Thursday, 27 February 2014

Battle of the Drugstore Foundations

I am slowly becoming a bit of a foundation lover, as it's definitely one of my favourite things to buy when I go make-up shopping. Because of this, I decided it was time to compare some of the foundations I have purchased from the drugstore.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum: This is definitely a solid foundation favourite of mine. I would say it has light-medium coverage that's buildable, and is suitable for most skin types as it glides over my dry patches but also doesn't leave me looking oily. I wish I'd got a shade lighter and then perhaps this foundation would be perfect, but that's just my fault!

L'Oreal True Match: This is my most recent foundation purchase, but it's quickly working its way to the top! Again, I'm awful at picking shades (or maybe I'm just too lazy), so this is on the lighter side for me, but the finish is just gorgeous - it's somewhere in between matte and dewy. The coverage is perfect too, I would say it's medium. Overall, it's an amazing foundation and I'd definitely recommend it.

Bourjois Happy Light: This is also a fairly recent purchase, although I have had it for long enough to fully test it out. The shade I picked was the lightest but it's still on the dark side for me, which is a bit annoying. Finish wise, it's quite similar to the L'Oreal but maybe slightly more on the matte side. It also doesn't do as well with my dry patches as some of the others, but I think it would be perfect for oilier skin.

Rimmel Wake Me Up: This is my oldest foundation purchase, and perhaps one of the most disappointing! I know so many people love it, and I did too - until it broke me out. In every other way, I really liked this foundation, especially the gorgeous dewy finish it gave, but my skin just didn't agree with it so I had to stop using it. If you have sensitive skin like me, I would recommend approaching this with caution but it's definitely worth giving a go!

What's your favourite drugstore foundation?


  1. I just love the smell of the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum - it's so nice! I think the coverage is quite light for me though so I only use it on good skin days. xxx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

  2. I am too! I'm not really a foundation person, but these new drugstore foundations are really game changers! I wanted to try the L'Oreal True Match one and Rimmel Wake Me Up :) Great post!


  3. I really love the Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation and that L'Oreal True Match one. They are both probably my top drugstore foundations.

  4. I want to try the Wake Me Up so badly. I have the Bourjois healthy mix one and I don't really get on with it too well. Its too heavy for me!! :(

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  5. What a shame about the Rimmel Wake me Up- becuase I absoloutley love it! I wish it didn't break you out so that you could have loved it as much as I do :( but it just goes to show that everyone is different :)

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

    1. Yeah, I know! I'm quite prone to break outs though so it probably doesn't happen to the majority of people! :) x

  6. I love Rimmel Wake Me Up in the summer! Such a shame it broke you out :( I really interested in trying the LOreal true match, sounds perfect! Lovely post!

    Amy, X.

  7. I love the look of the L'Oreal one, I have been meaning to try it for ages now! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


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