Personally, I find drugstore foundations to be incredibly difficult to tackle. There are so many options and you can’t test them in the store so you really have no idea what you are buying. Because of that, I always read through reviews online of each product before I make a purchase. You gotta make sure you’re getting the right product even if it is significantly cheaper than a Sephora splurge. Ya feel me?
That being said, these are the three foundations that I have found that I will purchase again and again (because I love them so much). Hopefully it’ll help you out a bit if you’re looking to find a new base product from the drugstore!
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless: Lemme tell you how much I love this foundation… SO MUCH. It’s definitely the one I reach for when I’m getting ready for a night out and want that airbrushed look. I apply it with a flat-top kabuki brush and it is surprisingly very moisturizing & non-drying given that it is a matte formula. I wear the color 120.
Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous: This is definitely the full-coverage foundation of the bunch. It’s your one-step-to-flawless secret weapon. The shade I wear (120) is yellow-based, which means that it will cover up all of your redness (and it blends out beautifully). I will say though that the staying power is not the best, and it is a tiny bit drying so definitely make sure you moisturize well before applying.
Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream: This is definitely more of a tinted moisturizer than a foundation. I use my fingers to blend this onto my face, the same way I would apply a daily moisturizer. It’s got that same airbrushed finish except it’s definitely a sheer “your skin but better” coverage. Nonetheless, this the one I grab when I just want to spend two minutes on my look and head out the door. I don’t even know what number tube I’m on at this point, I just can’t live without it! I’m the color medium.
What’s your favorite drugstore foundation? Any holy grail products that I should try out?