Best Bridal Foundations in India, Prices, Buy Online
Foundation is the most important base for bridal makeup and that is why you have to be extremely careful while choosing a bridal foundation for yourself. A bridal foundation must be medium to high coverage, no flashbacks and must not oxidize, melt or separate along with a long lasting formula. Also, the foundation should be suitable to your skin type, must no look too dewy or too matte and lastly a good shade range to choose from. Although the criterion look huge, we have narrowed down the best bridal foundations in India in both affordable/budget friendly and high end range.
Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation need no introduction. It is, by far, one of the best foundations in the drugstore category, not only in India but all over the world. Maybelline recently added few more shades and right now the range has around 14 shades to choose from. The foundation has a natural matte finish that adds a certain glow to the skin. It has no SPF and thus never flashbacks in pictures. It contains blurring micro powders that erase pores and absorb oil that gives a natural, seamless finish. It will be suitable for every skin type as well. The coverage is medium to buildable.
2. PAC HD Liquid Foundation – Price Rs. 795 (BUY HERE)
PAC HD Liquid Foundation is another liquid foundation with medium to full coverage and has the proper HD finish with an affordable price tag. The foundation range has 19shades including both cool and warm undertones. It gives you an amazing flawless look and yet looks natural. The foundation never flash-backs and can be used by all skin types. It is extremely long lasting, doesn’t oxidize and thus a perfect pick for the bridal foundation.
3. NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation – Price Rs. 900 (BUY HERE)
Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation from NYX is a personal favourite and I love how the foundation stays matte yet looks natural on the skin. It gives medium to full coverage and blends on the skin like a dream. This is a perfect bridal foundation for normal to oily skin, if you are getting married in summer. The formula is oil-free and water-based formula and it doesn’t leave behind any whitish cast on the skin. There are 11 shades to choose from.
Kryolan TV Paint Stick comes in a stick packaging and is available in 250 shades! The product is versatile and can be used as foundation, contour, color corrector, and concealer. It thick but blends into the skin really easily and gives a dewy finish to the skin. It has full coverage and best used for bridal purposes. The foundation doesn’t oxidize at all and photographs really well. The staying power is around 7-8hours and the foundation is a complete value for money.
5. L.A Girl Pro Coverage Illuminating Liquid Foundation – Price Rs. 1250 (BUY HERE)
This foundation is available in 16 shades and the shade card is extremely versatile and impressive. It has a nice texture that blends like a dream and gives smooth illumination look. It is extremely light weight in the skin and is suitable for all skin types. The formula is paraben free formula with added anti-oxidants helps hydrate and improve the skin’s appearance. It gives medium to full coverage and a great foundation for brides. It leaves no whitish cast in photos as well.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation is a great foundation for oily skin. It has 11 shades with adequate warm and cool tones. The texture is nice to work and it is advisable by her to blend in with a damp brush or sponge. It feels completely matte on the skin; there is no shininess or dewiness with it. It gives a nice medium to heavy coverage without blocking the pores at all. It has SPF 18 but it doesn’t give any whitish cast and also photographs well.
7. MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation – Price Rs. 2700 (BUY HERE)
The iconic foundation of all times is MAC Studio Fix Fluid. MAC can provide you the best shade card and seldom people go wrong with the shades. The foundation has light weight silky texture, blends really smoothly and has a very good coverage. It also has certain special skin-conditioning ingredients yet looks completely matte. It absorbs and disperses oil and gives an airbrushes look to the skin. The wear time long and considered the best foundation for brides. If you have dry skin, you can also try out the MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation or MAC Face and Body
8. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation – Price Rs. 3600 (BUY HERE)
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation comes in 30 shades and has a petite packaging. It has a medium consistency liquid texture that blends generously and then sets into a matte finish. Despite having an SPF it photographs really well and hence, will work great for brides. It stays on the face for around 8-9hours without melting down or oxidizing. It gives a medium to buildable coverage and feels almost weightless. If you are willing to splurge for your wedding foundation, this is a great pick.
9. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick – Price Rs. 4100 (BUY HERE)
Apart from MAC, Bobbi Brown is another brand for amazing base products like foundation and concealers. Their finish is seamless and looks just like natural skin. A bridal foundation should be better be creamy so that it lasts long. The Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick available in 24shades that blends into the skin and gives a medium to full coverage. The foundation is creamy yet weightless texture which applies effortlessly. It is formulated with an innovative blend of emollients-like olive extracts and shea butter-help to moisturize skin and light diffusing powders and oil-controlling minerals help perfect the appearance of skin while reducing shine. Thus, it has every property a bride needs on her D-Day.
10. Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation – Price Rs. 3300 (BUY HERE)
This foundation is available in 20 shades and gives a Medium-to- full buildable coverage with a natural matte finish. However, it has hydrating and nourishing ingredients and blends effortlessly on the skin. It helps to blur imperfections with light-diffusing spheres and it also sweat-resistant and transfer-proof. It will suit all skin types and stays on the skin for more than 10 hrs. Therefore, it is a good pick for the brides.
Editor’s Note: That’s a fabulous list Sanchita, you have covered all medium to full coverage foundations here which photograph well and are perfect for brides. I would only like to add one, Milani Conceal + Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation + Concealer, even that is super high coverage and good for brides.
Which is your favourite foundation? Definitely get 1-2 of these for your wedding/pre-wedding functions/bridal trousseau