Guest Post: Jess's Favourite Drugstore Foundations

Hello All! I'm Jess from Lovely Jubbly, and I write a beauty and lifestyle blog, and today I am doing a guest post for the lovely Shona (Who's blog I thoroughly enjoy!) I thought I'd share with you my favourite foundations, from the 'drugstore' a.k.a Boots & Superdrug in the UK! 

Foundation is something I couldn't live without, although I like the natural look in terms of neutral make-up and nothing too out there and loud, I wouldn't dream of missing out foundation from my daily routine. I'm guilty of even wearing foundation on days where I lounge around in my PJ's all day! So, I've picked for 4 favourite foundations - all of which are readily available at Boots or Superdrug, and are relatively affordable in comparison to the higher end foundations that retail from £25 and upwards! 

1. Max Factor - Colour Adapt foundation (I wear shade 40 : cream Ivory) rrp £9.99 available here
This particular foundation is almost a mousse consistency, but in a pump bottle. I find the coverage very good without looking cakey, and this is my go-to when I am feeling quite pale as this shade is the palest of the above 4. I find this does need a powder to set it, so it's not the best for oily skin - but when my skin is behaving and feeling 'normal' then this is great for me. I haven't tried any other max factor foundations, if you have any suggestions please let me know in the comments below! 

2. Garnier BB Cream - (I wear light or medium) rrp £9.99 available for £7.49 here
This is the much raved about BB cream! At first I thought there was no way on this earth I would wear a BB cream and actually like it, but I do! I don't wear this often, but I lean towards it a bit more in the summer when I don't want as much coverage, and I don't want a heavy base. Although the shade selection is diabolical (Light, medium or dark), I have found that light works well for me, and I sometimes mix it with a little medium too. I like the natural look this gives, but I also use it with a powder for staying power which leaves my skin with a natural, light coverage which is perfect for 'good skin days!' 

3. Bourjois Health Mix foundation (I wear 51 Vanille) rrp £9.99 available here
This is probably my favourite of all 4, and this is my current foundation. I'm pretty sure I have been through 4 bottles of this super lovely foundation and I finally feel as if I have a 'me' foundation. The coverage is perfect, the finish is lovely and it also works well with powder which is great as I have combination/oily skin. The shade is a very good match, and this is usually on offer somewhere for 3for2 so I always stock up on this. I think the healthy mix will be a favourite for quite some time! Have you tried this? 

4. Revlon Colour stay foundation for combination/oily skin ( I wear 150 buff) rrp £12.49 available here
This is my go-to foundation on days where my skin misbehaves, and quite frankly I need the coverage. This is a very long lasting, thick foundation that provides medium/heavy coverage as it is buildable - however, it also doesn't appear cakey which I like! Again, this would be a repurchase for me - I only wish the bottle had a pump, as I find a waste an awful lot of this foundation due to the packaging. 

That's it from me, thankyou to Shona for letting me write a guest post for her blog - hope you enjoyed finding out my favourite foundation. What's yours? If you have any recommendations feel free to leave them below. 


Shona: Thanks Jess for a great post! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did, make sure you go check out her lovely blog! x


  1. I'm a big fan of the Bourjois Healthy Mix and Revlon Colourstay too. They're both my go to drugstore foundations. I tend to use Healthy Mix on days where my skin in good, Colourstay when my cheeks are really red although I have found during harsh weather Colourstay goes a bit dry on my skin. Really love them both though!

    Kelsey xx


    1. I've always wanted to try the Bourjois one, I'm not sure if the palest shade is light enough for me though :( I'm really loving the Rimmel match perfection! x

    2. colourstay is awesome for covering any redness - I find it perfect for days when my skin isn't behaving.

      @Shona The bourjois shades are a bit strange, i usually wear ivory in most foundations and 51 vanille is perfect for me :)

    3. I usually don't wear any shades aha! None are light enough, might buy that barry m white cream foundation to mix in though, that way I can try some of the much hyped foundations :) x

  2. I dont wear foundation apart from when i have to wear stage make up and im due for a new one so I may consider one of these next time i pick one up x

    Grace xx

    1. I don't wear foundation every day but I have been more recently as I have quite a few red patches xx

    2. I'm a foundation everyday kinda gal - There are so many good highstreet foundations out at the moment :) these are just a few of my faves! x

  3. I've always wanted to try the healthy mix foundation! Might try it out when my current one runs out :) xx

    1. I love healthy mix - the concealer from the healthy mix range is also fab! :) x

    2. I am definitely going to try the concealer after my ban, I've wanted it for a while now :) x