Best Drugstore Matte Foundations: 36K Reviews
Based on 35,943 Influenster Reviews
Sometimes you don't want a dewy look from your foundation; you want a matte finish. Matte foundations are great for photos because you don't run the risk of looking too shiny or oily. It can be the perfect foundation for oily or normal skin, with its shine controlling and pore shrinking effects.
We've rounded up a list of the best drugstore matte foundations out there, based on tens of thousands of Influenster reviews.
Not only does it fit my skin color quite well, it does just what it says - it creates a poreless finish on the skin and surprisingly keeps me totally matte and shine free ALL day. not even joking. ALL day. yes there is a little oil, but somehow the powder keeps it matte and at bay, not letting my skin turn into an absolute oil slick and I just love it! i recommend this powder to anyone who struggles greatly with finding a powder that will keep their skin matte and almost doll like all day. ...read more
The coverage is a good medium to full, not quite full but more than medium. Not only is the coverage impeccable upon application, but it stays that way longer than any other foundation I have tried. Being a recent grad out of University, as well as going to work, I need products that last an exceptionally long time, especially when I have a school day and then work later on. This is the only foundation that stays put and looks good without having to touch up or put on setting spray. Needless to say, adding setting spray amps up the wear time as well. I have noticed a few times where my foundation has separated in certain areas at the end of the day, but not enough for it to be wholly noticeable. And that is after 10 hours of working in which I was running around and perspiring. I cannot say that it has lasted a full 24 hours because I have never worn my makeup for 24 hours, but I can go starting my mornings when I put my makeup on at 8:30am to 11pm when the day is done (I have literally gone to school for 7 hours and then to a concert that night and my makeup still looked good).
I highly recommend this foundation for oily skinned gals and guys. This foundation has never made me oily, shiny, and I truly stand by their claim of having "micro-sponge technology [that] absorbs excess oil and shine.”
Now, even with all of this being said, I do have some cons about this foundation. I find that this foundation can definitely cling to dry patches, so I would not recommend this foundation for the dry skinned people. As well, this foundation can look a bit caked on if you are not careful with application. A small dollop of it can fill my entire face, not be cakey, and last the best and longest (the amount in the picture above is what I typically do). Putting too much on can over do it in my opinion with this foundation, but hey, you do you.
Despite these minor problems I have with this foundation, it is not overpowering enough to make me write it off or not recommend it to anyone. I have fairly normal, sometimes combination skin, and I absolutely love this foundation. Again, holy grail status for me. ...read more