I have a confession, I’m obsessed with these three foundations. What makes me even happier, two of them are drugstore finds, and I couldn’t be more impressed. Before I go into detail about my obsessions, I must put out a disclaimer; my skin type is combination (oily t-zone and normal skin everywhere else). And I have to admit, finding a foundation that hides the oil can be tough – but luckily I found 3, and I can’t wait to delve into it.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation has become one of my favourites, and although it is along the expensive mark, at C$43 I never regret making that purchase. It feels so velvety smooth when you apply it, and once on, it feels as if it just melts into your skin. The coverage is medium, but can be built up. And the best part? This foundation literally looks better the longer it stays on your face, as a student this is a complete bonus because I really don’t have the time to continuously do touchups, with this foundation I know I’m good for at least 9 hours (but closer to 12).
L’Oreal True Match Foundation is another awesome find. First of all, it’s from the drugstore, which means it’s so much more affordable. Secondly, it has SPF 17 and is light, so it’s an awesome option for these summer months. It’s full coverage but still doesn’t feel like you have a heavy layer of makeup. It’s a long lasting foundation,and I swear by it, especially for the price!
Lastly, Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation (that’s a mouthful). Again, this is another drugstore foundation which I was so impressed with. This one has a primer, foundation and concealer all in one little bottle, and has SPF 20. I usually use this foundation when I go out, or am planning on having a long day/night. It has great staying power and the consistency isn’t too thick, which I appreciate. It holds off the shine too, which is super important, especially for those nights where pictures are definitely being taken.
*opinions are all my own
**this doesn’t mean I won’t keep trying new products (next on list: MAC prolong wear foundation, and Bareminerals matte foundation)