#ELLETriesIt: Nykaa SKINGenius liquid foundation
We’re all about the (dewy) base
It’s 2017 and dewy skin is still on top of everyone’s beauty list. If you’ve exhausted your supply of highlighters and illuminating powders give Nykaa’s new SKINGenius liquid foundation a shot. Not only is it super lightweight, it also gives you good coverage, and lit-from-within-glow (what you’d call ‘LIT!’). And thanks to Hyaluronic acid, the foundation keeps your face hydrated and plumps up fine lines. Their 5 shades are tailored to match Indian skin tones and our hot weather conditions, which means it will stay put through the most humid days.
We got the 3 ELLE Team members to try it out. Read on to know more:
Salva Mubarak, Senior Features Writer (Digital)
Shade: 03 Warm Sand
Why you love it: My biggest problem with foundations has always been that most of them feel heavy on my face and I’m never able to find the right shade. When I found a perfect match amongst the Nykaa foundations, I knew it was a great sign. The formula is lightweight and blends easily. The best part? I forgot I was wearing foundation within a few hours and didn't need any touch-ups through the day.
Trisha Chawla, Beauty Assistant
Shade: 02 Almond Beige
Why you love it: I usually favour mattifying foundations to keep a check on my oily skin. While they work well for times when I need full coverage, they also feel really cakey and make my skin appear flakey. The next-to-nothing feeling of Nykaa’s foundation is what makes it a winner. It also gives a natural glow, without being excessively shiny.
Divya Gursahani, Fashion Assistant
Shade: 01 Pure Ivory
Why you love it: I love a good hydrating foundation for my dry skin. And this one from Nykaa gets everything right: I can easily blend it with my fingers, it doesn't give me an oily T-zone, and is comfortable enough to wear through the day.