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The 5 best drugstore foundations for makeup lovers

These top 5 drugstore foundations are as good as it gets at a fraction of the cost

Foundations are tough y'all. Sometimes they are too oily, sometimes too drying, and sometimes they require other products to ensure they work and stay on your face. As the makeup community evolves, so do our products, and recently, drugstore companies have stepped up their foundation game. You don't have to splurge on a fifty dollar foundation to get Gigi Hadid's glow. Check out these drugstore foundations that will give you the coverage you need without draining your wallet.

Maybeline Fit Me Foundation

This foundation comes in both matte and dewy formulas and is great for people with normal to oily/combination skin. I put it at number one because I've used this bad boy since I was in college and it has never failed me. Full-coverage and light on the skin, the Fit Me foundation is an affordable steal! Available in a diverse range of colors, you'll be able to find a shade that perfectly matches you.

$5.47

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L'oréal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation

L'oréal lipsticks are actually some of my favorite drugstore lipsticks, but I digress. The Infallible Pro-Glow foundation (also available in a matte formula) is all about that inner glow. I'm a matte girl, but I know many makeup wearers prefer a little bit of a dewy finish. If you want that natural J-Lo glow this foundation is for you.

$8.84

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Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup

Sunscreen is very, very important. Didn't your mother, grandmother, neighbor, and that woman behind you in line tell you that? Sunscreen is life! This foundation features SPF 20 coverage and is a lightweight, non-greasy formula that will help decrease the amount of products you use in the morning.

$8.89

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NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation

If you want full coverage but hate having cake-face, consider this foundation. Full coverage all day without stickiness, peeling, clumping, or smearing, this foundation stays put and covers the stingiest blemishes. You can build up the coverage to your liking for a sheer or full coverage look.

$16.00

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Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation

Another glow-up foundation, Covergirl Outlast is an affordable foundation if you need full coverage but want to look fresh and dewy. Great for events and first dates, this formula is designed with light reflecting pigments that give you that I-woke-up-like-this subtle glow.

$4.20

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Sometimes you want to treat yourself to high-end products, but sometimes you're on a budget and can't buy that new Chanel foundation Natalie Portman is advertising. I say try these foundations out and see what works for you. You never know, you may go through college using the same foundation in the same shade, with the same finish. A ride-or-die makeup junkie knows the best makeup hacks are actually the most affordable! Stay thrifty out there!