The Top 9 Drugstore Foundation Choices, Per Makeup Artists

On a budget? Top makeup artists reveal their favorite drugstore foundations for a flawless base!

Flawless for Less

This story features the top drugstore foundations based on coverage, finish, and skin type, all recommended by makeup experts. Find your ideal partner!

Full Coverage

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless: Oil-free for oily skin, offers full coverage and shine control.

Medium Coverage

L'Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear: Long-lasting, medium coverage that stays put. Wide range of shades.

Light & Dewy

Revlon Candid Glow: Lightweight for a natural, dewy finish. Ideal for dry/mature skin.

Dry Skin Savior

NYX Born This Way: Hydrating foundation with medium coverage and a dewy finish. Great for dry skin!

Combo Skin Champion

Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Dewy Foundation:  Lightweight with buildable coverage, perfect for combo skin's needs.

Sensitive Skin Soother

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1:  Provides light to medium coverage and acts as a concealer, ideal for sensitive skin.

Acne-Prone Pick

Neutrogena SkinClearing Liquid Makeup: Controls oil and minimizes breakouts while offering buildable coverage.


Maybelline Super Stay Foundation: Affordable, long-wearing, and offers medium, buildable coverage.

SPF Must-Have

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Breathable:  Offers medium coverage with a lightweight feel and SPF 15 sun protection.

Final Tip

Remember!  Always try a new foundation shade on your jawline before buying to ensure a perfect match. Happy shopping!



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