While you can visit beauty stores like Ulta or Sephora, you will pay beauty store prices; that is, more than if you went to Walmart, where the retailer has an ample selection of foundations.
That being said, because the choice can be so overwhelming, I’ve got seven of the best foundations you can find at Walmart that are worth keeping an eye open for, so keep reading!
Best Foundations From Walmart In 2023
7. Almay Skin Perfecting Biome
Almay’s Skin Perfecting Biome foundation is a multi-purpose liquid that smooths out wrinkles, helps to even your skin tone, and covers up imperfections like scars and dark spots.
It’s a lightweight formula that nonetheless gives full coverage and can last up to 16 hours – making it perfect for that work-to-dinner-plans life.
Like all Almay products, it’s hypoallergenic and has been dermatologist tested, plus it’s free of many harsh chemicals and environmentally compromising ingredients.
To find your match, you can choose from 13 different tones that range in price from just $9.69 to $16.70.
6. L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable
This liquid foundation from L’Oreal has been around for as long as I can remember, but the oldie is still a goodie.
One of the best things about it is the sunscreen built right in – SPF 17. If you’re not getting SPF in your moisturizer, you might as well get it in your foundation to protect from sun damage.
Now more than ever, the formula for this liquid has been super-charged with moisturizing properties to keep your skin not only looking healthy but feeling it.
The range of colors works both for and against True Match; there are so many to choose from, that you might have to try a few until you get it right.
However, the chances of you finding one that matches and blends into your skin tone perfectly are increased with the 45 different color options.
Best of all, it’s an affordable foundation, only $4.72 per bottle, which also makes it a great starter foundation for younger women just starting to experiment with make-up.
5. Burt’s Bees Mattifying Powder Foundation
Burt’s Bees is one of those brands that surprises me when I see the range of the company’s make-up selection, as it’s best known for being a chapstick brand.
However, Burt’s Bees skincare products are top-notch, so it’s no surprise that you can count on its mattifying powder foundation for lightweight, blendable coverage.
Of course, not only is the foundation good for smoothing and evening skin tone, its other main purpose is to reduce oiliness, which often occurs in the T-zone.
If you check your face in the mirror around mid-day and always seem to be shiny, give this powder a shot.
It’s currently selling through one of Walmart.com’s third-party sellers for $28.52, but the price fluctuates and can go as low as $14.99, according to Today.com.
4. Maybelline Fit Me
A liquid foundation, the Maybelline Fit Me formula is designed to even, brighten, and give the appearance of flawless, smooth skin with a dewy, fresh glow.
There are 27 colors to match your skin tone, and the foundation even protects your skin with SPF 18 built right into it.
The manufacturer does suggest this liquid is better for dry or normal skin, as oily skin might cause the foundation to get a bit too shiny.
On Walmart’s product page, one reviewer remarked that they “don’t have to even contour or highlight with this on,” and said they like this product even better than one from Estée Lauder.
The Walmart price starts at just $3.42 for most shades, but a few are priced up at $7.84, so you’ll want to check that to see how much your personal color costs.
3. BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Cream Gel
This revolutionary product is sold on Walmart.com via third-party sellers, but it’s worth picking up through the site for the price alone.
Only $18 on Walmart.com – it’s regularly $30 for the 1.18-oz. bottle – this BareMinerals product calls itself a “tinted moisturizer,” but it’s also a gorgeous dewy medium-coverage foundation.
You can dab, blend or brush this on, and it not only evens out skin tone and gives it an ultra-moisturized look, but it’s also actually good for dry skin.
If you don’t have luck with caky foundations that settle in your lines or crack and flake, the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue cream-gel is a fantastic alternative.
2. E.L.F. Camo CC Cream
E.L.F. (stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) is one of those super-discount-budget brands that caught on and began expanding its selection (and prices).
Still, this Camo CC Cream is a fantastic value, as it gives full coverage, contains SPF 30, and contains hyaluronic acid for hydration for thirsty skin types.
E.L.F. Camo CC Cream comes in 12 different shades, with hues for every type of undertone (warm, neutral, and cool).
When applied correctly, this $14 CC cream should give you a flawless, airbrushed look, like you’re fresh off the pages of a fashion magazine.
1. Revlon ColorStay
The bottle for this liquid foundation is a super-appealing and easy-to-dispense pump, and that’s just the start of what Revlon ColorStay has to offer.
The foundation wears for up to 24 hours, so it can easily take you from the morning commute to an afternoon meeting to evening drinks.
You can build ColorStay, starting with medium coverage upon one layer, to full coverage with additional applications, and this liquid foundation has SPF 24 for sun protection.
Choose from 24 different shades, which range the gamut from $5.58 to $10.49, depending on the color, on Walmart.com.
This product is widely available in Walmart stores, too, so if you’re not sure which color suits you best, you might want to go look in person to match it to your skin tone.
As appealing as those high-end brand foundations can seem, you can get pretty much the same results from drugstore brands at your local Walmart.
Walmart carries something for everyone, whether you’re looking for sheer or full coverage, SPF protection, or even cruelty-free products.