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My Drugstore Foundation Collection and Comparisons

Monday, April 10, 2017
Drugstore Foundations Comparisons
I recently did my High End Foundations Collection Plus Comparisons post and I had alot of people asking if I would be doing a drugstore version so I decided I would. I have included most of my drugstore foundations as some I own more than one of and then I have some old ones I don't really use. I am always on the hunt for that fabulous flawless base that is long lasting, so do these foundations work...


Full Coverage Drugstore Foundations, NO7 Beautifully Matte Foundation, Bourjois Air Mat Foundation, Seventeen Stay Time Foundation, Vichy Dermablend Foundation
The Full Coverage Base


I forgot to include this in my high end post but it kind of sits in the middle so thought I would include it in this one as most of the time Escentual have it on offer. I expected this to be thick but it really isn't. It feels extremely lightweight but gives the most incredible coverage. It even covered up my tattoo when I tested it out. You can see it before and after on my tattoo in my full review. I also find this lasts extremely well on my skin. It reminds me of the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Foundation.


This one that I always forget I have. It is thicker in consistency than the Vichy one but it gives good coverage. This one is also perfect for oily skin, I wouldn't recommend it for dry skin.


This is such an underrated foundation. I must be on my fourth bottle of this one. This is 100% full coverage, blends well and it lasts well. It is suitable for dry and oily skin. The shade range isn't the best and is more suited for pale-light skin tones. It reminds me of MAC Studio Fix.


I can't believe more people don't talk about this foundation. It is similar to the NO7 one but I find it blends better. It is full coverage and works best with a brush first then a Beauty Sponge on top to smooth it out. They have now released more shades so it is suitable for pale - dark skin tones.

Medium Coverage Drugstore Foundations, Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation, LOreal Infallible Foundation, Maybelline Superstay Foundation
Medium-Buildable Foundations


This is one of my go to Summer foundations! I really don't like the UK version but love the US one. The US one keeps me matte better and the shade range is amazing. I order mine from Ebay or Amazon. It is medium coverage that looks flawless, blurs my pores and honestly keeps me matte for 10 plus hours! This is definitely medium coverage. I love how I don't have to touch up at all during the day.


Again I hated and I mean hated the UK version but the US version is so much better. I have seen quite a few bloggers say the same. I also order this from Ebay and Amazon for around £10. This makes my skin look flawless, this is one of my most worn foundations. It does a good job at keeping me matte throughout the day too. I never need to touch up with powder.


I have fallen in love with this base. It is medium but buildable to full, looks flawless, doesn't cake at all and lasts well. The shade range isn't great but I use The Body Shop Lightening Drops and I get my perfect shade. This one is more runny compared to the L'Oreal Infallible. I find this dries to a satin finish.


I first tried this years ago and I hated it with a passion. I decided to pick it up again last year and my opinion has totally changed. It is medium coverage that feels lightweight and looks flawless. If I use this with a mattifying primer it keeps me matte all day. This isn't buildable but it gives a gorgeous medium coverage. This is a satin finish so would work for most skin types.

I wore this last Friday when I went to Alton Towers, I applied my makeup by 7am and I didn't take it off until 7pm, so I had it on for 12 hours... Let me tell you at 7pm my face looked like it did at 7am, FLAWLESS! I usually find 98% of foundations will start to separate on the outer corners of my nose but this didn't. I find when I pair it with the Airspun Loose Powder, it creates a force to be reckoned with!

L'Oreal Infallible 24Hour Foundation | £9.99 | Link

This is aimed at normal - dry skin types whereas the Pro Matte is aimed at oily skin. I picked this up as a few months ago my skin suddenly went dry so I tried this. It works well on dry skin but I had to wear a mattifying primer in my oily area's so it didn't get shiny. Now my skin is back to oily I don't use this much at all. It is medium coverage, I don't find you can get full coverage like the pro matte.


Garnier BB Cream Review

Garnier BB Cream | £9.99 | Link

This stuff is incredible. I used it most of last Summer and will be using it again. This provides light to medium coverage, I was surprised how much coverage it gave for a BB Cream. This also keeps me matte all day in the Summer. It is lightweight and has quite a runny consistency. They also do a dry skin version too.


Don't forget to check out my High End Foundation Collection Post.
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