Monday, 13 April 2015

Drugstore Bases for Everyday Wear

So I happen to be one of those people who can never seem to stick with just one foundation and always love to test out new products ever searching for something to give me that stunning flawless skin I've been craving since nam. I'm under no illusions that my skin is good, I actually know that its pretty problematic and spots are always popping out to say hello! However I thought I'd introduce you all to a few of my favourite drugstore bases just in case you haven't tried them already.

My favourite of the bunch always has and always will be the Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation. I have raved about this so many times in so many different posts and I still to this day cannot understand why this stuff goes under the radar in beauty blogger land. It is THE perfect shade for my skin and blends like an absolute dream with great medium coverage and long lasting wear. It doesn't oxidise or go darker throughout the day and it also appears to make my skin look slightly more radiant that normal. At under a tenner this is absolutely perfect for me for every day wear and I honestly choose to wear it over and above some of my more expensive base products. I actually have to add that Bourjois foundations always seem to be a great match for my skin tone so I really need to branch out and try more of them!

Next up is something we probably all wore in our teens or at least tried back in the days of high school when good full coverage foundations in the drugstore were hard to come by. The Revlon Colourstay Foundation is one that I always go back to every so often because it just provides such great coverage and really stays in place all day. This is very much a matt foundation and you can't help but admire the fact it comes in two different formulas (one for oily and one for normal and dry skin) pretty much a godsend in the drugstore. I use this mainly in the summer when I need something with a good spf that can also keep me from getting too shiny when the sunshine and the heat comes out to play (not like that ever happens in Scotland though). This will cover any blemish or imperfection so its pretty good if you are looking to cover up pimples and the likes.

Last of the bunch is my L'Oreal True Match Foundation which I actually wasn't a fan of at first. The thing is this gets darker throughout the day so you have to be super saavy and buy a colour that perhaps is something paler than you would normally go for in order for this to look good on. What I like about this is the fact that it isn't too heavy and really lets my skin breathe without being too sheer coverage wise. If you find it hard to find your shade in the drugstore then you will be pleased to know that this comes in an impressive 23 shades! Unfortunately it doesn't last as long as the other two though so I normally use this as my 'going out' foundation instead of every day wear.

What are your favourite foundations from the drugstore? I would love to know!



  1. I love Revlon Colorstay, it's such an amazing foundation for coverage and longevity xx

  2. I couldn't resist commenting on this post because I saw the picture of all three drugstore foundations that I have at the moment =D I can only agree with your opinions, especially about the Loreal foundation - it does get darker, which really annoys me. I love both Revlon and Bourjois very much!

  3. I also love the Revlon foundation it has great coverage x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  4. Ive been wanting to try the bourjois one for ages so may have to give it a go! Have you tried any rimmel ones? I love the Rimmel lasting finish nude, as its actually got a shade light enough for me :P

    What's the shade range like for Bourjois?

  5. I really need a new foundation, so thank you for sharing this! ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon


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