3 Killer Drugstore Foundations That Made The Cut

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We recently cleared out an extra bedroom in our house so I could have a dedicated office space, but moving spaces meant downsizing my makeup collection. By a lot. So I spent a painful afternoon parting ways with almost half my stash, including about 15 drugstore foundations (yes, I have a problem). Here are the three that made the cut!

L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

Out of the three featured above, I'd say this foundation offers the most coverage. Actually, this stuff is like glue, in that once it's on, it's on for good. This formula works so so well with my oily skin, and doesn't settle into fine lines or pores like you might expect. Tip: exfoliate and moisturize well before applying this foundation, and finish it off with a nice setting spray to keep it looking as natural as possible as it is very matte and opaque.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation with Comfort Serum

While this foundation claims to offer full coverage, I'd say it's more of a medium coverage that can be built up to full if you don't mind it feeling a bit heavy on the surface of your skin. But this is coming from someone who needs a lot of coverage and is picky about finishes. This foundation isn't as long wearing as the L'Oreal Pro Matte, but it's nice if I'm going out for a nice dinner with my man and want to achieve a subtle glow that doesn't need to last for eight whole hours. I find that a thin layer of this with a few spots of concealer wears quite nicely and feels very comfortable. Tip: This foundation oxidizes pretty noticeably, so try selecting a shade lighter than you would normally.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum

This is my all-time favorite foundation formula because it sits so nicely on the skin. Better than any other foundation I've ever tried. And I've tried loads. It gives the skin such a luminous glow and looks ultra natural, almost like you're not wearing anything at all. My only qualm with this product is that the shade range isn't what it could be, so I can really only get away with wearing this color in the summer when I'm at my most tanned, and even then it's a bit dark and requires a lot of blending. I dream of the day they release a lighter shade range in this formula! Tip: This is a gel-like formula, so be sure to moisturize well, focusing on any potential dry patches so as not to look flaky.