6 Affordable Drugstore Foundations With Incredible Reviews And Reputations

April 16, 2019 by Jayla Andrulonis
shefinds | beauty

Sticking to budget-friendly foundation options shouldn’t mean compromising the ingredients you’re putting on your skin. Luckily, there are many affordable drugstore foundations formulated with natural ingredients and key vitamins to ensure a healthy base for your beauty routine.

These six affordable foundations will guarantee you healthy, beautiful skin along with ingredients you can feel good about:

covergirl vitalist healthy elixir foundation

COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation ($11.99)

Key Benefits:

- Vitamin-infused formula with a special antioxidant and vitamin complex.

- Super hydrating and light enough for buildable coverage.

- Minimizes the appearance of oily shine.

Promising Review:

“I could've saved so much money if I just bought this awhile ago. I've seen youtubers raving about this, but I tend to go for high end foundations. I have to say this performs better than any high end foundation that I have! Run to get this.. you will not be disappointed!!” - Karly

sephora collection bright future skin tint broad spectrum spf 25

SEPHORA COLLECTION Bright Future Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 25 ($9, down from $18)

Key Benefits:

- A lightweight formula blended with lemon extract to improve complexion and rice peptides to allow the skin to breathe

- Has Vitamin E and Shea extract, which are both known for their powerful antioxidant properties.

- Offers buildable coverage without irritating phthalates.

Promising Review:

“It's a perfect in between from no.make.up and complete makeup. I love the way it looks on my skin it does not cling or sink into any of my texture. I work in fast food and the fact that I can go to school with it on and then work an 8-hour shift and it still looks great with no shine is absolutely perfect!! I would recommend it to anyone.”- Allison

neutrogena mineral sheers loose powder foundation

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Loose Powder Foundation ($9.99, down from $11)

Key Benefits:

-Contains naturally derived minerals, plus vitamins A, C, & E to promote skin health

- Formulated without talc, fragrances, or dyes, making it perfect for sensitive skin.

- Helps to enhance skin tone and clarity while covering up redness.

Promising Review:

“I absolutely LOVE this product! It covers well, feels so light, lasts ALL DAY, blends perfectly, and I always forget it's even there! I was so skeptical about buying this at first because it was so cheap compared to bare minerals (sometimes 1/4 the price on Amazon) and I didn't think it would work as well due to the price alone. Well, it worked just as good and it is now my go to foundation! I have been wearing it everyday for 9 months now and have had absolutely NO skin issues.” - Bee

burt's bees bb cream

Burt's Bees BB Cream ($8.99)

Key Benefits:

-Makeup and moisturizer in one mineral-rich, natural formula.

- Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

- Formulated with antioxidant-rich Noni extract to boost the appearance and tone of your skin.

Promising Review:

“I’ve been searching for that perfect coverage for my skin! I have large pores and skin that can’t make up its mind about whether it’s dry or oily. I was using Bare Minerals BB cream before I ordered this product, I’m returning the Bare Minerals. This is an amazing product. I’ve been told my face looks fresh and natural!”- Jessica

e.l.f. acne fighting foundation

e.l.f. Acne Fighting Foundation ($6)

Key Benefits:

- Infused with salicylic acid, witch-hazel, and tea tree oil.

- Formulated with soothing aloe to fight redness while providing coverage.

- A cruelty-free and vegan foundation.

Promising Review:

“I’ve tried so many high-end foundations that I spent tons of money on and I finally decided to give this a try because I was experiencing some breakouts on my chin and I needed a foundation that I can wear when I get little breakouts and still look bomb while fighting the acne and I noticed the blemishes on my chin were noticeably way smaller! And some even completely gone! I highly recommend this. “ - Alexis

bhcosmetics naturally flawless foundation

BH Cosmetics Naturally Flawless Foundation ($4.75, down from $9.50)

Key Benefits:

- Contains hyaluronic acid to keep your skin hydrated and youthful.

- Ultra-lightweight coverage and buildable formula.

- Available in 24 shades, to ensure a perfect fit.

Promising Review:

“I love this foundation, it’s a perfect match for my skin & is full coverage!” - Sydnee 

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Editorial Contributor

Jayla is a SheFinds editorial contributor with an enthusiasm for covering the latest news in the intersecting worlds of style, beauty, and wellness. She holds strong in her belief that leopard print is actually a neutral, and can most often be found with a coffee in hand. You can reach her at [email protected]

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