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Best Drugstore Foundation | Battle of The Most Affordable Foundies In The Market

Cheap doesn’t have to be so bad. Check out the best drugstore foundation that costs less than $20 and does a lot of good to your skin!

Best Drugstore Foundation | Battle of The Most Affordable Foundies On The Market

Do you want to know the best drugstore foundation in the market? Then you’re in luck as you’ve come to the right place! For many years, I’ve been surrounded by tons of makeup from different brands and styles, and true enough, I fell in love with some of them. But do you know what else I realized? Some of the best kinds of makeup don’t have to create a hole in your pocket. A great example is a  foundation. Check out 8 of the what I consider the most awesome among the bunch.

8 Foundations You Can Buy For Less Than $20

There’s no doubt there are a gazillion (okay, I’m exaggerating but you get the drift) choices for the best drugstore foundation out there, so to narrow the list, I’ve come up with a few factors: price, brand, and effectiveness. The price should never be more than $20, the brand should be really good, and, of course, it must be the kind of foundation you’d hope to buy and own.

With these in mind, here are my recommendations:


1. Covergirl Clean Matte Liquid Foundation Makeup ($7.66)

This is perfect for people who have oily skin, which means you should avoid any makeup that’s cream based or greasy. It’s easy to apply, it doesn’t feel clammy on the skin, and it doesn’t clog the pores. If you have sensitive skin, this is a great option too since it doesn’t contain any strong fragrance that can cause irritation. Here’s a nice before-and-after photo on the product:


2. Maybelline Fit Me Matte And Poreless Foundation ($7.99)

This is probably one of the best drugstore foundation brands I’ve come across with and something I use quite often. There are times when my hormones go out of whack, which means I can be prone to acne breakouts (yikes). Worse, I have big pores! This one helps minimize them through their micro powders. Thus, you get to control your acne-prone skin and you achieve a more seamless, blemish-free finish.


3. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup ($11.49)

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A lot of my friends swear by Neutrogena because of its excellent formulations for its makeup and skin care products. I love the fact this one comes with SPF20 and titanium dioxide, which is basically the most important ingredient in a sunscreen. In other words, you can choose to apply this on your face and neck for protection against sun exposure and skip the makeup! It also gives a nice glow on your skin.


4. Almay Clear Complexion Blemish Healing Liquid Makeup ($14.49)

I grew up with my mom telling me not to put any makeup on my face during an acne breakout – and I believed her. Today that’s not a problem. You can already use the best drugstore foundation for that called Almay Clear Complexion Blemish Healing makeup. It comes with aloe vera and chamomile extracts known for their soothing and anti-bacterial properties. They therefore not only create a smooth face but also encourage healing from scarring.


5. Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup ($14.99)

[instagram url= hidecaption=true width=625] This foundation has a mousse-like texture so it doesn’t feel very heavy and powdery.

But this isn’t the only good thing about this foundation. It lasts for hours, is fantastic during summer because of its high tolerance to heat and humidity, and creates a full coverage, so yeah, buh-bye, blemishes!


6. ELF Acne Fighting Foundation ($6)

Currently battling the zits? Here’s a clever disguise: ELF Acne Fighting Foundation! Just check out the ingredients. These are some of the most common ones used in DIY beauty products because they’re gentle and effective. In fact, tea tree oil is used in treating athlete’s foot. That’s how powerful it is! And for such a price, it’s not bad at all. What’s more, you can pair this with an incredible ELF blush palette.


7. L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup ($7.97)

If you’re looking for the best drugstore foundation for all skin types, this one is it. If you don’t have much problem with your skin such as blemishes, its light coverage does wonder. It also has 24 (!) shades, so there’s definitely one for every skin tone and color.


8. Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation ($7.99)

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Planning to wear your makeup for 25 hours? Then this is your best drugstore foundation! You can basically sleep with it and not worry about smudges, transfers, cakiness, or other common problems you normally encounter with foundation. Isn’t this perfect for your “I woke up like this” selfie?


I know it’s hard to believe Rimmel’s this good, so I’m sharing with you this personal review from itsjudytime:

What do you think of my best drugstore foundation brands? I have to say Maybelline Fit Me is my favorite them, but I think I’m also having a makeup crush, if that’s even possible :), with Rimmel. Either way, find the foundation that suits your skin, and you’ll be paying the right price.

Have you tried any of the best drugstore foundation brands? How is it? Spill the beans in the comments section below. If you need more deets on beauty on a budget, check this out.

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