I know we’ve all seen tons of foundation dupe posts floating around for a while now. Dupes aren’t anything new to the beauty world. But I wanted to put together something more updated. There have been so many high-end foundation releases over the last year or so and I thought it might be time to see some new and updated dupe comparisons!
I did my research and have come up with 8 different drugstore dupes for high-end foundations! I’m thinking about doing a series of posts like this so decided to call it my “Drugstore Dupe Series”.
Checkout my other dupe posts below
- Drugstore Dupe Series: Concealers
- Drugstore Dupe Series: Cult Favorites
- Best Selling Fenty Beauty Drugstore Dupes
- Affordable Charlotte Tilbury Dupes
- KKW Beauty Mrs. West Collection Dupes
- Kylie Skin Dupes
Now before I go aaaaannnnyyy further, I need to make a disclaimer. I recognize and acknowledge the fact that many times I will say “drugstore” even though you technically might not actually be able to find a certain product at an actual drugstore. I know a better word would probably be “affordable” and not “drugstore”.
But ya know what…they really mean the same thing to me. So when I say “drugstore” you can know that I just mean a more affordable option.
Also, disclaimer #2 – these dupes are very close comparisons that in some way have extremely similar properties to their high-end alternative like formula, finish, coverage, etc. Most of these dupes hit multiple categories if not all but some might not be a 100% dupe. To me that’s ok.
When I’m wanting a dupe, I want something that can come as close to the high-end product as possible but I know that it might be unrealistic to nail it 100%. For the money I’m saving, I’m willing to give them a shot!
As great as some of these high-end foundations are, I just can’t bring myself to spend $30-$60 on one bottle of foundation. There are so many great drugstore options out there that are quite frankly sometimes better than high-end products. If you’ve been eyeing one of these high-end foundations, I would encourage you to try the dupe first as it might give you the same effect and look for a fraction of the price.
The only downside to drugstore foundations can sometimes be the shade range. I admire brands like Fenty that have tried to give everyone an option.
I know drugstore brands are listening though and are starting to do better. Maybelline is one of them that has recently expanded their shade ranges on some of their most popular foundations. Other brands like Neutrogena, Milani and No7 still have some work to do.
You can see some of these dupes put to the test for yourself if you just search Youtube! Leave a comment below letting me know if you’ve found a great foundation dupe. There are bound to be more our there that the world needs to know about!
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation – $39
DUPE: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint – $15
Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation – $40
DUPE: Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation – $12
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream – $38
DUPE: Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation – $12
Fenty Beauty By Rhianna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation – $34
DUPE: No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation – $16
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup – $42
DUPE: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation – $13
Jouer High Coverage Creme Foundation – $38
DUPE: Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combo/Oily Skin – $13
Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation – $40
DUPE: Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation & Concealer – $10
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – $64
DUPE: L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation – $17
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Nice list! But there’s one I disagree with. I’ve tried both Covergirl healthy elixir and IT cosmetics cc cream…..they are not at all similar – finish, texture or coverage wise.
Hi Rachel, thank you for your opinion and feedback! I agree that there are some undeniable differences as there will be with most of these. Everybody is so different too so some foundations may more comparable for certain people than others! Glad you enjoyed the list 🙂
Great list, I totally agree with most of these. I have not tried a few, but they seem like they would be spot on.
Hi, I’m Sam. I wear ECRU in double wear. What color in infallible?
Hi Sam, thanks for checking out my post! I’m not super familiar with double wear shades so I can’t give you an exact match. However, if you go to the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation on Ulta’s website, they have all the shades listed out and a link to Find Your Shade which walks you through picking your perfect shade and undertone! The link is below – hope that helps!