Best Life: 11 Best Drugstore Foundation Options, According to Makeup Pros

Feb 2, 2024

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"Formulated with hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and dermatologist-tested ingredients, this foundation is gentle on sensitive skin while still delivering a comfortable matte finish," says Alexis Pfropper, a licensed esthetician and makeup artist based in Punta Gorda, Florida. "It's also oil-free and non-comedogenic, making it suitable for acne-prone skin."

Finding a great full-coverage foundation that doesn't turn cakey can be a challenge, especially in the drugstore realm. But this one holds up and works well on all skin types. Plus, it's boasts an extensive shade range for you to shop.

"This lightweight yet full-coverage foundation provides a matte finish that lasts all day without feeling heavy," says Pfropper. "It's infused with key ingredients like vitamin E, jojoba, almond, and grape to nourish the skin while providing flawless coverage; plus, it's vegan, cruelty-free, and free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates."

Cream foundations give that enviable dewy glow.

"Physicians Formula is infused with organic jojoba oil, aloe vera, and botanical cactus flower to nourish and hydrate the skin while providing a smooth, satin finish," says Pfropper. "It's also cruelty-free, vegan, and free from harsh chemicals and synthetic preservatives."

Burt's Bees takes its commitment to the planet seriously—but its products are also total standouts.

"This foundation is formulated with responsibly sourced ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil and bamboo, providing buildable coverage that leaves the skin looking radiant and hydrated," says Pfropper. "Plus, it's free from parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum, and synthetic fragrances."

Whatever foundation you choose, always remember to wash your face! Here's a great article highlighting a great routine laid out by our esthetician Alexis.