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I haven’t done a makeup post in ages in fact my last one was my no-foundation makeup routine which was published last year! I have the oiliest skin ever so matte is my go-to base finish. Thankfully, I’ve discovered plenty of affordable products that work amazingly with my oily skin! These are the products I’m going to share with you today. These are my favourite drugstore printers, foundations, concealers and powder!
1. NYX Shine Killer* | £11.00
A recent favourite primer of mine! It has a silicon consistency and these are the perfect consistency for mattifying primers!
2. Revolution conceal and fix*| £8.00
I will never not love revolution as a brand! Such high quality products for a low price tag. This is no exception to the brand. It goes especially well with the conceal and definitely foundation mentioned in my favourite makeup products post.
3. L’Oréal infallible mattifying base* | £8.99
This was my first ever primer and I was astounded at how much of a difference it made! I was matte for so much longer than I otherwise would have been. It also blurs so it’s great for those who want a blurring effect without foundation! With foundation, you have the most perfect matte base!
4. Soap and Glory one heck of a blot | £11.00
Despite feeling slightly oily upon application, it actually works extremely well. Packaging also made this primer win a place in my heart. I’m a sucker for girly packaging and this is the prettiest pink tube! Soap and Glory makeup doesn’t impress me as much as other drugstore brands but this is a stand-alone steal!
5. Maybelline baby skin* | £7.99
Doesn’t this take you back to the days of baby lips? My collection was pretty hefty and I added this primer to my stash too! You do get a bit less in this one but it is a little cheaper than some of the other options. There was mixed reviews at first but I loved it! It made my skin soft and matte, what more could you want from it? As for how the base looks? It looks smooth on me so I do really like it!
1. Wet n Wild photofocus* | £5.99
Another recent favourite of mine. It has high coverage and a matte finish. I still set with powder and it stays matte all day! It also does not budge! It’s quickly climbing the ladder of my favourite foundations!
2. L’Oréal infallible 24 hour matte | £9.99
The texture is what makes this a favourite! It’s velvety and blends so smoothly. My skin has never looked so flawless than when wearing this foundation and it stays matte for a fair while too! I’m not a fan of the tube as it means product goes to waste but the performance of this product is amazing!
3. Revolution conceal and define* | £9.99
As I said, this is on holy grail products post. It’s a foundation you can wear every day and it lasts well. I love the concealer-like applicator too, it means you can really control the amount you’re applying.
4. Rimmel match perfection* | £8.99
This isn’t advertised at matte and it’s not matte unless you set it with a good powder but the finish of this foundation is so gorgeous. It’s a medium coverage and really blurs imperfections. It’s a great foundation you can probably get away with for wearing at school. This is one of the first foundations I bought and I’ve repurchased it many times.
5. No7 beautifully matte | £15.00
Probably the most priciest of this whole post but it’s worth every penny. I had a sample of this and I genuinely loved it but never got round to purchasing the whole thing. This is because I went on a whim and splurged on the Fenty Pro Filtr which I have a review on. Undoubtedly this is a foundation I will pay for the full version of very soon.
1. Primark perfect colour | £2.00
For such a small price tag, this powder really delivers! My skin has never been so smooth and matte after using this! Next time I get to Primark, I’ll definitely be stocking up on this powder. It’s so, so amazing!
2. Rimmel stay matte* | £3.99
This was a staple back in its day! Tanya Burr and Zoella swore by it so, naturally, I did too! It can make your makeup look powdery but it’s nothing a spritz of water can’t fix. For such a low price tag too, you can’t complain!
3. Rimmel match perfection* | £8.49
Rimmel really win with powders. This is a little more expensive but I think it’s worth it. I stay matte longer with loose powder and this is finely milled as to not look powdery. This powder is great at blurring everything out and finishing the base!
4. Maybelline fit me powder* | £5.99
I’m not a fan of the foundation but this powder is so good! This actually does keep me matte and I love the sleek packaging of this! Not only does it make you matte, but it also blurs your pores and gives you an airbrushed appearance! It’s rare you can get this finish for such a small price.
5. Revolution Pro powder foundation | £5.00
This is my favourite drugstore powder and possibly my favourite drugstore base product. You may be thinking but it’s a foundation! You’d be correct but personally, I don’t like powder foundation. As a powder, it’s perfect and adds extra coverage so you don’t have to apply extra layers of foundation. They also last ages too! If you’re going to buy any product from this post, make it this one.
The purpose of this post was to show that you can get amazing products from the drugstore that work as well as higher end products.
All of these products have worked well for me whether it be in the past or currently. I hope at least one of these products can help you achieve the perfectly matte base you’re striving for!
What’s your favourite matte drugstore base product?