Hit or Miss? Drug Store Foundations

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

There are so many drug store foundations it can be overwhelming choosing the right one for your skin type. I have combination skin, oily in the summer and dry in the winter. I hand picked three very different foundations that are very popular, from dewy, satin, and matte finishes. Keep in mind, every one has a different skin type. So, what works for me may not work for you. Here are some of my "hit and misses" of drugstore foundations.

L'Oreal True Match
This foundation has every color for any skin undertone from cool, neutral and warm. I use this foundation on a lot of clients because of the finish and color match. L'Oreal has some amazing products!

PROS: Satin Finish, medium coverage can be built up to full, wide range of colors, easy to blend, looks good on most skin types
CONS: SPF 17 is not good for flash photography

FIT Me Foundation:
This foundation seems to favor more olive undertones than pink undertones. Although, they do have a large selection of colors so you can mix foundations for your perfect shade. This foundation is an oily skin persons worst night mare. Maybelline Fit me has a whole collection of makeup including fit me concealer, which I really love!

PROS: Dewy Finsh, light coverage, wide arrange of colors
CONS: Greasy, does not last long, oxidizes 

Revlon Colorstay & Revlon Color stay Whipped

Yes, I know these are two different foundations but they are similar in the way they hold up on the skin. They are both great foundations for oily skin, if you are dry, stay away! Revlon Colorstay carries a lot of pink undertones, so if that is you it should be easy to find a color. If you are like me with yellow undertones it will be difficult finding the right color, so plan on buying two and mixing! 

Revlon Colorstay
PROS: Matte finish, full coverage, long lasting
CONS: Dries quickly, can look patchy, paint smell, small color selection

Revlon Colorstay Whipped
PROS: Matte/Satin Finish, full coverage, long lasting, blends easier than Revlon Colorstay
CONS: Feels heavy on the skin, bad color selection

From Left to right: Revlon Colorstay Whipped, Revlon Colorstay, L'Oreal True Match,  and FIT me foundation

L'Oreal True Match in W6!

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