Apart from having a great skincare routine, foundation is really where the makeup magic all starts. You can dress it up with powders, highlighters and more or you can wear it out on its own—either way, it can make or break your entire look. It's also the one product that people often think they need to splurge on when, in reality, there are a ton of solid affordable options out there. To prove our point, we've rounded up some of the latest and greatest drugstore foundations on the market right now. These eight picks will make you believe in miracles.
This cult favorite has a new-and-improved formula that's causing quite a stir in the beauty community. You'll find SPF 17 in it to keep your face protected throughout the day—so if you're someone who forgets to apply sunscreen daily, this might be your lucky charm.
If you're looking for a foundation with simple application, then this built-in blender is bound to make your life easier. All you need to do is pump the pigment out and blend it in. (This is perfect for you on-the-go ladies who often find yourselves applying makeup in the car or subway!)
Here, we have another formula that protects from harmful UV rays via its solid SPF 20. In addition to its shielding abilities, this nourishing liquid foundation has buildable coverage that will adhere to your application preference. Oh, and it contains hyaluronic acid to boost your skin's moisture levels. Yes, please.
Maybelline is known for having some of the best foundations in the game—and it's adding one more star to its roster. The Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation is the most long-lasting formula the brand has created. It's lightweight but has heavy-duty coverage that can tackle any and all pesky blemishes or scars. And, no, it does not clog your pores!
This liquid foundation helps clear and prevent breakouts as it conceals. A skincare-makeup hybrid? Sign us up.
Inspired by the powers of healing crystals, this foundation contains rose quartz, which is known for its love energy. It also features blurring minerals that promote a soft-focus, radiant finish.
Stick foundations are easy to use and even easier to store. If you're not into the idea of using one for all-over coverage, try enlisting it as a highlighting or contouring tool (just go a two shades lighter for highlighting and two shades darker for contouring).
Even out your skin tone with this lightweight, yet effective foundation. It's formulated with SPF 10 to keep your skin protected throughout the day along with Olay's signature skin-perfecting technology.