When it comes to foundation, we’ve been known to splurge. But there’s something to be said for the cheap thrill of picking up a complexion-perfector that costs less than movie ticket. We combed the shelves to find the products that are worth spending our cold, hard cash on and we found some pretty impressive steals. Keep reading to see the drugstore foundations that made the cut!
L’Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup ($11)
The biggest qualm women have with drugstore foundations is the lack of shade range. L’Oréal’s True Match Super-Blendable Makeup eliminates that gripe. With 33 oil-free, fragrance-free, blendable, buildable colors, you’re bound to find one that’s right for you.
With antioxidants, replenishing hydrators, and SPF 15, Almay’s Line Smoothing Makeup is the answer to every aging or dehydrated skin’s foundation needs. Thanks to that dewy finish, skin not only looks, but also feels refreshed all day.
Neutrogena’s SkinClearing Oil Free Makeup is formulated with salicylic acid their MicroClear technology to treat existing breakouts and help prevent new ones from forming. The finish is natural, the feeling is breathable, and the price is right—what’s not to love?
Revlon Colorstay Makeup ($13)
Revlon’s Colorstay Makeup feels incredibly lightweight for a foundation that promises 24 hours of wear—sans caking, fading, or streaking. Choose between a formula designed for normal-to-dry skin types and one designed for combination and oily skin. Both have the Time Release Technology to pump out the skin benefits you need all day long.
An active formula, packed with collagen and goji berry, plus a patented applicator, designed to smooth surface imperfections, make Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Treatment Makeup more miracle worker than makeup. It took seven years of research to perfect the product, which happens to deliver visibly better skin in just eight weeks.
If shine control is your number one priority, Boots No7’s Beautifully Matte Foundation is your pick. It’s a medium coverage foundation that you can build up to full coverage. Either way, it will stay shine-free for up to 14 hours.
Covergirl’s Trublend Liquid Makeup virtually disappears on skin—whether you smooth it on with your fingers or apply it with a brush, all 21 shades of the lightweight formula blend seamlessly.
What’s your favorite drugstore makeup steal? Tell us in the comments!