Today I'll be sharing my thoughts about some foundations, BB and CC creams that are inexpensive and you'll find in Boots and Superdrug!
L'oreal True Match
This is a foundation you've probably heard about and seen as a staple in lots of peoples makeup bags, with good reason! For those of you who are after a foundation with slightly more coverage this is a good one to try! It's about a medium coverage but you can build it up for slightly more coverage or sheer it out with a damp beauty blender type sponge!
It costs £9.99, and they currently have 23 different shades. What I like is they have warm toned, neutral and cool toned versions of each shade, making it easier to get a foundation that is more of a true match for you.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum
This is another foundation that you probably have heard a lot about! The serum version is a lighter coverage than the healthy mix foundation (which I am yet to try) and is perfect for when you don't need too much coverage but a tinted moisturiser or BB cream just isn't enough! It's light, gel texture and radiant finish makes it ideal for the warmer months.
This costs £10.99 and there are no where near as many shades to choose from as True Match, as well as nearly all the shades having a warm undertone, so it's not for everyone, but I hope they do expand their shade range so that more people can use this as it really is a wonderful foundation!
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
I bought this foundation in the lightest shade I could find, and for some reason it is quite dark, however I'm sure I probably just picked up a bottle from a bad batch! However, this makes it perfect for after I've been on holiday and may need another shade! It also has a similar texture to the Bourjois Healthy Mix serum, It's light and not too much coverage, so you keep your healthy glow!
It costs only £7.99 and there are more shades than Healthy Mix offers, I don't think you can really go wrong with this!
Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream
An oil free, light coverage and fresh looking BB cream with salicylic acid in (commonly found in skincare products) and also SPF 15. There are a lot of benefits to this and it is nice, especially if you've never tried out any other BB creams. There's also another version that I haven't tried yet, Dream Fresh BB cream.
It costs £6.99 so is very affordable although it only comes in two shades.
Garnier Oil Free BB Cream
These were the first BB creams I tried out, I find they have a very light texture like most BB creams and are less of a cream and more liquid! I have found that they can oxidise and go quite dark sometimes which isn't too great, but like the Fit Me foundation, I like them for when I have a tan from a holiday! They also have SPF 20.
They cost £9.99 each and unfortunately the only shades are light and medium.
L'oreal Nude Magique CC Cream (anti-redness)
When you put this on, it starts off green to counteract the redness in your skin and then it adapts to your skin, I was excited to try this for the first time to see if it would work well! It evens out your skin tone very nicely and has had many good reviews, however I think its possibly not the best for very pale skin.
It costs £9.99 and again, is great for holidays so you don't need to take numerous shades of foundation/bb/cc cream with you!
I hope this post helped with deciding on new base products to try!