The Top 3 Drugstore Foundations

Over the years, drugstore foundation has up their game to compete with some of their more expensive department store cousins.  We are talking about drugstore foundations offering a variety of textures (matte, dewey), a variety and wide range of color tones, and foundations that are enhanced to help with problematic skin.  With that being said, you can certainly get a great foundation that won’t break the bank.

Several years ago, I was a M.A.C. foundation girl and while I still love M.A.C. foundations, I am in love with some of my recent drugstore foundation finds.  So much so that I haven’t bought any foundations from M.A.C. or any other high-end brands recently.  Now, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t had my eye on other high-end brands, come on, I’m a beauty blogger! But, I haven’t been disappointed with my everyday drugstore foundations to turn them in for a more expensive variety.

Below are my top three that I KEEP in rotation that when I am wearing makeup, 9 times out of 10 I am wearing one of them.  Get into them!


revlon colorstay foundation


Revlon Colorstay – A holygrail vanity staple.  This jewel has GREAT and BUILDABLE coverage.  The color range options are amazing and Revlon also offers specific formulas for combination/oily skin and for normal/dry skin.  AND Revlon has listened to the people and added a pump to the packaging. Yas! I love mixing this foundation with my moisturizer to create a tinted moisturizer – perfect consistency for it!


L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

L’Oreal Pro-Matte  My newest obsession and vanity mainstay.  I love the texture of this foundation and I love how matte it stays ALL DAY.  I rarely have to worry about the embarrassing oil blotches that pop up throughout the day when wearing other foundations.  Also, it’s lightweight and the coverage is buildable.  I would not recommend this foundation if you have dry skin.


loreal proglow


L’Oreal Pro – Glow Pro-Matte’s glowing sister, this foundation gives you just the right amount of glow to make you look naturally radiant. It is lightweight and the coverage is buildable.  I love the way that this foundation goes on: it is smooth and just looks fabulous on my skin.  If you have oily skin, I would not recommend this foundation for you.  If you have combination skin, like me, you will have to touch up your T-Zone periodically throughout the day.


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