A Running List of the Best Drugstore Foundations That 2021 Has to Offer

A Running List of the Best Drugstore Foundations That 2021 Has to Offer
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I’m not sure who spiked my toner, but after going makeup-free for most of 2020, I’m all of a sudden very into foundation again. Perhaps I subconsciously got tired of the half-used bottles gathering dust in my bedroom. But what I think really motivated my transition from no routine to a semi-lazy one are the options. As of late, the best drugstore foundations for 2021 (so far) are new formulas that haven’t even been around long (!).

Up until now, I’d gotten used to grabbing my tried-and-true favorites for those rare, last-minute coverage moments, but I actually want to use some of these every day. Liquid foundation with a dewy-ish finish is my coverage of choice so Maybelline’s Dream Radiant Liquid Foundation and Physicians Formula’s Natural Defense Foundation are my current obsessions. Beyond that are some equally impressive formulas with a variety of finishespowder and stick versions included. Ahead, a list of this year’s best budget-friendly foundations.

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CoverGirl Outlast Extreme Wear 3 in 1 Full Coverage Liquid Foundation A Running List of the Best Drugstore Foundations That 2021 Has to Offer

Covergirl Outlast Extreme Wear 3-in-1 Full Coverage Liquid Foundation

This lightweight, breathable foundation contains SPF 18 sunscreen in 21 shades.

 

Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation A Running List of the Best Drugstore Foundations That 2021 Has to Offer

 

Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation

This new-to-Target hydrating foundation comes in 12 medium to deep shades.

 

LOréal Paris Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder A Running List of the Best Drugstore Foundations That 2021 Has to Offer

 

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder

This powder foundation is going viral on TikTok for its skin-smoothing abilities in 12 shades with a natural, matte finish.

 

 

revlon light cover foundation

Revlon.

Revlon ColorStay Light Cover Liquid Foundation

This lightweight, 12-hour long-lasting liquid foundation is the perfect no-makeup makeup in 12 flexible shades.

Wet n Wild Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator A Running List of the Best Drugstore Foundations That 2021 Has to Offer

Wet n Wild Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator Tinted Skin Veil

This sheer-to-medium formula contains hydrating hyaluronic acid and vegan squalane in 12 flexible shades.

LOréal Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer A Running List of the Best Drugstore Foundations That 2021 Has to Offer

L’Oréal Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer

If you’re looking for light coverage that doesn’t make you break out, try this tinted moisturizer with a 70 percent water-infused blend with aloe vera and witch hazel. It comes in 12 flexible hues.

elf camo cc cream group

E.L.F.

E.l.f. Cosmetics Camo CC Cream

This affordable new favorite is a straight-up dupe for It Cosmetics CC Cream.

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