makeup These Drugstore Foundations Will Give You Perfect Skin Without Breaking The Bank  

Jessica DeFino
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Don't be so quick to judge drugstore makeup brands. Just because a product costs less doesn’t mean it does less, and the best drugstore eyeliners, mascaras, and even foundations prove that point. 

These top budget foundations offer something for every type of skin. Here, you'll find high-coverage liquid matte formulations, natural-looking powders, and everything in between, all at prices that are more than fair. And thanks to inclusive brands like Fenty Beauty, foundations are being released in more and more shades as well. These less pricey options are some of the best there are when it comes to budget-friendly formulas.

Stop overspending on fancy foundation, and take notes on this comprehensive list of foundation from the drugstore that rocks. You just might find the best drugstore foundation that (a little bit of) money can buy.

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Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation By Maybelline


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Maybelline's Fit Me product range does more than just match your skin tone – it matches your skin type and texture, too, for a super-natural glow. The formula absorbs oil for a matte finish, making it perfect for oily skin types. Get it on Amazon for $5.59.

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Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation Concealer By Milani


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This highly pigmented formula from Milani acts as both a foundation and concealer, so you can get twice the coverage in half the products. It's available on Amazon for $8.97.

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Total Control Drop Foundation By NYX


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NYX's dropper method really changes the foundation game. Use just a drop or two for a light-coverage look, or dial up the drops for heavier coverage. Try it for $19.90 on Amazon.

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Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation By L'Oreal


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Finally, an affordable foundation that works on dry skin! L'Oreal's Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation is long-lasting, but has a dewier finish than most long-wear foundations. Get your hands on the hydrating, all-day formula for $10.22 on Amazon.

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