The Drugstore Foundations Editors Swear By

by Stephanie Montes

If we’re being totally honest, one of the best parts of being an editor is having access to a wealth of products. So, when it comes to the vast world of makeup, chances are we’ve been there, tried that. Here, see exactly which drugstore foundations we can’t live without, from fresh finds to longtime favorites.

Courtesy of NARS

A Good Foundation

"I couldn't have been more impressed when I first tried this foundation. For the price of a cold-pressed juice, it delivers medium to full coverage that's neither thick nor greasy—and it's one of the few brands out there that carries the perfect shade for my skin. Here's to more #nofilter selfies."

—Samantha McDonald, News Editor

"Unbeatable coverage, hands down. It makes my skin look airbrushed, and I can use it for day or night. And the fact that it's only $5 blows my mind."

—Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor

"I've been a fan of this drugstore option since my college days. The creamy formula covers up the oily patches that typically surface on my skin, and it doesn't cause breakouts. The result is a fresh, pore-free canvas."

—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor

"I've been using L'Oréal's True Match since college. It offers the perfect amount of coverage and is never cakey."

—Erin Bunch, Lifestyle Editor

"I've been using No. 7 products since I lived in the UK, and this lightweight formula glides on for lasting coverage."

—Nicky Deam, Editorial Director

"The coverage of this cream foundation is seriously unbeatable, but the best part is you get the flawless finish of a liquid formula and the convenience of a powder compact."

—Stephanie Montes, Senior Beauty Editor

"My skin has been super dry this winter, and this hydrating formula with hyaluronic acid has been a lifesaver!"

—Laura Lajiness, Fashion Editor