A while ago, I went through a period of desperately trying to find a drugstore foundation that could compete with the high-end $50+ foundations. I never did find one that could replace my MakeUpForever or Charlotte Tilbury or Lancome foundations, but I did find one that came pretty close: Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse. This foundation retails for about $7 at Target and similar retailers.
I couldn’t believe how great this was for $7. The texture was great – somewhere between a satin and a matte (probably leaning more towards the matte). It kept me from looking oily but it didn’t make my skin look dry either. It was best applied with a beauty blender, but it was okay when applied with fingers too. I found myself grabbing this one over and over again even after I had enough information to review it because it just worked so easily. I will say that it doesn’t last as long as I’d like it to. By the end of the day, most of it had worn off, which isn’t something that usually happens with higher-end foundations, but again it was very impressive for a $7 foundation! Just know that you’ll need to have a touch-up option in your purse if you’re going to be out for more than 6 hours or so.
Overall, I was really impressed by this one. I did notice that my acne was a little worse after using this product for an extend period of time, but it wasn’t dramatically worse, so I’m not sure if it was actually due to this product or just hormones/stress. This was definitely the best of the drugstore options I tried, and I would definitely recommend it to people with combination to oily skin.
What’s your favorite drugstore foundation? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!
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