The Best Drugstore Liquid Foundations: 281K Reviews
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The texture is quite runny but it dries quickly on the skin. I should warn you that this foundation can be quite drying and will look cakey if you apply too much.
I use the “Combination/Oily Skin” formula in Golden Beige. The shade is a near perfect match for my skin since it has just the right amount of yellow undertones. I would have to say that this foundation provides medium to full coverage, especially for those of you who may have no blemishes (or only a few blemishes). This foundation will do a good job covering most (up to 90%) of hyperpigmentation scars that are about 1 week old. I would warn you that it won’t do much to cover new areas of hyperpigmentation and hypertrophic (raised) or atrophic (depressed/indented) scars. It does a pretty good job covering up pores and giving a smooth, matte finish because of it’s silicon-infused formula.
I was surprised that this liquid foundation actually felt very light on my skin – it didn’t feel like I had any foundation on at all. If you set it with a good finishing powder (I use the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder), the oil control of this foundation is actually pretty good. My skin will last up to 6-8 hours without getting oily if it is also set with powder. I don’t even need to blot!
This foundation doesn’t oxidize on my skin at all. Coverage doesn’t fade throughout the day like my BB creams do, so rarely do I ever even need to touch-up and re-cover blemishes. However, I generally still don’t like using a liquid foundation all the time so I use this as a concealer more than an all-over the face foundation.
A plus about this foundation is that it does have a little bit of SPF (I believe it has an SPF of 6) and uses titanium dioxide, which is a plus for me because I definitely prefer physical sunscreens over chemical sunscreens. ...read more
I actually was very hesitant to try the matte + poreless formula because I absolutely loathed the original formula ( now called dewy+smooth). I have dry skin so the dewy +smooth should be suitable for my skin.... but I was so wrong. Dewy+ smooth broke down on my face within three hours and I had the greasiest face ever.
Okay, now on to talking about Matte+Poreless. I am NC 35 at MAC and I use shade 220 in Fit Me. I bought this product on sale for $6.95 so it's very reasonably priced unlike others foundations in the drugstore with the crazy price tag exceeding $15. This product applies best with a beauty sponge (doesn't have to be the expensive Beauty Blender, a dupe is the Mac pink beauty sponge) and it doesn't cling to any of my dry patches and emphasize them. My skin is left with a gorgeous Demi-matte finish (All my gals and guys looking for full matte, sorry this isn't it) and it's a good medium coverage with one layer. This lasts for 8-9 hours on my face until I need to blot my T-zone which I'm really impressed by. I don't often need to have my makeup on for more than 8 hours and when I get home I quickly take off all the dirt and oil accumulating on my face anyways.
So, if any of you ladies want a long lasting foundation that's reasonably priced and has a wide range of colors for you light skinned and all the way to you beautiful chocolate skinned, THIS IS FOR YOU! Please try it and tell me if you've fallen in love with it like me! ...read more
I bought this foundation when I first started using makeup, which was kind of surreal to me, that I was spending some serious moolah ($8 at the time was a lot of money for me, because I'm cheap) on something that sits on my face, only for me to take it off in a few hours. What I didn't know was that I'd go back and buy this again and again because it has amazing coverage that can be built up or sheered out, looks natural, and doesn't break me out. That's one of the biggest things with this makeup, is that it doesn't break me out at all. Not one bit. I have pretty sensitive skin, so that's important to me.
I'd absolutely recommend this makeup to anyone, there's a huge shade range to choose from too. ...read more