The Best Foundations at Drugstore Prices

Never overpay for a base product again.

Close up studio shot of a beautiful woman with perfect freckled skin, applying foundation.
High-end brands aren’t the only innovators.Getty Images

You don’t have to spend a fortune on quality foundation. Many beauty brands make affordable formulas that perform like their high-end competitors. As proof, we’ve narrowed down three base products that provide gorgeous coverage and are under $20.

Avashine Color Changing Foundation

Avashine Color Changing Foundation
It also features SPF 15.Amazon

If you have a hard time color-matching, try this medium-coverage, lightweight cream base. After application, the white formula adjusts to match your skin tone. It’s also known for being very blendable and non-drying.

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation
Use the spatula attached to the cap to avoid wasting product.Amazon

The light-diffusing complex in this matte foundation serves an important purpose. It acts as a built-in filter to make your complexion look absolutely radiant in photos, and it doesn’t leave a white cast. It’s the product you’ll want to put on right before taking a selfie.

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer - Light Beige
For natural-looking results, apply it with a damp beauty sponge.Amazon

Rely on this satin-matte, long-wearing foundation for full coverage. It’s so pigmented, it works as a concealer for under-eye circles and redness. Best of all, it’s compatible with many skin types and is available in 45 shades.


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