Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smoth in 115, $5
I've been on an exhaustive hunt for the pefect natural looking foundation. Ideally, I'm looking for full to medium coverage that covers my redness, evens my skintone and looks very natural. I would say this foundation is light to medium coverage. It can be built up. There are a wide range of shades available and I found 115 to have the pefect pinky undertone that I needed. I find this foundation to be very creamy and very easy to apply and blend out. I also like the slighly dewy appearance on my skin. For $5 I am incredibly impressed with this foundation and it's been my go to favorite lately. The only complaint I would have about this is that it doesn't quite dry down or set completely and so if you touch your hands to your face during the day, some product will come off. This foundation lasts throughout a work day for me but doesn't have all day staying power.
e.l.f. Studio Illuminating Palette, $6
The last thing I needed was more highlighters, but I just couldn't help myself when I saw this. I've been wearing less and less sparkly highlight type products as I find that as I get older, they are not as flattering as they once were. However, the shades in this palette really spoke to me and they are very subtle when applied. The only complaint I would have is that a couple of the shades are similar to each other when swatched, however, at this price point it didn't really bother me especially for a highlight type of product.
L'oreal Infallible Pro-Matte, $13
I kept hearing about how great this line of foundation was and lately I've been on the hunt for the pefect foundation. Unfortunately, this was not it! I purchased this in 103 which was too dark and too yellow for me. I may try a shade lighter to see if I like it, although I wasn't wowed by the formula. I thought this looked just fine on my skin and I did like the semi matte finish. However, since my Maybelline Fit has worked out so well and is only $5, I will probably stick with that one as far as drugstore foundation goes.
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Liquid Eye Chrome in Beige Shadow, $10
I love Maybelline's Color Tattoo's that come in the glass pots so I was excited to see this product in a different format. The colors looked really pretty as well. However, this was an epic fail on me. In the bottle, this shade appeared a little more pink to me but applied more brown. I could not get this to apply evenly or with much pigment. I tried to wear this shade alone and it applied sheer and patchy. I also noticed this creased almost immediately. I was so frustrated with it that I haven't tried it again, but maybe it would be okay on the center of the little to add a little shimmer to an existing shadow. The product promises: "Heavy metal hues saturate your lids in liquid chrome shine for up to 24 hours. Metallic intensity and high tenacity color." I did not find these claims to be remotely true. Definitely a drugstore purchase regret.
Note: I have read a review where some colors seem to perform better than others, so maybe I
would've had more luck with a different shade.
What are your recent drugstore favorites? Comment and let me know, I'd love to hear from you!