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Bang For Your Buck! The Best Drugstore Foundations!

12 September, 2021 - 04:50pm by - Head Pixie | 9 Comments

compiled by BR Tabatha

There's that old saying that you pay for what you get. Nowhere could this saying be more untrue than in the cosmetic space. There are bargains to be had that perform equally as well, if not better, than more expensive products that exist in the same category. Foundations are a prime example of this with many amazing options to be found! Check out ten of the best that have been used and reviewed by Beauty Review members.

1.  Revlon ColorStay Foundation - Combination/Oily

RATED: 4.4/5!

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Beauty Review Member Roban says: Been using this foundation for years and it is so amazing! Perfect at covering those blemishes and stays on so well all day and night.

2.  e.l.f Studio Acne Fighting Foundation 

RATED: 4.5/5

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Beauty Review Member Howie says: This foundation is amazing for the price. Gives great coverage and applies so smoothly. Doesnt feel heavy on the skin and lasts the day great.

3.  L'Oreal Paris Infallible Freshwear Liquid Foundation

RATED: 4.5/5!

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Beauty Review Member ChantalS says: I was very impressed with this foundation. I have combination, sensitive skin and this foundation did not irritate my skin - and stayed fresh all day!

4.  L'Oréal True Match Foundation

RATED: 4.4/5!

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Beauty Review Member hayleycarson says: It is gorgeously glowy with an awesome finish, and the coverage is perfect for daytime wear or for someone who isn't a heavy makeup wearer like myself.

5.  Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation 

RATED: 4.4/5

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Beauty Review Member Berkeleyxo says: I love this foundation. It has good medium coverage but not too heavy. Blends well and I find the light colors suit my skintone well.

6.  Revlon ColorStay Foundation - Normal/Dry Skin

RATED: 4.2/5

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Beauty Review Member Jess9573 says: This foundation goes on like a dream with a foundation brush! Stays well throughout the day and still looks good at the end of the day.

7.  Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation

RATED: 4.1/5

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Beauty Review Member JoJulian says: Perfect medium coverage foundation that gives you (me) a light dewy finish. It's definitely hydrating and pore blurring. I like that it evens out your skin and doesn't look cakey and it's easy to build up if needed. 

8.  Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Pore Foundation 

RATED: 4.2/5

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Beauty Review Member RachLouise says: I absolutely love this foundation. I love how it minimizes pores too. The finish is beautiful... It’s a great formula to work with with good coverage too.

9.  Rimmel Lasting Radiance Foundation 

RATED: 4.2/5

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Beauty Review Member Kellyleanne says: The formula gives a lovely healthy glow and gives quite good coverage. It’s such a great foundation at a great price point! It’s actually very comparable to the high end more expensive foundations.

10.  Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation 

RATED: 4.2/5

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Beauty Review Member saammooney says: Such a flawless finish, light weight coverage but is buildable for sure. I can easily get a full coverage look without looking cakey/ thick. This is now my go to foundation out of everything.

So, did your favourite affordable foundation make the list? Is there another you love that's kind on the wallet but brilliant on the skin? Chat below and let us know!


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21st October, 2021

I actually rate most of these really good and affordable

26th September, 2021

I enjoy these brands . Their good . I always go back to maybelline and rimmel. Might be time for me to give l’oréal another chance lol

19th September, 2021

There are a few that I love and a few that I really hate. My skin is dry and I have to be careful with cake face. Currently using one I got from the vault and I really like it.

14th September, 2021

L’Oréal is definitely the best drugstore foundation in my opinion, but for younger skin I’d recommend Rimmel or Maybelline, both brands are pretty good for the price.

14th September, 2021

As long as the colour is right, most foundations are fine. Especially as you need it when you get older. It evens out skin tone and looks very natural.

14th September, 2021

Yea love Revlon colourstay

13th September, 2021

I haven't tried any of those.

13th September, 2021

L'oreal True match is my fave drugstore foundation. Lovely natural finish, good range of shades and can be found reasonable prices. I don't believe the skincare hype about it, but I don't wear foundation for skincare benefits.

12th September, 2021

I like Rimmel London foundation. I am interested in trying wet and wild and elf ones.


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