of survey!!

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shanaiia October 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm

MUFE and Chanel :love: :love: :love:

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm
Parita October 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm

sigh..m yet to try one of these foundation..def Estee Lauder/Chanel/MUFE are on my list!

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm

hope u like them Parita :toothygrin:

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Nupur October 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm

very informative one somreeta… :)

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Thnk uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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sukanya October 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm

thanx for the post somreeta
presently i use only maybelline dream matte mousse foundation in nude (if i am doing some serious make up then only :makeup: )… n i guess it works for mee… :haanji: :haanji:

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm

dats cool sukanya!! u know i am never into serios makeup :P

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sukanya October 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm

:handshake: ………. and this maybelline is sooo light n weareble that you would never feel conscious bout it O:)

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm

dats cool… might give dat one for try!! :pompom:

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fahee October 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

i feel loreal matte morphose to be the best among wat i had used..yet to try all these :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm

:secret2: mee too yet to try many of them :waiting:

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Arja October 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm

whoa :P great compilation :D Laura mercier is great for oily skin :P i am going for revlon colorstay next- just the one i need for my stubbornly oily skin. umm i dont trust lotus foundations at all hehe :D and well the next three foundations hehe wow astronomical prices – but if i had to , i`d go for the
Lancome one :dumb:

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm

thank u :)) Lotus doesn’t suit u??

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Arja October 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm

people who have reviewed laura mercier`s silk creme foundation said it works well for oily skin. weird. cream and oilies? ?:) ?:) guess anything`s possible – err if just an explanation if anyone`s skeptical about my previous comment :yikes:

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Pragnyadeepta October 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Thanks so much for this Somreeta!! Just what I wanted. Now I know the good options for when I start using foundations. :jalwa:
:jaiho: :jaiho:

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm

dats great Pragnya :)

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Esme October 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I love the Revlon Photoready foundation too. I was expecting to find it as I scrolled down.
And L’oreal Matte Morphose is fantastic too.
I think they bot deserve a place on the list.
And not to forget MAC!

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Esme October 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

*both* not bot. Typo :P

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 15, 2011 at 12:54 am
neha October 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm

:puchhi: so helpful
wow merko wo chaiye revlon ka softflex for a long long time

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm

glad it helpd u Neha :puchhi:

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Vid October 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm

thats a nice compilation soms :)) y no mac ?:)

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Thanx Vid :))

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Taps October 14, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Wowwwww nice compilation !!!! Among the lot I would go for Revlon colorstay foundation only as that is only accessible for me from the best ones, and lotus matteglow also will give a try, thnx ! :thumbsup: :thanks:

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 6:49 pm

even i am thinking of getting a lotus foundation Taps.. thanx :pompom:

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Rati October 14, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I have only used MUFE HD of the lot and totally like it. :) I’d keep the rest in mind. :)) Good compilation. :))

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Thanx Rati :thanks:

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Kimi October 14, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Mere paas toh in mein se ek bhi foundation nahi hai :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: I have essence, catrice, isadora and now manhattan foundations! :| :| :| :|

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 7:20 pm

hehe….KIMI!!!!!!!!!! u r not the only one :P :P so dont cry :puchhi:

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dollar October 14, 2011 at 7:33 pm

excellent compilation…… :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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Mahima October 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I have MUFE HD and it is utter total love :) also Revlon colorstay for everyday! Both are amazing! When I saw top ten foundations article title, I was hoping that these two made the list..because they are my absolute favorites :)

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Somreeta Mukherjee October 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm

awesome Mahima :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

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Huma October 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm

has anyone tried NYX HD foundation or Inglot foundations???

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Akhila December 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

wer is MAC in the list ???

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Rucha January 7, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Can anybody tell me, how’s Oriflame matte control foundation?

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