The best drugstore foundations will even out your skin without adding any potentially-harmful chemicals. They also come in a variety of coverage levels, from full-on to lightweight. Here are four drugstore foundations I love. They all get a safe rating from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep database.
Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation. This foundation has a mousse-like texture that provides even coverage. I suggest taking the time to blend it in well around your jaw line, as it can sometimes leave a light line if you don’t. I especially like this foundation for a night out. It diminishes pores and gives me a smooth base that makes my eye makeup pop. (2 on EWG)
L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Buildable Luminous Foundation. I’m obsessed with this foundation and the dewy finish it gives. I use it on days I want a natural-looking yet flawless face. It blends really well with other makeup. I apply a nontoxic concealer under my eyes and then use a foundation brush to put this on top. (2 on EWG)
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L’Oreal Paris Makeup Infallible: If you have dryer skin, you should try this dewy foundation. It will last all day, without settling into fine lines or wrinkles. (2 on EWG)
Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation. This drugstore foundation actually has hyaluronic acid, an ingredient proven to moisturize your skin from within and diminish wrinkles. It comes in a wide range of shades and provides buildable coverage all day long. (2 on EWG)
Mineral Fusion Liquid Foundation. The product goes on smoothly and sits lightly on the skin. It gives my skin a satiny, polished look without weighing it down. (EWG Verified)