It’s here! I have tested a LOT of drugstore foundations lately and I have finally narrowed it down to my top picks! To see swatches of all colors, my favorite drugstore primer, applicators AND concealers, come back next Thurs for all of my picks and a video!
In the meantime, here are my top picks and why:
Overall: L’Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Foundation in Soft Ivory (n1-2, 456)
I love this foundation because it’s PERFECT for summer.
Pros: it’s light, has a little spf (spf 19), doesn’t clog pores and works on oily (or sweaty- yay summer) skin. This is completely buildable and gives my skin an airbrushed look once I’m finished. This works as my base and concealer, so I can just use this, a little blush and mascara- and I’m out the door. It also did the best in the sweat/humidity test.
Cons: It isn’t light enough to wear without a tiny bit of self tanner on my face. Also, it can be a bit messy to apply due to the powder. Do NOT apply this if you have a black shirt on- you’ll have tiny little bits of powder all over it. Apply and THEN put on the shirt. Trust me.
Longest Wearing: Revlon Colorstay Combination/Oily in Ivory (110)
For those who don’t like the powder, but need their makeup to stay put all day long.
Pros: This liquid held up better than any other I have found for my oily skin. It didn’t melt or settle into my pores. It also has spf (spf 15) which I always appreciate. It blended in extremely well, and I was pleased with the amount of coverage. It isn’t a full coverage foundation, but it sill evened out my skin tone and was light enough to use without worrying about color being too dark. It also comes with a handy pump to keep everything sanitary.
Cons: Still not as light as I imagine some will need, but I apply more on my forehead and then blend down. My freckles make my forehead naturally darker than my neck, but I don’t want to use something so light that it makes my forehead look ashy. I use a damp makeup sponge and just blend well.
Lightest: It’s A Tie!!
L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable makeup in Porcelain (W1) OR Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 110
This is by far the lightest in color and coverage.
Pros: If you just want something to even out skin tone, but blend seamlessly into skin, this is it. They also have shades for those with cool tones and neutral tones as well. By far the most color options in the range.
Cons: Not as buildable as I would like, but perfect for when I want something with a bit more coverage than a tinted moisturizer.
Ok, those are the lightest and my favorites I have found at the drugstore! I will have a video and a new post next Thursday with all of my top drugstore picks! See you on Monday for a and outfit post and a link-up!