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I have never read so many foundation reviews in a single day. 😛 Well! This is the list of some of the best foundations that have proved their worth by not only staying on for long hours but also making one look good in photos.These foundations make great picks for bridal makeup or party makeup. I have put a small summary underneath each foundation name. You may click on the titles to read the full reviews 🙂
Summary : It’s a long wear makeup. I put it on my face in the morning and it’s still the same in the evening. It survives hot and humid climate. If you sweat a lot during summers, this one is perfect for you. One of the best foundations available for oily skin. In summer, all skin types will love it.
Summary : It is a water based foundation so would work on all skin types. Those with oily skin types should definitely give this a shot. The coverage I’d say is medium to buildable. You can build it up to a very good coverage and it is able to cover a lot of blemishes.It has SPF 15. It photographs pretty well.
Summary : About the coverage it gives, I would say it is slightly more than medium coverage, but I won’t consider it a full coverage foundation. It covers my light spots and blemishes completely, but the darker spots still need light concealing. I prefer this foundation for my party makeups only as the coverage is a little heavier. The foundation comes with spf 15 and has mild to light floral pleasant fragrance. I like the fact that it looks good in photographs.
Summary : The 16-hour stay , well, it definitely stays on the skin for a long time, say 6-7 hours without needing touch-ups, well, the rest of those 9-10 hours, you might have to touch up with some compact, that’s all. Medium-to-full coverage, buildable, does not cake, super blendable (imagine L’oreal true match without the oiliness), not drying on the skin.
Summary : The foundation has creamy, soft texture, but is slightly thick. I dot it all over the face and blend it with a moist sponge. I have noticed with this, it gets a little tough to blend with a foundation brush, but with a sponge, it blends easily. The coverage it provides is great and I would definitely consider it a full-coverage foundation. I need very little concealing when I am wearing this, may be just some concealing under the eyes. The staying power is good and with a primer, it stays fresh for good 5-6 hours.
Summary The finish looks pleasantly dewy and natural. Has decent lasting power. Only seems to melt off by the end of the day in super hot weather, and then I’m still able to see a lot of product on my cotton pad when I take this off with makeup remover.Has SPF 18.I wouldn’t suggest it though to those with oily skin as this might make you even oilier.
Summary : Full coverage, I mean REALLY full coverage (but does not look mask like or like you are wearing lots of makeup). Anyone who is insecure about dark circles, spots, scars, pigmentation problems, etc, this foundation is a wonderful product for you. Works as a concealer and foundation, so no need to bother with an extra concealer. Long lasting, water and sweat resistant (wanted such a thing so much).
Summary : Gives semi matte finish with subtle glow. Great for Normal to combination skin. It has never broken me out. Decent lasting power. Stays fresh for up to 6 hours. I love its Silky texture.
This really lasts, around 6-7 hours in Mumbai ki garmi. At the end of the day, the look is as fresh I had worn in morning. On an outing on the weekend, it lasted for around 10 hours with one touch up after 6 hours.
Summary Minor concealing and the medium to full coverage give an overall great effect on the face. Lasts easily for 5 hours or so and with a makeup base, can last much longer. Water resistant. Does not make the face oily even after hours of application. It will look great for party/function wear, for sure.
Gives a medium coverage despite of being so light in texture and feel, without any heavy feeling on face.Perfectly cover my blemishes on my chin area and pimple scars around mouth very effectively and feels as if nothing is applied on the face.It has a good staying power for about 6 hours without any fading.
Summary : A long-lasting, oil-free liquid foundation that responds to skin’s specific needs. Increases moisture in dry areas and minimizes shine for a semi-matte finish and medium coverage.
14. MAC Studio Fix Fluid
Summary : Provides a nice matte finish which is best suited for my combination-oily skin.Doesn’t look cakey at all.It looks quite natural. Even without a primer it stayed on for around 6 hours. It didn’t oxidize at all.
Summary : It claims a 15 hour wear but I have worn it for 12 hours straight and honestly, I am impressed. Even after 12 hours my foundation looked fresh, and my blush & highlighter were still with barely any fading. Infact i feel the finish of the foundation actually gets enhanced as the hours pass by.
It’s highly pigmented so less is more. Pea size covers full face. Hides blemishes, under-eye circles in seconds. I don’t have those ghastly dark circles so it hides puffiness and any other discoloration effectively. I don’t need a concealer with this product what all I do is re-apply the product wherever I want more coverage. Doesn’t washes away and lasts for 6-8 hours.
It is one of the finest formula in foundation I have ever used.It is an oil free foundation so girls with oily skin would love it. However I don’t find it drying for my dry skin as well. Looks fab in photos.
Summary : Its coverage is pretty buildable. If you like high coverage you just need to add on a little more strokes and you’re done! It stays for a long time. I’ve worn it for 8 hrs and it didn’t fade and it didn’t even turn my skin oily or anything.
Feels oh-so-light on the skin. Awesome and practical for everyday use.The lasting power is also pretty good. Stays for a good 5-6 hours and absolutely no greasy feel at all.
Summary : It has everything I look in for an amazing foundation. Like many people here, I was too in search of the “perfect foundation” for me and when I tried this product on, my search ended. I just can’t stop loving this foundation!
Summary It gives a decent coverage and is buildable. The coverage is even better and spreads well when applied with a damp sponge or a foundation brush. I use the sponge that came along with the foundation. Gives a soft glow. I have a combination skin (ie., Oily T-Zone and dry sides)and it does a good work in terms of oil control. I would say that this foundation has a good amount of staying power.
Summary : Although it is a full coverage foundation, it feels light on skin.
This is the first foundation I have come across that can make your skin look perfect and flawless. I am not a fan of full coverage foundations but this one has completely taken my heart away.
Summary: The coverage is very good. I don’t like heavy coverage. I use a tiny amount and it is just about perfect for me. But you can definitely build layers to get a heavier coverage. The foundation stays on for a good 6-7 hours on the skin.