Beauty Of 5: Luxury Drugstore Foundations That’ll Give You A Flawless Finish

May 18, 2019  |  

Not everything in life can be as flawless as your makeup

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When it comes to my beauty routine, there are some areas where I’m willing to splurge—and complexion products are one of them. My holy grail foundations are all mid- to high-end products, usually costing me about $40.00 a pop. While I do believe that you get what you pay for, I also know that you should never sleep on the drugstore.

Affordable brands are stepping their game up, and now you can walk into your local drugstore and find luxury-quality formulas, shade ranges, and staying power to match the base products sold at Sephora. Keep on reading to find five foundations with finishes so flawless you won’t believe they’re sold in a drugstore!



My go-to drugstore foundation is the L’Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Foundation ($8.99, In fact, I love it so much that it replaced my $42.00 Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation ($42.00, when I discovered the two were comparable in virtually every aspect. True Match comes in an insane 43 shades, an impressive feat for a drugstore brand. The best part is that shade-matching technology works to make sure each shade is actually wearable; no random oranges or grey-casted colors that only look good on the sunburnt or the undead. Instead, L’Oréal worked hard on a formula that comes as close to skin as possible, both in the natural finish and the shade selection, which ranges from light to dark with warm, neutral, and cool undertones. The medium coverage is perfect for everyday wear and leaves my skin feeling breathable and weightless like skin should.

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