MA BEAUTY: THE BEST DRUGSTORE FOUNDATIONS FOR FLAWLESS SKIN ON A BUDGET
Picture-perfect skin is as close as your local drugstore.
Need to hide scars, cover up acne, or just want a more even complexion? There are fabulous foundation options on the shelves of your local drugstore. Check out these budget-friendly picks, ranging from mattifying powders to long-lasting liquids.
This one’s available in 22 skin tones, making it almost impossible not to find your perfect shade. Maybelline’s foundation is fitting for those expecting more from their makeup. Ideal for skin that’s drying out, Dewy + Smooth rehydrates skin and de-clogs pores with a hydra-smoothing concentrate.
There are few formulas we’d categorize as flawless, but we’re seriously still trying to find the fault in this liquid foundation from e.l.f. Oil-free and made with SPF 15 to protect skin against harmful rays, a few dabs of this airy liquid will even out and illuminate your complexion.
The shade range may not be the most diverse, but if you happen to fit into one of the options, this is a great pick for a powder foundation. The gentle mineral formula won’t upset sensitive skin, and it helps keep oil at bay if you tend to get greasy when using liquid foundation.
L’Oréal Infallible is unstoppable. We’re obsessed with the label’s ultra long-wear brand, and this pro-matte foundation is at the top of our must-have list. Available in 12 flattering shades, this cream foundation applies smoothly and dries demi-matte for a clear complexion.
This drugstore foundation promises realistic shades that match your skin better than ever. It also promises 17 hours of flawless wear, so it’s a great choice for anyone who smudges, melts, or creases before the end of the workday.
Almay’s TLC foundation is truly ah-mazing — and when we say this liquid product provides full coverage, we’re not kidding. Whether you’re using clean fingers or a kabuki brush as your applicator of choice, a little bit spreads a long way, and it provides 16 hours of wear without fading.
NYX Cosmetics Invincible Fullest Coverage Foundation
New from NYX comes an innovative collection of liquid foundation. Each tube is loaded with pigment that works out discoloration, conceals tattoos temporarily, and more. It’ll wrap your skin in a flattering, mattifying finish.
Hide and heal blemishes with this dual-purpose product from Neutrogena. Featuring the brand’s MicroClear technology, it’s an oil-free formula that speeds up the process of salicylic acid in order to unclog pores and eliminate acne.
Beauty mavens are so meticulous. We want our foundation to cost less, but last longer. Revlon’s 24-hour coverage promises that extra long wear, while (bonus!) pampering our skin with a lightweight feel. Patented with Time-Release Technology, it was made for combination-to-oily skin to combat excess oil and forehead shine.
Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation
Here we go with that delicious terminology again. We hate to break it to you, but there’s nothing edible about Maybelline’s mousse foundation. The good news? Feel free to indulge in this airbrushing blend day after day. A whipped formula that’s especially effective over normal skin types, it won’t clog pores and it’s safe to wear over sensitive skin.
We’re applauding L’Oréal on this barely-there, ultra blendable foundation that adapts to your skin. Formulated with patented color technology, it’s a buildable blend enriched with vitamins A and C, wheat germ, and grapefruit extract for coverage that keeps skin healthy.