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Some time back, I wrote a post about the different types of foundations available, depending on consistency, finish, etc. However, I neither mentioned which type of foundation I prefer nor my favourite foundations.
Today I am going to share with you the best drugstore foundations for dry skin in my stash at this moment (you never know what will be released and maybe in a year I don’t use any of these).
My skin is dry, and, for that reason, I try to avoid powder foundation, which makes my skin look drier and highlights wrinkles and pores. I love liquid or stick foundation with a full or medium buildable coverage and, though it may be strange for someone with dry skin, most of the time I prefer a matte finish. Recently I tried some new releases with a dewy finish which I also like.
Catrice True Skin
This is one of the latest foundations I added to my stash. It is a liquid foundation with a pump dispenser. It has a matte, real skin finish which blends really well and has buildable medium to high coverage.Contains hyaluronic acid and watermelon seed oil in the formula and, therefore, moisturises your skin.It is available in 13 shades and I use the shade 039, Warm Olive (my Fitzpatrick skin type is IV with a warm undertone). The price is £6.95 for 30 mL.
L’oreal True Match
This one has been one of my favourites for the last few years. It is a liquid foundation with a pump dispenser and it is available in 40 shades. The shade I use is 3.N.
It is a full coverage foundation with a satin effect that feels lightweight on the skin. It provides 24 hours of hydration thanks to the vitamin E and vitamin B5 contained in the formula.
This foundation unifies the skin tone and covers imperfections. It is available in neutral, warm and cool undertones to perfectly blend into your skin. It has SPF 17 to protect you against sun radiation.
The price is £9.99 for 30 mL
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 H
It is also a liquid foundation with a pump dispenser (I already said that my favourite texture for a foundation is liquid). This Rimmel foundation covers imperfections and even skin tone.
It is a long-lasting formula that doesn’t rub off and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. It has SPF 20 to protect against harmful sun exposure. You need to use sunscreen anyway, please, don’t forget that.
It is available in 15 shades and the one I use is 200 Soft Beige. The price is £9.99 for 30 mL.
Wet’n’Wild Photo Focus
This is a liquid but creamy foundation which doesn’t come with a pump dispenser but with a spatula wand applicator.
It has excellent coverage and smooths the skin surface while leaving skin elastic and soft. It is long-lasting and has a matte finish. This foundation is ideal for photo sessions. Something I don’t like about this foundation is the smell. It smells, literally, like wall paint, but it goes quickly and the result is worth coping with the smell.
The shade I use is Golden Beige and it is available in 20 shades. The price is £4.75 for 30 mL.
Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation
It is an easy to apply stick formula, which blends well into the skin to leave a dewy finish. It has a medium to high buildable coverage and creamy formula, very comfortable to wear. It doesn’t last long, but it is easy to re-apply and I like the feeling it leaves on my skin.
Because of the stick presentation, if you choose lighter and darker shades, you can use them as concealer and contour as well.
It is available in 18 shades and the one I use is F8. The price is £5.99 for 6.2 g of product.
These are not the unique affordable foundations I have used by far, but they are the five I use more, and I always repurchase when they are over. I have so many other foundations which are also very good, which will become a never-ending list. If you want a post with all the foundations I have let me know in the comments.