Experts’ Top Drugstore Makeup

You don't need to spend a ton of money to get great makeup. Hit up your drugstore with these makeup artists' recommendations

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L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Liquid Makeup, $8.47

L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Serum Absolute Foundation, $14.99

“L’Oreal True Match foundations or the L’Oreal Visible Lift foundations are amazing. Not only do they provide overall coverage, but they also blend with the skin incredibly well.” — Johny Saad, a Los Angeles-based makeup artist

Sonia Kashuk Skin Tint Moisturizer, $13

Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation, $10.49

“I absolutely love Sonia Kashuk’s full line [available at Target], but especially her foundations and tinted moisturizer. In terms of quality and outcome, they are up there with Dior and Make Up For Ever. Not only do they look great day-to-day, but they also photograph beautifully.” — Edward Cruz, a New York-based makeup artist

CoverGirl NatureLuxe Silk Foundation, $12

“This foundation has beautiful consistency, is extremely lightweight, and has wonderful staying power. I love how it comes in so many shades and caters to many different skin tones for perfect blend-ability.” — Marissa Nemes, a Miami-based makeup artist

Revlon Photo Ready Foundation, $12.99

“This foundation is amazing! It’s sheer enough so the color looks natural, but provides great coverage as well. And it has light reflecting pigments, so you always look fresh and dewy.” — Joy La Rosa, a Sam Brocato makeup artist