We’ve been on a drugstore kick lately — from our must-haves to the best mascaras, we’re not above saving a buck or 20. And while we’ve already covered our 12 favorite drugstore foundations, we decided to kick it up a notch and find 15 that all cost under $15. Because, let’s be real, when you’re as obsessed with makeup as we are, things can start to add up (especially when you’re also addicted to Starbucks and daily lunch trips to the Whole Foods’ salad bar, #sorrynotsorry).


1. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation

When foundation has the ability to give you a poreless-looking finish, combat oil and match your skin tone to a T — all for under $8 — we’d suggest stockpiling up on the stuff before word gets out.

2. NYX Define & Refine Powder Foundation

This medium-to-full-coverage, doubled-up compact features a slightly deeper shade than the adjacent foundation, with a hint of pearl pigments you can swirl on top of the skin-matching makeup for a natural, glowing contour.

3. Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation

If the "no-makeup" makeup look is your thing, Dream Wonder literally is your saving grace, as it fuses with the skin for a naturally perfect look! The unique dropper makes for easy application, and prevents you from pouring all your makeup out on the back of your hand (because, guilty!).


4. L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup

How many foundations do you know (drugstore or luxury) that come in 33 shades? Not only does True Match contain patented color technology to match your skin’s tone and texture precisely, but it’s also infused with vitamins A and C, wheat germ and grape fruit extract to keep your skin nourished and radiant. 

5. Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse

What’s the key to a lightweight, airbrushed look, you ask? Liquid mousse, of course. Pair this bad boy with the Maybelline Dream Blender for a photoshopped finish.

6. NYX Invincible Fullest Coverage Foundation

Pimple, acne scar, dark spot — if you have anything to hide, this is the solution! The highly pigmented formula has the ability to cover any imperfection, so your face is always ready for a close-up.


 7. Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation

Combining the powers of makeup and skin care, full-coverage Superstay is infused with antioxidants for brighter, healthier and just plain better-looking skin.

8.  L’Oréal Infallible Advanced Never Fail Makeup

It says it all in the product name: Never Fail. Flawless coverage for up to 18 hours, formulated with SPF 20, anti-humidity ingredients, fade-proof, oil-absorbing, hides imperfections and contains energizing vitamins to combat signs of fatigue — what more could one ask for?! Oh, and did we mention that no touchups are needed?

9. Maybelline Fit Me! Dewy + Smooth Foundation

Combining coverage with skin-loving nutrients, Fit Me Dewy + Smooth contains a hydra-smoothing concentrate to hydrate and smooth skin’s texture, leaving you looking all dewy and luminous.  


10. NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation

We understand the difficulties that come with trying to find a full-coverage, matte foundation that doesn’t give you the dreaded “cake-face” effect. Not an easy task, but this mineral-enriched, water-based formula knows how to do the job (and do it well, might we add).

11. L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation

Anti-aging foundation? Count us in. Go beyond simply concealing surprise pimples, and extend to blurring the appearance of lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone for smooth and youthful-looking skin!

12. Maybelline Superstay 24HR Makeup

When they say Superstay, they mean Superstay! This do-it-all foundation provides 24-hour wear that can withstand just about anything, including the intense humidity of your summer vacay.


13. L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

Lightweight and creamy, this demi-matte finish keeps your complexion looking smooth, clear and oil-free for up to 24 hours!

14. NYX Mineral Stick Foundation

Applying foundation doesn’t get any easier than this. Portable and buildable, this foundation can be used on isolated areas that need a little extra TLC, the entire face or can be used to highlight and contour!

15. L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Compact Makeup

The powers of True Match, in compact form! The ultra-pure formula contains no oils, no pore-clogging fillers or heavy textures, for a weightless feel you can take with you on the go!


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