Foundation is one of my all time favorite beauty products - if I skip everything else I still need foundation. I love nothing more than a smooth clear base to work with and since I have oily skin, it's even more important I pick a foundation that can last throughout the day. These are some of my favorite finds and most of them (woohoo) are drugstore!
This Yes to Grapefruit CC Cream is kind of a cheat since it's not technically a foundation. However, the thick formula makes it super high coverage and it's a correct and repair cream so it helps even out skin tone like a foundation would. It also has SPF 18 which is a total plus in my book. I have mine in the shade light-medium which looks quite dark but blends out a lot lighter. I love that it comes in a pump and that you can see the product rise as you use it so you always know how much you have left. It's the little things...
If you've been around my blog awhile you already know how much I love this foundation. The Maybelline FIT me Matte + Poreless formula is one of the best drugstore foundations I've tried. As you can see from the picture it's quite liquidy so it blends out like a dream and it's quite buildable so if you need higher coverage you can definitely get it. This also lasts all day and keeps me pretty matte for the most part. I have mine in the shade Ivory.
This Revlon Colorstay 24 hour was featured in a Friday favorites because it's really really good. Another drugstore foundation touchdown in my opinion. The only gripe I have about this is because the product is a little thicker I have a hard time getting it out of the bottle (and the one in the picture above is nearly full!) so I would have preferred a pump type situation but it's so good I choose to overlook that. I don't know if this stays 24 hours, but it holds up for my 11 hour work days just fine! I have this in the shade Natural Beige.
As far as keeping me matte, this Rimmel London Stay Matte mousse foundation is the best. I mean if you want a completely matte finish that won't budge all day this is your guy. This is another drugstore find and I love that it comes in a tube. Since it's a mousse, it's super thick so this packaging makes it really easy to use. Mine is in the shade True Ivory.
Last but definitely not least is the Stila Stay All Day foundation in the shade Bare. This is not a drugstore foundation but it's still reasonably affordable. At first the spatula-like wand really threw me for a loop but now I think it's such a convenient way to use the product without risking pouring out too much. I love that this foundation also comes with a concealer and tiny mirror in the cap. This is one of the best matte foundations I've tried and it definitely does last all day.
Let me know what some of your favorite foundations are, particularly if you have oily skin like I do!
P.S. Most of the drugstore foundations come in other formulas besides mattifying so check them out!