Our Favorite Drugstore Foundations for Summer

Don’t let the heat scare you away from wearing makeup. Get your canvas ready for its close up with these go-to inexpensive foundations.


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L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Foundation

Hot, humid weather is oftentimes the cause of oily, sweaty skin in the summer. This matte foundation doesn’t budge and will keep you looking fresh all day without your skin feeling heavy.

ulta.com, $13


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Maybelline New York Fit Me! Shine-Free and Balance Stick Foundation

Maybelline Foundation Stick

To say we love sticks is an understatement! Just pop this one in your bag for easy touch ups on the go. Pro tip: Use it as a concealer to quickly hide blemishes or dark circles.

walgreens.com, $9


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Revlon PhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation

Revlon PhotoReady Foundation

This summer, you’ll probably be tethered to your smartphone trying to capture the best family shots. With its anti-blue light ingredients, this foundation will protect your skin from the light that emits from your phone. Vitamin E also serves as an antioxidant to shield your face from environmental stressors.

cvs.com, $11


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CoverGirl Simply Ageless Liquid Foundation

CoverGirl Liquid Foundation

You’ll love this one because of the extra benefits it provides apart from great coverage. Not only does it even out your skin tone but it also reduces wrinkles and keeps your skin hydrated—ideal if you have mature, dry skin.

walmart.com, $13


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Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20

Physicians Formula Foundation

Protect your skin while spending time out in the sun with this option that contains sunscreen. Its key ingredients include hyaluronic acid for those that need extra hydration and vitamin C to brighten your skin. 

ulta.com, $16


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Cai Para Mi Natural Radiant Foundation

Cai Para Mi Natural

Made with Latinas in mind, this brand offers foundation shades that match specific undertones like yellow, olive, and brown while providing full coverage too.  

target.com, $10


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Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation

Wet N Wild Foundation

You’ll always be camera ready with this matte foundation. Because of its light-diffusing complex you can wear it, snap a picture, and not see that annoying white cast on your face in the photo. 

ulta.com, $6


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Honest Beauty Everything Cream Foundation

Honest Beauty Foundation

If clean beauty is your go-to, opt for this foundation that has a creamy texture making blending super easy leaving behind a velvety finish. Coverage is buildable and you can apply it on areas where you need it most using a sponge or a brush. 

target.com, $22


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e.l.f. Cosmetics Acne Fighting Foundation

e.l.f Foundation

We get it, adult acne can happen. Here’s one for both you and your teen. It contains salicylic acid to fight blemishes while witch hazel and aloe reduce redness. 

target.com, $6


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Flower Powder Trip Powder Foundation

Flower Powder Foundation

If liquid foundation is not your favorite, try this powder one instead. Use its counterpart brush to evenly swipe the pigmented powder all over your face. Coverage is light and natural, but its blurring power is worth it. 

walmart.com, $10