So I am back again with another drug store update! Today, I am going to be giving my first impressions on two foundations that I have never tried before. The number one thing I wanted to get out of this exploration is the number of drugstore brands that may actually be a decent match for my skin color and undertones. It is quite the journey for sure and I am very apprehensive for good reasons! Today, I stopped at a Target that I don’t normally go to and all I saw were shades of beige. I felt lucky that I snagged one of the last few of the shades I was looking for.
The beauty gurus on YouTube have always raved about L’Oreal’s True Match and Revlon’s Colorstay foundation. I was excited to try them both! However, I did not see 1 Revlon shade at this store that could have worked so instead I opted for NYX Total Control Drop Foundation.
L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup $7.99 comes in 45 shades. The Target I went to had 24 shades in stock and only 3 came in the “Deep” variety. I purchased the shade Cocoa C8 which is cool toned. My undertone is warm/red, however, there were no shades available for me in that category. L’Oreal’s website describes this foundation as a natural finish, light to medium coverage, and 33 “true shades”.
When I swatched it, I knew right away that I probably wouldn’t like it because the color looked more yellow in my eyes. I felt that the coverage was great and it didn’t feel too heavy or that my skin was clogged. It was very blendable and I think that it was easy to work with using my beauty blender to even it out. I believe that I would like it more if I could find a color that matches better.
NYX Total Control Drop Foundation $13.99 comes in 30 shades. The Target I went to had 12 shades in stock and 6 came in the “Deep” variety. I purchased the shade Mocha (TCDF19) which is described as deep mocha with olive undertone on NYX’s website. This foundation is customizable to give sheer to full coverage depending on the number of drops used with a matte finish.
When I swatched this foundation, I felt that it may be a more promising match. I admit that I am more likely to go for a matte foundation and they may have skewed my judgment a bit. It’s not really easy to know what you’re getting when you look at the foundation from the bottle and I was truly hoping that it would give me more red undertones. However, I don’t think it looked as bad as L’Oreal’s Cocoa, I felt that it wasn’t as noticeably yellow. This foundation is very runny, but it dries quick, and adding more drops doesn’t make it feel overwhelming. It was very easy to blend. I used two drops on each side of my cheeks, two drops on my forehead area, and blended all over using a beauty blender sponge.
I think both foundations are useful and appear to give you good quality with decent coverage. I do feel that that NYX foundation is probably better and will probably last longer with frequent use because you’ll need to use less product to get the desired finish and look you desire. The L’Oreal price point is much better seeing that you actually get 1 oz of product and the NYX is only about half that. I am interested to know your thoughts if you’ve tried either foundation and how you got to work for you.
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