Make up can get so expensive. Just to obtain one look, we know we are capable of splashing the cash down at Sephora! We know money is tight at certain times in our lives, and we need to cut down on “luxury” expensives – spending 50 bucks on foundation isn’t really an option. However, this does not mean that you have to be bare-faced! You can find heaps of decent and cheap foundations at your nearest drugstore. Here are our 25 favorites!
11 Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Full Coverage Drugstore Foundation
Maybelline has some amazing products that are great value for money. They have a great range of colors, all well pigmented. This one has a matte finish and is easy to blend, leaving you with a full coverage and a soft and natural look. It lasts all day too!
1. Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Full Coverage Drugstore Found...
22 Revlon Color Stay For Combo/Oily Skin Full Coverage Drugstore Foundation Makeup
There are so many color choices for this foundation, so you can definitely find something to match your skin tone! They range from fair or light to very dark skin. The formula is lightweight and is ideal for oily skin, as unlike other foundations, it doesn’t make your skin greasier. Despite being light, it gives you full coverage, covering up all those blemishes.
2. Revlon Color Stay For Combo/Oily Skin Full Coverage Drugsto...
33 Iman Second To None Cream To Powder Foundation
This foundation is slightly pricier for a drugstore product but it is totally worth the extra Dollars! It has a lovely smooth velvety finish and leaves you with a full natural coverage. It is for all skin types but can be used alone on oily or on acne-prone skin.
3. Iman Second To None Cream To Powder Foundation
44 Almay Line Smoothing Make Up
This Almay product is SPF 15 and hydrates your skin! This does so much! It is made up of several types of tea to protect, and cucumber to refresh your skin and clear up acne. The choices of color are spot on and it will leave your skin smooth even after removing it!
4. Almay Line Smoothing Make Up
55 Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Fusion
It is the priciest of all the foundations in this list but its quality is amazing! It gives a natural finish and smoothens out your skin tone. You will have an absolutely stunning complexion and a natural glow that will last all day long!
5. Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Fusion
66 CoverGirl Clean Liquid Foundation For Normal Skin
This dreamy Covergirl foundation isn’t cakey but gives you smooth and slick coverage as well having natural, subtle colors. It will last all day and it smells lush! It is perfect for light to medium coverage and leaves your skin feeling fresh!
6. CoverGirl Clean Liquid Foundation For Normal Skin
77 Almay Smart Shade Mousse Drugstore Makeup
This foundation adapts to your skin tone and gives you an airbrushed yet natural look. However, this foundation still gives you full coverage! It is the foundation for girls with sensitive skin as it hydrates it.
7. Almay Smart Shade Mousse Drugstore Makeup
88 Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Liquid Makeup
This product is of a light consistancy and doesn’t clog up pores unlike super thick foundations. It gives you full coverage but is easy to take off. This is ideal makeup for sensitive skin.
8. Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Liquid Makeup
99 Milani Smooth Finish Cream-to-Powder Makeup
Milani’s foundation is extremely cheap and works on all types of skin problems including mature skin. It leaves you with a matte finish and is smooth and slick. Your skin will look on point! It is long lasting and is best for oily skin.
9. Milani Smooth Finish Cream-to-Powder Makeup
1010 L’Oreal Paris Infallible Advanced Never Fail Makeup
The Infallible make up range never lets us down! This foundation is SPF 18 and smells amazing, making it the foundation to use everyday! It never looks streaky thanks to their choice of subtle natural colors. It lasts for hours and moisturizes dry skin.
10. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Advanced Never Fail Makeup
1111 Maybelline Fit Me! Shine Free Foundation
This foundation comes in a stick and despite appearances, is very blendable with another powder foundation thanks to its creamyness. This is between a matte and dewy look for a natural complexion. Another ideal foundation for acne-prone skin.
11. Maybelline Fit Me! Shine Free Foundation
1212 Wet N Wild CoverAll Cream Foundation
Wet N Wild have come out with fair, light shades for everyday use. The great thing about this product is that it doesn’t settle in creases (we know how frustrating that is) and works wonder on spotty skin.
12. Wet N Wild CoverAll Cream Foundation
1313 Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation
This product gives you a huge choice of colors and reduces the size of pores and spots. Its formula solves your oily skin issues and lasts all day. Though it may be matte, we recommend using small amounts as this product can tend to look a bit cakey if you’re not careful!
13. Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation
1414 Elf Studio Flawless Finish Foundation
Whenever we scrolled through beauty forum reviews, we always saw that this was one of the most recommended liquid foundations out there! It has a semi-matte finish, which makes it remain natural yet gives off a glowing look. It is oil free and has an amazing smooth finish, evening out skin texture.
14. Elf Studio Flawless Finish Foundation
1515 Boots No.7 Protect And Perfect Foundation
No 7 is for all skin types and contains sunscreen. It is easy to apply and blend, and never looks cakey! People have compared this to cheaper subtitute for Mac Face & Body, so you know this stuff is good! It leaves a dewy glow and the bottle will last a long time!
15. Boots No.7 Protect And Perfect Foundation
1616 Maybelline DreamFresh BB Cream
This foundation is recommended by many make up artists as once it is on you don’t need to touch it until removal. It will stay on in any condition, whether its a fast paced workout or a hot summer’s day. This is a foundation you can take on vacation!
16. Maybelline DreamFresh BB Cream
1717 Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup
This foundation is fragrance free, and leaves you with a luminous effect and flawless skin! The coverage is great – this is the foundation that has been missing all your life! It isn’t sticky and dimnishes acne.
17. Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup
1818 CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless 3-In-1 Liquid Foundation
CoverGirl and Olay teamed up and made a super foundation! Yet again, it blends easily, without leaving streaks all over your face. It is lightweight, and moisturizes and hydrates your skin. It is gentle on the skin, so this is the foundation for girls with sensitive skin!
18. CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless 3-In-1 Liquid Foundatio...
1919 Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder
Firstly, we love the packaging! It has a laid-back, hippie vibe about it! This powder foundation is cheap, and you have the choice between several neutral tones. It has the ability to hide breakouts and pores. It blends easily and stays on all day on all skin types. It can be used to set make up or just as a normal foundation.
19. Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder
2020 Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Makeup Liquid Foundation
This bottle has a sponge end to facilitate application and to apply the foundation directly on the skin, though some girls chose not to use it and apply it with a brush. It gives you a natural glowing look thanks to its matte finish. It doesn’t cause breakouts despite its thickness and is ideal for sensitive skin.
20. Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Makeup Liquid Foundation
2121 Black Opal True Color Creme Stick
This is one of the best foundation sticks out there, many blogs raved about this Black Opal product! It has a velvet finish and is really easy to apply! Users recommended using it with a powder foundation to set your makeup and so it doesn’t look to cakey!
21. Black Opal True Color Creme Stick
2222 Almay Truly Lasting Color Liquid Makeup
Almay’s TLC foundation gives you a full coverage and lasts all day, even in the hottest weather conditions. If there was a foundation you had to take on vacation, this would be it! You can thin it out with a damp beauty blender to avoid looking like you have dipped you face into a bucket of this! It is a rather matte foundation and moisturizes your skin!
22. Almay Truly Lasting Color Liquid Makeup
2323 L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup
The technology used in L’Oreal Paris’ True Match makes the foundation adapt to your skin. One of the key ingredients, grapefruit, hydrates it and provides vitamins, which is always important. It gives you a light to medium coverage for a barely there look!
23. L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup
2424 NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation
NYX always know how to make products we will love, and this one is no exception! Though it gives you a full coverage, you are still left with a natural-looking flawless complexion. It covers your flaws well and lasts all day long! Moreover, it is also very good for your skin as it is oil free and fragrance free.
24. NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation
2525 Avon Mark Powder Buff Natural Skin Foundation
This foundation adds a soft flawless touch to your makeup look! There are absolutely no streaks with this, or that dreaded orange line on your jaw thanks to its subtle color tones! People have called this the “holy grail” of makeup, and girls have also said this is better than Mac Studio Fix! As you can see, this is a real competitor in the world of foundation!
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