Good morning lovelies and Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing some of my favorite drugstore foundations with you all. I follow a ton of beauty blogs, but the one thing that I’ve noticed is that so many of them share high-end products that not a whole lot of people are spending money on. Don’t get me wrong, I love exploring places like Sephora and trying new products, but I just cannot justify spending $45+ dollars on a single foundation just because it has a fancy brand name and packaging. I just can’t do it. Skin care products are a whole different story because some of us just have horribly frustrating skin. But with how quickly I go through makeup, I’d be spending hundreds of dollars on makeup each month which is completely insane if you ask me. I’d much rather buy coffee!
With a good majority of my readers being between the ages of 18 and 25 (ish), it just wouldn’t be helpful to most of you if I shared products you couldn’t afford or aren’t wanting to spend money on. And I have a lot of you who are students and parents as well. So that just doesn’t make sense. So every beauty product I ever share with you all will be super affordable and easy to find in your local drug store. With that said, my top three best drugstore foundations can all be found at Walmart, Target, ULTA (or wherever it is that you buy your makeup!) AND they’re all under $10. How perfect is that?!
Maybelline New York Dream Matte Mousse | 5 Stars
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Dream collection by Maybelline New York. The coverage has always been so amazing for me. The matte mousse is my favorite in that collection. It’s thick enough where it provides great, all day-coverage but still light enough to where it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing makeup and it doesn’t have that caked on look like some thicker foundations do. It’s also really easy to blend and it matches my skin tone perfectly. I use this one a lot for quick touch ups as well. I always have a backup in my bag because it’s that easy to throw on if a pimple makes a reappearance or if my under eye area is looking a little dark. If you’re not a fan of the smooth mousse, then it also comes in foam and liquid as well. It also came in more of a cream form, but I’m not sure if it’s still being sold. I see it every once in a great while, but definitely not as often as I used to. Either way, it’s a whole collection so I guarantee you’ll find one that works for you.
Maybelline FIT Me Foundation | 4.5 stars
As you can see Maybelline is one of my favorite makeup brands. It’s rare that I ever have a bad experience with them. Especially with their foundations. The one thing I love about this foundation is its shades. Out of all the foundations I’ve ever tried, these tend to match my skin tone the best. I have super fair skin most of the year and it can be such a challenge to find a good foundation that truly matches my skin tone. This one covers such a wide variety of skin tones. I can’t imagine someone having a hard time finding one that works for them. This foundation comes in liquid form and is super lightweight as well. It’s also very easy to blend, BUT the only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s sometimes not enough coverage. I find that in some weather conditions (like heat and humidity), it sometimes fades away after a while. So that can be a little frustrating. But it’s such a minor issue, that I only took off .5 stars because of it. Other than that, I love it and I currently own about 4 of them. So that should show you how much I love this foundation.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation | 4 stars
This one is super similar to the Maybelline New York Dream Matte Smooth Mousse foundation in terms of coverage. It lasts all day for me and is great at covering blemishes and discolorations of my skin (not to mention the millions of freckles I have so that’s a huge win in my book). It stays put through heat and humidity and is relatively easy to blend as well. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s harder for me to find a shade that truly matches my skin tone. It’s much easier for me to wear it in the summer months when my skin is slightly darker, but the rest of the year, my skin is way too light for it sometimes. Either way, this is still one of my all-time favorites!
I also want to add that, I apply all of my foundations with the pink brush pictured above. I used to apply my foundations by hand waaaay back in high school until I realized just how bad that can be for your skin. Not to mention it made my fingers super oily sometimes. So I then switched to sponges and nowadays I use this brush. I LOVE it. I apply my foundation in a circular motion and it makes it so much easier to blend in and get even coverage. I’ve also noticed that I tend to not use as much foundation when I do it this way either. So it’s a win/win in my book. I highly recommend picking one up and try it out sometime!
What foundations do you swear by?