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The Best Drugstore Liquid Foundations: 281K Reviews
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The Best Drugstore Liquid Foundations: 281K Reviews

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Revlon ColorStay Makeup
BY REVLON
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars59%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (7,249 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $9.98
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Shelly W.Shelly W. said...
This is my first and only liquid foundation that I have ever purchased, tried or owned. I never had the inclination to try a liquid foundation before but I was looking for something that would provide me with a little bit more coverage than my usual BB cream with mineral foundation routine. I was interested to try this because it is supposed to be the ‘M.A.C. Studio Fix Foundation’ drugstore duplicate. I first tried this product during my previous November 2010 acne outbreak and I am currently on my second bottle.

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
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L'Oréal Infallible Face Pro-Glow Foundation
BY L'ORÉAL PARIS
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.5 / 5 (2,304 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $10.97
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Samantha M.Samantha M. said...
It took me a hot minute to jump on this L'Oreal Pro Glow Foundation train but...I am glad I did. They were hard to purchase when they first launched but I recently picked mine up at Target and noticed them in my CVS this past week as well, so if you've been on the lookout for this much-hyped product - you should be able to find it now! What I really love about this foundation is how light it feels on the skin. It actually reminds me of a BB cream with the light-weight finish, and I am obsessed with wearing BB creams in the summer, especially for days I'll be outdoors for an extended period of time. Even with the light finish you still get a medium coverage foundation which is great for summer days where you need a little extra boost, and this is incredibly long-lasting. I really put it to the test, wearing it for hours in a hot sun, and all day while camping over the July 4th holiday and it held up so well. The only real con to this is that the foundation really clings to dry patches. If you have very dry skin you might not love this or if you are like me and struggle with dry patches (especially around my hairline) it might get annoying to see it clinging to those spots, but other than that one con, I was very impressed with this new foundation. For the glow...I wouldn't say it's super glowy by any means but it gives the skin a really nice healthy looking finish, which I really enjoyed. A great summer foundation!  ...read more
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Maybelline Fit Me® Foundation
BY MAYBELLINE NEW YORK
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.3 / 5 (29,203 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $4.97
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tiff C. said...
I have VERY DRY SKIN and this foundation is my holy grail product so that's why this product is so great!
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
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L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup
BY L'ORÉAL PARIS
4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars50%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.2 / 5 (2,879 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $7.97
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Kathryn L.Kathryn L. said...
As a beauty blogger, I cannot tell you how many foundations I own without becoming more than a little ashamed. Seriously, it's disturbing, even to myself. What I can tell you is that every time one of those foundations falls short of my expectations or needs, I always have a backup, a steady go-to foundation that never lets me down. This is it!

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
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COVERGIRL Ready Set Gorgeous Liquid Foundation
BY COVERGIRL
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars50%
  • 4 Stars31%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star2%
4.2 / 5 (1,972 reviews)
Buy on Diapers.com for $6.89
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Shengyeng Y.Shengyeng Y. said...
I think this might be a Holy Grail product for me. I have oily, acne prone skin with large pores. My problem was that foundation was melting into my pores and looking horrible. By the afternoon, it was almost better to have NO Makeup on than the terrible melty foundation I had going on. Enter Ready, Set Gorgeous. This product is AMAZING for oily skin. It is matte, long lasting, and doesn't sink into my pores. I find that I get the best application by using a flat top kabuki brush (I like the flat top face brush from ELF) And I use a stippling motion to apply it to my nose and cheeks, where my large pores are most apparent. I then use a lighter hand on the rest of my face. I then use concealer (I like Hard Candy Glamoflage) and set with a powder (I like Rimmels' Stay Matte powder) I really like the thin consistency of this - doesn't feel heavy at all. It dries relatively quickly so I work quickly so it dries down where I want it. It's a medium coverage foundation. I think this would be best for normal, combo and oily skin. Because it is such a matte finish, I find that I need to use a bronzer/highlight to add some dimension back to my face. I've been using a shimmer-brick style bronzer from Maybelline (I think) And it adds just the right amount of luminescence to keep my skin from looking flat and lifeless. Love this product! The price is so affordable (About $7) and the packaging, while not fancy, gets the job done! Love it! ...read more
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Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup
BY REVLON
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star2%
4.3 / 5 (785 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $8.95
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Mikala T.Mikala T. said...
This is by far my favorite drug store foundation. I am so pale that it is extremely difficult to find a foundation that actually matches my skin tone! I tried many other foundations until I found what I consider to be my HG drugstore foundation! This lasts all day and looks beautiful! No caking or slipping and sliding of the makeup, even without primer. When you first buy the product it kind of has a chemically smell, but it does eventually go away. The product lasts a long time! The packaging is meh because it is easy to trap bacteria in the foundation pot. I found that because of the whipped creme formula, this is easiest to apply and blend with the fingers. Just be sure to wash your hands well before using! I have combination skin with an oily tzone and this foundation works so well for me! It's at the higher price point of the drugstore spectrum but definitely worth it. I have discovered that Rite Aid and Walgreens have much more color selection than Walmart does for this foundation. ...read more
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