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Foundation is one of those things that can be tricky for us brown girls. Finding a shade that matches is the biggest hurdle, followed by the right formulation for your skin type and needs. And lots not even mention price. Many of my favorite foundations are easily $40+ a bottle, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t fabulous options for those that don’t want to drop that much cash. Here are five amazing drugstore foundations that I keep in my stash and recommend to any beauty on a budget!


This foundation is for my oily skin girls, plus anyone who loves a matte finish. L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte offers a long-lasting matte finish, making it a favorite of many a beauty guru.

black opa;

I adore this foundation! Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation has a mousse-y cream texture and offers moderate to full buildable coverage. The satin finish is lovely and looks just like skin.

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This classic foundation is found in many a pro makeup artists kit for good reason. Black Opal True Color Creme Stick Foundation offers completely full coverage, is easily blendable and doesn’t look greasy or cakey on the skin. Plus, you can use this foundation stick as concealer, and has just enough shades to use as a highlight and contour shades.

cg queen

I’ve gone through so many bottles of this foundation, I’ve lost count. It’s just that good. Any time someone asks for a drugstore foundation recommendation, my mind instantly goes to CoverGirl Queen Collection 3-in-1 All Day Flawless Foundation. It offers medium coverage and a beautiful demi-matte finish, and comes in a ton of shades to match a variety of brown skin tones.

iman luminous

I can’t write about drugstore foundations without mentioning the amazing, iconic Iman. Iman Second to None Luminous Foundation gives light to moderate coverage and glowy, golden skin. If a powder foundation and a bronzer had a baby, this product would be it. Apply with a brush for sheerer coverage, or with the included sponge for fuller coverage.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Have you tried any of these foundations? What drugstore foundations are your favorite?