Must Have Drugstore Foundations

Favorite Drugstore Foundations

Foundation can make or break any makeup look. A bad foundation, or a noticeably wrong shade can detract attention from the more focal points of your desired look. Finding a great quality drugstore foundation isn’t always the easiest task. However, almost all of my favorite foundations are from the drugstore.

A Tad Bit About My Complexion

On the daily I prefer my face to look dewy and glowy. I also like a medium to full coverage, but sometimes I will opt for a more sheer formula. I’m lucky in the sense that I don’t have much acne that I need to cover. Although, because I am pale I still have freckles and veins that need covering. To my boyfriend’s disappointment; I’m not fond of the idea of “embracing my freckles”. I love freckles on other people, but I prefer to cover my own. 🙂 I also have dry skin. I hope this rough idea of the canvas these foundations are being used on will allow you to determine if they would work for you as well.

L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation ($16.99)

My favorite foundation on the more lightweight sheer side would have to be the L’Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation. This foundation can be built up for more coverage if you really want it. Without being built up, this cushion foundation is the perfect for those days when you want to stick to minimal makeup. The finish to this particular foundation is absolutely stunning. The only downside is that the lightest shade is too dark for me personally. I specifically started tanning a tiny bit in order to start wearing this foundation. The shade I wear is in W2.

L’Oreal True Match Lumi Liquid Foundation ($12.99)

This next foundation is the one I have been using for the longest. Loreal True Match Lumi Liquid Foundation is an oldie but a goodie. This foundation is much different from the Lumi Cushion foundation even though they are from the same brand and line. The Lumi Liquid has a different feel to it and it also provides more coverage. I’ve been using this foundation for longer than I can remember; it gives such a great dewy finish to the skin without going overboard. I wear this foundation in the shade W1-2.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation ($7.99)

The last foundation I’m mentioning is the most recently discovered favorite, and to be honest I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do when I picked it up. The foundation I am talking about is the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation. I completely expected to hate this foundation, and I only picked it up because so many people talk about it. Usually I don’t like matte foundations. I’m a dry skinned girl through and through, so if the label doesn’t say dewy I typically pass the product up. I’m so glad I didn’t in this scenario. This product gives so much coverage, it’s not matte to the point of feeling super drying and uncomfortable. It’s just flawless, and it allows other products to blend so smoothly over top of it. If I am going to be out and about for a while I typically wear this foundation because I know it will hold up for hours on end. I could rave about this foundation for forever. Actually, I need to pick up a darker shade for me to wear during the summer. Right now I have the shade 110 Porcelain.

I hope you enjoyed this post and that maybe it helped you a little bit in finding a great foundation from the drugstore. I know this post was requested on my Instagram so I really wanted to get it up for you guys. Let me know what you think of these foundations and if there are any other drugstore foundations worth trying! 🙂

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  • I’ve heard so many good reviews about the cushion foundation so I might give it a go! x

    • You should! The price is a bit high for a drugstore foundation but it is really worth it, plus it’s super travel friendly. 🙂
      xx Nichole

  • I really need to try that cushion foundation, everyone is raving about it! My favourite drugstore foundation is Revlon Colorstay which I’ve heard is very similar to the L’Oreal True Match.

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    • It deserves all of the raving it can get! 🙂
      xx Nichole