We Tested 100 Drugstore Foundations To Find Our Top 5 | Beauty | Refinery29
Hi guys! I’m Lexy Lebsack. I’m a Senior Beauty Editor at Refinery29 and we’re here with a lot of foundation and celebrity makeup artist, Jamie Greenberg. What’s up Refinery? Woo! We’re here testing out over 100 different foundations from 16 mass brands and we’ve challenged Jamie here to test every single one of them and basically tell us what the best drugstore foundations are. Jamie narrowed it down to five foundations. So let’s do it. Drum roll. Drum roll, please! So the first one was by Almay. It’s a four-in-one blemish eraser. This is a coverer. It clears, it calms, and controls. Oh, great. I love a multitasker. It doesn’t smell bad, which is a plus. Yeah. It has barely any scent at all. This is good for somebody with oily skin, someone who has a lot of acne. You can see this is the first layer of coverage and it’s pretty amazing. It’s a lot of pigment. It has a nice glow to it but there is something mattifying about it as well. It’s not drying. Actually I heard you maybe commenting earlier about how you felt like you were getting a breakout. Yes, I do feel like I’m about to breakout. So we’re just going to prevent that. We’re preventing it and we’re going to buff it on. Now your neck is a little lighter than your face, which most people have that. Because our face gets exposed to everything and our neck doesn’t. I’m just bringing this down. That’s what I love about a buffer is you can really seamlessly bring this area down. You too now can have a clear complexion with Almay. Thank you so much. You’re welcome. Maybelline’s Dream Cushion. Dreamy! So dreamy. This is for your combination friend. This goes on super smooth and even. It’s really, really pigmented. And when it dries, it has this nice dewy, but not too dewy and not too dry. Please clean these. Okay? Just use a little soap. Clean them every…at least once a week, okay? Does anyone else want their makeup done? Nia. I like to call her Nia Knowles because she looks like the missing Knowles sisters, you know Beyoncé and Solange? And Nia! Hi! So we’re going to work with the Dream Cushion on you because quite honestly, you’re a dream. And what kind of skin do you have? I feel like I have normal to oily skin. So what’s nice about this is you can apply the foundation and you’re skin is already glowing. This gives a nice glow. And then what you can do throughout the day, you can take kind of the cleaner parts and then press in the areas that tend to get a little more oily and kind of take down the oil. I’m feeling it. You are a dream and I’m presenting you with the Dream Cushion Award. L’Oreal Paris 24 Hour Infallible Pro Matte. Oh, I love the voice too. Thank you. So this is great for really oily skin. I hate to say it but sometimes too matte accentuates issues. So let’s try it. I mean it literally looks just like skin you’re getting. Great pigment. Really buildable. And you can see it’s not as shiny as the previous. Anyone else? Valentine! So a lot of times, in the winter we’re a little lighter and in the summer we’re a little darker, right? So you can buy two foundations and you can custom blend your own colors depending on your color at that time. Being in the moment is what I like to say. What I like about this is it tells you on the back that it is a semi-matte. It’s medium coverage and it’s air light, the texture. It kind of looks like you have combination skin. Yes. So maybe a little bit oily in the T-zone and a little dry on the cheeks. So this is perfect for you. Number Four is the NYX Total Control. I have to admit I’ve been very excited to try this one because I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. You can add this to your moisturizer. You can add it to a serum. You can really add it to anything. You can add it to your ice cream sundae. Just kidding, don’t do that. What I like about this, this is great for normal to dry skin. It’s super moisturizing, beautiful slip, it’s about a light coverage, but you can add more for medium. It builds nicely. This is the Catrice All Matt Plus. Shine control makeup. It’s great for anyone who needs a light coverage. This formula is almost kind of like a tinted moisturizer, with a kick. So it comes out, you can see it comes out kind of thick, but then when you spread it on, it really does feels like a tinted moisturizer. Catrice. Also new brand. New brand. New brand alert. New brand alert. It doesn’t smell. It’s beautiful. I think it’s great. And a lot of people that maybe don’t wear foundation that are like, “I want to start wearing foundation,” this is a great first one. This is like your training bra of foundations. Alright guys, we just narrowed it down to our top 5 drugstore foundations. Thank you to Jamie Greenberg Makeup. You could find me on every social network
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