Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Drugstore Foundations

My favourite 'Drugstore' foundations

Foundation is something I couldn't live without, although I like the natural look in terms of neutral make-up and nothing too out there and loud, I wouldn't dream of missing out foundation from my daily routine. I'm guilty of even wearing foundation on days where I lounge around in my PJ's all day! So, I've picked for 4 favourite foundations - all of which are readily available at Boots or Superdrug, and are relatively affordable in comparison to the higher end foundations that retail from £25 and upwards! 

1. Max Factor - Colour Adapt foundation (I wear shade 40 : cream Ivory) rrp £9.99 available here
This particular foundation is almost a mousse consistency, but in a pump bottle. I find the coverage very good without looking cakey, and this is my go-to when I am feeling quite pale as this shade is the palest of the above 4. I find this does need a powder to set it, so it's not the best for oily skin - but when my skin is behaving and feeling 'normal' then this is great for me. I haven't tried any other max factor foundations, if you have any suggestions please let me know in the comments below! 

2. Garnier BB Cream - (I wear light or medium) rrp £9.99 available for £7.49 here
This is the much raved about BB cream! At first I thought there was no way on this earth I would wear a BB cream and actually like it, but I do! I don't wear this often, but I lean towards it a bit more in the summer when I don't want as much coverage, and I don't want a heavy base. Although the shade selection is diabolical (Light, medium or dark), I have found that light works well for me, and I sometimes mix it with a little medium too. I like the natural look this gives, but I also use it with a powder for staying power which leaves my skin with a natural, light coverage which is perfect for 'good skin days!' 

3. Bourjois Health Mix foundation (I wear 51 Vanille) rrp £9.99 available here
This is probably my favourite of all 4, and this is my current foundation. I'm pretty sure I have been through 4 bottles of this super lovely foundation and I finally feel as if I have a 'me' foundation. The coverage is perfect, the finish is lovely and it also works well with powder which is great as I have combination/oily skin. The shade is a very good match, and this is usually on offer somewhere for 3for2 so I always stock up on this. I think the healthy mix will be a favourite for quite some time! Have you tried this? 

4. Revlon Colour stay foundation for combination/oily skin ( I wear 150 buff) rrp £12.49 available here
This is my go-to foundation on days where my skin misbehaves, and quite frankly I need the coverage. This is a very long lasting, thick foundation that provides medium/heavy coverage as it is buildable - however, it also doesn't appear cakey which I like! Again, this would be a repurchase for me - I only wish the bottle had a pump, as I find a waste an awful lot of this foundation due to the packaging. 

That's it from me,  hope you enjoyed finding out my favourite foundation. What's yours? If you have any recommendations feel free to leave them below. 



  1. I really want to try the healthy mix one! Definitely worth a try at that price xx

    1. It's probably my favourite, they have re packaged it now aswell so it's on offer a lot of the time! :-) xo

  2. Aargh! I really want to get my hands on Revlon and Bourjois but they're not sold where I live and it's very expensive to get them online : / xx

    1. Ahh that's a shame, they are two of my faves. Where are you from? xo