I am a big fan of finding great foundations at the drugstore! I have purchased a few higher end foundations before, however sometimes the ones that are less expensive perform just as well if not better.
Here are some foundations that I love from the drugstore that work for combo to oily skin, dryer skin, and also some that are perfect for any skin type! These are also great to use at any time of the year!
Combo- Oily Skin Types
L’Oreal Infallible Pro- Matte liquid foundation ($10-12)
I have already talked about this product on my blog before but it is a great foundation for oilier skin types. It is so good I almost can’t believe it is drugstore! This foundation does a great job of controlling oil and staying in place all day.
Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless liquid foundation ($6-7)
I have mentioned this one a couple of times as well but again, it is a great foundation for more combination skin. This one also controls oil really well, but gives more of a natural “dewey” (but not a shiny type of “dewey”) finish to the skin.
Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid- Touch liquid foundation ($7-8)
I do not think I have ever talked about this foundation on my blog before but it is really great! It is more of a liquid- powder formula but I really like to mix some of this in with another foundation to reap the benefits of both! This has a beautiful finish and is great for combo- oily skin!
Dry Skin Types
L’Oreal True Match Lumi liquid foundation ($11)
This foundation is a fantastic drugstore foundation for dry skin types (I would definitely not pick this one up if you are oily). It gives a gorgeous finish and does not accentuate dryness at all!
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion foundation ($13-15)
Cushion foundations are kind of trending now, but this one is a great drugstore option! This foundation is really meant for dryer skin, BUT if you are on the oily side and want to test a more luminous foundation, I would definitely go for this one over the original L’Oreal True Match Lumi. The only downside in these cushion foundations is that you do not get as much product, but a little goes a long way and it gives a beautiful “lit from within” glow!
All Skin Types
L’Oreal True Match liquid foundation ($7-8)
This is hands down one of the best liquid foundations the drugstore has to offer. The OG L’Oreal True Match is the perfect foundation for any skin type and the range of color options and shades is out of this world! If you are starting off as a makeup artist, this is a great foundation to keep in your kit because there is such a large shade range, it is inexpensive, and works with any skin type. This was one of the first foundations I ever purchased when I started using makeup and is still one of my favorites today!
Overall, L’Oreal kind of dominated this Makeup Guide post, but they really do a great job with foundations! I hope this was helpful and guides you in the right direction the next time you go on the hunt for an inexpensive foundation that suits your skin type!