There are a lot of really good products out there in the drug store category. I second the recommendation for a BB or CC cream. I have acne scarring and sun damage, and mine does just enough to smooth me out while still looking natural. I would also recommend a primer underneath whatever product you chose to buy. The primer makes the foundation stay on a lot longer without getting greasy-looking or streaky, and they sort of blur out imperfections, so they are great for scarring.
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I think that's good advice :) If you want a bit more coverage you could also try CC creams. They're basically the same. The one I use daily is the Aveeno CC cream, it's a bit over $10 (around $12* or $17 depending on where you buy it) but it lasts for a long time.
I always apply another moisturizer first because it's a bit dry, though. So I think it might work for oily skin!
I am really into BB creams lately -- if you aren't familiar, they are basically moisturizers with a little bit of tint, and sometimes they have SPF. I have sensitive combination skin so they are good for me because they are light enough that they don't make my skin freak out. L'Oreal and Neutrogena both have some good ones that are under $10 -- it's hard to say what will work for your skin, but I'd recommend going to Ulta to sample (they have tons of drugstore brand products) or if you live near a Target with a beauty concierge, they might be able to help. I've also seen BB creams at discount stores.. unfortunately that usually means they are discontinued, so if you fall in love, you may not find it again! But you can sometimes find them at places like Ross, TJ Maxx, Lot Less, etc. for $5 or less.
Maybelline Fit me line is very good. To be honest I haven't tried their foundation but I love their concealer. I've tried many other drug store and high-end concealers but I always go back to that one because it feels sort of... less... heavy?... I don't know. But, well, I've seen many "Beauty gurus" recommending Maybelline Fit me foundation so it must be good too.
I am in need of some new foundation. I have some discoloration and acne scars. So I need some that doesn't settle into fine lines. Oh and my skin is also oily.
I am on a budget. So I am looking for grocery store brands. As nice as MAC, Christian Dior and Prada are, I cannot afford them. Well I probably could, but then I couldn't eat for the week.
I had to mention that I cannot afford some brands. I have asked for recommendations on other boards. Someone posted that Christian Dior is the best they ever used and was so affordable at $82 a bottle.
I am thinking foundation that I can get for under $10 at Walmart.