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Top 10 Drugstore Foundations

The Best Drugstore Foundations For A Flawless Face

The Best Drugstore Foundations For A Flawless Face

Maintaining a flawless face doesn't have to break the bank. Our list of the top drugstore foundations delivers all the beauty without straining your budget. From products perfect for sensitive skin to the best foundations for those seeking a flawless finish, we've got you covered—literally. Anti-aging properties, nourishing peptides, and fresh finishes make these foundations the affordable answer to your makeup prayers. Check out our list of the best drugstore foundations for a flawless face. Opening Image: @maybelline

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February 28, 2018

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The Rankings


Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte Plus Poreless Foundation

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Its pore erasing properties and naturally flawless finish

BEST FOR: Normal to oily skin


Ulta Mineral Powder Foundation

Our Score

BEST FOR: Those with sensitive skin seeking a foundation with light-yet-full coverage

FUN FACT: This foundation's formula illuminates skin to put your most radiant face forward


L'Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Foundation

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I absolutely love love love this product! I have super sensitive skin, so for many years I bought really expensive department store makeup brands. This is the best product ever! Foundation, concealer and powder all in one!"

HELPFUL TIP: This skin improving product is available in hues for women of all colors


L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Its demi-matte finish, buildable formula, and all-day wearability

USERS SAID: "My skin is quite oily, so this drier foundation really helps to control that issue I have of my face melting off in humid weather. It doesn't sink into the lines in on my face. I totally get the hype about this product!"



Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation

Our Score

BEST FOR: Those seeking a full coverage foundation with a smooth, airbrushed effect

USERS SAID: "I adore this foundation for its blendability and finish. It's got a smooth, satin effect and it's a true 'airbrush' finish."


L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The blendable formula that results in a glowing, full-coverage look comparable to any top-shelf brand.

USERS SAID: "This foundation is absolutely beautiful. Reminds me so much of NARS Sheer Glow, except better if you can believe it. It is light to medium coverage. It gives a beautiful dewy finish."


Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The oil-free formula that still gives you that perfect, dewy finish... oh and the fact that it is SPF 20

FUN FACT: This foundation converted one beauty editor from the world of luxury formulas to drugstore.


L'Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup

Our Score

BEST FOR: Those with sensitive skin

USERS SAID: "I have finally found my foundation! I love the way it matches my skin, even though I ordered it online. Love it and the undertone is right!"


Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup

Our Score

USERS  SAID: "Love this foundation! I have super dry skin but also need a lot of coverage. This foundation is perfect. It applies a very light layer, but with complete coverage. I didn't even have to use concealer for my redness."

FUN FACT: This product's mega-concentrated formula is fortified with goji berry to help skin looking healthy and ageless

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