Top Drugstore Foundations as Good as Foundations That Cost 2X as Much.

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These drugstore foundations are just as good (and in some cases, even better) than foundations that can cost twice as much. 

Best Drugstore Foundations

1. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation is an incredibly long-lasting foundation with full coverage and a touch of illumination to give skin a radiant glow. It comes in twelve shades. For more foundation makeup, click here.

2. NYX Mineral Stick Foundation

The NYX Mineral Stick Foundation is an easy-to-use foundation stick that is easy to apply and blend; it gives surprisingly great coverage, too. It doubles as a contour and highlighter depending on the shade you select. It is available in 15 different shades.

3. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation is an extremely long-lasting foundation that has a beautiful, semi-matte finish. It comes in twelve colors.

4. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation is a pore-minimizing foundation that has micro-blurring powders to erase pores and absorb oil. It makes skin appear flawless. This comes in 32 shades.

5. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup

L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup is a water-based foundation that drenches skin in moisture, while liquid light technology gives skin an instant glow. This comes in 15 shades

6. Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation is a very natural-looking foundation with a sheer to medium finish. It comes in eight shades.

7. COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation

COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation is an anti-aging foundation formula infused with vitamins and antioxidants. The coverage is buildable and looks natural on the skin. It comes in ten shades.

8. Revlon ColorStay Makeup

Revlon ColorStay Makeup is a long-lasting foundation that looks fresh all day. It features a unique technology that doesn’t allow it to rub off on clothes. This comes in 22 different colors.

9. L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup

L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup uses a very particular color technology to blend in and match your skin’s tone and undertone precisely. With a range of 24 shades, it is easy to find one that matches your skin tone.

10. NYX Stay Matte Powder Foundation

NYX Stay Matte Powder Foundation features a matte finish that doesn’t look flat or caked on while keeping oil away. It comes in 25 shades.

11. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation features a built-in primer to ensure long wear and a smooth finish all with excellent coverage. With 13 shades to choose from, this foundation matches a variety of skin tones.

12. No7 Lift & Luminate Foundation

No7 Lift & Luminate Foundation is an excellent foundation for more mature skin as it is designed to brighten, lift and firm the skin. Its unique formula even helps to blur away fine lines and wrinkles, all while giving skin a flawless, smooth finish. This foundation is available in eight colors.

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Teri Cosenzi

I'm Teri, your resident beauty expert. While I'm not playing with beauty products, painting my nails or shopping for makeup with my daughter who loves trying products with me, you will probably find me sneaking off to Florida with my husband of over 25 years or cheering on one of my three sons. I like baking, re-decorating, drinking tea, fussing with my flowers and facials.