• Published on Jan 4, 2019
  • Hey, Guys! (WATCH IN HD)
    Here is a video where I talk about all of my favorite drugstore foundations! I hope you enjoy! Thanks for watching! xoxo!

    Foundations I Mentioned:
    No. 7 Lift & Luminate Foundation in Warm Ivory
    Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 250 Fresh Beige
    Flower Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Makeup in Nude L3
    Colourpop No Filter Foundation Stick in Light 50W & Deep Dark 190C (to contour)
    Covergirl Healthy Elixir Foundation in 725 Buff Beige
    Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation in LW2 & MW2
    Maybelline Matte + Poreless Foundation in in 120 Classic Ivory
    L.A Girl Pro Matte HD Foundation in Soft Beige & Medium Beige
    Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation in Golden Beige

    What I'm Wearing:
    Sweater: Freepeople
    Earrings: Forever 21
    Nails: KL Polish "Winter is Coming"
    Brows: Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown
    Face: Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation, Jouer Essential Concealer in Creme Cafe, Marc Jacobs Tan Tastic Bronzer, The Balm Balm Desert Blush, Clinique Nude Pop Blush, Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder in 13
    Eyes: Colourpop The Zodiac Eyeshadow Palette, Nars Climax Mascara, Individial False Lashes
    Lips: Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Lucky Star

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    Canon 80D
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    Final Cut Pro
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    Danny actually built it for me
    Hey! I'm Kathleen. An oddball Aquarius with a love for all things beauty! I keep it simple on this channel and give reviews and tutorials and sometimes I do fun challenges, but for the most part, I stay pretty old school. I upload on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise noted (usually on Twitter so be sure to follow me there). If I am doing a sponsored video, it will be on one of my off days so you get bonus content :)
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  • J EV
    J EV 11 hours ago

    Cover girl elixir works great with hands!!!!

  • yvonne bolsöy
    yvonne bolsöy Day ago

    I also have dry and sensitive skin, i would LOVE if you could do a affordable/drugstore video on concealer for this type of skin! 😍 I have such a problem finding a god concealer 😣

  • Bryanna Grace
    Bryanna Grace 8 days ago

    covergirl tru blend makes my face look cakey even if i use just a little. no matter what i use to apply it with (beauty blender, brush, or my fingers) it looks cakey & im trying to find a new one

    • Bryanna Grace
      Bryanna Grace 8 days ago

      Lahela G my skin type is pretty normal. every now & then it gets a little oily or dry but it doesn’t last long. the way the foundation goes on is super streaky & more runny than other foundations i’ve used

    • Lahela G
      Lahela G 8 days ago

      Bryanna Grace what’s your skin type? I just learned recently that it all depends on the types of foundations you use plus your skin type and the formula of the foundation you are using that all play into how it’s going to come out on your skin, which has explained SO MUCH for me.

  • Aby Me
    Aby Me 10 days ago

    Thank you so much for this videooo, your review was great😍

  • Anonymous Conservative

    Kathleen, girl, you already have flawless skin.

  • Tenille Mcwatters
    Tenille Mcwatters 10 days ago

    How to know what the L and other letters mean in the foundation names? Ex flower beauty

  • Tenille Mcwatters
    Tenille Mcwatters 10 days ago

    Would you do a what's in my bag please?

  • Ng Katie
    Ng Katie 10 days ago

    Please do an easy everyday makeup tutorial!! X

  • MisKandi H
    MisKandi H 11 days ago

    Your Ofra code doesn't work. 😞

  • Kassandra OB
    Kassandra OB 11 days ago

    I love your shirt and make up! So beautiful!

  • BFE Beauty
    BFE Beauty 12 days ago

    Allie Glines raves about the physicians formula foundation too!

  • Marjorie Carlos
    Marjorie Carlos 12 days ago

    GIIIRLLL you should try the rimmel long lasting foundation. there's one for oily and one for dry to normal. omg it's the absolute best foundation!!

  • Crystal Work
    Crystal Work 13 days ago

    THANK UUU ily

  • Cryssa Rose
    Cryssa Rose 14 days ago

    Oh I can name my holy grail easily. The Wet n Wild cushion foundation. It's satin to dewy, stays on all day even without setting it, looks so hydrating and smooth and skin-like on my face, and even though it has some SPF (I think), it doesn't show flashback in photos. I literally cannot get enough of it and I'm on my third one now. I wear the lightest shade 106A.

  • Kela Wilson
    Kela Wilson 16 days ago

    PLEASE do a high end foundation favorites!!! I am getting married in October and I'm going crazy to find the perfect makeup in every category, especially foundation! I love light coverage.

  • Caitlin Tipple
    Caitlin Tipple 16 days ago

    Kathleen please do a high end one

  • sexyserenax0
    sexyserenax0 16 days ago

    I love this shirt where is it from ?!?

  • kayu man
    kayu man 16 days ago

    Do you have something against dry patches?😂

  • Jenna Mann
    Jenna Mann 18 days ago

    Definitely want to check out the Catrice foundation next. Thank you for this video! Very helpful 😊

  • Adriana Pitt
    Adriana Pitt 18 days ago +1

    Hey kathleen.... I love all your videos... I especially loved the BB creams and tinted moisturizer video from 2017....could you possibly do a new 2019 bests video pretty please 😀

  • Shahrin Prome
    Shahrin Prome 18 days ago +1

    What about maybelline superstay 24 hour??? How is it??

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    lina chung 리나 18 days ago


  • RD Angie aka angelang83

    I absolutely LOVE the way the Cover Girl Healthy Elixir foundation smells lol! When they repackaged it, I was so scared that the scent may not be there, that I made sure to check for the smell in the new packaging before buying 😂😂😂🤷🏼‍♀️ but, the old L’Oréal lipstick smell makes me want to vomit! Same with those maybelline glosses that were way popular a few years ago.... I couldn’t with the smell!

  • Donna
    Donna 19 days ago

    Did you learn how to do makeup so you wouldn't be mistaken for a kid? My GAWD! You look like you're 13-14 with only foundation on. If you don't already, one day you will appreciate having a baby face.

  • Haydee Rancel
    Haydee Rancel 19 days ago

    Please please do the high end version or like a flawless/"event" face foundation type video!!!!! :D

  • Chella Morann
    Chella Morann 21 day ago

    I loveeee you

  • Lindsay Bowers
    Lindsay Bowers 21 day ago

    My HG drug store is physicians formula healthy foundation! But you're right shade range is horrible. The lightest is a bit too dark for me but I love the finish so much I make it work 🤣

  • Jerusha Kumpati
    Jerusha Kumpati 22 days ago +1

    Could you do a drugstore primers video?!

  • Raquel Brooks
    Raquel Brooks 22 days ago

    Thank you for this video! My holy grail is Maybelline Matte poreless for sure!!

  • Tiffany Syme
    Tiffany Syme 23 days ago

    Okay I need a tutorial on this makeup look. LIVING FOR IT!

  • Whitney Ginn
    Whitney Ginn 24 days ago

    Please please what is the foundation you would say is closest to the makeup forever face and body. I just can’t find anything near it!

  • Judyangieli Ramos
    Judyangieli Ramos 26 days ago

    Ohhhhhhh Loooorddsd tutorial on this lookkkk PLAZZZZZZ

  • Gizem Can
    Gizem Can 26 days ago

    Dude how come that the Revlon Colorstay clings to my dry patches? Like it's really really bad. I'm so confused.

  • julianne holderman
    julianne holderman 26 days ago

    This tutorial really helps me. As a beginner I needed to see this foundation video , drugstore especially, and I have dry skin, which you are the only one that ever put up foundations for strictly DRY skin. I can’t thank you enough. I’m going to be ordering a few of these. I can’t wait to see which one I love the most ❤️❤️

  • Melina Lieswanti
    Melina Lieswanti 27 days ago

    My fave foundation that I can always rely to look good on me no matter what is Maybelline's Superstay foundation. That foundation is my number one foundation ☝

  • Christine Horwath
    Christine Horwath 29 days ago

    Don’t have any miracles at the drugstore yet boo man I’m hogging your comments wtf Christine??

  • Christine Horwath
    Christine Horwath 29 days ago

    Ok if you could just answer one question do you wear a different foundation every day? How do you wear all of them how do you decide in the morning? It’s like I’m buying so many but I’m looking for one or two idk I don’t understand USclipers HGs how they know so much about different foundations but still have favorites so confused!!!

  • Christine Horwath
    Christine Horwath 29 days ago

    I just realized that I don’t have oily skin like what? Yes my face is dry to combo or normal to dry/combination the oil is sweat just plain sweat so it needs to be waterproof but dewy ya right I have a hereditary disorder where my immune system is failing me I also have a tumor on my pituitary gland so my hormones are going wild and I sweat in snowy weather even with a tank top on but natural sebum or oil is not a problem on my skin go filter lol or figure

  • Christine Horwath
    Christine Horwath 29 days ago

    I love your eye look in this video it’s gorgeous I love that technique so beautiful 😍 yes high end version! My HG lately is the very expensive Charlotte tilbury magic foundation

  • Elena Zhai
    Elena Zhai Month ago

    please give a high end version!

  • Samanta Rizzi
    Samanta Rizzi Month ago +2

    That’s it. I’m buying the Revlon Colorstay foundation tomorrow after so many years! I remember it was one of my first foundations that I actually enjoyed and knew how to properly put on. I bought at least a couple of those bottles when I was at the end of middle school going into high school! 😄 Love your videos!!!💕

  • Leslie
    Leslie Month ago

    Kathleen pulls red lippies so well! If I wear red lipsticks, I just end up looking like a clown.😆

  • Heidi Hurn
    Heidi Hurn Month ago

    Cyo is my favourite foundation x

  • Fafi Fafi
    Fafi Fafi Month ago

    Yes please high end version

  • Katherine Kirner
    Katherine Kirner Month ago

    The sweater ❤🧡❤

  • michelle_nicole89
    michelle_nicole89 Month ago

    I'm having the same issue with the CoverGirl foundation! Lol I bought it finally and I hate the smell and it looks so cakey on me 😭 so many people love it and I wanted to as well so bad 😂

  • Laura Seymour
    Laura Seymour Month ago

    Dear drugstore brands, STOP 🛑 adding fragrances to foundations! Physician Formula HF gives me a terrible headache from the smell; same for CoverGirl HE.

  • Pamela Morcillo Argáez

    You are the best !!! You make me laugh !!! I love your videos ❤️❤️❤️

  • Terrilyn Douglas
    Terrilyn Douglas Month ago

    Which were your top 3 or did I miss that?

  • Mjcds95 C
    Mjcds95 C Month ago

    How do you prepare your skin (moisturizer, primer) my skin is dry and makes everything look terrible :(

  • Mjcds95 C
    Mjcds95 C Month ago

    What do you think of L’Oréal true match ? What’s your shade?

  • Asha Ramaswamy
    Asha Ramaswamy Month ago

    Thanks a lot for the detailed video with trying on your face. Hats off to your hardwork

  • Stephanie S
    Stephanie S Month ago

    I bought the physician's formula one cause of a different video you talked about it in! Love it!!

  • MellyBaby AkaCrazy
    MellyBaby AkaCrazy Month ago


  • Jus
    Jus Month ago +1

    L’Oréal infallible pro glo

  • Melissa Medina
    Melissa Medina Month ago

    "sometimes I really don't like a product, untill I really really love it" thats exactly how I feel about all my friends! Lmao i used to think i hated some people before they became my BFF

  • WhatsUpKristie
    WhatsUpKristie Month ago

    Hi! Did you ever go to the store to try out the reformulated version of the No7 foundation?

  • Jairo Pinto
    Jairo Pinto Month ago +1

    My favorite and I had try them almost all and I always come to this “true Mach super blendable makeup “ this thing look fancy and expensive on my skin ever better then my luxury foundations !

  • Rachel Oo
    Rachel Oo Month ago

    This isn’t fair cuz you could be trying on the worst foundation out there and still look flawless since your skin is so freaking flawless already to start with lol

  • Lucy McAdory
    Lucy McAdory Month ago

    Kathleen I love the Healthy foundation. It is amazing. Great review!!

  • Dana Frank
    Dana Frank Month ago

    Please please do one on higher end dry skin foundations. I watched your powder video too and we share the same ones I also use the MAC mineral skin finish and love it and the Charlotte Tilbury. So I really need to find some that are higher end foundations. Thanks so much.

    • Dana Frank
      Dana Frank Month ago

      I do wear Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage BB cream love the formula but the color is not exact. Also just tried IT Cosmetics CC a little dry after awhile so I’m just now trying IT bye Bye.

  • Ayya Z.
    Ayya Z. Month ago

    That sweater is cuuuuuute

  • Kendall Vanderzanden

    I like the physicians formula but it isn't full coverage enough so i mix it with l.a girl truly matte and they work amazing together

  • Xi Kang
    Xi Kang Month ago

    Yes please! High end Foundations!

  • Elizabeth Frazier
    Elizabeth Frazier Month ago

    Honestly, like despite the smell, Photofocus by WetnWild is my holy of all time

  • Karla .Vang
    Karla .Vang Month ago

    This video just made me want to go out buy a ton of foundation lol

  • Brigitha Tunjung
    Brigitha Tunjung Month ago

    Maybeline fit me foundation now came with a pump kathleen!!!

  • Mikayla Mercer
    Mikayla Mercer Month ago

    watching this video for the 4th time because i keep falling asleep kathleen your voice is so nice it just puts me to sleep 😂

  • M
    M Month ago +1

    Nicole from the bachelor reminds me so much of you. I’m tripping.

    • Chloe Atherton
      Chloe Atherton Month ago

      That’s so crazy! I was thinking the same thing. I wanted her to win just because she reminds me so much of her 😂

  • Hae Rosae
    Hae Rosae Month ago

    hey girl i just wanted to say because od the red border, I thought i had already watched the video. just thought you should know

  • marisajc4
    marisajc4 Month ago

    Wet n wild photo focus foundation!

  • IRINUK26
    IRINUK26 Month ago

    I love more the way you look without makeup.So fresh and youthful

  • Hailey
    Hailey Month ago

    Kathleen, they have changed the foundation. I tried to get the no. 7 one you had, but i read the reviews and people said they changed the formula!!

  • Ren Vajr
    Ren Vajr Month ago

    I am so envious how much lid space you have.. love love love..

  • Mary Bear
    Mary Bear Month ago

    The cover girl healthy elixir is more money then some high end foundation lol (I live in Canada and it is $60)

  • Tee Wan
    Tee Wan Month ago

    guyss does anybody know which brush from clp did she use with the NF stick? tks in advance

  • Summer Dais
    Summer Dais Month ago

    #10 Loreal Infallible 24H Fresh Wear!
    Bring on the high end faves!

  • Christine Horwath
    Christine Horwath Month ago

    Actually my HG foundation is the makeup revolution stick foundation if that’s not in drugstores is that cheating 😆 I have tons of trouble looking for foundations that blur to be honest no other foundation in the world have I liked more than this the one that came closest to HG that sells in a drugstore is the L’Oréal infallible matte I’m incredibly oily all the time grr anyway can you or did you do a program on these crazy Scientologists in Clearwater? Have you been by the town he bought or the strip?

  • Marissa Braun
    Marissa Braun Month ago

    The healthy elixir smells just like bath and body juniper breeze 😍 sorry you don’t like it though!

  • J Lorraine
    J Lorraine Month ago

    Revlon Colorstay for sure! Glad you mentioned it, it’s so underrated

  • Haley Bush
    Haley Bush Month ago

    it’s such a relief to find a guru with the same skin 😩🙌🏻your advice hasn’t let me down yet!

  • Arianna Oliver
    Arianna Oliver Month ago

    The physicians formula foundation is hands down my favorite foundation ever. All of my other foundations have taken a backseat since I started using this one. The finish is amazing. Doesn’t cling to dry patches and stays on all day.

  • Savannah Clarke
    Savannah Clarke Month ago +1

    do you have yellow undertones??

  • Claudia Corrales
    Claudia Corrales Month ago +2

    Kathleen did you get the new No. 7 Lift and Luminate and compare it to the one you have in this video????? If so how was it?

  • Austin Bess
    Austin Bess Month ago

    In my opinion Wet n’ wild photo focus foundation is the best drugstore foundation of all time. I prime my skin with a face oil and a pore filling primer and it’s the most skin-like at the drugstore by far!! And the cheapest!!!!!!! Less then 5$ at Walmart definitely a mistake to overlook if you can find your shade

  • Meli G
    Meli G Month ago

    I think out of all of my drugstore foundations my #1 would have to be my Milani conceal + perfect liquid foundation.💖💖

  • Nicole Schröter
    Nicole Schröter Month ago

    I have the catrice foundation for so long even before everybody talked about since catrice is a brand the Germany sells for so long already. But I don’t know what i do wrong on me it’s oxidizing so bad. Is it just me or does somebody else got this problem?

  • Katri Varikmaa
    Katri Varikmaa Month ago

    Never liked any foundation enough to repurchase until I recently found Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup foundation. The smoothest finish ever!

  • beaumiffle
    beaumiffle Month ago +1

    has anyone tried the Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation? I find that it smells reeeeally strong like paint ):

    • Laura Seymour
      Laura Seymour Month ago

      beaumiffle Same. It’s kinda like wet dirt with decaying leaves or wet clay in the South. I hate it and it gave me a headache. I wore it for four hours and left work at lunch to take it off. It cost me more in time, health, and wasted product so it wasn’t a bargain. I trashed it on day one.

  • Anna Frei
    Anna Frei Month ago

    My skin is very dry, and I like Maybelline Fit Me luminous finish foundation. It looks like second skin on me and it’s so dewy and luminous that I don’t need a highlighter. It’s not oil-free tho and I had to stop using it because my anti-acne treatment isn’t compatible with oil infused products, and the foundation made me break out 😩 I will try it again when I’m done with my anti-acne cream. I’ve never found a foundation that looks as great as that one on me, even high-end foundations can’t do that.

  • Brittney Delay
    Brittney Delay Month ago

    The Flower Beauty foundation is sold at Walmart too.

  • Tiffany Y
    Tiffany Y Month ago

    Omg I love the physician formula foundation too, I have tried many foundation and this is my favorite one. Even though I have combination skin but it’s a little bit dry for me in the winter and also sets into my fine lines too. Anyway I am so glad that you also like it.

  • Inamari Schoonraad
    Inamari Schoonraad Month ago

    Could you please do a video of your fav affordable foundation BRUSHES :)

  • Ayla Beal
    Ayla Beal Month ago

    Holy grail is definitely physician formula foundation, it’s the best foundation I’ve used ever. Also use shaving cream to get foundation stains out of clothes!

  • Monica Culler
    Monica Culler Month ago +3

    Loreal TruMatch is my long time drugstore fav. I usually got for a no-makeup look, and people are so surprised when I tell them I have full foundation on because it looks so natural, but covers my flaws so well.
    Love your makeup in this video Kathleen! That lipstick is fire.

  • Leslie Elizabeth
    Leslie Elizabeth Month ago

    Revlon Colorstay will always be my #1

  • Jacqueline Almazan
    Jacqueline Almazan Month ago +2

    Omg when you were talking about the healthy elixir one, I could already smell the scent. Is it just me or literally the scent is so perfumy that it makes breathing from your nose painful lmao

  • Mary Degreef
    Mary Degreef Month ago +2

    What foundation brush are you using? I'm sure it's Morphe, but can't find it...

    • Lori Elizabeth Wade
      Lori Elizabeth Wade Month ago

      Yes, It cosmetics, or It cosmetic brush for Ulta. It was $30 and part of that went to charity. I was able to snag the triangle version (white handle) on sale for 10 bucks just after Christmas. They bring the heart-shaped brush back every year and when it sells out, it's gone until the next year.

    • Tash W
      Tash W Month ago +1

      It cosmetics love is the heart - she talks about it a lot

  • Chelseeea
    Chelseeea Month ago +3

    The no7 foundation is the same. The lift and luminate foundation gets its name from the serum they sell since they put their serum in the foundation. They repackaged and added serum to the title but it always had it in the foundation which is why they advertise firmer more lifted skin when using it. Currently work for Walgreens and have been trained on the products when we started to carry them.

    • Chelseeea
      Chelseeea Month ago

      Laura Seymour it has a smell but nothing to strong. I’m not real good with scents but to me smells like what I expect a foundation to smell like. Nothing that’s masked with perfume.

    • Laura Seymour
      Laura Seymour Month ago

      Chelseeea can you tell me if it has a strong fragrance? Thank you!

  • Lotsotrouble2
    Lotsotrouble2 Month ago

    What are you doing different on your eyes this year? They have been looking very pretty and popping in every video so far. 🤩