Hands Down, These Are The Best Drugstore Foundations For Under $10

February 13, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
shefinds | beauty

Don’t get me wrong…I LOVE high-end foundations, but, recently I’ve been leaning more towards drugstore foundation. They’re conveniently accessible from your local drugstore, significantly cheaper, and many of them have quality formulas that provide excellent coverage for a variety of skin types.

If your wallet can use a break from all of the high-end makeup price tags, or if you just want to try something new, check out these high-rated, under $10 drugstore foundations:

maybelline dream foundation

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation ($6.89)


A dermatologist-tested foundation that provides full coverage for up to 16 hours and reduces the appearance of pores? Yes, please!


"This is the best foundation I have ever tried, very affordable and works great. Has great coverage and much better than forty-two dollar foundations." -Natalie

covergirl vitalist exlixir foundation

COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation ($9.99)


A good foundation should not only provide coverage, but it should also give your skin nutrients as well. This COVERGIRL foundation includes vitamins E, B3, and B5 and broad spectrum SPF 20.


"Finally a foundation that's affordable and provides full coverage without the cake-iness of other products! I have light skin so ordered the lightest shade (Ivory I believe). The foundation goes on really smooth and is buildable. I'm gone through so many foundations from drugstore to high-end department store brands and this is my favorite." -katieWood

loreal true match foundation

L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation ($6.99)


With 45 "true to you" shades, this super blendable foundation aims to match your natural skin tone. Its Super Blendable formula also contains SPF 17 for sun protection and vitamins A and C to keep your skin nourished.


"I didn't have time to go to the mall to purchase my usual makeup so I tried this True Match formula and it truly matched my light to medium complexion. It's lightweight, goes on smoothly, and doesn't feel like you're wearing anything. I like that I didn't have to wear powder over it and that it didn't make my skin oily. It provides great coverage whether to spot conceal or for overall coverage." -GinaR

maybelline fit me foundation

Maybelline FIT ME! Matte + Poreless Foundation ($5.89)


This matte foundation is perfect for oily skin. The formula is dermatologist-tested and features micro-powders that control shine and reduces the appearance of pores.


"This foundation is amazing. It truly is matte and poreless. I’ve tried so many other matte and poreless foundations, both drugstore and high end and nothing compares to this one. I would recommend applying a moisturizer under this product during the winter months." -DS

covergirl clean foundation

COVERGIRL Clean Foundation ($5.99)


A lightweight, breathable, and water-based foundation that provides full coverage without feeling cakey. COVERGIRL'S Clean line also has foundations specifically for sensitive and oily skin, ensuring that there's something for everyone! 


"I've used many others, but always love coming back to this one. I think the smell is delicious- so crisp and clean!" -jules


Have you used any of these drugstore foundations? Let us know in the comments below!



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