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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.