In my never ending quest to find a long wearing med – full coverage, mattifing foundation, from the drugstore that does not break the bank, has been challenging to say the least. I gathered 4 top drugstore brands and went head to head in a one month period to see who would come out on top.
I have conducted my own, unscientific experiment to find the best drugstore makeup for oily complexions. I have tested each foundation for 1 week duration over the last month with varying degrees of success.
Keeping my skincare routine the same, using the same primer (L’Oréal Magic Perfector), same powder, etc…I controlled what I could to make it as fair as possible.
OK the good, the bad and the ulgy….
Good- Stay Matte Rimmel- this has been my holy grail makeup for almost a year now. Long lasting coverage, controls oil for 4 hours, and does not oxidize. Better than my favorites – Double Wear- Estee Lauder or even Hourglass liquid powder foundation.
Good-ish- L’Oréal True Match – an oldie fav, love coverage, love colour, but not matte more dewy.
Bad- NYX- I hate to say it but NYX invincible…meh. It looked going on but shiny in 45 mins, colour remained true and coverage was buildable. Not my favourite.
Ugly- Cover Girl- it pains me to say this but…hey Katy Perry, this foundation is as ulgy as your heinous outfit in the commercial….seriously, who dressed you in that and said it looked good? Call me gorgeous and I will help you look GOOD! Anyway, the foundation was greasy, oxidized orange and lasted 20 mins. Real ugly.
And that’s it.