Makeup Guide: Drugstore Foundations

I am a big fan of finding great foundations at the drugstore! I have purchased a few higher end foundations before, however sometimes the ones that are less expensive perform just as well if not better.

Here are some foundations that I love from the drugstore that work for combo to oily skin, dryer skin, and also some that are perfect for any skin type! These are also great to use at any time of the year!

 

Combo- Oily Skin Types

L’Oreal Infallible Pro- Matte liquid foundation ($10-12)

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I have already talked about this product on my blog before but it is a great foundation for oilier skin types. It is so good I almost can’t believe it is drugstore! This foundation does a great job of controlling oil and staying in place all day.

 

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless liquid foundation ($6-7)

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I have mentioned this one a couple of times as well but again, it is a great foundation for more combination skin. ¬†This one also controls oil really well, but gives more of a natural “dewey” (but not a shiny type of “dewey”) finish to the skin.

 

Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid- Touch liquid foundation ($7-8)

 

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I do not think I have ever talked about this foundation on my blog before but it is really great! It is more of a liquid- powder formula but I really like to mix some of this in with another foundation to reap the benefits of both! This has a beautiful finish and is great for combo- oily skin!

 

 

Dry Skin Types

L’Oreal True Match Lumi liquid foundation ($11)

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This foundation is a fantastic drugstore foundation for dry skin types (I would definitely not pick this one up if you are oily). It gives a gorgeous finish and does not accentuate dryness at all!

L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion foundation ($13-15)

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Cushion foundations are kind of trending now, but this one is a great drugstore option! This foundation is really meant for dryer skin, BUT if you are on the oily side and want to test a more luminous foundation, I would definitely go for this one over the original L’Oreal True Match Lumi. The only downside in these cushion foundations is that you do not get as much product, but a little goes a long way and it gives a beautiful “lit from within” glow!

All Skin Types 

L’Oreal True Match liquid foundation ($7-8)

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This is hands down one of the best liquid foundations the drugstore has to offer. The OG L’Oreal True Match is the perfect foundation for any skin type and the range of color options and shades is out of this world! If you are starting off as a makeup artist, this is a great foundation to keep in your kit because there is such a large shade range, it is inexpensive, and works with any skin type. This was one of the first foundations I ever purchased when I started using makeup and is still one of my favorites today!

Overall, L’Oreal kind of dominated this Makeup Guide post, but they really do a great job with foundations! I hope this was helpful and guides you in the right direction the next time you go on the hunt for an inexpensive foundation that suits your skin type!

 

 

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Makeup Guide: Maybelline Concealers

Maybelline is known for making some of the best concealers on the market (not just for drugstore brands)! I have not tried all of the concealers Maybelline offers, however I have tried the four most popular ones and fallen in love with them! The next time you are on the hunt for a great concealer, try the Maybelline ones!

 

Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser ($8)

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Everyone has at least seen or heard so many great things about this concealer. It is probably Maybelline’s best selling concealer and the one that many celebrity makeup artists love as well. I love the Neutralizer shade because it has a yellow undertone, but there are six shades including a brightener shade, which is more pink toned. This concealer has twist up packaging and a sponge applicator, so it feels really good to apply. The product itself is very thin, but has light to medium coverage and feels very comfortable on the under eye area. I also like to use this concealer when I am in a hurry and just want to look more awake because I do not need to set it with a powder. The only downside to this product is that while it claims to be a “dark circle treatment concealer”, I do not find that my dark circles have diminished, but I still love the product.

 

Superstay Better Skin ($8)

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This option is also fantastic. It is a little bit thicker in consistency and is on the fuller coverage side. This concealer is offered in six shades as well. I have olive skin and the light/ medium shade is perfect for concealing my under eye area as well as blemishes on my face. I really love this concealer because it DOES NOT CREASE if you set it with a powder. If you are going to get one concealer from Maybelline, I really recommend this one.

 

Fit Me ($5)

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This is another Maybelline concealer that is a favorite. The consistency is more liquidy than the Better Skin one, but the coverage is the same. This concealer is a great dupe for the NARS creamy concealers. Another cool thing about this product is that they are awesome for cream contouring because they are not extremely thick and blend out really easily. If you are knew to cream contouring, I really recommend these concealers becuase they are fool proof. This concealer also comes in six shades.

 

Master Conceal ($8)

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This concealer is the thickest and most full coverage out of the bunch. If you like that extreme full coverage concealer look, then this will be your go-to. You definitely need to set this concealer with a powder or it will crease on you, but the coverage is great and it does not look cake-y.