Foundations For Every Skin Tone (And Budget!)

Foundation is essential to creating a flawless face, and applying it can be the easiest step in your makeup routine—once you discover the right formula. That’s the hard part. First, you need to figure out which product will be kind to your dry, oily, combination or acne-prone skin—a feat that can only be accomplished through trial and error. Then, it’s time to choose a complementary shade, but not all makeup brands have a wide range of color options. Rather than throw up your hands in despair, read on. We’ve chosen the best foundations on the market for every skin type and every skin tone. Oh, and we included options for every budget as well, because a gorgeous complexion should be attainable for everyone.


Foundation For Every Skin Type, Skin Tone & Budget

Save: Dry To Normal Skin

This foundation doubles as a concealer, which is perfect for anyone looking for full coverage. It works best with dry to normal skin and provides a semi-matte finish.

Available in 14 shades.

Splurge: Dry To Normal Skin

This liquid foundation is versatile—it's ideal for normal, normal-to-dry, dry and very dry skin types.

Available in 9 shades.

Save: Normal Skin

If your skin type is normal and you're on a budget, this lightweight formula is a great option.

Available in 12 shades.

Splurge: Normal Skin

This cult-favorite foundation is popular for all the right reasons. The silky formula works best with normal skin types.

Available in 24 shades.

Save: Normal To Oily Skin

The Matte + Poreless edition of Maybelline's Fit Me liquid foundation works best on normal to oily skin.

Available in 24 shades.

Splurge: Normal To Oily Skin

Tate's Rainforest of the Sea range consists of water-based products, great for anyone who's hesitant to wear oil. It's perfect for normal to oily skin.

Available in 12 shades.

Save: Combination To Oily Skin

Revlon's ColorStay foundation promises to stay put for 24 hours straight and works best on combination to oily skin.

Available in 20 shades.

Splurge: Combination To Oily Skin

Make Up For Ever's Ultra HD Foundation is a staple that nearly every beauty blogger and It girl swears by. It's recommended for combination to oily skin.

Available in 40 shades.

Save: Oily Skin

CoverGirl's Queen Collection is made specifically for darker skin tones. The All Day Flawless Foundation is recommended for oily skin and protects with SPF 20.

Available in 14 shades.

Splurge: Oily Skin

The first-ever foundation from Anastasia Beverly Hills promises full coverage for oily skin.

Available in 26 shades.