Your Go-To List For Getting The Best Drugstore Foundation

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If you thought that effective and high quality coverage always comes at a cost, think again! Regardless of whether you are looking to conceal pigmentation, blemishes, acne scars, fine lines or wrinkles, your local drugstore stocks a wide range of cost-effective makeup foundations that will do the job just as well (or even better!) than some of their department store equivalents. Let’s take a look at some of the best drugstore foundations currently on the market for less than $17…


1) Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20

This foundation is is an amazing timesaver for those who just don’t have time to spend on makeup in the mornings. Since it is a moisturizer as well as a full-coverage foundation, it is a 2-in-1. In addition, it is durable and long-lasting, making it a very popular choice.


2) Revlon ColorStay Makeup For Combination/Oily Skin

With summer now in full force, this incredible foundation is a veritable godsend in that it just won’t transfer off, even in the hottest of temperatures. It is ideal for even the oiliest of skins, providing matte and complete coverage for up to 24 hours.


3) NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation

This powder-based foundation is another firm favorite with those who have oily skin. Even though it is a powder, it blends on smoothly and you don’t need to use much product when applying. It also gives amazing coverage.


4) CoverGirl Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Liquid Makeup

As the name suggests, this foundation really does make you feel like a cover girl! Targeted at women over 30, it provides even coverage while giving the face a lovely glow.


5) Almay Truly Lasting Liquid Color Makeup

If you are in search of full (and we mean full) coverage, then this is definitely the ideal foundation for you! In addition, not much product is actually required to provide you with full coverage that will last for up to 16 hours without fatigue.


6) e.l.f. Flawless Foundation

This superstar foundation has an SPF of 15 and is completely oil-free. Providing great coverage, it also has the benefit of giving the face a wonderfully illuminating effect.


7) L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup

For a lightweight foundation that perfectly adapts and matches your unique skin tone, this foundation is definitely yours. It is a true innovator, as well and is loaded with skin-loving ingredients, such as vitamins A, C grapefruits and wheatgerm to give you a truly gorgeous look.


8) Maybelline Fit Me! Dewy + Smooth Foundation

This incredible foundation comes in a whopping 16 shades so you are bound to find the perfect color for you. If you are prone to dry skin and are seeking a moisturizing foundation, this is your foundation as it will hydrate and smooth your skin, leaving it with a dewy finish.


9) Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation

Loved by celebrities, such as Kate Hudson and Ashlee Greene, this foundation will give you a flawless and light to medium coverage with a wonderfully lightweight feel. The great thing about Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation is that even though it covers your blemishes, it looks as if you are not wearing any foundation at all!


10) Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm

If you are a fan of BB creams, this one is definitely one to try as it not only moisturizes beautifully, but it also covers a multitude of sins and just won’t budge, even in the hottest weather!

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