Is it me or have drugstore brands really stepped up their game when it comes to foundation products? Before the beauty world exploded and became what it is today, you could only find one good drugstore foundation while the rest were mediocre at best. As major beauty brands evolved, drugstore brands had no choice but to follow suit. Brands such as Maybelline and L’Oréal now give us great quality products for a fraction of the cost.
For all of us makeup junkies on a budget, a $40 foundation is just not suitable all the time and I truly believe good makeup can be affordable. So with that being said, I thought I’d share with you my favorite drugstore foundations.
All four of these foundations work amazing for my oily skin and rarely do I need to touch-up throughout the day. They typically last me a full 8hr work day and when I apply a primer and setting spray, they last even longer. These are medium to full coverage matte foundations but they do not feel heavy or drying on the skin. Because of their lightweight and vitamin infused formulas they are perfect for everyday use and don’t clog your pores. For the past few months these foundations have been what I grab on a daily basis.
L’Oréal and Maybelline have both created super light, full coverage foundations with great staying power. If these brands continue to excel in their foundation formulas, there will be no need to buy that $40 foundation.