Listen ya'll..drugstore makeup brands are really, REALLY stepping their game up - especially with foundations. As much as I love makeup and use higher-end brands, I always stop at a few drugstores first to see what's poppin'. Currently, all of my favorite foundations (except 2) are from the drugstore and cost less than 12 bucks. Crazy!
I want to share my favorites with you. Now I have tried a TON of foundations from just about every brand on earth, but these are my faves because I always seem to find my way back to them. Even after using more expensive brands that I SHOULD like more, but don't. Here's they are, in no particular order..because I love them all equally:
Revlon ColorStay Foundation - I've been using this off and on for years! I love this foundation because the coverage is amazing but it's really lightweight. It reminds me of MAC Studio Fix Fluid, but a lot lighter and more wearable, especially if you don't like heavy makeup.
Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation - This foundation is a staple for both my personal makeup kit and my makeup artist kit. I love this product. It melts into the skin and gives you a full-coverage, semi-matte finish. I really like how other products such as bronzers and highlighters work with this foundation as well.
Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Foundation - This is my latest foundation obsession. I probably use this product the most right now because it's a foundation for every situation. On the go and just need some quick coverage? Use this one. Want a full-coverage glam look? You can use this one for that too. Depending on how you apply it, this is great for anyone who likes a matte finish or needs to cover imperfections.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless - This foundation gives you high-end quality for like 6 bucks. It's amazing. I really like the lightweight formula and the undertones of this foundation. As you may have noticed, I like matte foundations because I have combination/oily skin. If you aren't a matte makeup lover, you should try the Dewy + Smooth version of this foundation. It's just as good!
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer - This foundation is BOMB...however! Stay away if you don't like full, FULL coverage foundation. This product is a concealer and foundation in 1, which means the coverage is super extra. I only use this one for special occasions when I want a full on beat. It's great for photos as well.
LA Girl Pro Coverage HD Foundation - This medium to full coverage foundation is another product that is great for any occasion and is super lightweight. It reminds me of MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation.
Wet n' Wild Photo Focus Foundation - This is a perfect everyday foundation with light-weight, buildable coverage for about 5 bucks. I really like this one because the finish is super natural, even though the coverage is great.
So what are your favorite drugstore foundations? I love to try out new products. Leave yours in the comments so I can go shopping!