* Affordable foundations for all skin types
* Variety of different finishes and coverage levels
* Options with wide shade ranges
Drugstore makeup is having a moment and foundations have never been so in-demand. With a wide array of options from almost every beauty brand, it’s hard to know which ones provide what level of coverage, have decent wear time and which ones are actually good for your skin. We’ve sorted through the most popular and best-selling foundations on Amazon that won’t break the bank and are beloved by loyal customers.
1. Maybelline Matte + Poreless
The Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation is an extremely popular foundation due to its blurring technology, wide shade range and long-lasting medium coverage. This foundation features micro-powders designed to control shine and reduce the appearance of pores while leaving your skin with a lightweight, natural matte finish that doesn’t cake on the skin. It’s available in 40 shades to suit a wide range of skin tones.
2. e.l.f. Studio Flawless Foundation
e.l.f’s Flawless Finish Foundation encompasses almost everything a foundation should have–a lightweight feel in an oil-free formula that dries down to a satin finish and SPF protection. This liquid formula also restores uneven skin texture(s) and tones for visibly brighter, flawless-looking skin.
3. L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Foundation
L.A. Girl’s Pro Coverage Liquid Foundation is a great dupe for Smashbox’s famous HD foundation, right down to the similar packaging. With its high-definition, long-wearing formula, this foundation will give you flawless looking skin with a full coverage finish. The lightweight formula has added antioxidants to help hydrate and improve skin’s appearance and will give you comfortable, all day wear.
4. Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse
The Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation is our one option that does not come in a glass container and liquid formulation. This unique foundation is made of an airsoft mousse that gives it a weightless feel. With a velvet-matte finish, this whipped formula not only gives you even coverage but makes blending and smoothing a breeze.
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5. Revlon ColorStay Liquid Makeup
Revlon’s ColorStay Liquid Makeup is #1 for its long-lasting coverage up to 24 hours. In addition, this makeup is ideal for combination or oily skin as it targets oil absorption and shine with the addition of salicylic acid. SPF 15 provides protection from the sun and its pump container not only makes it easy to apply and mess free but keeps it sanitary as well.
6. Neutrogena SkinClearing Makeup
Neutrogena has mastered the art of skin care and keeping skin clear and fresh, so their SkinClearing Makeup was a natural transition. This liquid foundation contains their MicroClear technology which is contains acne medicine to treat and help prevent emerging breakouts. This oil-free formula breaks through the oil and unclogs pores for fast results while its natural looking coverage works for even the most sensitive of skins.
7. COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Foundation
COVERGIRL + Olay collaborated to create their popular Simply Ageless 3-in-1 liquid foundation that instantly reduces wrinkles and evens out skin tone with continuous use, offering medium to full coverage to instantly soften lines and conceal blemishes and pores.
8. Maybelline SuperStay Foundation
Another highly rated Maybelline foundation is their Super Stay Full Coverage option. This 24-hour coverage foundation easily glides onto the skin for smooth and breathable wear while minimizing the appearance of flaws and imperfections. The coverage is full, yet feels lightweight and won’t clog pores.
9. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation
L’Oreal Paris’s Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation is another long-wearing option with medium to full coverage and a matte finish. This foundation has an air-light texture that goes on smooth and most importantly gives you a flawless-looking complexion, while controlling oil. According to Amazon reviews, the Infallible Matte Foundation is as good, if not better than any of the higher-end brands for a fraction of the price.
10. L’Oreal Paris True Match Luminous Makeup
The L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Foundation line is a liquid foundation that gives the coveted luminous finish and medium coverage. Formulated with 3 powerful ingredients that work to improve your complexion the more you wear them, this foundation is also made of 40% pure water, providing you with all day hydration. The coverage is medium, yet buildable and contains SPF for sun protection.