I've been using drugstore foundations forever, cause i can't really afford high-end stuff. I'm a grad-student, and i allready spend all my money on cosmetics. I live in Europe, so stuff like MAC or Lush is non-existant here. Well at least not in my country. (Let's make the "Aaaaaaw..." sound now all together). Let's not make it sound like the edge of the world though, we have kinda everything else here... most of the popular drugstore brands, most of the high end brands... Most of the popular clothing stores....except the Forever 21... (1...2....3... awwwww)
Anyway since i've used almost every drugstore foundation there is i'd liked to share my opinion of which i thought is best and which is.... well let's call it "not-so-much"....
So i'd like to give the name of Best Drugstore foundation to Maybelline's Dream Satin Liquid.
It's cheaper than the foundation that i'd like to call "not-so-much", but it works wonders. I have combination skin, so it's hard for me to get even coverage. But Maybelline worked good for me. It claims to give you "an airbrush finish"... Well it didn't of course, but it was pretty good. Maybelline claims that the foundation gives a 100% Pore less look.... I guess for someone with light complexion, without any problem areas, but for me it worked good to, my pores weren't as visible and the skin looked smooth and even-toned. The feeling of it while rubbing on skin is nice and soft, it's easy to spread and a little pea size pump works a long way. Many people though have different experiences with this foundation. It's either loved or hated. I guess it depends on your skin type, i wouldn't recommend it on oily skin, as it leaves your skin shiny eventually. In this case you should try Maybelline's Dream Matte Mouse, but it was to dry for me, so i used only couple of times, but i heard that if it didn't made you brake out and you have oily skin - it's going to be purrrrfect for you. So, the pros of this product is that it's quite cheap, leaves skin soft and smooth, it's easy to use it, the packaging has the pump so it's hygienic. The cons - well it worked good for me, but some girls say that they didn't like the coverage of it, but you should remember that it's not "full coverage" foundation. I'd give it 8,5 out of 10. I'll be repurchasing it.
"Not-so-much" foundation - L'OREAL's true match.
I'd give it 7 out of 10. I won't repurchase it.
So what's your favorite drugstore foundations?
Did the L'oreal worked good for you and Maybelline was "not-so-much"?