I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – you can get good quality makeup without paying an arm and a leg. Foundations are something that drugstore brands have been working on for quite some time and have gotten extremely good at! Most of these foundations are $10 or less, though all are under $20. There is a product for every skin type and every level of coverage.
Here are my absolute favorite drugstore foundations.
Maybelline SuperStay Foundation
This cult classic full coverage foundation is loved for a reason! It gives gorgeous coverage that doesn’t look cakey. It’s reasonably priced, and the bottle lasts quite a while. You don’t need to use much to get good return. The shade range is decent for this, though not great. It’s pretty accessible in most grocery and drug stores across the US. If you have dryer skin, consider using a moisturizing primer, but it should still work well!
Wet N Wild Tinted Hydrator
Coverage: Light – Medium
This newer foundation is a perfect everyday foundation that just smooths out your existing skin tone. It applies best with fingers, though a sponge would work well for it too. The shade range isn’t great, though lighter coverage foundations can get away with that to an extent. If you have oily skin, be careful with this one because it leans toward a tinted moisturizer. It has the potential to make you look very greasy!
L’Oreal Fresh Wear Foundation
L’Oreal has the best of all worlds here. The foundation has a satin, skin-like finish no matter how you apply it. All skin types can use it (possibly excepting sensitive) and it will look gorgeous. There’s a pretty awesome shade range too!
Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation
Like the L’Oreal Fresh wear, this is a medium coverage foundation with a demi-matte finish. The applicator is a bit wonky on this one, and it’s not as much of a favorite as the L’Oreal. However, this one does have sunscreen in the product! However, the shade range on this is extremely bad so you’re likely to want to choose the L’Oreal. It also may not work as well on oily skin. In general though, it looks really pretty when applied!
Makeup Revolution Conceal And Hydrate Foundation
Now that Target carries them, I feel completely confident in calling Makeup Revolution a drugstore brand. This particular foundation is mostly full coverage, but it’s a little lighter. It moisturizes, which is novel for a full coverage foundation. Oily skin may not work well with this one, but the Conceal and Define is just as good but more matte. There are tons of shades (though most of them are online) and the price point is really reasonable. You can also get this brand – and more foundation shades – at Ulta Beauty!
Have you tried any of these foundations? What are your favorite drugstore foundations? Let me know in the comments.