For years I never used drugstore foundations... Of course Boots was my first port of call when I began using makeup, but I soon turned to brands such as Lancome and Clinique.
Nowadays I'm a drugstore foundation junkie! That's not to say I don't like higher end foundations, because I do, but they just don't give you the same perks.
So what do I love about drugstore foundation?
1) They're cheap
2) The price means you can buy more than one shade and then mix!
3) Shops like Boots are always having deals such as 3for2.
4) And personally, I think the quality can be just as good as more expensive products!
Now, onto my favourites...
Revlon Colorstay: A heavy coverage foundation, comparable to MAC Studio Fix. The colour range is fantastic (although better in the US) and it comes in two different formulas for dry skin and combination/oily skin. The downsides are that as it is a thicker formula I've found it can cause blemishes if not removed properly and it can also look quite cakey if skin is not moisturised well enough! I like to apply with the Sigma Flat Top Kabuki (F80) or the Sonia Kashuk Flat Top brush, but you have to apply in sections or you can be left with patches!
Revlon Photoready: A light coverage foundation, comparable to Nars Sheer Glow. The formula is light and leaves the skin looking fresh and natural but with an added 'sheen'! The only downside to this foundation is that because it contains SPF20 it can cause the dreaded 'white face/tanned body' in pictures. To be honest, I love the glow it gives and if I had to pick I'd say this was my favourite (at the moment)! I like to apply it with my fingers as it's so easy to work with.
Bourjois Healthy Mix: A light/medium coverage foundation. The formula is light and easy to work with. It gives a nice healthy glow to the face, just as the bottle describes and it is easily the nicest smelling foundation on the market (slightly fruity, but not sickly!). The only downside is that the shade range is slightly warmer toned, so those who are very cool toned may need to mix. As the formula is so easy to work with, I like to apply using my fingers.
Let me know what your favourite foundation is. I'd love some suggestions for what I should try out next!