Top 5 Drugstore Foundations + Routine

I’m asked all the time what my top picks for foundation are at the drugstore so I finally got around to filming a video. Given the current humid/rainy weather we’re having plus my indecisive skin I’ve favoured my Revlon Colorstay for both longevity and the best shine free finish. In this video I show you how I use that and recommend another 4 budget bases for different coverage/skin type requirements.

Miss BB



  1. Irina
    28 September, 2012 / 5:15 pm

    Have you tried No7’s Beautifully Matte? Their whole new colour-matching thing is a bit of a faff (I ended up going a shade lighter anyway) but the foundation is really long-wearing and buildable. x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      1 October, 2012 / 7:05 pm

      no but people keep suggesting it so i’m going to have to at some point

  2. lyra
    30 September, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    @Irina I’m so glad you found it a faff too, I went to get matched and got the colour they suggested, and omg, it is to dark for me, I’m tempted to go back and complain. But I really love their stay perfect foundation. Its just really natural, I’d say its light-medium- buildable coverage and just looks natural, really lovely and lasts all day. But such a shame about the colour matching thing as that is basically why I choose it over the colorstay.


    • missbudgetbeauty
      1 October, 2012 / 7:13 pm

      if you’ve gone through the colour matching i would absolutely complain!! so many people have suggested no7 foundations recently so i’m going to have to try one soon x

      • lyra
        2 October, 2012 / 6:29 pm

        Yup, definitely going to! But I bet they are going to fob me off with some oh you must have an uneven skin tone rubbish!

        I’ve had enough of complaining to companies at the moment though- already complained to vodafone for over 2 hours this week alone, AND have the flu. Not a happy bunny. Think I’ll wait til i’m in a better mood and then write an email or go in store!

        Oh that Revlon Lip Stain and Balm thing in honey that you recommended I bought the other day. Its so nice! Looks really dark pink on me though, I think its because I have very pigmented lips, going to try it with a foundation base underneath and see how it looks! 🙂 But formula…. in love, much better than the lip butters!!!


        • missbudgetbeauty
          11 October, 2012 / 9:48 pm

          oh yeah the lip butters sucked.. i keep trying them and just cant like them lol

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