With all the shopping options available to us, it’s easy to forget that the drugstore is still the most convenient place to pick up new makeup. Thankfully, drugstore chains are always stepping up their game and nowadays, you can find a variety of affordable foundations at the drugstore that rival their expensive prestige counterparts.
With different options, including oil-free, transfer-resistant and matte coverage, there’s no doubt that there’s a foundation at the drugstore to suit every skin need. Whether it’s time to restock your makeup bag or you simply want to try something new, read on as we share eight of the best drugstore foundations that rival your luxury favorites.
If you’re not a fan of foundation because it feels heavy and cakey, you simply have not found the right one yet. For those occasions when you want something light but don’t want to sacrifice coverage, reach for the Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight.
This breathable foundation has a feathery texture and a long-lasting, natural finish that gives luxury foundations a run for their money. The formula is upgraded with SPF 25 and buildable coverage to complement the waterproof, transfer-resistant and sweat-resistant formula that lasts all day long.
For the days when you want ultra long-wearing coverage and not a single imperfection to show, reach for the Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder. This powder foundation is a TikTok phenomenon that wears comfortably and weightlessly while leaving the skin with a natural, matte finish.
The blurring technology makes for easy blending and it glides onto the skin to conceal dark spots, hyperpigmentation, acne scars and any other blemishes that you may want to hide. If you need any more convincing, powder foundation is super versatile and you can reach for this to set your liquid foundation for added coverage or layered on top of concealer to cover dark circles.
Luxury foundations are filled with buzzy ingredients and impressive skin care benefits so if you want a drugstore option with both, you have to try the Age Perfect Makeup 4-in-1 Tinted Face Balm Foundation. This balm foundation is infused with firming serum to smooth lines, conceal imperfections, even skin tone and firm skin over time. The balm consistency melts into the skin for a comfortable finish and the light to medium, buildable coverage suits a full face of glam or a no-makeup, makeup look.
Finding foundation in your perfect shade and undertone is no easy feat. The True Match Super Blendable Makeup comes in more than 40 shades, all conveniently broken down by their undertone — warm, neutral and cool. Makeup critics and foundation enthusiasts alike flock to this foundation for its sizable shade range and stick around for the non-cakey, comfortable finish. Not to mention, the fragrance-free and oil-free formula is suitable for all skin types and is packed with vitamins for a healthy, radiant slip that won’t clog pores.
If you welcome dewy, radiant skin with open arms, then you’ll love the Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation. Not only does this foundation give the skin a gorgeous, radiant finish but it also has a hydrating formula that stays put for 24 hours. With medium coverage, this dry skin-friendly foundation effortlessly glides onto the skin and keeps your complexion looking smooth and natural for all-day wear without looking greasy.
If you’re looking for a liquid, matte foundation with a lightweight finish, look no further than the Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. This demi-matte (in other words, matte but not drying matte) foundation has an oil-free formula, long-lasting, medium coverage and a light, airy texture. This means your skin won’t look cakey after a few hours and oily skin types can count on this foundation to manage oils, minimize shine and last all day long.
If you’re looking for a hydrating foundation that won’t settle into fine lines, the best drugstore find is the Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50. Formulated with mature skin in mind, this vitamin-packed, lightweight foundation gives natural, radiant coverage that lasts all day long. The addition of SPF 50 offers an extra boost from the sun and while you’ll still need to wear sunscreen, it never hurts to double up on sun protection.
For an upgraded take on traditional foundation with sheer, natural coverage, try the True Match Hyaluronic Tinted Serum. This ultra-light tinted serum includes hyaluronic acid for a makeup and skin care hybrid that gives the skin a smooth and hydrated finish with continued use. Thanks to luminous pearl pigments and sheer coverage, a light layer makes skin look instantly radiant and healthy, rivaling a post-facial glow.
Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Design by: Crystal Simone
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