Here are the best foundations for every skin type

Written by Tashika TyagiJun 30, 2021

Foundation is one of the most common (and game-changing) makeup products out there, and yet so many of us struggle with picking the right one for our skin types. One of the major mistakes we often make while choosing our makeup is picking up the wrong foundation.

You must understand that your foundation should be compatible with your skin type so that your makeup stays longer and doesn’t look cakey or patchy. Need a helping hand? That’s what your friends at BB are here for. We picked out the best foundation for every skin type, so your makeup is always on point!

For oily skin -

One of the biggest challenges is figuring out what makeup to put on when you have an oily skin type. The usual cream-based foundations tend to make your oily skin look even more greasy. So, what’s your solution? It’s simple — mattifying foundations. These foundations are free from oils and silicones and work wonderfully for oily skin types.

The Lakmé 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation is one of the best foundations for oily skin. It’s a long-wear formula that comes with an in-built primer and blends effortlessly to give you a flawless finish that lasts all day long.

For dry skin

No one wants to spend hours doing their makeup, only for it to end up looking patchy in a few minutes. But if you have a dry skin type and don’t get your hands on the right foundation, then that’s where you’d end up. What you need is an oil-based or cream-based formula that will keep the skin hydrated instead of drying it out.

The Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation is one of your best bets if you have a dry skin type. It’s enriched with the goodness of argan oil (aka liquid gold), combined with the power of a serum to nourish your skin while also providing a dewy, radiant look. It comes in 10 shades that flatter all Indian skin tones.

For normal skin

Last but not least, we’ve come to the most blessed skin type of the lot. If you have a normal skin type, you can practically wear any foundation of your choice. However, make sure you pick the right undertone to avoid faux pas. If a high coverage foundation is not your jam, you can opt for a mousse formula that’s lightweight and comfortable on the skin.

The Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation is a lightweight foundation that blends seamlessly and gives a matte finish that lasts throughout the day. The mousse formula feels soft and incredibly weightless on the skin and is perfect for everyday use.

For combination skin

Okay, this is a tricky one. Combination skin is basically when your skin is oily in some areas (mostly the T-Zone) and dry in other areas of your face. Choosing the right makeup for this skin type can be quite challenging. You need a product that won’t make your oily skin oilier or accentuate your dry patches. And lucky for you, we have a foundation that will do just that.

Enter: The Lakmé Absolute 3D Cover Foundation. This foundation contains Vitamin B3 that nourishes and keeps your skin cells purified. The water-based formula spreads evenly and blends like a dream. It’s got a mousse-like texture that conceals the pores and fine lines to give you a flawless finish. The best part? It lasts up to16 hours and contains SPF 25 to protect your skin from sun damage. What’s not to love?