Drugstore Matte Foundations – REVIEW

This is the blog as promised to accompany my latest video, if you have any questions afterwards please feel free to ask, preferably on youtube or twitter (@msbudgetbeauty) for a speedy response
NYC Natural Matte £2.99
good coverage, good colour match, doesn’t stay matte well, goes patchy and sinks into pores over time also made me break out!
Rimmel Stay Matte £5.99
i just couldn’t get this to work for me, perhaps it’s the application, went on matte straight away but dried instantly so very difficult to blend, also made me break out!
misssporty So Matte £2.99
sheer coverage but you can build it up, stays matte for around 5 or 6 hours and doesn’t go patchy, doesn’t set though so can be rubbed off accidentally.
Natural Collection Shine Away£1.99
terrible (for me) i could not blend this as hard as i tried it was so thick and totally patchy, couldn’t manage to get it to look right even once.
2true Smooth Matte £1.95
same as natural collection, couldnt blend, couldnt get an even coverage even once enough to really review how well it stays matte. no good for me!
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse £6.99
This was my absolute favourite! it’s very much like a blendable powder, it’s not wet or sticky it just goes on really smooth and stays matte nicely, even when i did get a little shiny it just gave a nice glowy look.
this is what the swatches i took in the video looked like after 10 mins… as you can see some set and dried a lot darker than they seemed in the tube… others just stayed wet… which isn’t really ideal for a MATTE product?!?


  1. Anonymous
    25 August, 2010 / 10:22 am

    could you make a video/blogpost reveiwing the maybeline dream mouse range (blush, foundation and concealer) thanks

  2. Anonymous
    26 August, 2010 / 12:27 am

    What does your tattoo say?

  3. 26 September, 2011 / 5:35 pm

    i love the miss sporty foundation xx

  4. 24 November, 2011 / 11:04 pm

    I've had issues with the mousse (it makes my dry skin show) but i think i dont use enough judging by your photos… i'll have another go 🙂

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