For a very long time, foundation was my least favorite makeup item. Aside from some severe dark circles under my eyes, my overall complexion is pretty even, so foundation wasn’t always something that excited me. Plus, when you’re as pale as I am, foundation isn’t always your friend. I’m going to take you through my 4 favorite foundations from the drugstore, each with a different finish to fit your skin.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte: $12.99, 12 shades
Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous: $7.99, 7 shades
Neutrogena Healthy Skin: $13.99, 14 shades
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow: $12.99, 12 shades
Here the shades are watched next to a drop of The Body Shop’s Lightening Drops so you can see how they compare to something that’s nearly white.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte: Full coverage, 12-hour wear minimum. This stuff gives you no-joke coverage. If you have oily skin, this is your dream. If you have anything less than oily skin, make sure you moisturize well. If you need to make it a little less matte, this mixes beautifully with its sibling the Pro-Glow.
Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous: Medium coverage, 8-hour wear. This foundation has a beautiful natural finish. What I love most is that when it does start to break up, it continues to look natural and doesn’t look like a hot mess.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin: Sheer-Medium coverage, 6-hour wear. This foundation is best for those that just want to add a healthy glow without a ton of coverage.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow: Medium coverage, 8-hour wear…ish. With this foundation, I really notice that a primer makes all the difference. A good primer and this will last for 8+ hours. Don’t prime and you’re looking at only 6 hours.
All of these are the lightest shade, with the exception of the Covergirl. This is the second from the lightest. You can see that the L’Oreal are very neutral, with the Pro-Matte almost running slightly pink. The Neutrogena has a lot of yellow and the Covergirl runs slightly orange. Even if a foundation is a little off for you, just remember concealer can help turn things around and your look will come together once the rest of your makeup is done.
What’s your favorite foundation? Let me know down below!