It’s been years since I liked a drugstore foundation enough to repurchase it. In fact, I’m not sure I even liked the last drugstore foundation I repurchased. I was just ignorant to the fact that others existed and continuously bought the same one because it was safe bet and I didn’t want to waste my money on something I absolutely hated.
I love to mix these 2 foundations together. By using the matte formula, I get coverage and longevity. By using the glow formula, I avoid the cake-y look and add some hydration. With using 2 different shades I am able to customize the color I need and can use this combination year round.
My favorite way to apply these (and most foundations) is to use this metal palette I purchased from Make Up For Ever to mix the shades first (use code ALLURE2018 to get free shipping and choose a free sample 2 of which are deluxe lipsticks). I used to use the back of my hand like so many YouTube tutorials show but I’d often forget to remove the remaining product from my hand and notice it later in the day. I also think that using the back of one’s hand the product starts to absorb and it changes the formula before you can get it on to your face. I use this Estee Lauder paddle style foundation brush to apply the foundation to my face and then use a beautyblender to blend it in.
I always use a primer. One of my favorites is from Laura Geller. I always set my makeup with a powder. One of my favorites is from Laura Mercier. I’m sure I will feature these 2 products in an upcoming Beauty Must Haves post.
I recently purchased Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer to give it a try. I like it well enough to use it but don’t find that it gives as much coverage as I would like from a concealer.
And since I always like to throw in a deal on the products I’m recommending, this week at ULTA if you purchase $15 of L’Oreal, Maybelline or NYX products you can get a $5 reward card. Reference above for a deal on the metal palette.
**UPDATED 2/2** Also currently available as freebies from ULTA with any purchase:
And don’t forget to use your ULTA coupon valid on non-prestige products.
So what’s your favorite drugstore foundation? Have you tried these from L’Oreal? I’d love to hear from you either here or on my corresponding Instagram post.
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