The Best Drugstore Foundations Under $15
When it comes to finding a solid crease-proof, smudge-proof foundation, expensive doesn't always mean better. There's a ton of affordable drugstore foundations that are just as good as their designer counterparts.
Whether you want a matte or luminous finish, medium or full coverage, there's a number of formula options that offer the type of coverage you're after. That's the problem with drugstore foundations: There's almost too many choices.
Another hiccup? In many cases, you can't swatch these foundations in the store. Buying a product without knowing how it dries down and wears? That's a risk at any price.
That's why we've done the work for you by narrowing down the affordable drugstore foundations that go on seamlessly and will keep you, well, covered.
From liquid to powder, these are the best drugstore foundations under $15.
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Wet N Wild PhotoFocus Stick Foundation
This Wet n Wild foundation lives up to its name. It's a long-lasting semi-matte formula that leaves skin with a soft finish that'll probably remind you of your favorite Instagram filter. The stick format makes it easy to touch up and apply without making a mess, plus can be used to contour — if that's your thing.
COVERGIRL TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation
COVERGIRL was one of the first brands to offer a wider foundation shade range than what's typically found at the drugstore. This medium-to-full-coverage formula keeps oil under control, doesn't smudge, and feels lightweight on skin. As for the shade tally, there's 40 options.
Revlon ColorStay Makeup For Combo/Oily Skin
For oily, acne-prone skin, wearing a full-coverage foundation probably seems like a recipe for a bad breakout. That's why this Revlon liquid foundation exists. Specifically formulated for congested skin, it's time-released so that it mattifies your shiny spots as the day wears on.
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer
If all of your makeup products spark joy, but you're unhappy with much time it takes to apply them, you can Marie Kondo your routine with Milani's 2-in-1 foundation. It's formulated as a foundation and concealer that covers up under eye circles, redness, and other imperfections in one go.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation
If you're hung up on the size of your pores, the micro-powders in Maybelline's cult-favorite foundation will blur them for a smooth, pore-less finish.
Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20
On top of a creamy, buildable medium coverage, Physicians Formula's satin-finish foundation is infused with a brightening complex, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins A, C, and E to even out skin tone.
L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation
With up to 24 hours of crease-free wear, L'Oreal Paris' velvety matte drugstore liquid foundation is in it for the long haul. The transfer-proof formula has oil-absorbers in it to keep sweat and water from oxidizing and moving it around, plus SPF for added protection.
NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Powder Foundation
For anyone that's new to wearing foundation, a power formula is the perfect gateway product because it is so easy to apply. The only problem? Powder foundations are notorious for looking chalky and cakey. Luckily, there's exceptions like this drugstore powder foundation from NYX. It offers long-wear, crease-free, full-coverage, and comes in an impressive 24 shades.