The 25 Best Drugstore Foundations in 2019

What drugstore foundation is the best? Do you know what drugstore foundation you should try? If you’re wondering about either of those things, this post is for you! Whether you have oily skin, combo skin, normal skin, or dry skin, this is your ultimate drugstore foundation guide 2019! Find out the top drugstore foundations in 2019! #drugstore #makeup #foundation

Drugstore makeup has really been killing it in the recent years and putting out some AMAZING stuff.

Some of my favorite makeup products are from the drugstore!

I used to be a real makeup snob and only want to use high end products, but once I tried a handful of amazing drugstore products, my life was changed.

But, sometimes it can be hard to navigate through the endless shelves of makeup and decide which one is the best for you, right?

Well, today I’m going to make one drugstore makeup category easier for you.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “What drugstore foundation is the best?” or “What drugstore foundation should I buy?”

Today, we are going to take a look at some of the top drugstore foundations and I’m going to break them down for you by describing the coverage, wearability, finish, and shade range of each foundation.

We all have different skin types and needs from our foundation, so it’s important to find one that FITS YOU.

And this drugstore foundation guide will be a great starting point to start narrowing down your options.

Side note: If you asked me what my favorite part of my makeup routine is, I would say totally foundation! I just love seeing all of my imperfections disappear and a flawless Liana reappear LOL.

So, without further ado, let’s get started!

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L’OrealInfallible Fresh Wear 24HR Foundation

This foundation is the newest foundation from L’Oreal and it has the entire beauty industry shaking!

It’s a lightweight, breathable, medium-to-full coverage foundation with a natural “fresh” finish that will last all day.

I’ve recently been wearing this foundation and I absolutely love it!

Key points:
  • Long-lasting, breathable texture
  • Waterproof, transfer-resistant, and sweat resistant
  • Medium-to-full buildable coverage
  • Natural finish- Available in 30 shades
Best for:
  • All Skin Types 
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

Makeup RevolutionConceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation

This Makeup Revolution foundation is another one that has been well-received in the beauty industry! And it’s also one that I personally really like.

It’s a lightweight, medium buildable coverage foundation with a demi-matte finish. It’s also an oil-free formula that’s comfortable to wear and it won’t settle down into fine lines or cling to dry patches.

Key points:
  • Long-lasting formula
  • Won’t settle into fine lines or cling to dry patches
  • Medium buildable coverage
  • Giant doe-foot applicator makes it easy to control coverage
  • Demi-matte finish- Available in 24 shades
Other notes:
  • Vegan- Cruelty-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Oil-free
Best for:
  • All skin types
Shop Now: Ulta

MaybellineFit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation

This is totally a cult-favorite drugstore foundation!

Geared towards tackling the texture issues of those with normal to oily skin, the Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation is pore-minimizing. Within the foundation is Maybelline’s blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil.

Key points:
  • Pore-minimizing and does not clog pores
  • Medium-to-full buildable coverage
  • Matte finish- Available in 40 shades
Other notes:
  • Dermatologist and allergy tested
  • Oil-free
Best for:
  • Oily skin
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta
 

MaybellineSuperStay Full Coverage Foundation

Released just last year, this is another foundation that was received very well in the beauty industry and made its way onto the Allure’s Best of Beauty 2018 list.

As the name suggests, it’s a full-coverage foundation that creates a flawless finish that lasts all day. It’s a lightweight formula that minimizes the appearance of imperfections and enhances complexion.

This is a great long-wear foundation as I mention in my post: Best Long-Wear Drugstore Foundations for Summer

Key points:
  • Evens out and enhances complexion
  • Lightweight, breathable formula, does not clog pores
  • Full-coverage
  • Matte finish
  • Available in 28 shades
Other notes:
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Oil-free
Best for:
  • Oily skin
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

NYXCan’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation

Did you see Jeffree Star’s review of this foundation? He compared it to a VERY expensive foundation (half of his face with each) and when he went out in public and asked people about the foundation, everyone could barely tell the difference.

This is a lightweight, full-coverage foundation that controls shine to keep your complexion matte all day long.

Key points:
  • Lightweight, waterproof, and transfer-resistant
  • Full-coverage
  • Matte finish
  • Available in 45 shades
Other notes:
  • Non-comedogenic
Best for:
  • Oily skin
  • Combo skin
  • Normal skin
  • Sensitive skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

CatriceHD Liquid Coverage Foundation

If you watch Tati on YouTube, you know she raves about this foundation!

This is a super lightweight, liquid-y foundation that provides high coverage with a natural finish.

Key points:
  • Covers imperfections and smooths complexion
  • Dropper applicator
  • Full-coverage
  • Natural matte finish
  • Available in 17 shades
Other notes:
  • Paraben-free
  • Cruelty-free
Best for:
  • All skin types
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta
 

Flower BeautyLight Illusion Liquid Foundation

The Light Illusion Foundation is a foundation that I personally really like for its luminosity, as someone with dry skin.

It is a lightweight, medium-coverage foundation that smooths and perfects your complexion, and leaves a natural luminous foundation. Think ‘your skin but better!’

Key points:
  • Lightweight, breathable formula
  • Diminishes the appearance of imperfections
  • Medium-coverage
  • Natural luminous finish
  • Available in 12 shades
Other notes:
  • SPF 18
Best for:
  • Dry skin
  • Normal skin
  • Mature skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

NYXTotal Control Drop Foundation

This is a unique and very liquid-y foundation that allows you to customize the coverage to suit your needs.

It’s a very lightweight foundation that dries down to a velvety matte finish.

Key points:
  • Dropper applicator
  • Lightweight, dries down fast
  • Customizable coverage
  • Velvet matte finish
  • Available in 30 shades
Best for:
  • Oily skin
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

Makeup RevolutionFast Base Stick Foundation

This is one of my favorite drugstore foundations ever – I even included it in my holy grails! AND I’m actually wearing it as I’m writing this.

The Fast Base Stick Foundation is perfect when you want to have an easy makeup day since it’s so easy to apply and blend out.

It is a medium buildable coverage foundation with a natural radiant finish.

  Key points:
  • Easy application
  • Lightweight
  • Medium buildable coverage
  • Available in 18 shades
Other notes:
  • Cruelty-free
Best for:
  • Dry skin
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Ulta
 

L’OrealInfallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation

This is actually the first ever drugstore foundation I tried, so it holds a special place in my heart!

If you’re looking for a drugstore foundation that is matte, has great coverage, and will last all day, I would recommend this one in a heartbeat.

It has high water content to provide comfort throughout the day and it also contains L’Oreal’s Shine Defy Blotting Spheres that act like blotting paper, to keep that oil in check!

Also seen in: Best Long-Wear Drugstore Foundations for Summer

Key points:
  • Lightweight and long-wearing
  • Controls oil throughout the day
  • Medium buildable coverage
  • Matte finish
Best for:
  • Oily skin
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

MilaniConceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer

If you’re looking for full-coverage, this foundation is full-coverage!

Probably because it’s so full-coverage, it’s on the thicker side. But, it’ll cover up any imperfection you have!

  Key points:
  • Thick consistency
  • Full-coverage
  • 2-in-1 foundation and concealer
  • Natural matte finish
  • Available in 29 shades
Other notes:
  • Cruelty-free
Best for:
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

RevlonColorStay Liquid Foundation for Combo/Oily Skin

This is a foundation that I haven’t personally tried (because I have dry skin), but I know that it’s a favorite for those with combo/oily skin!

And I love how Revlon made two versions of this foundation for different skin types.

This is a buildable full-coverage foundation that has a matte finish and will stay in place all day!

Key points:
  • Lightweight and long-wearing
  • Matte finish
  • Buildable to full coverage
Other points:
  • Oil-free
  • Contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate
  • SPF 15
Best for:
  • Combo skin
  • Oily Skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta
 

L’OrealInfallible Pro-Glow Foundation

This is the same foundation as the Infallible Pro-Matte mentioned above, except with a dewy finish!

It’s a light to medium coverage foundation that lasts all day and is super comfortable to wear.

Key points:
  • Lightweight and long-wearing
  • Dewy/glowy finish
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Available in 12 shades
Other notes:
  • Contains SPF
Best for:
  • Dry skin
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

MaybellineFit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation

Just like the L’Oreal Pro-Glow, this is the dewy version of the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation mentioned above.

The Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation hydrates and smooths texture of the skin and leaves a natural luminous finish.

Key points:
  • Dewy/glowy finish
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Available in 24 shades
Other notes:
  • Dermatologist and allergy tested
  • Non-comedogenic
  • SPF 18
Best for:
  • Dry skin
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

Physicians FormulaThe Healthy Foundation SPF 20

The Healthy Foundation is a long-wearing foundation with a healthy, satin finish.

It is a medium buildable coverage foundation that contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate, brighten, and improve the appearance of skin tone.

Key points:
  • Lightweight and long-wearing
  • Medium buildable coverage
  • Natural finish
  • Giant doe-foot applicator
  • Available in 16 shades
Other notes:
  • Contains Chinese Wu-Zhu-Yu Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, and a Vitamin A, C, and E blend
  • SPF 20
Best for:
  • All skin types
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta
 

Wet n WildPhoto Focus Foundation

This foundation is raved about by so many and is totally a fan-favorite in the beauty world for it’s amazing performance and super low price!

It is a medium buildable coverage foundation that has a matte finish and smooths texture, so you’re photo ready!

Made with a light-adjusting complex that supposedly helps prevent white cast in photos.

Key points:
  • Matte finish
  • Prevents white cast in photos
  • Medium buildable coverage
  • Spatula applicator
  • Strong smell (like paint, in my opinion)
  • Available in 20 shades
Other notes:
  • Cruelty-free
Best for:
  • Oily skin
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

L’OrealTrue Match Super-Blendable Foundation

This is a foundation that’s been around for ages, but it’s still a favorite for many!

The formula of this foundation is hydrating and provides medium coverage with a natural finish.

Infused with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E to keep skin looking healthy and radiant.

Key points:
  • Medium coverage
  • Natural finish
  • Hydrating formula
  • Available in 45 shades
Other points:
  • Includes Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E
  • Oil-free
Best for:
  • All skin types
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

RevlonColorStay Liquid Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin

We looked at this foundation above in the combo/oily skin version – I love how so many of these drugstore brands make two versions a foundation for different skin types!

Different from the L’Oreal Pro-Glow and Maybelline Fit Me foundations, the version for normal/dry skin of the Revlon ColorStay foundation does not have a dewy finish.

Rather, it has a natural finish and it is buildable to full-coverage. So, Revlon just slightly tweaked the formula to make it more wearable for those with normal/dry skin instead of changing it a whole lot.

The normal/dry skin formula will still give you an amazing amount of coverage and last all day.

I personally really like this foundation and featured it in my Best Long-Wear Drugstore Foundations for the Summer Heat post.

Key points:
  • Lightweight and long-wearing
  • Natural finish
  • Buildable to full-coverage
  • Available in 15 shades
Other notes:
  • Contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin
  • Oil-free
  • SPF 20
Best for:
  • Dry skin
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta
 

L.A. GirlPro.Matte Foundation

For under $10, this is probably one of the best foundations you can get if you want matte and full-coverage!

It lasts all day long and for those with oily skin, it’ll totally keep that oil in check!

Key points:
  • Long-wearing
  • Matte finish
  • Full-coverage
  • Available in 19 shades
Best for:
  • Oily skin
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

CovergirlTruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation

The Covergirl TruBlend Matte Made Foundation is a medium coverage matte foundation that isn’t drying or cakey.

It’s comfortable to wear all day and is infused with mattifying powders to absorb oil and minimized pores.

Key points:
  • Long-wearing
  • Medium coverage
  • Matte finish
  • Available in 40 shades
Best for:
  • Oily skin
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta
 

L.A. GirlPro Coverage Liquid Foundation

The Pro Coverage Liquid Foundation is a long-wearing, full-coverage, illuminating foundation by L.A. Girl.

It is a lightweight, paraben-free formula with added antioxidants that is comfortable to wear all day long!

Key points:
  • Lightweight and long-wearing
  • Medium coverage
  • Luminous finish
  • Available in 16 shades
Other notes:
  • Paraben-free
Best for:
  • Dry skin
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta
 

L’OrealTrue Match Lumi Healthy Lumious Foundation

The L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation is made of 40% water for all day hydration. It also includes antioxidants for improved clarity and skin tone.

It is a medium coverage, lightweight and long-wearing foundation with a healthy, luminous finish. Totally a ‘your skin, but better’ type of foundation!

Key points:
  • Lightweight and long-wearing
  • >Medium coverage
  • Dewy finish
  • Available in 15 shades
Best for:
  • Dry skin
  • Normal skin
  • Mature skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

CovergirlVitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation

The Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation is a hydrating formula infused with a special antioxidant and vitamin complex, for a healthy glow!

This foundation is a medium coverage foundation that is oil-free and blends beautifully into the skin.

Key points:
  • Lightweight
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Luminous finish
  • Available in 7 shades
Other notes:
  • Antioxidant and vitamin complex
  • SPF 20
Best for:
  • Dry skin
  • Normal skin
  • Mature skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

RevlonPhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation

The Revlon PhotoReady Candid Foundation is a skincare-inspired foundation that is infused with antioxidants, anti-pollution, and anti-blue light ingredients.

It is a medium coverage foundation with a natural finish and keeps skin feeling moisturized all day.

Key points:
  • Lightweight
  • Medium coverage
  • Natural finish
  • Available in 31 shades
Other notes:
  • Includes anti-pollution, antioxidant, anti-blue light ingredients
  • Oil-free, paraben, free, phthalate-free
Best for:
  • All skin types
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta

MaybellineSuperStay Multi-Use Foundation Stick

The Maybelling SuperStay Foundation Stick is the stick version of the SuperStay Foundation mentioned above on this list! The liquid version is honestly so good and I love the stick as well.

This is a medium to full coverage matte foundation that is lightweight, easy to apply, and lasts all day. It also features a sponge on one end of the stick but let’s be honest, those sponges are never good LOL.

Also seen in: Ultimate Drugstore Makeup Starter Kit for Beginners

Key points:
  • Lightweight and long-wearing
  • Medium to full coverage
  • Matte finish
  • Available in 16 shades
Best for:
  • Oily skin
  • Normal skin
Shop Now: Amazon | Ulta
 

And that’s it for this guide of the top drugstore foundations! Did any of them sound like the one for you?

I personally have many favorites on this list and I couldn’t choose just one! You can never have too much makeup, right?

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What drugstore foundation is the best? Do you know what drugstore foundation you should try? If you’re wondering about either of those things, this post is for you! Whether you have oily skin, combo skin, normal skin, or dry skin, this is your ultimate drugstore foundation guide 2019! Find out the top drugstore foundations in 2019! #drugstore #makeup #foundation
What drugstore foundation is the best? Do you know what drugstore foundation you should try? If you’re wondering about either of those things, this post is for you! Whether you have oily skin, combo skin, normal skin, or dry skin, this is your ultimate drugstore foundation guide 2019! Find out the top drugstore foundations in 2019! #drugstore #makeup #foundation

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