Monday, 23 October 2017

The Best Of The Best: Drugstore Foundations For Oily Skin♥

Drugstore makeup is one thing I am pretty clued up on. It's mainly because when I started wearing makeup, I used to buy my makeup from a Boots or Superdrug (still do!) as I didn't quite know that highend makeup existed (nor did I have the funds). Since using makeup, there has been several trials and errors, a lot of money spent and a heck of a lot of makeup bought, so I've tried my fair share of available products. Foundation is something I didn't start using straight away when venturing with makeup (being totally honest, I cannot remember what my first one was or where it came from, and no it wasn't that dreaded dream matte mousse thankfully) but along the way, I have realised that I need to be picky with my foundations because of one thing - oily skin. I have rounded up three foundation, all which vary from each other but work well with oily skin and are from the drugstore.

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin || £8.99 - I had opted for this one because it was new (introductory price of £5 really had drawn me in) and it promised me better skin by using it. Foundation shopping for me is simple as I only need the lightest shade (I went for Light Beige) and it's 99% guaranteed to always match me. I really liked the coverage of this foundation, it's lightweight and doesn't look cakey either - it's just a natural finish that sits well on the skin. I always use a primer beneath my foundation, and this has a long wearing time before needing any powder top up. You can read more about it here.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Liquid Foundation || £6.99 - I haven't ever tried the original Fit Me Foundation but as soon as I saw the matte and poreless version, I knew I had to be on to a winner. It's for normal to oily skin, so it's not ideal for those with dry skin as I reckon that it would "cling" to the dry patches of your skin. When applied on my skin, it doesn't appear dewy at all, and I believe that this is because it's specific for oily skin, and is to give the appearance of matte skin. It feels lightweight on the skin also, and has an airbrushed, flawless finish. One thing I must mention is that I bought the shade 105 (which was the lightest in the stand) and it's ever so slightly too dark for me, but nothing atrocious looking. It lasts until late lunch time if applied early in the morning before needing any powder touch ups. Pores aren't visible at all, skin appears matte as shine is kept at a minimum, what isn't there to love? You can read more about it here.

Natural Collection Tinted Moisturiser || £2.99 - Technically this isn't a foundation, but I had to mention it. The coverage of this is almost as good as a foundation, and better than your typical tinted moisturiser. I have found the consistency to be quite thin but when applied with a damp makeup sponge, it applies evenly to the skin, and gives quite good coverage, I would say it's light to medium, and is buildable in layers to give as much coverage as you require. Again, this is ever so slightly too dark for me, but a bit of powder and bronzer and you're good to go. The reason I sometimes opt for this over a foundation is that I find my skin is able to breath a bit more beneath it. It helps to give coverage yet is light enough for freckles etc to be visible. It lasts quite well on my skin (in conjunction with a primer, powder and setting spray, of course) and feels comfortable to wear.

I recommend all of these foundations for those with oily skin. They probably would be fine to use with dry skin, but they are more suited to oily skin in my opinion (or normal skin too). All are under £10 and work well, so you'd be a fool not to buy them!

What foundations work well for your oily skin?



10 comments:

  1. I like the L'oreal Infallible Matte foundation for my oily skin, although the shade I use is a little too light for me at the moment. It's pretty thick so you need a little more effort to blend it well but it really does help my skin stay matte longer. :) It's said to be a dupe for the Estee Lauder Double Wear.

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    1. I've always meant to pick that one up but for some reason I haven't got round to it yet! Ahh is it? I didn't know that! x

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  2. The natural collection tinted moisturizer was one of the first 'foundation' base products I ever tried - what a throw back! I remember wearing it to school and the coverage was always really good! And, it never needed to be re-applied, just a little touch up with some powder was all it needed!
    Amber x
    www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha really?! Yes it's incredible for it's small price tag! x

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  3. I have the Maybelline Fit Me foundation and my skin is oily, and I find that the foundation doesn't dry, whenever I touch my face it comes off. Plus, it doesn't hold my oils for too long, it's so sad! xx

    Carolina's Makeup Life

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    1. Ahh that sucks! Maybe this would be a better option x

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  4. Maybelline ALWAYS was my favorite drugstore brand! They have the most lovely contour,highlight, blush palette, great foundations, primers, lipsticks.

    Cat| http://thejourneyoflove215.blogspot.com

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    1. It's fantastic, it has every product you could possibly need in your makeup bag! x

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  5. I love the Maybelline foundation but I did have the same issue with the shade range!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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