These Drugstore Foundations Are Better Than a Lifetime Supply of Tim Tams
You may remember a TV ad in which two (obviously genius) women ask a genie to grant them one heck of a wish—a never-ending supply of Tim Tams. I bring it up because, as much as I would enjoy a packet of limitless chocolate biscuits, I want perfect skin more. I'm talking about a complexion so flawless it's akin to walking around with that glowy Snapchat filter on at all times. (You know the one.) You might call that a big ask, but with so many top-notch foundation formulas on shelf, it's more do-able than you think.
Whatever finish you're after—matte, dewy, satin, sheer—there's a skin-perfecting base out there for you. Even better, it doesn't have to cost a zillion dollars. (Which is probably for best since you'll need the extra cash for multiple packets of Double Coat.) Drugstore brands have come a long way in recent years, serving up dozens of impressive, wallet-friendly foundations. Aside from pharmacies, one of our favourite places to shop for these on the cheap is beauty playground Priceline. With such a broad collection of ranges and helpful and knowledgeable staff, it's hard to go wrong. Still, we have our own firm favourites that have stood the test of time. Keen to know what they are?
Keep scrolling for the big reveal.
BEST FOR: LIGHTWEIGHT COVERAGE
BEST FOR: FULL COVERAGE
BEST FOR: A MATTE FINISH
La Roche-Posay oleriane Teint Fluid Corrective Foundation ($40)
A solid pick for anyone looking to cover blemished skin (without bringing on more breakouts), you'll love the velvety feel and shine-free finish. It sets quickly so we recommend applying and blending one area at a time. (A damp sponge, $17, will help.)
BEST FOR: MINERAL MAKEUP
Nude by Nature Mineral Cover ($40)
Haven't ventured into mineral makeup yet? This one's a game-changer. It starts off super-light but is also buildable, so you can layer the coverage without any danger of cakeyness. There's a reason it's consistently listed as a top seller at Priceline—it's really darn good.
BEST FOR: LONG-LASTING WEAR
BEST FOR: ANTI-AGEING BENEFITS