The Drugstore Foundation Showdown



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Dream Satin Liquid in Light Porcelain

Seventeen Stay Time in Soft Ivory

L’Oreal True Match in Rose Ivory

Revlon Colourstay in 110 Ivory

Rimmel Match Perfection 10 Light Porcelain

When it comes to foundation I always reach for the palest shade available (I mean, apart from if it’s pure white Halloween colour).
It’s so difficult to find a good light foundation which isn’t too orange, warm toned or that oxidises to a darker colour.
So not only am I gonna help the extra pale people out but I’m gonna tell you about the formulas and which one you should try out!

Rimmel Match Perfection has been a foundation that I’ve probably bought more than ten times since I was 13, it’s a great colour (just the tiniest bit too dark) the formula is medium coverage and it’s lovely for all skin types. It’s not too matte or too dewy either therefore if you have acne issues it’s perfect to cover it up, this foundation didn’t break me out either!  This foundation would be great if you’re just getting started out with make-up because it’s fool proof and blends out easily.

shade: 8/10 formula: 9/10 (can sometimes look abit cakey & dry).


Seventeen Stay Time Foundation is a great shade at first and it seems promising. It’s full coverage but ..sadly it oxidises, turns slightly orange and makes you looks super dry.

It’s a shame because their 18 hour stay time concealer is amazing!


L’Oreal’s True Match was a .. True Disappointment

It went on beautifully, was the perfect shade and it looked amazing.

About 2 hours later I was in college with a gross looking, dry, cakey face that’d turned slightly orange.
Now maybe it’s just my face (I have combination skin) or it could just be that most drugstore foundations suck.


Revlon Colourstay is TRULY amazing, I use it everyday.
It doesn’t break me out
It has brilliant coverage of acne/(scarring).
It’s the correct shade!!! It’s light enough!
It looks great and blends beautifully.

10/10 although you need to be perfectly moisturised otherwise it shows your dry bits (lovely).

I've done a full review of this product here!



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L’Oreal True Match,  Seventeen Stay Time, Revlon Colorstay, Rimmel Match Perfection, Maybelline Dream Satin.





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4 responses to “The Drugstore Foundation Showdown

  1. The LO’real True Match and the Revlon Colorstay are my favourites but I absolutely hate the Maybelline Dream Satin foundation, I couldn’t get along with that one at all! Really great post x


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