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Drugstore Foundations | Summer Lightweight Bases

Thursday, 14 July 2016
best and worst, summer foundation, drugstore


I personally find it difficult to find a really great drugstore foundation. What I look for on a foundation is something that is good for combination skin, also something lightweight, and that matches me. I haven't found my perfect one yet but these four are good budget options from the drugstore and are also great to wear in summer.

RIMMEL WAKE ME UP // I was obsessed with this when it came out and I used to use this foundation all the time. It's got a great gel consistency and has medium coverage but doesn't feel heavy on the skin. It blends well, feels quite refreshing and makes you look fresh and dewy. It has a subtle shimmer but it is unnoticeable. The only downside is that the palest shade is still quite orange on those with a very pale complexion. 
BOURJOIS HEALTHY MIX // The coverage is light to medium but I find this covers pretty well and it also lasts perfectly throughout the day. It's a very natural-looking foundation that also feels fresh on the skin and gives a lovely radiant finish. It's very blendable and light and is perfect to anyone who is starting with makeup. 
L'OREAL INFALLIBLE 24H MATTE // I love this one! My favourite drugstore foundation at the moment. It's the high-coverage foundation of the bunch but it's lightweight, long lasting, doesn't cake and doesn't accentuate dry patches. It has a semi-matte finish and it gives a healthy glow to the skin. The formula is incredible lightweight while still providing great coverage. It's very comfortable to wear and stays great the whole day. It's an amazing foundation for summer, heat and humidity. It's sweat-proof and it won't melt off your face. Perfect if you live in a hot and humid area. 
L'OREAL NUDE MAGIQUE CUSHION // I had high hopes for this product but I was sadly disappointed. The product has a nice texture, looks natural with a skin-like finish.  It looks natural, it has a more satin finish but I didn't love the result. The coverage is sheer and hardly covers minor imperfections. Another thing I find with this is that it doesn't sink into the skin well, it just sits on the surface and never seems to set. My skin didn't look right after a few hours and I had dry patches and even looked cakey. The colour selection isn't very good either, there aren't many shades available and the lightest shade looks orange on the skin. It's not my favourite, it didn't work for me but many people seem to love it.

Have you found your perfect drugstore foundation?
What's your favourite drugstore foundation? 

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