Top 5 Drugstore Foundations (Budget Friendly)

I feel foundation is such a big part of my overall makeup and if I get my foundation right, everything else will fall into place. I used to be the girl who used only high end foundations because I preferred their finish and quality. However, drug store brands have really stepped up their games and are churning out really good foundations that can give some high end brands a run for their money. I still love my high end foundations and go for them many times but I feel drug store ones are equally good especially for everyday wear. Many of these foundations have their own reviews which I would  link where relevant. I have a video talking more in-depth about these foundations which you can watch here or above. It would also be amazing if you subscribed to my channel over here.

L'Oreal True Match Foundation// £9.99 // Link // Review
You all know how I feel about this foundation so I would reign it in. It is one of the best drug store foundations I have tried. I love L'Oreal foundations (when I find my shade) and I don't think any one I have tried has let me down. The L'Oreal True Match provides a good medium coverage that can be built up if you want. It has a demi-matte finish which I personally think is the best kind of finish for my combination oily skin. The lasting power is pretty good but it is better when you use a concealer (if you have blemishes) and set it with a powder. I love it!!

L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation// £7.99// Link // Review
I have raved about this foundation already last week and I still feel the same way about it. I have a lot of foundations and for me to always reach for one foundation consistently then it must be doing something right. This is the answer to my fellow combination/oily skin girls because it is amazing at oil control (although I do use a Primer and set it with a powder). It lasts a really long time and it does not disappear despite the weather being very warm and humid. It may not really be the best for dry skin girls but I think it would still work fine if you prep your skin well

Revlon ColorStay Foundation //£12.99 // Link // Review (coming soon)
I am sure I am the only girl in the world who slept on this foundation!! I am serious; everybody I know has tried this foundation at some point. I did not want to purchase it because it had no pump and I am not about that pump-less foundation life at all. However, I decided to just purchase it one day and it has been love all through. I have a full review coming up soon so I won't say too much. It has one of the best lasting powers for a foundation especially a drug store one. I am very impressed!!

Mary Kay Timewise Matte Wear Foundation // from £16 // Link // Review
I don't think I would ever stop purchasing this foundation because it is easily the best foundation match for my complexion. I have used this foundation for many years especially when I lived back in Nigeria. It has the correct warm/yellow undertone for my complexion and it looks super flattering on my skin. It is matte wear as well but I do think it has a nice velvet finish which is super.

Kuddy Cosmetics Ultra Waterproof Matte Foundation// N3000// Review//  only sold in Nigeria
I bought this foundation last year and I was also kindly gifted with some products from the Kuddy range. This is one foundation that withstands sweat or any moist situation. I am so proud of Nigerian Beauty Brands who churn out some of the best products I have used. The shade range is amazing for darker skin ladies but I don't think they cater to people who have paler skin at the moment. I am sure they would expand in no time. The coverage and longevity is really impressive as well. I hope you enjoyed watching this video and reading this post. I plan to do another one featuring my Top 5 High End foundations so watch out for that video.  I hope you had an amazing weekend and I would see you in my next post. What's your favourite drug store foundation? Let me know in the comments box....xx
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  1. The Colorstay one is one of my favourites in winter! I used to hate the True Match one but recently fell in love with it x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

    1. I was the other way round... I did not like Revon Colorstay (because of the packaging tho) and I loved True Match. I now love both of them so much and they work for my skin really well...They are absolute gems!!!...xx

  2. The timewise foundation was one of my past faves!! i totally agree the undertone matching is the best for yellows!!

    Oreleona | Pristine's Bliss

    1. It is mine as well especially when I lived back in Nigeria!! I used it for many years and I still use it when I want my face to be on fleek (did I just say that tho?)!!...xx

  3. True Match is my favourite from the drugstore too. I definitely need to try and order a better shade in the Infallible Matte. The Revlon Colourstay is an amazing formula but again I struggled to find a match :( xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. It's a pain not finding one's accurate shade in foundations and I wish L'oreal releases more shades for other skin tones here in the UK. I still love True Match and I think it's still a hit with many people. Revlon is really amazing as well! it's shame you can't find a perfect shade (who knows if they have more shades in the US; I won't be surprised)....xx


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