Over the years, I’ve tried multiple foundations, all from the drugstore. I’ve finally figured out the best way to apply them and also how to color match myself correctly. For many years I was color matching myself at a much lighter shade than I really am. So here we go. I have two foundations to share with you.
Revlon ColorStay Whipped Cream Foundation Medium Beige 250
This shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone. I feel like this foundation has almost all good reviews. The only exceptions I could see to liking it would be if you aren’t a fan of the feeling of this foundation on your skin. I don’t mind it though after it is set with a powder. I got this in summer, which prompted me to start wearing sunscreen under the foundation as it does not contain SPF. I don’t mind this though because it works perfectly for photographs. This was my foundation of choice for a wedding I attended and with no SPF, there was no reflection from the flash or lights. The finish of this is semi-matte and the coverage is medium and buildable if you want more. I think I do need to go up another shade in this foundation, especially in the summer when I’m more tan. If you love foundation and you are looking for a good coverage, I suggest this one.
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation Natural Buff N3
I am very surprised with this foundation. I did not think I was going to like it because I heard it was very similar to the Neutrogena Healthy Skin foundation, and honestly that makes my skin very oily throughout the day. I have combo skin I’d say, and in the winter it tends to get a bit more dry. This L’Oreal foundation has been really nice in keeping my skin looking healthy and awake. I do think that the color is a little warm for a neutral color. My skin does swing a bit on the warm side, but I think it will look better in summer when I have more of a tan. For reference, I do wear W4 in the True Match powder, so the color I picked out is not too dark for me.
A close runner up to these picks is the original Revlon Colorstay Foundation. The reason it’s not in the picks is because of the SPF with the coverage, which is the same as the whipped, and the finish. It’s closer to a matte finish and honestly it makes me look a little unhealthy. As I said, I have the Neutrogena Healthy Skin along with Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse and Dream Matte Mousse, the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation, L’Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle and the original L’Oreal True Match and none of those have worked well for me.