6 Drugstore Foundations That Are Ridiculously Good (And Affordable)August 20, 2020
One of the best mattifying options at the drugstore is this Maybelline New York foundation. This classic foundation is great for oily skin types because it has a lightweight, liquid formula that helps to refine the look of pores and mattify the oily areas on your face (hello, shine-tree T-zone) for a natural skin finish. It also now available in a mess free no waste pouch format.
This foundation promises up to 24 hours of wear with medium-to-full, buildable coverage. The formula contains oil absorbers that make it sweat-, water- and transfer-resistant. It’s not matte and it’s not dewy — it has the perfect fresh-faced, healthy-complexion finish. This is a great option if you’re someone with combination skin.
Waterproof? Check. Full coverage? Check. Lightweight? Check. This best-selling foundation offers a smooth, creamy matte finish. It’s suitable for normal, oily, combination and sensitive skin types, or in other words, anyone looking for a shine-free complexion.
If you have acne-prone skin, this foundation is formulated specifically for your skin type. It contains salicylic acid, tea tree oil and witch hazel to fight breakouts while offering lightweight, buildable coverage.
Blue light could potentially cause some serious damage to your skin. This foundation by Milani helps to block it with a digital blue-light filter. The coverage is light to medium, and it helps blur imperfections and discoloration with a luminous, natural skin finish.
One of our favorite drugstore powder foundations is this option from Maybelline New York. We love it for its creamy, full-coverage formula that’s easy to blend and glides effortlessly on your skin. It has a matte finish, and it’s long lasting, making it a great option during the warm summer months and for anyone who has combination-to-oily skin.
For dry skin types, try the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Serum Foundation. The formula works to even the skin tone with a natural, radiant coverage that doesn't settle into lines. It also offers all day hydration and sun protection thanks to the inclusion of SPF 50.