Tip of the day: How to Pick the right Drugstore Foundation

Are you completely lost on how to find the right foundation for you? Have you bought one that was way too dark or too light? I have a few ti...

Are you completely lost on how to find the right foundation for you? Have you bought one that was way too dark or too light? I have a few tips on how to find your foundation.

I was going to write about this topic a few days ago, and then I watched Beauty Broadcast's video about this same thing, and I got a few other tips from her. Click here to watch her video.

How do you find the right foundation at the drugstore when you cannot even sample it?


There are a few ways to help find your right foundation:

  • The best way to do this is start out by asking your self a question. What type of skin do I have?
    • In doing this, you will find that you may need to get a foundation that helps with dry skin, oily, or combination. 
      • If you have oily skin, try finding a foundation that has words like "oil free" or " SPF" because these will help give a matte finish to your face.
      • If you have dry skin, find a foundation that says "hydrating" or "aqua".
  • How do you find the right shade? I have a few ideas.
    • Try bringing with you a foundation that you already have that is your shade and comparing it with other brands. This is if you wanted to changed brands and you already have found the right shade in one brand.
    • What if you do not have the right shade already?
      • Try bringing that wrong shade with you and think, is it too dark or too light?
        • Then compare it with another shade and estimate because it may need to be a little darker or lighter.
    • What if you do not own any foundation and just want to find the right one?
      • This is a tuff one. You just need to do a little trial and error. It happens to all of us. Then if you do buy something too light or too dark, just do the above tips.
  • Another idea would be is if you can open the bottle, try sampling a little on your wrist and if it is pretty close to your skin, it will be close to your face. That is if you feel comfortable sampling. I have done it a few times because it just sucks when you cannot get the right shade. I would suggest using the above tip first or if you already own a bottle that you can compare with.
I hope this helps you girls out there that needed some ideas on how to get the right foundation for you.

Some suggestions on brands I would recommend would be Cover Girl, Maybelline, or Revlon. Those are my top drugstore brands and they all have foundations for all skin types. Just look for the key words.

Thanks for reading!

-Kristina


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