|RIMMEL LONDON LASTING FINISH FOUNDATION/N0.7 TRIPLE PROTECTION TINTED MOISTURISER/L'OREAL PARIS TRUE MATCH FOUNDATION/BOURJOIS HEALTHY MIX FOUNDATION|
The foundations above are the ones I currently have in my collection, and here is a little run down of my thoughts on each.
Firstly, the Rimmel Lasting Finish. I'm not going to sugar coat this at all - it's pretty darn rubbish. I bought this as a slightly more tanned, heavier coverage foundation for nights out but to be honest it just smells like paint, goes on like paint, and doesn't blend nicely at all. The colour is unlike the colour of anybody's skin I've ever seen (it looks a bit grey/green) and although I may give this a couple more tries, I rarely reach for it! This just doesn't work for me in the slightest, oh and it definitely doesn't last for 25 hours - what a claim!
Next is the No 7 tinted moisturiser. I also have this in the shade 'medium', and tend to mix the two for my normal skin colour but stick to 'medium' in the summer when I have a tan. I haven't tried many tinted moisturisers but really love these so don't feel the need to! It has SPF and is very dewy which is nice for summer, however I do tend to powder a little just so I don't look like an oil slick! The coverage is light but perfect for when you're having a good skin day, and a little bit of concealer over any redness or blemishes is more than enough. For on holiday abroad, I don't bother with foundation and just stick to this trusty moisturiser. I really recommend it, and it's a good one to test out if you've got a £5 off No 7 voucher lurking around in your purse!
The L'Oreal True Match foundation was my go-to foundation all through the winter and this is actually my second bottle. It's quite matte but not overly so, and I would say it gives a medium but buildable coverage. It's a great match for my skin and, like all of the products above, is very reasonably priced. For somebody who is used to using high end foundations I'm not sure how you'd find it, however for anybody like me who has never ventured out of Boots, I'm sure you'd find this of a good quality!
Lastly, the famed Healthy Mix! I bought this after reading rave reviews and they were all so right. It's the absolute dream summer foundation - slightly dewy but not too shiny for an oily t-zone like mine, smells absolutely gorgeous, and isn't an overly heavy coverage. This is the best colour match I've ever had in a foundation and after one use I knew that I wouldn't be trying anything else in a hurry. For more in-depth reviews on this then just hit google - there are so many out there that I don't want to write too much as I'm sure the majority of you will have read about it before!
So that is a (kind of?) brief overview of my foundations. I hope some of you find this useful - I found that when researching good and bad drugstore foundations it was difficult to find reviews as many bloggers tend to stick to more high-end products!
Just as a little disclaimer, these are my own opinions and this post isn't sponsored. I'm just going on what worked for my skin and my experiences of the products - they may work differently for you! I apply all of these products with a Real Techniques buffing brush.
What is your favourite foundation? What ones, drugstore or otherwise, would you recommend?