Bargain Hunters: Incredible Drugstore Foundations

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Fantastic foundations at fantastic price points! 

A great foundation is hard to find. Especially if you’re on a budget. Thankfully, drugstore foundations have been getting better day by day. We curated a collection of tried-and-true, makeup artist’s favorite drugstore foundations for all skin types. These will provide that perfect base for a flawless look without breaking the bank. 

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

This foundation was designed to make you look radiant and fresh. It’s medium coverage and suits all skin tones. However, we found that it looks best on normal to dry complexion. The finish is natural, slightly glowy but not dewy. The formula is non-comedogenic so it won’t block your pores. Furthermore, it will make your skin look healthy while keeping it healthy with hyaluronic acid and vitamins C, E and B5. Best of all, you can wear it all day long!

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

This cult-classic features micro-powders to keep you matte all day long. It’s a match made in heaven for people with oily skin. But it truly works for everyone. Believe it or not, it’s lightweight and blurs pores like a pro. The texture is velvety and the formula is oil-free and non-comedogenic. It doesn’t cling to dry spots and it will never make you look cakey. Also, there are 40 different shades so anyone can look flawless, poreless and shine-free!

L’Oreal True Match Foundation

Full-coverage formula, SPF and hyaluronic acid are what makes this foundation a holy grail for makeup lovers. The beloved foundation suits all skin types and is extremely buildable. If you’re aiming for an airbrushed look without a heavy feel to it – congrats, you found it! This foundation blends seamlessly without emphasizing texture. The impressive shade range comes in warm, cool and neutral undertones. Talk about a perfect match!

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Stick Foundation

Feeling lazy? Maybe a stick foundation will do the trick! A long-lasting formula that’s quick and easy to apply can work wonders. Build it up for more coverage and perfect your complexion. The finish is semi-matte and it suits all skin tones. It won’t dry out your skin because it’s infused with argan and sunflower seed oils. This foundation was developed for photos – there’s no white cast if the flash hits your face. Here’s to staying Insta-ready at all times!

Nyx Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation

Most of us have days where we want to go full glam and other days when we need just a dash of coverage to look fresh. Let me introduce you to the wonder liquid called Total Control Drop Foundation. When they say total control, they really mean it. One drop provides sheer coverage while three or more bring the full package. You can build it up and layer it as much as you like. It will never appear too heavy or patchy. Mix it with your moisturizer to create a skin tint. Or use it as it is. Either way a seriously smooth matte finish is guaranteed!

e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Finish Foundation

Aiming for a satin finish that lasts all day long? Look no further. This cruelty-free, oil-free and shine-free foundation is perfect for all skin types. It will brighten up your skin while erasing uneven skin texture. The shade range is on the impressive side as well – 40 shades! It’s very soft with a mousse-like consistency that’s easy to work with. Use a damp beauty blender for a flawless look and it will last through sweating, crazy nights out and plenty more!


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