Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand Review

Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand Review


Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting &
Hydrating Foundation 03 Warm Sand Review


My Experiences With Nykaa

When the biggest cosmetic giant in India launched their relatively new foundation in September 2017, it was very difficult for the beauty blogger community living abroad to review the product.

Nykaa as a brand tends to forget the nri beauty influencers and usually caters to the ones living in India, which time and again I felt it was unfair.

I did feel there were a few hits and misses where makeup is concerned in that brand. I even voiced my opinion regarding this on my youtube channel.

Do watch it under the video category on my channel.

So, during my latest trip to India, I decided to take a chance again and buy a lot of their products despite the appalling customer service I faced the first time I purchased from their site.

This time the service was shockingly good and that statement even applies to their new launch, the skin genius foundation.

03 Warm Sand Review

I bought the 03 warm sand after seeing their poor shade chart variety online and I do wish they pay attention to the various skin tones in India. C’mon, it is 2018 and a brand has to realise that makeup is for every skin type and colour.


03 Warm Sand is the 3rd shade of the Nykaa SKINgenius Foundation chart  and a total of 5 shades  are currently available– Pure Ivory, Almond Beige, Warm Sand, True Tan and also Golden Honey.

This foundation is definitely unique due to its ‘color-adapting’ technology. A one of a kind formula that I haven’t seen in any other brand, including the international ones . So basically they have a winner here.

Buying Online

Buying a foundation online can be tricky and we mostly end up purchasing the wrong shade that matches to our skin tone. But, because of its color-adapting technology a mistake can be rectified. For example, if I bought 02, it would somehow still match and adapt to my skin colour, after it warms up. Genius!

03 Warm Sand is suitable for light to medium complexion. This foundation is great and has a light texture. It is quiet hydrating too but doesn’t leave the skin too oily. Think of it like a bb or a cc cream meant for your day to day use with a dewy finish.

It is Enriched with Polylift technology and Hyaluronic Acid ( a magic ingredient for dehydrated skin) and  promises to sculpts and lifts your skin. I haven’t experienced that bit, to be honest. It is also equipped with sunscreen which is brilliant. Plus, It is free from fragrance and Paraben.

In Closing…

I am so impressed with this foundation that I definitely will be buying a few back ups on my next trip to India. I only wish, that they broaden their shade variety so everyone can enjoy this product and online I do wish they would throw more clarity on the colour selection where images are concerned. I also hope there will be international shipping in the future too

The quantity of this foundation is 30ml and retails for INR 575

You can buy it from Nykaa.com

Foundation reference

  1. fenty beauty profiltr 310
  2. Mac nc 42
  3. Pac hd foundation 4.1
  4. Charlotte tilbury magic foundation 08
  5. Huda beauty pro filter 400 g
  6. Urban decay all nighter 7.0
  7. The ordinary 2.1 y
  8. Maybelline fit me matte and poreless 250


Feel free to comment below and let me know your experiences with Nykaa…


1 Comment

  1. Sreepriya Sreedharan
    February 4, 2018 / 7:51 am

    I was happy for the reason that it comes Paraben free! and my friend suggested it for me since my skin is dry ! But I found the shades too confusing!..

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