10 Best Drugstore Foundations

by grace ashi
best drugstore foundation review

10 best Drugstore Foundations for all skin types

I personally I’m a huge fan of drugstore make up. They are easily accessible, does the job delivers, and super affordable.  With so many options available, I took it upon myself to be your guinea pig and try some of the most popular drug store brands. Over the past few years, I have tried dozens of drugstore make up.  Here is the list of the 10  best drugstore foundations that you need to have in your makeup routine.  They are perfect for all skin types.


1. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation 

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation reviewMaybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation is one of the best selling foundation range in Maybelline and making the best drugstore foundation list of 2020. Apart from the total 40 shades in the collection, the product is perfect for day use, as it blurs our pores and blemishes and mattifies the skin for hours, thanks to the micro-powders in the formula that holds the color and absorbs the shine throughout the day – very handy for oily skin types.

$8.40 (Shop Now)

 2. Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation

Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation 

Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation offers medium-to-full coverage, SPF 15 for sun protection, and a matte finish to the skin throughout the day. The range comes in 43 shades, and we love the updated version that comes in a pump applicator. Revlon is the mainstay of drugstore brands for years and this one does not disappoint.

$9.47 (Shop Now)

3. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation 

 L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation comes closely with Maybelline Fit Me range (and considered to be a child in L’Oreal True Match collection – another best-seller) but unlike the latter that offers a matte finish, the Infallible fives you a fresh, dewy-looking skin. The formula is concentrated so just a bit of the product goes a long way, and the finish will last for hours. The only downside is the range comes only in menial 12 shades, so you got to do some mixing of the colors to match the shade with your skin. $16.50 (Shop Now)

    4. Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Liquid Foundation

Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Liquid FoundationMaybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Liquid Foundation is the one if you want to lock in the color without going overbudget. The formula provides full coverage up to 24 hours and yet super lightweight for the skin. Available in 28 shades, this is one of the best drugstore foundations of all time. It works perfectly for days when you have little or no time for full touch-ups throughout the day. $16.50 (Shop Now)


5.  NYX Total Control Drops

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Total Control Drop Foundation

Just a few drops of NYX Total Control Drops is all you need to build the coverage from sheer to full coverage, and it won’t budge from your skin for hours. Delivers a velvety matte finish that you’ll look glowing in the right places. It comes in 21 shades. (Shop Now)

6. e.l.f Cosmetics Foundation Serum

 elf Cosmetics Foundation Serum

e.l.f Cosmetics Foundation Serum combines the goodness from skincare into makeup, thanks to vitamin A, C, and E in the formula. Sadly, it only comes in 5 shades so we seriously for more skin tones in the near future. $11.99 (Shop Now)

7. NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte Powder Foundation

NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation

Looking for a powder-based foundation? NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte Powder Foundation is what we highly recommend and the formula gives you a soft matte finish. It comes in 5 shades.

$ 8.25 (Shop Now)

8. L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Foundation

NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation

We simply love L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Foundation as the product focuses specifically for dark-skinned tones (with 16 shades in the range), and the pump bottle gives you dewy, glow-looking skin. Offers medium-to-full coverage, you can blur out imperfections from one pump, for a start.6.99 (Shop Now)

9. Nyx Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation

Nyx Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation

The drugstore brand of choice collaborates with beauty vlogger and MUA Alissa Ashley – Nyx Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation – to create a full-coverage foundation with a matte finish that will last for hours, in (impressive) 45 shades that cover virtually all skin tone from light to dark, covering both cool and warm undertones. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. (Shop Now)

10. Iman Second To None Cream To Powder Foundation

Iman Second To None Cream To Powder Foundation

Iman Second To None Cream To Powder Foundation comes in a compact case that gives you a smooth finish with long-lasting effects. We love the creamy texture upon application that changes into a powder that spreads easily and blends well into the skin, and the shade offered in the range focuses on medium to dark skin tone. This concludes the best drugstore foundation list. Comment below and let me know which drugstore foundation you have tried or would love to try.

$16.00 (Shop Now)

For an extra tip: we recommend that you get foundations in more than one type – preferably liquid and compact (reserved stick foundations if you have serious-looking blemishes to cover it up) and use makeup brushes for application to achieve a polished look that will last for hours. To see my list of the best affordable leggings, click here.

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