Worth The Splurge: Luxury Foundations

A Foundation is probably one of our favorite items to buy and try out. As far as foundation goes, there are different coverages: Full coverage, medium coverage and sheer ones. Also, you need to select your foundation based on your skin type: Oily or dry. Those of us with oily skin (basically the entire human population during the warm summer months) prefer a matte finish foundation; while those with DRY skin prefer a dewy finish foundation for that “GLOW”.

Now you must be wondering “Why should I go for a high-end foundation when I can get a dupe for so much lesser.” The answer is, High end makeup is designed to make your makeup look like SKIN (like the makeup is barely there) and to help you say “This is how my skin looks”. Cheap makeup is visible in sun light and camera pictures making your skin look patchy, flaky and dry. You try to build your cheap foundation layers up and it becomes too cakey and heavy. Whereas high-end (Luxury) foundations makes your makeup look natural, smooth and with an undetectable finish. Don’t get me wrong but cheap makeup does not mean drugstore makeup brands like Maybelline, Revlon, L’oreal, Elf, Covergirl.. There are good drugstore makeup products too but nothing beats the luxury makeup. Luxury/high-end makeup is everything if you have the right shade/colour.

Here I have 5 best luxury foundations of 2017 for you guys to try and invest in right now. Keep reading on to know the deets:

5 best luxury foundations:

  1. FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA – Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation:


A soft matte, long-wear foundation with buildable, medium to full coverage, in 40 boundary-breaking range of shades. It gives skin an instantly smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish that is easily buildable to medium to full coverage. The oil-free formula is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity, and won’t clog pores so that wherever you are, it’s going to work on your skin. Best of all, this longwearing, light-as-air texture is undetectable on skin—so you always look like you. Right balance of tone and texture, not matte and not too shiny.  Plus point: It is formulated without Parabens and Phthalates.

“Foundation is one of those areas in the beauty industry that has a big void for women at extreme ends of the shade spectrum. There’s this middle ground that’s covered really, really well. But then if you’re very pale or if you’re very dark, there aren’t a lot of options. And so, I wanted to make sure that women of all skin tones were covered so they could be included in what I created.”—Rihanna, Brand Founder

Fenty Beauty is 100% cruelty free.

Price: 2200 INR (Approx)

 2. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation:


If you want to achieve a radiant, silky finish then this foundation is for you! With about 24 shades in standard, you choose your foundation according to your skin tone. Inspired by the silk shantung worn by kings and emperors, this foundation glides seamlessly onto the skin leaving a finish that’s reminiscent of charmeuse silk.

“These products are directly inspired by the way I choose fabrics for my collections. They allow the natural glow of the skin to come through no matter how many layers you apply.”—Giorgio Armani, Fashion Designer

“Quite simply, the best foundation there is.”—Linda Cantello, International Makeup Artist

Price: 4100 INR (Approx)

MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation:


40 shades to choose from, this is one of the bestselling HD foundation with an ultra-lightweight texture that melts into skin for unfiltered perfection in every light.

Developed specifically for the film and TV industry’s most advanced technology, Ultra HD Liquid Foundation creates a naturally flawless complexion—on and off camera. This innovative foundation is infused with uniquely-coated pigments that provide medium-to-buildable coverage with an even lighter weight, second-skin texture that looks just like skin. Lasting all day and imparting a natural-looking finish, Ultra HD Liquid Foundation is formulated with hyaluronic spheres to ensure comfortable wear on all normal, dry, and combination skin types.

Price: 2800 INR (Approx)

ESTÉE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup:


Estēe Lauder’s Double Wear Makeup delivers flawless, 24-hour staying power, and it is natural-looking for carefree coverage. A lightweight, oil-free, and buildable formula, it doesn’t change color, leaving your makeup looking as fresh as when you first applied it. It comes in 35 shades to choose from. This product is fragrance-free and non-acnegenic. It has been dermatologist tested.

Price: 2700 INR (Approx)

Chanel’s Perfection Velvet Lumiere Foundation:


A personal favorite,  Chanel will have your skin feel so silky and smooth. They fall under a medium coverage category but will make your skin shine & gleam all night long! It maintains the radiance and its long lasting, smooth and covers almost all your imperfections, giving you a natural flawless texture.

Price: 4000 INR (Approx)

– – – Written by Sobia Syeda

One Comment Add yours

  1. I’ve heard amazing things about the Giorgio Armani Foundation, been debating on whether or not to splurge, but I do love the post!

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