This month's beauty chat shines the spotlight on my favorite drugstore foundations. For the most part, whether travelling or at home, I reach for my drugstore bases before considering the higher end ones. I have always used the Revlon nearly naked foundation and it has worked fab over the last year and half. This year, I decided to branch out and I have found some amazing drugstore foundation that are great for the oily combo gal on the road. These stay in place for a good while, they don't settle in fine lines, easy to buff in and leave zero streaks.
BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation. $5.99 from BHCosmetics.com. This is one I pack when I am headed to the beach or pool side vacation. It is also perfect as an everyday foundation. I use the shade deep cocoa for summer and deep beige in cooler months. It gives a natural, your skin but better finish. It is a medium coverage foundation. This one is a bit of a cheat because it is not carried in drugstore, you have to order it online, but it is seriously fab. If you want a natural finish this is the base for you (and the shade range is extensive).
Maybelline Dream Matte Foundation. $9.99 from Ulta. I use the coconut shade. It is a medium coverage with a velvet smooth finish. This is the one I pack when I want coverage with a natural finish - I pack this or the Covergirl ready set gorgeous foundation when I am on business trips because it is does not require a lot of effort to apply and it has a natural finish that is long lasting. I recently read the label that encouraged applying the products with your fingers - best discovery, the finish is amazing when the foundation is applied with the fingers.
L'oreal Infallible Pro-Matte. $12.99 from Ulta. I use the shade cocoa in the warmer month and soft sable in cooler months. This foundation claims 24 hour wear and it delivers. This is the matte foundation for the oily gal and I pack this when my travel involves dress up/fancy events or a lot of photography (or filming). It stays put all day and although it is recommended to be used alongside the infallible powder, I think it does fab on its on. If you have drier skin and/or dry patches, I will suggest avoiding this one, because it clinges to dry patches. This is not an everyday foundation for me, I worry that my pores will clog up if I wear such a matte formula all day.
Covergirl Ready Set Georgous. $7.99 from Ulta. I use the shade 320 (soft sable). Another one I pack for work and business travel. Oh.my.gawd. I love when a product does exactly what it says on the packaging and I have been very impressed with this foundation. It claims to be oil free, does not clog pores, great for sensitive skin and lasts all day. It does all of that while giving a natural finish and medium to full coverage, but it is still lightweight enough that I use it as an everyday foundation.