14 Drugstore Foundations Beauty Editors and Makeup Artists Swear By

When it comes to shopping for foundations, you may not automatically think of drugstores as the go-to place, but plenty of makeup artists pick up affordable makeup in these superstores. Now, we're calling them drugstores because the American term sounds so much more enticing than "chemist." You may think we don't have such places on British soil, but essentially Boots and Superdrug are the UK versions of stores like CVS and Walmart. These are the places to go for affordable supplements and beauty products.


To help you pick the right formula, team Byrdie is sharing their all-time favourites, plus we asked nine makeup artists to share their go-to drugstore foundations (although if you're looking for a definitive guide, these are the best foundations in the world). There were some clear drugstore standouts (we're looking at you, Maybelline Fit Me!), along with a few must-know application tricks.