There was a time, not too long ago, when I refused to even consider buying my foundation at the drugstore – now, I consider a number of drugstore foundation finds to be among my all-time favorites. Funny how things change, huh?
And while I have a fair few ace drugstore options, recently I stumbled across a formula that is, quite literally, perfect for my skin. Genuinely. Say hello, ladies and gentlemen, to the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24-Hour Foundation ($11.99). I picked this up on a bit of a whim a few weeks ago when I went a little bit cray in Duane Reade and literally picked up every new item I could spy on the shelves. Some were ace, others less so, but this bad boy was without a doubt the shining star of them all.
I think the main reason that this foundation works so well for me is because it seems to combine all of the best bits from my other favorite foundations, bringing them all together into one awesome formula. For example, it has all of the cracking coverage offered by the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation, which I have always loved but found a bit too thick, and the great consistency and shade match of the Cover Girl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation, which blends so beautifully intro the skin but doesn’t quite offer enough coverage for those less-than-perfect complexion days.
Add to that an out-of-this-world staying power, and a beautifully matte – yet natural-looking – finish, and you have got yourself what I consider to be the perfect foundation formula. Drugstore foundation FTW…