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Best Top 5 Drugstore Foundations & Setting Powders Ever Made

Updated on September 21, 2015
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Hina is a College graduate from the Business Administration Program from Conestoga College and a Professional Makeup Artist.

Everyday Foundations

Hi ladies,

Welcome back to my hub! Thank you to all those who keep coming back to my articles. I appreciate it! Please continue to read them and follow me on FB for more great beauty reviews. For now, I am once again thrilled to talk about my favorite topic which is the drugstore foundations and setting powders. These foundations are mainly liquid and settings powders are mostly pressed.

If you want to read about some of the most amazing drugstore foundations & setting powders then please continue to read! These are in no particular order. Happy Reading!

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L'Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable

  • Price: $6-10 USA
  • Shades: Alabaster, Shell Beige, Soft Sable, Nut Brown, Natural Buff, True Beige, Porcelain, light ivory, nude beige, sand beige and creme cafe
  • Coverage: Light to medium coverage
  • Skin Type: For all skin types

I highly recommend this for oily/combination skin. I have this in shade, "True Beige." I love this liquid foundation. It blends well and lasts all day without looking greasy. This is one of the best products to apply for an everyday look. It will give you very radiant and flawless skin.

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Highly Recommended!

5 stars for Maybelline FIT ME! Matte+Poreless Foundation

Maybelline FIT ME! Matte+Poreless Foundation

  • Price: $5-$6 USA
  • Shades: Porcelain, Natural Ivory, Ivory, Classic Ivory, Nude Beige, Buff Beige, Natural Beige, Pure Beige, Sun Beige, Toffee, Ivory, Coconut
  • Coverage: Light Coverage
  • Skin Type: Normal to Oily Skin

I use this one in shade, "Natural Beige." This foundation is in liquid form and if blended properly it gives you the most flawless look ever. It looks very natural if you make sure you match the right skin color. It is oil-free and dermatologist tested. It has a matte finish which I absolutely love! Highly Recommended!

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Revlon ColorStay Makeup

  • Price: $9-$10 USA
  • Shades: Ivory, Buff, Sand Beige, Nude, Natural Beige, Medium Beige, Fresh Beige & True Beige
  • Coverage: Medium to Heavy
  • Skin Type: Combination/Oily and Normal/Dry Skin

I own two shades of these. I have the "fresh beige" and "natural beige." Sometimes you need to mix two foundations in order to get the perfect match. I use these both individually and together sometimes. I love the fact that it is medium to full coverage. It does not cake or fade. It has a lightweight and liquid formula.

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NYX Invincible Fullest Coverage Foundation

  • Price: $12 USA on (Canadian Customers can buy these from Rexall Pharmacy)
  • Shades: Ivory, Fair, Porcelain, Light, Light/Medium, Medium Beige, Golden Beige, Cool Tan, Honey Beige, Warm Tan, Tan, Caramel, Chestnut, and Cocoa.
  • Coverage: Medium to Heavy
  • Skin Type: Combination/Oily and Normal/Dry Skin

This is another great medium to full coverage foundation. It has a long lasting natural finish without looking caked. Because it is a full coverage foundation you don't need a concealer on top of it, I would go for a highlighter instead. This hides the imperfections really nicely. Apply a moisturizer, the NYX foundation and set with a powder. It's easy and quick! I use the shade, "Medium-yellow beige undertone." It blends beautifully with a flat foundation brush or even a beauty blender.

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Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Liquid Makeup

  • Price: $14.99 USA on
  • Shades: Classic Ivory, Natural Ivory, Buff, Nude, Soft Beige, Natural Beige, Fresh Beige, Warm Beige
  • Coverage: Light coverage
  • Skin Type: All skin types

This is a new product for me. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now. So far it is doing great. I am the shade, "warm beige." It has light coverage which means you can wear it on everyday basis (Make sure to cleanse your face by the end of day). It is also said to give you an even skin tone which lasts up to 24 hrs. I agree with the last long portion, but it doesn't even the skin tone. I mean it's a foundation, so technically it has to cover up the imperfections. Once you remove it will bring back the natural skin texture, nothing changes. It has antioxidants of soy, vitamin A, C & E, which helps the skin breath.

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Top 5 Drugstore Setting Powders

All About Setting Powders!

I love this step of the makeup as it is the last. (laughs!) It is really important to set all the foundation base and concealer to avoid the creasing on the face. You would want all your makeup to stay for a long time. There is tremendous amount of variety in face powders. New ones keeps coming in and they get better and better. However, there are some in the market that will remain absolute favorite as long as they are not discontinued. So, here is the top 5 setting powders in no particular order.

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Maybelline Fit Me Press Powder

I love this powder! It comes in shades that vary from, porcelain, ivory, classic ivory, nude beige, buff beige, natural beige, medium beige and soft honey. This one is oil-free, it has no wax and it provides a very matte finish. I have been using this powder for almost two years now, and I still continue to love it! Use it with a big fluffy powder brush and set your T-Zone and apple of your cheeks.

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Revlon PhotoReady Powder

I emptied one of these already. I usually keep this or the Maybelline Fit Me! in my everyday foundation routine. It is light weight, oil free and fragrance free. I use it in shade "light/medium." Another great feature of this press powder is the SPF 14. Usually powders don't have any. This one also gives you a matte finish and it looks absolutely flawless.

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The Multitasker Face Powder

This is my recent purchase from Milani. I love the quality of their products. I think they keep getting better and better with the kind of products that the company is making. Anyhow, this is a oil-free with a matte finish powder. The shades available are light/medium, medium, light tan, medium tan, dark tan, deep amber and chestnut. All I want to say is it has an awesome staying power and won't look caked at all. The only time it will look heavy and caked is when you use this as a powder foundation. Do not do that! Use it only as a setting powder. Try this one you will like it!

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L'Oreal True Match Powder

I bought this one the same time I bought the foundation! Before I became a makeup artist I would hear people say that, "you should use the same powder as the foundation, only then will it look good!" Guess what? They were all wrong. You don't need to use the same foundation and powder. A mix and match is perfectly fine in makeup as long as you choose the right colors for your skin tone! I was impressed with this as, it didn't grease, didn't look caked but instead it gave a very natural look to my face! Personally, this is one of my favorite when travelling. I absolutely love it.

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Physicians Formula Organic Wear Pressed Powder

The one really good thing about this powder is that it is organic! (yay!) It is 100% natural and your skin will thank you for using it! (laughs) It does have a light to medium coverage. This is a translucent powder which is perfect to set the concealer. It has a matte finish. The cost of this is $21.99 CAD on I am not too sure what the price is at Walmart but this can be found in any retail store. If you want to try a translucent powder from a drugstore, this is a good one.

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Thank You for Reading!

Simple hub? Hunh? I wanted to keep this simple and organized! I will be doing more of best drugstore products in near future as I believe not everyone wants to spend a fortune on makeup. It is always good to know what drugstore products are worth trying. It defiantly helps me with my purchase.

In all, I want to thank every single person who read this hub! I appreciate it very much! Please follow me on FB for mini beauty reviews and all things related to beauty! I appreciate your time!

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