Top 9 Best Foundations for Indian Bridal Makeup Available in India

9 best foundations for indian brides

Best Foundations for Indian Bridal makeup available in India

Once your wedding is announced you start to plan about your jewelery, dress, bridal makeup, trousseau etc. Bridal makeup is one of the important things that a bride thinks about since a badly done makeup can take away the glory from you. When it comes to bridal makeup the first product is the foundation. A good base or foundation is as important as your wedding dress or lehenga. While you are photographed which is a must have thing, flash photography is used and there are so many foundations made for the same. But some of them can make the bride look ashy, white and ghostly. Therefore, a good foundation for flash photography is also to be taken care of. Actually that is the SPF content and titanium dioxide that diffuses light badly and makes you look white. Just check the ingredients and you will know that. Here, in this article we have compiled a list of some of the best foundations for bridal makeup for Indian skin.

10 Best Indian Bridal Makeup Foundations in India (2021)

Let’s check out the recommendations of the best bridal foundations for various skin types like oily skinned brides, brides with dry skin and so on.

1. NYX High Definition Foundation

NYX High Definition Foundation

NYX High Definition Foundation is a liquid foundation which gives a flawless skin on camera and in photographs.  This is infused with the peptides which help to achieve a smooth and flawless skin with no pores or wrinkles. Also this foundation has that light-diffusing technology which makes the bride’s skin glowing naturally. Isn’t that being great when the skin shines with no extra equipment? This technology also makes the skin looks brighter and blemish free.


  • Peptide-infused formula
  • Makes skin poreless and brighter
  • Easily blendable creamy liquid
  • Light diffusing technology


  • Availability in India though a lot of sites are stocking up the NYX products these days

Suitable for: All skin types

2. M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

This is one of the best MAC foundations for bridal makeup and otherwise. The foundation is the MAC studio fluid fix which has also got SPF 15. High SPF can give you a ghostly appearance when the pictures are taken with flash. For bridal affairs and ceremonies you just can’t imagine that flash is not used. So, this can be a suitable for foundation for you for the D day. The foundation has a matte finish therefore if you are oily skinned then this won’t weight the skin down with all that greasiness but still I will suggest you try a primer as well. This seeps into the skin pores to make them less visible and to achieve that beautiful bridal skin. How great is that? You get a beautiful flawless skin with just this.


  • Foundation is a long wearing foundation
  • Blending this is very easy with either your fingers or with the brush
  • Minimizes the skin pores
  • Oil free therefore ideal for oily skinned brides
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Sweat and humidity resistant
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Non acnegenic


Suitable for

  • Oily skin brides and other skin types too

Best Foundations for oily skin in India

3. Revlon Colorstay Makeup for Normal to Dry Skin

Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Normal Dry Skin

If you are the bride with normal to dry skin then you may try this Revlon foundation. The Revlon color stay foundation is suitable for normal to dry skinned brides. It has a long wearing coverage with a light weight formula, therefore this won’t feel heavy or look cakey on your skin. This is hydrating for dry face yet is an oil free formulation. As per the brand the foundation has a moisture-balance formula. The liquid texture makes it really easy to glides on the skin and gets applied with brush, finger etc. A flat top brush is easier to apply the foundation and also this fills the fine lines and pores. Won’t that be great when you get a poreless skin? How amazing is that you get a drugstore foundation for bridal makeup for dry skin in India.

Recommended For

Brides with dry to normal skin

4. M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

Yet another suitable option for the best foundation for brides with oily to combination skin? M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is one-step powder and foundation which can hassle freely give you a smooth skin with all-matte finish. It can give medium to full coverage so, if you have scars, marks and blemish then don’t worry this would be able to cover them up. There are several colors and shades so, do check out at the MAC counter for which is the best matching shade for this foundation for you. It does not matter how good the foundation is, if it is mismatched. Do keep it in mind girls!


  • Several shades to pick the one that closely matches
  • Does not oxidize on the skin
  • Flash Photo friendly shades and formula
  • Long wearing for up to 10-12 hours
  • Does no budge and is sweat resistant
  • Does not cakey up when layered to cover the flaws
  • Suitable for all skin types, especially oily skin
  • Controls the oils and shine
  • Reduces appearance of pores


  • Can be a bit drying for very dry skin

Suitable for

  • Oily to normal skin and combination skin

5. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation

L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation

What if you get a drugstore foundation for your Dry skin which is good enough and in budget? Yes, L’Oreal Paris Infallible Liquid Foundation gives the 24 hour stay claim with maximum coverage but in reality it stays decently for up to 10 plus hours. It is totally touch proof, resists extreme humidity and erases imperfections without drying out skin. Wow, that would be wonderful since at many places half of the makeup gets bad due to the humid weather conditions. The texture is easy to blend and gets applied seamlessly. It is also hassle free to layer as well if you want more coverage. Such foundations are good when you are doing your own bridal makeup at home.

6. Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation

Another extremely affordable foundation for brides is by Maybelline. I love Maybelline for making some very high quality products which are in reach of the masses. The new Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation has a nice texture that blends flawlessly and provides that airbrushed poreless finish which as a brides we need desperately. After all, a bridal glow is the most talked about thing in any wedding. It can be used easily after the wedding for everyday bridal affairs as well.


  • Easy to apply this liquid foundation
  • Gives a good coverage that is full yet light on skin
  • The finish is matte and luminous
  • Has a light texture
  • Gives an air whipped finish for invisible pores.
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Suitable for oily skin and all skin types


  • May be not for someone who’s looking for high coverage foundations

Recommended For

Best Foundations for Dry skin available in India

7. Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation

Maybelline Dream velvet foundation is for brides with dry skin and who are on budget. The foundation is only 550 rupees which is very affordable and can’t last for 2-3 months when used daily. It says that it has a soft matte texture but in reality it is slightly greasy and hydration which makes this suitable for the dry to normal skin. If you have dry skin and the wedding is in winters then the need of a hydrating foundation for bridal makeup get high. How brilliant it would be when you get hydration with your foundation itself.


  • Gel whipped formula which is very light and hydrating
  • Foundation glides on smoothly to give flawless, spotless skin
  • The foundation has a water and powder gel texture
  • Hydrates skin for 12 hours
  • Gives a matte finish for velvet-smooth perfection


  • Limited shades
  • Medium coverage only therefore brides with requirement of high coverage to hide the flaw, may not find it useful.

8. Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation

Lakme 9 to 5 WEIGHTLESS Mousse Foundation is by far one of the best budget foundations for everyday use and for bridal functions. You can layer it and it won’t make your skin appear cakey. The best thing is that the foundation has an air whipped mousse texture which is dry and has a very lasting finish. The dry texture is wonderful for the oily to combination skin.


  • Light weight and extremely buttery to blend with
  • Long wearing for oily skin and time can be extended when you wear a primer underneath
  • Wear time is good for 8-10  hours
  • Ideal for winter night
  • Extremely affordable so won’t burn your pocket


  • Not for dry skin
  • Limited shades
  • Not for humid temperature

Best Lakme foundations for oily skin, dry skin in India

9. Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

Now, we have got another one from Maybelline. You must be thinking why favoring Maybelline? It’s just that Maybelline has got some really affordable foundations which any bride who is on budget would love to go for. But above that the foundation works really nicely for the bridal makeup. Now what else you need girls? This Fit Me Matte + Poreless from Maybelline New York, is formulated for the normal to oily skin. It can last till the time the ceremonies are there and one can easily apply it with either a flat or kabuki foundation brush.


  • Gives poreless finish
  • Ideal for bridal affairs
  • Won’t melt under the lights
  • Has pore-minimizing properties
  • Has blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil
  • Dermatologist and allergy tested
  • Does not clog pores and is oil-free.
  • 6 shades to choose from
  • Very affordable and easy to grab


  • Not very dry skinned brides

Recommended For

10. Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Stay in Place Makeup

Weddings are hectic! The bride can get tired throughout all the ceremonies and photo sessions going on. At that time, we sense the need of a long wearing base or foundation. Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Stay in Place Makeup has a high coverage formula makes the bride’s skin beautiful and flaws covered. It claims to be in place for 15 hours which it does. It may be expensive bit worth the amount paid. Most importantly, for brides seeking high end foundation for their bridal makeup, why not? It is sweat resistant and won’t melt to heat and humidity.

So, these are the best foundations for Indian Bridal Makeup Available in India for different skin types with reviews.

Which is the one that you like?

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