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These 8 Pharmacy Foundations are Seriously the Best

You don’t have to spend the big bucks to achieve your best skin ever.



We all know that the key to a killer beauty look is flawless looking skin. Not all of us can #wakeuplikethis but we can all fake it with the help of a good foundation. Luckily, gone are the days when only the expensive beauty brands had quality foundations – now, you can find some of the best on the market right at your friendly neighbourhood pharmacy. They come in a range of shades (thanks, Rihanna, for opening up that floodgate with Fenty Beauty!) and cover all manner of skin needs, from hydration to mattifying. And the best part is, they won’t break the bank! From Maybelline to Neutrogena, all the big drugstore brands have upped their game when it comes to foundation. Sites like Asos have also branched into beauty, so you can get your non-designer brand foundation even more conveniently.

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Shop our best pharmacy foundation picks right here:

1. BOURJOIS HEALTHY MIX FOUNDATION

The innovative French line always delivers on quality and affordability, and this editors’ favourite foundation doesn’t disappoint. It’s lightweight and leaves skin looking radiant.

Healthy Mix Foundation

aed 47.47 Bourjois

2. L’ORÉAL INFALLIBLE 24H FRESH WEAR LIQUID FOUNDATION

An immediate favourite upon launch, L’Oréal Infallable delivers on its promise with full, flawless coverage that lasts up to 24 hours.

Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Liquid Foundation

aed 54.95 L’Oreal Paris

3. NEUTROGENA HEALTHY SKIN LIQUID MAKEUP

Seamless cover and SPF protection in one affordable bottle? Sign us up! The silky, lightweight formula ensures even, luminous skin.

Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Foundation, Broad Spectrum Spf 20, 1 oz

aed 86 Neutrogena

4. MAYBELLINE NEW YORK FIT ME MATTE AND PORELESS FOUNDATION

Ideal for normal to oily skin, this foundation in its handy plastic tube helps control shine while blurring pores.

Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation

aed 58 Maybelline New York

5. NYX BARE WITH ME TINTED SKIN VEIL

If you love the look and feel of a tinted moisturiser but your budget doesn’t quite stretch to Laura Mercier’s iconic version, NYX has you covered.

Professional Makeup Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil BB Cream

aed 53.13 NYX

6. MAX FACTOR LASTING PERFORMANCE LIQUID FOUNDATION

The touch-proof formula ensures your face stays looking flawless all day, while not clogging pores. The expensive-looking packaging doesn’t hurt, either!

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Fair Lasting Performance, Liquid Foundation

aed 67 Max Factor

7. RIMMEL CLEAN FINISH FOUNDATION

An oil-controlling foundation that promises to leave your skin looking poreless. The lightweight finish won’t clog pores and also helps even out redness.

Clean Finish Foundation 30 ml, 330 Sand

aed 12.60 Rimmel London

8. MAYBELLINE NEW YORK DREAM VELVET FOUNDATION

For a soft, matte texture, look no further than this velvety foundation. The full coverage, blurring effect formula stays put for 12 hours and is also suitable for sensitive skin.

Dream Velvet Foundation, 30 Sand Beige, 30ml ON SALE

aed 36 Maybelline New York
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