Favourite Foundations – Drugstore and High End

Fav Foundations

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my little corner of the internet. Today I wanted to share with you my favourite foundations. I am including drugstore and high end foundation in this post because it seems like my collection is a healthy mix of both. I definitely tend to lean more towards high end foundations these days. I find they usually have a better colour selection. Being a pale person with warm undertones can make it difficult to find the right shade in the drugstore sometimes. Without further ado lets get into the list!

Make Up For Ever – Ultra HD ($52 CND)

Make Up For Ever
Ultra HD Foundation in Y235

To be completely honest when I first got this foundation I was super disappointed in it. I found that it looked really heavy on my skin and clung to my acne in a odd way. So in the back of my collection it sat for almost 3 months. One day I decided to give it a try again and I was blown away! My skin looked flawless and you could hardly tell I was even wearing foundation. I’m not too sure what changed in those few months but this is now one of my favourites. It is a medium coverage foundation that is suitable to all skin types. MUFE also has an amazing shade range (40 shades), there truly is a colour for everyone! I will for sure be repurchasing this when it runs out!

MAC – Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation ($41 CND)

MAC
Pro Longwear Waterproof Foundation in NC15

This was one of the first products I ever bought myself from MAC and I’m so happy I got it. It is a full coverage foundation with a satin finish. It sits beautifully on the skin, but if you aren’t careful it can look a bit like a mask. I use this foundation very sparingly since it is so full coverage, a little will go a very long way! I usually apply this foundation with a brush for a full coverage look, or a sponge for a more sheer coverage. I tend to use this foundation when I am badly breaking out and have more to cover. The shade range isn’t as amazing as the MUFE line, but it is still pretty good (24 shades).

Make Up For Ever – Water Blend Foundation ($54 CND)

Make Up For Ever
Water Blend Foundation in Y225

This foundation is my go to spring and summer foundation. It is incredibly light weight and very sheer (as you can see in the arm swatches below). It has a water-gel consistency and feels very nourishing on the skin. This foundation won’t cover all of your acne spots, but it does do a good job of neutralizing redness and pigmentation on the skin. I usually like to use this as a “no-makeup makeup” foundation, however lately I have been using it on a daily basis because I love the way it makes my skin look! This shade range only has 20 shades.

Rimmel London – Match Perfection ($9.98)

Rimmel London
Match Perfection Foundation in Light Porcelain

This is a full coverage foundation that does a pretty good job of blurring the look of pores. It has a moisture complex that is supposed to keep your skin feeling moisturized all day long. As someone with oily skin that claim worried me a bit at first. However after a couple uses I loved this foundation. The moisture complex gives it more of a serum consistency, which I really enjoy. I find that this foundation lasts a long time on its own, but it will make me a bit too dewy if I don’t set it with a powder. The colour is a decent match for me as well which is nice. The big downside to this foundation is that there are only 7 shades in the range (basically it’s 7 shades of beige).

Maybelline – Fit Me (Matte and Poreless) ($10.99 CND)

Maybelline
Fit Me Foundation in 112 Natural Ivory

To be honest I actually have this foundation in a few different shades so I can wear it all year long. This is such an amazing drugstore foundation. It sits beautifully on the skin and does a great job of covering redness and discolouration. It is matte without looking heavy or cakey, which is a huge plus in my books. I’d say that this foundation is a medium coverage with a natural skin like finish. The shade range is getting better as they have currently expanded it to 16 shades.

L’Orรฉal Paris – True Match Foundation ($15.96 CND)

L'oreal Paris
True Match Foundation in W2

This is the most natural finish of the drugstore foundations. It is very light weight yet it offers amazing coverage. This foundation is oil free (awesome for people with normal – oily skin) and has SPF 17. This has the most skin like finish of all the drugstore foundations I have tried. You don’t need a lot of product to create a flawless looking base. I also love how this line offers different undertones for most of the shades. It makes it super easy to find your perfect shade (once you know your undertone). They have one of the best shade ranges at the drugstore with 23 shades.

Swatches

Swatches
(L-R) Ultra HD, Pro Longwear, Water Blend, Match Perfection, Fit Me, True Match

Here are the swatches of the foundations in natural light. I wanted to do the swatches over my tattoo so you could get a good sense of how full coverage they really are.

Have you tried any of these foundations? What is your current favourite foundation? Let me know!

Until next time,

Kat

10 thoughts on “Favourite Foundations – Drugstore and High End

  1. Thanks for this post! I’ve been searching for the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation for so long. When it finally came to the Philippines (asian shades), the lightest shade wasn’t light enough for me. Looks like I’m going to have to seek this out from the US haha ๐Ÿ˜…

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    1. Since I’m from Canada I’ve had to buy cosmetics from the US when they aren’t available here as well. It’s definitely not ideal since it costs so much extra. Hopefully you’re able to find your shade though! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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