In a world where the younger generations can increasingly afford less, drugstore foundations have become items of utmost importance. We might be poor, but we sure as heck don’t want to look like it. Thankfully, drugstore brands have stepped up their game since the 2008 financial crisis, and their complexion products rival the ones of expensive brands.
We’ve selected the best drugstore foundations you can find online right now, and we’ve made it easier for you to choose the best one for you by thoroughly explaining how they work and what they’re best at doing. We then meditate a bit on the difference between high-end and drugstore foundations and also give a quick guide to help you determine your needs and select the best drugstore foundation for you.
1. Best Overall: L’Oréal Paris Makeup True Match Super-Blendable Liquid Foundation
I’m happy to start with a drugstore foundation that was my holy grail for years. It’s a buildable, medium- to full-coverage foundation that can work for literally anyone. L’Oreal has made it available in an incredible inclusive shade range that even offers three undertone options.
The finish is natural and satiny, so it can be easily mattified with powder or made dewy with some strobe cream. It blends like a dream, doesn’t oxidize, and is as close to “one-size-fits-all” as a foundation can get. The only drawback is the bottle, which is not travel-friendly and would be improved by a pump. Buy it on Amazon!