BEST drugstore liquid foundation?

11:41 am - 08/07/2009
(or in general!)

My foundation got discontinued, and I'm looking for a NEW liquid foundation to use!

Right now, I need something I can get quick at a drugstore until I can make it to the Sephora that's two hours away.

So I have TWO questions!

What is your FAVORITE drugstore liquid foundation?

What is your FAVORITE foundation at Sephora?

My foundation requirements:
**moderate coverage. NOT FULL COVERAGE. I hate full coverage for me.
**natural matte or semi-matte finish. Not completely matte, but not really dewy either. Kind of like the MUFE HD.... Only, not the MUFE HD.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

tv_viewer 7th-Aug-2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
My favourite foundation is L'Oreal True Match. It doesn't break me out, lasts all day (10 hours), and is medium coverage. It is matte too. I've honestly never found a high end foudnation I liked.
mollymurder 7th-Aug-2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
I'm just so picky, and it's hard justifying spending a lot on my foundation. I do on my eyeshadows and sometimes lipsticks, but otherwise.... I just can't! Thanks for the input :-)
serpentinyaa 7th-Aug-2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
nyc foundation. It's the cheapest thing they sell but it's suprisingly good, I use it over the lancome foundation i bought which sounds crazy but on me it's better. with it being like $3 a bottle it's worth a try.

mollymurder 7th-Aug-2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
Really? Do they have just one formulation or a few? Gonna look, I love their bronzers and translucent setting powder.
serpentinyaa 7th-Aug-2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
I think just one but they might have more. I use the smooth skin oil free formula.
miaoudeminou 7th-Aug-2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
You didn't tell us what skin type you are. I'm combination but most foundations for dry skin tend to work better on me. I tend to use a transparent loose setting powder on top of my foundation to give me a matte look. Also out of the hundred of foundations that didn't break me out I have to warn you that Almay TLC, Revlon Colorstay, and L'Oreal True Match were the only ones that did.

If you've been in the community for a while then you'll know that I've made at least 10+ foundation posts. I've tried out a TON of drug store foundations. Most, if not all, drug store foundations I've tried were crap for me (they became cakey or chalky on my skin). The only ones that haven't were:
Drug store- Sally Hansen Inspired by Carmindy Airbrush foundation (buildable)
Sephora- Clinique Superbalanced Foundation (light- you'll need a concealer)
mollymurder 7th-Aug-2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Really, it's unnecessary to come off in such a condescending manner.

I didn't say my skin type because I want a specific finish; foundations formulated for dry skin tend to have more of a "satin" finish, and many formulated for over-active sebaceous glands tend to have a VERY matte finish. Thanks to my skincare routine, my overall skin type would be pretty normal, depending on the weather that day.

I'm just looking for something I can get with ease since I don't live near anywhere that sells brands I'm more familiar with, until I can make it to one of those places. I really don't want to drive 2 & 1/2 hours to color match myself, pick up a bottle of foundation, and then drive back when the gas would cost more than the foundation itself. When I'm in that area, I'm definitely going to stop, I just need something to suffice for a month or two.

Thank you for your input on the Sally Hansen and Clinique, I will check both out :-)

PS -- I just joined the community today.
miaoudeminou 8th-Aug-2009 05:58 am (UTC)
All I was trying to do was get more information from you so that not only myself but the community could give you better suggestions. I saw that you wanted a certain finish which is why I recommended the translucent powder.
mels_automatic 7th-Aug-2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
I was just about to recommend the Sally Hansen Airbrush Foundation! Coverage is light to medium, buildable like miaoudeminou said, and feels very light, like you aren't wearing anything. I like this foundation better than my MUFE HD, but the only setback is the color selection (there are only 5 if I remember correctly) and its lasting ability. I can make this stuff last all day if I set it with my MAC MSF natural, but by itself, it may wear off by midday. Still, not too bad for a drugstore foundation!
catsaurus 7th-Aug-2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
I agree with the previous poster. L'Oreal True Match is awesome.
mollymurder 7th-Aug-2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you :-)
begforsummer 8th-Aug-2009 06:03 am (UTC)
Another vote for L'oreal true match!
xhollydayx 8th-Aug-2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
L'oreal True Match is cheap and works well. I have a ton of them in my kit and use them on clients. I also use it occasionally in a pinch. A lot of drugstores run specials every other week (or so it seems) so you'll often find buy one get one free (so you can get the powder, or the cream foundation for free if you buy the liquid foundation), if you purchase the foundation you get a blush for free or whatever.
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