Saturday, March 31, 2012

Drugstore Foundations

I've been in the hunt for a great drugstore foundation. My favorite at the moment is the BB cream from Clinique and Studio Fix from M.A.C. I know sometimes you have to reach for more affordable ones from the drugstore. Finding a great foundation can be a hard and stressful experience. I know maybe someone else likes the product they use, but maybe you didn't like it. Maybe also the reviews are great online, but maybe when you try it, it doesn't work for your skin. Does this sound familiar?

I think there are great selection of drugstore foundations, the only problem can be the variety of colors and matching your skin tone. What you need to consider when finding a great drugstore foundation as well that is very important is your skin type. This is the reason it might look good on one person but maybe not necessarily on you.

Below I will talk about what foundations work for each skin type. Normal skin is an exception because they can pretty much wear all three.


Skin Types

There are four main skin types: normal, combination, oily, and dry.

Normal: This skin suffers from a few breakouts and is not overly dry or oily. You can pretty much wear whatever foundation you want.
Combination: This skin has both oily and dry skin. You likely have an oily t-zone but dry patches on the rest of the face.
Oily: This is MY skin type and it can be quite annoying! If you notice that your face tends to get shiny after a short period of time, then you probably have oily skin. This is more obvious in the T-Zone area and also tend to have noticeable large pores. Oily skin types typically don’t have many dry areas and can also suffer from acne prone skin.
Dry: This skin type tends to look flaky and feel tight.  tight and looks flaky. You may get dry patches around the face and tends to get worse in the winter.

Combination Skin- Revlon Photo Ready-$13.99

This foundation is suitable for combination skin in comparison to Revlon ColorStay. Revlon Photo Ready is lightweight and has a dewy finish, and provides buildable coverage. This Revlon foundation has a pump, which makes it easy to use.

Combination skin can be tricky to work with. If you have combination throughout the seasons it can determine what foundation you wear. For example, during winter, your skin can get really dry, during the summer your skin can get shiny. Revlon PhotoReady is a great option that works well year-round: wear over moisturizer in winter and under powder in summer.

Coverage on this foundation medium and blends great. It does contain shimmer though and that can be a turn off for some girls.

Oily Skin- Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20-$11.99

I personally have oily skin and found this one to work best for my skin. I like a dewy look sometimes but for people that have oily skin it can actually look more oily throughout the day. This foundation will not clog up your pores and add more grease to your face. If you also break out often this I've noticed keeps my skin in control.

Coverage on this foundation is medium to high coverage. What I love is that it makes me look natural and contains many great ingredients to improve your skin as well as SPF.

Dry Skin- Olay

This foundation works great for people with dry skin. It is said that is similar to a BB cream for dry skin types. If you are looking for something in low coverage. For example Covergirl also has foundations that have the perfect ingredient for dry skin types. What is perfect about this foundation it contains both well known brands to make a great foundation.

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