A Simple Guide to Drugstore Bases

27 November 2014

Tonight I have a little guide I've put together including all my drugstore foundations. I hope it helps you decide what foundation to try next or buy from your local high street store...enjoy.

Low Coverage - Garnier BB Cream/L'oreal Paris Nude Eau De Teint

For low coverage, I cheated because I chose two, but I guess it is just a bonus for you guys as you have the option to decide one or the other. My favourite of the two would probably be the Garnier BB Cream, as the formula is very moisturizing, surprisingly helps the skin and lasts all day long. This is perfect for those no makeup, makeup days or just lounging around on a lazy Sunday. ow coverage
Another low coverage base, this time a foundation rather than BB cream, is the L'oreal Paris Nude Eau De Teint. At first, I wasn't convinced because I stupidly picked up a really dark, orangey shade. But I persevered and finally was able to match my skin tone if I mixed with another foundation. Anyway, this one is great for people who are watery-base lovers. It is so lightweight but also beautiful on the skin - a must-have for all low coverage fiends. 

Medium Coverage - Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum

I am a massive fan of this wonderfully hyped-up beauty. I love the Healthy Mix Serum, as the gel formulation works really well on my skin and leaves a flawless finish. This is second favourite of six; I usually wear this when I don't want as heavy coverage or my skin is clear of any imperfections. The colour match is also perfect, despite the small colour range, so I'm rather lucky. Additionally, this really helps to brighten the complexion and give it a 'healthy' (oh dear) glow. I cannot wait the try the Healthy Mix Foundation because I'm guessing it will be as equally good, if not better!

High Coverage - L'oreal Paris True Match

My favourite drugstore foundation of all time is...the L'oreal True Match. I am completely and utterly in love with this - it has amazing full coverage, has an even finish, hides my ugly patchy skin and adds an extra glow to my face. There is nothing I can fault about this wonder and I will forever be repurchasing this one. YOU NEED TO BUY THIS NOW.

Dewy Finish for Dry Skin - Rimmel Wake Me Up

This one I'm also a massive fan of - Wake Me Up. This was a very much-loved foundation this summer. The little glitters running through the formula bring a lovely shine to the face and create an impeccable dewy finish. I love dewy finishes as they really brighten up my naturally dull complexion, so this is a good 'un for me. 

Matte Finish for Oily Skin - Rimmel Stay Matte

Finally, we have the Stay Matte foundation created by Rimmel. I used to wear this so much, but stopped due to my combination skin randomly developing from my previous oily one. Now this just clings to my dry patches which is awful, but for those who love matte finishes, or have extremely oily skin, this is the one for you! Grab your hands on this if you love incredible shine-less skin.

Thank you for reading my little lovelies <3 See you all soon x


P.S. I may only be posting once a week now instead of two, due to upcoming exams (will be back to normal after Christmas/New Year) 
P.P.S I am so excited for Black Friday tomorrow - who will be buying things/ bought anything - comment below?!


  1. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum looks very intresting, and the Rimmel stay mate has caught my eye!


    1. i love the bourjois healthy mix, you should definitely try it out xxx

  2. This is really helpful! I've tried both of those rimmel foundations but i really want to try the bourjoirs healthy mix since so many people say it's good :)

    I've got a mac lipstick giveaway on my blog if you want to take a look :)


    1. aw thank you. Bourjois is one of my faves!<3

      I have entered btw xxx

  3. L'Oreal's true match has been my all time favourite for years now! I often think I should branch out but then always see it remains a firm favourite amongst other bloggers too :)

    Style Sunrise ☀


    1. that one is my fave too, it is incredible!xx

  4. This is a great post :) I love the sound of Bourjois's one!


    1. you should try it, it is amazing! Thank you very much xxx

  5. Great post, I am always looking to try new foundations! I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo


    1. I have followed you back, your blog is amazing! xxx

  6. i actually haven't tried any of these, i'll have to check them out!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

    1. yes you definitely need to. What is your favourite? My favourites are the l'oreal true match and the bourjois healthy mix serum xxx

  7. this is an amazing post! i haven't tried many drugstore foundations but will now

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com


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