Many women are under the impression that to have a good foundation, it must come from a high end brand like MAC, Lancome, Makeup Forever, etc and that couldn't be farther from the truth. I've found that some of the best foundations can be found at your local drugstore. In order to choose the best drugstore foundation, you must know what time of skin you have. You either fall into dry, combination, or oily. Those with dry skin, require a foundation that brings moisture to their skin. Combination skin are those women who get oily primarily in the t-zone area (nose and checks) and oily skin women fall into my category, where we are constantly walking around with blotting sheet and powder to matte our skin throughout the day. Most drugstore foundations have a chart where you can match it up to your skin in order to pick the correct shade. If you're like me, I often open the foundation and dab a little on back of my hand and blend the foundation into my skin. I don't recommend this to everyone because some stores, may not allow you to open the packages, so ask the sales clerk if the item can be returned if you choose the wrong shade. After careful consideration, and months of trying out many foundations, I chose 3 foundations that I highly recommend to those that want a flawless coverage without having to break the bank. Please note that I have oily skin, and the products that are featured in this post are recommended for women with the same skin type.
My cousin introduced me to the Maybelline Matte Mousse Foundation earlier this year and it was actually the first drugstore brand I ever used. What I love about this foundation, is that it keeps my face looking flawless. The best way to apply the product is by using a standard foundation brush. It literally feels like mousse on your skin. If you have oily skin like myself, it leaves your face feeling matte throughout the day.
The Maybelline Super Stay Foundation is another of my favorites and I often compare this foundation to Makeup Forever HD Foundation. I have both foundations and often switch between the two from time to time. What I love about this foundation is that it matches my skin perfectly, it is easy to blend and it leaves a flawless finish. It's not as matte as the Dream Matte Mousse foundation, but I love it just the same. This foundation is best used with a flat or rounded, hard top, kabuki style brush. This foundation claims to be a 24 hour wear, which I would have to disagree. I would say that it's about an 8 hour wear.
The Revlon Colorstay Foundation is a recent purchase of mine. I've seen numerous reviews on YouTube about this foundation, but never had the urge to use it. This foundation is often compared to MAC's liquid foundation, which I've never owned, so I can't compare the two. What I can say is that I am really in love with this product. I do get a flawless finish but unfortunately, it is not a full coverage foundation, so I have to apply concealer to hide my acne scaring. I do have to use a blotting powder once while wearing it, which isn't too bad. Critics have said that this foundation is one where you have to work quick, and I don't have that issue, when applying. I use the same type of brush that I would use with the Maybelline Super Stay Foundation.