ETM Beauty Awards 2014 – Best Base Makeup!

Beauty Awards 2014 – Best Base Makeup!

What! :O Its almost the end of a brand new month of a brand new year, was I sleeping all this while? Anyways, coming to the task at hand, I always feel no lipgloss, no lipstick or eye makeup can save a look if your base makeup is awry! Splotchy finish, cakey look or a dead giveaway base- these are our worst nightmares and we are adamant that this new year will see us polished and flawless. 😉 Presenting to you the soldiers to fight for your base!

(In ascending order – price wise 😛 )

Best Foundations:

Revlon Colorstay Makeup

(Available for both oily/combination skin and dry/normal skin)

Price in India: Rs. 875/-

Ohkaayy! So I know this is a blogosphere favorite and why not! It comes in 2 separate variants, has great shades, contains SPF and provides superb coverage and longstaying power! All that in a drugstore foundation within a thousand bucks :O touted as the affordable dupe of MAC studiofix fluid, this is a must-have for ladies who want great coverage in a beautiful satin finish. 🙂

Revlon Colorstay Makeup

Revlon Colorstay Makeup

L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation:

Price in India: Rs. 899/-

This is the recently launched foundation from L’Oreal, already much raved and loved and we absolutely love it for combination/oily skinned ladies especially. 😀 This is airy, light-weight, yet not too powdery or dry..easiest to apply, quite good coverage and staying power! Ooh yes and SPF too 😉 what more could we want!! L’Oreal, we are loving it! *err..not so much the price but chalo theek hai ;)*

L’Oreal Nude Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation

L’Oreal Nude Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation

MAC Face and Body Foundation:

Price in India- I think its Rs. 2100/- INR or even more now 🙁

*coughs loudly* No post on base makeup can be complete without raving about MAC Face and Body foundation. *_* That’s what I declared to Jyo and she threw up her hands in despair *as imagined by me :P* and gave in. 😀 Those who have used it, swear by it* bloggers, make up gurus all alike*, those who haven’t? well, its high time you do! I have tried out almost 4-5 different mac foundations when I tried this and went bonkers.. it is waterrr.. so light, so fluid-like, yet doesn’t shift or budge, loved by all skin types, evens out complexion and is so natural that one day I walked into the MAC store and the MUA complimented me on my glowing skin and commented that I needed no foundation. 😛 😛 That seals the deal! We adore it and plan to purchase it till it’s available!

MAC Face and Body Foundation

MAC Face and Body Foundation

Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation:

Price in india- Rs. 2800/-

Too many claims! But astonishingly it delivers them all. <3 <3 It is extremely pricey. *still less than dior/chanel/ysl* I recently wanted to just check it out at the counter after I saw so many bloggers raving about this recent launch and shit :-/ I shouldn’t have gone. 🙁 As soon as I tried it on, it was so light, so airy, so breathable yet with an impressive coverage and natural demi-matte skin finish! Oh and it has SPF too. 😀 Salaam shiseido! We are trying it out and going craazzyy!

Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation

Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation

Best Concealers:

Bourjois Healthymix Brush Illuminating Concealer:

Price in India: Rs. 650/-

Sounds like a dupe for YSL touché éclat or Clinique airbrush concealer right? 😉 I was apprehensive at first *imagine the price difference :P* but I was eager to banish my under eye shadows and had to try it out and oh boy! Was I super impressed or what! It is super light, liquidy, blends like a dream and has light reflecting particles which instantly makes my peepers look well rested and radiant. <3 Definitely the best drugstore concealer I have found. 🙂 Detailed review coming up!

Bourjois Healthymix Brush Illuminating Concealer

Bourjois Healthymix Brush Illuminating Concealer

Revlon Colorstay Concealer:

Price in India: Rs. 725/-

Revlon scoring it well eh? Another well-hyped product from their Colorstay range so many of us swear by! I have seen beauty guru Lisa Eldridge using it in numerous videos! It has great coverage, mess-free application and long staying power with good blend ability. <3 Only glitch IMO is I did not find a shade perfect for me * I have a pinkish complexion and these are yellow based* and it is of a thicker texture so it leaves a yellowish tint on me. 🙁 Revlon, launch some more shades!

Revlon Colorstay Concealer

Revlon Colorstay Concealer

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer:

Price in India: Rs. 900/-

The costliest among all the previous Lakme ranges, this face stylist concealer launched last year managed to garner quite a bit of attention and love! It is of a lovely texture, blends like a dream, cancels out dark eye shadows and has medium coverage which stays on for a long time. <3 We point out the only flaws- too tiny an amount, especially for the price 😡 and again, too pale and yellowish shades! Only saving grace is, it being sheer does not clash that much with other toned complexions! One of the good drugstore concealers!

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer

MAC Prolongwear Concealer:

Price in India- Rs. 2000/- now :-/

My favorite concealer EVERRR. 🙂 This is my dream come true and I have *hold your breath* 3 back ups. 😛 It has amaazzingg coverage, mind-blowing staying power and great blendability! Only glitch? The pump bottle which dispenses enough product to cover your body. 😛 Solution- pour it out into mac sample pots. 😉 tada! Studio finish concealer wala coverage yet without the dryness. *_* gimmeee! <3

MAC Prolongwear Concealer

MAC Prolongwear Concealer

Best Compact Powders:

Rimmel stay matte pressed powder:

Price in India: Rs. 230/-

This is like, the only makeup product I have hit pan on within expiry date *ok ok colossal kajal as well but let’s move on!* and it’s a must must-have for summers for everyone! And for us oilies, its seriously HG stuff! It gives nice coverage, is very silky and finely-milled, doesn’t crease, sets makeup well and controls oil for quite a few hours 🙂 and OMG too budget friendly to believe! We heart it! <3

Rimmel stay matte pressed powder

Rimmel stay matte pressed powder

Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact:

Price in India: Rs. 650/-

A super favorite compact and much loved product for a lot of us. 🙂 It is an awesome fix for oilies like us especially and controls oil for a long time, brightening the facial skin instantly and has excellent coverage! I just swipe it over my face after sunscreen in sultry summers and I am done- no foundation or bb cream needed! Has SPF as well. <3 Awesome right?

Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact

Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Compact:

Price in India: Rs. 1000/-

The price is a big big ouchie no doubt, but it is one of the most natural, silky-soft and fine pressed powders I have come across! Suitable for all skin types, it sets your make up amazingly well without leaving any powdery feel or whitish cast on skin. <3 A must have for normal/dry skinned ladies for whom the powdery heaviness is too much to bear! And woo-hoo- 2 entries from Lakme here!

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Compact

Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Compact

MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder:

Price in India: Rs. 1900/- approx *difficult to keep track for their tremendous escalating prices!*

A cult favorite of all beauty addicts and bloggers worldwide, you need to try on this beauty to realize the craze! It is silky soft, fine-milled and provides a soft satin matte finish which never looks artificial! Your flaws are blurred and it’s a boon for your touch-ups! Never looks cakey or feels heavy on face. 🙂 A must-have for flawless skin finish. <3

MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder

MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder

Best BB and CC Creams:

Ponds White Beauty BB Cream:

Price in India: Rs. 75/-

Superbly affordable, very smooth, creamy yet light, hydrating with an universal tint which provides great medium coverage to even out complexion and raved about by the entire blogosphere. 😀 Once you have used it, you will know why it’s an absolute favorite! It has adequate SPF to cover basic needs and is something you must have in your kitty!

Ponds White Beauty BB Cream

Ponds White Beauty BB Cream

Faces Canada CC Cream:

Price in India: Rs. 399/-

This recent launch from Faces is quite an affordable effective CC cream and we have been liking it very much indeed ! it is very like a tinted moisturizer, enriched with plumping agents like hyaluronic acid which plumps up dull skin and makes it glow without any whitish cast. 🙂 It is very lightweight and sheer though, so expect minimal coverage! One of the good drugstore ones!

Faces Canada CC Cream

Faces Canada CC Cream

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream:

Price in India: Rs. 710/-

I was hell bent on getting this CC cream ever since Lisa Eldridge raved about and applied it in one of her makeup tutorials, but was so pissed that it wasn’t launched here yet .:-/ but yo! It came soon enough *unlike the unattainable velvet lip colors :x* and I picked it up and loved it ever since! Hydrating as claimed, has different pigments which do cancel out dark circles, some spots, uneven pigmentation of skin and gives a great satiny finish. <3 A staple in our kits!

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream

Estee Lauder Cyber White HD BB Crème:

Price in India: around Rs. 2300/- now

Omgg this is heavenly seriously! It fulfills each and every one of its sky-high claims and makes the sky-high price tag seriously worth it! My skin glows in a fresh radiant way like never before whenever I apply this and it comes with a SPF 50. <3 <3 Yess. You don’t need sunscreen either and has fantastic glowy coverage which fakes great plump hydrated skin. 😀 Super for all skin types. 🙂 Detailed review coming up!

Estee Lauder Cyber White HD BB Crème

Estee Lauder Cyber White HD BB Crème

Soo… that’s our base army which I hope you enjoyed reading about and comparing notes. 😛 I am always much more intent on having a radiant fresh base rather than pile on blushes or bright makeup! Well, let’s look forward to an even better year ahead in terms of makeup and wish for a never ending bank account. 😉 toodles pretties. :-*

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