Best OTC Foundation

PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
Haven't worn makeup in a long time. Used clinique in the past and liked it a lot.

Wanted to see if there were any full coverage foundations/pressed powders OTC that were good.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    L'Oreal True Match has one of the wider colour ranges out there.
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,231Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk is supposed to be fabulous and gets terrific reviews but you have to sell your first born to buy it (costs a fortune).

    Google MakeupAlley to see lots of responses to mosts popular liquid foundation (if you want liquid). Rou is right that L'oreal True Match does have a wide color range but weirdly enough I could never find a color that worked for me. Or else the formulation wasn't great.

    I've had good luck with Revlon Age-Defying Makeup which comes for both dry/normal and oily/normal. If you have the time and are near to a Sephora, you can try on unlimited shades and brands of makeup. Just swipe a few near your jawline, see what blends well and bring a mirror so you can check in daylight.

    If you can deal with a dept. store, all Estee Lauder counters will give you a free sample of any foundation to take home. They'll try them out on you if you like, and that's also helpful. Basically, you have to experiment.

    Let us know what you pick!
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  • missmomissmo Posts: 27Registered Users
    I've found that Revlon ColorStay is the best OTC foundation, and even foundation period, that I have used.
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    When you say OTC I guess you mean drug store brands?
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  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    L'Oreal True Match has one of the wider colour ranges out there.

    Thank you. What has been your experience with this?
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    4a Tailbone

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  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk is supposed to be fabulous and gets terrific reviews but you have to sell your first born to buy it (costs a fortune).

    Google MakeupAlley to see lots of responses to mosts popular liquid foundation (if you want liquid). Rou is right that L'oreal True Match does have a wide color range but weirdly enough I could never find a color that worked for me. Or else the formulation wasn't great.

    I've had good luck with Revlon Age-Defying Makeup which comes for both dry/normal and oily/normal. If you have the time and are near to a Sephora, you can try on unlimited shades and brands of makeup. Just swipe a few near your jawline, see what blends well and bring a mirror so you can check in daylight.

    If you can deal with a dept. store, all Estee Lauder counters will give you a free sample of any foundation to take home. They'll try them out on you if you like, and that's also helpful. Basically, you have to experiment.

    Let us know what you pick!


    Thanks. It looks like Loreal and Revlon may be my best bets. I do like that Lauder gives free samples.
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  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    missmo wrote: »
    I've found that Revlon ColorStay is the best OTC foundation, and even foundation period, that I have used.


    Thanks...
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  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    Phoenix wrote: »
    When you say OTC I guess you mean drug store brands?

    Yes, I should have been more clear. Drug store brands.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    rouquinne wrote: »
    L'Oreal True Match has one of the wider colour ranges out there.

    Thank you. What has been your experience with this?

    MAC doesn't have a formulation that i like right now so i am using this. W1 is pale enough for me and i mix it in my hand with a drop of primer and then spread it out. the coverage is good - i don't have great skin - and it lasts (especially on the days when i don't have sneezy attacks).

    :D
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  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    rouquinne wrote: »
    L'Oreal True Match has one of the wider colour ranges out there.

    Thank you. What has been your experience with this?

    MAC doesn't have a formulation that i like right now so i am using this. W1 is pale enough for me and i mix it in my hand with a drop of primer and then spread it out. the coverage is good - i don't have great skin - and it lasts (especially on the days when i don't have sneezy attacks).

    :D

    Thank you.. it seems revlon has been the most recommended outside MAC
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