We’re all obsessed with Tarte Cosmetics, especially their Shape Tape Concealer. It’s so long-lasting, creamy, and always has a perfect pore-free finish. So, due to popular demand, Tarte Cosmetics has decided to bless the beauty world by creating not just one, but TWO new foundation formulas under the cult-favorite Shape Tape name. As I expected, I’m absolutely #shook by these amazing new foundations. The Tarte Shape Tape Matte Foundation gives your skin a matte, shine-free finish, while the Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation is fortified with hydrating components to keep your dry skin moisturized while giving a full finish, leaving your skin perfectly dewy and free of imperfections. These foundations are nothing less than amazing, and they seriously give your skin a faux-natural glow and blemish-free finish that you never thought could be possible for your skin.
But, one of the most unimpressive things abut this new foundation is it’s price. Each foundation is $39, a pretty hefty price point for this beauty product. While it is a great foundation, I have bills to pay, so I’m going to have to take a hard pass on this for a while. So, like the budget beauty queen I am, I went on a hunt to find only the best of the best liquid foundations on the drugstore market to replace this makeup gem. And lucky for you, I found three amazing bargain beauty dupes to fill that expensive hole in your heart and your makeup bag. Check out these top of the line drugstore foundations that are easily on par with Tarte Cosmetic’s Shape Tape Foundation line!
If you want the perfect dupe for the matte formula of Tarte Cosmetic’s Shape Tape Foundation, then look no further. L’Oreal Paris’s Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation gives a perfectly matted finish, for a fraction of the price! This is no average drugstore foundation: when it says it lasts 24 full hours, it means it. No grease, no shine, and no fading; just a perfectly pore-less finish all day and night long.
If you’re in need of a hydrating foundation like the Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation, but you’re on a major budget, then Maybelline’s Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation will do just the trick. This hydrating foundation not only keeps your skin perfectly hydrated all day long, it also leaves a beautiful natural glow on your skin while protecting it from the Sun’s harmful rays with it’s SPF 18 formula. This foundation also comes in a huge array of shades, so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect fit for your skin tone. And at just under $6, you can stock up on these in one big haul without making a major dent to your bank account!
If you have combination skin or major acne and scars, and need something in the middle of these two foundations, this Milani foundation is the perfect budget-friendly option for you. The Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer has a super strong full coverage formula that can hide even the worst of acne scars. Personally, I swear by this foundation. It’s my absolute favorite for it’s concealing properties and smooth finish, and it doesn’t wear down and fade like most drugstore (and even some luxury!) foundations do. This is definitely a foundation to add to your daily makeup routine. Don’t skip out on this revolutionary drugstore find!