Makeup foundations can be very finicky but once you find a good one it can become your holy grail. You can discover your next best foundation at Target. The retailer offers best-selling options at an affordable price that even the biggest makeup professional can attest to. A quality foundation should meet your desired finish, shade, and texture while working with your skin type. Luckily, many foundations are infused with skin care benefits and SPF in its formula. Whether you want a foundation that provides instant glow, helps cover blemishes, or simply matches your skin tone (and undertone) in the new season, you’ll surely find something at Target.
Below we picked the best foundation at Target for oily, dry, or combination skin. From CoverGirl to Maybelline, these brands have remained best-selling ones for a reason, and with Target’s partnership with Ulta, there are also popular brands like IT Cosmetics, Tarte, BareMinerals, and more. Add to cart and order to be shipped or pick up in store.
1. IT Cosmetics CC + Cream SPF50
This CC+ Cream acts as a full-coverage foundation while providing excellent SPF protection. It’s made with hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and vitamins. It’s can help tackle dark circles under the eyes, redness, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation.
2. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Oil Free Liquid Foundation
Matte-lovers, this one is for you. If you’re looking for a foundation for oily skin having a matte foundation is key to not looking sweaty all the time. This is an excellent drugstore foundation by Maybelline that’s been tried and tested by yours truly and I can confirm that it’s a winner. It provides natural-looking medium coverage and comes in 40 shades.
3. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation with SPF 25
This vegan liquid makeup foundation is lightweight and breathable. While it has a medium coverage amount, it is buildable enough for you to amp up to full coverage if wanted. You’ll find this long-wear foundation in 30 shades. This L’Oreal foundation is a makeup drugstore dupe to the popular Nars Light Reflecting Advanced Skincare Foundation.
4. Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation
If you love using concealer as a foundation then this Milani 2-in-1 foundation acts as both. It’s waterproof, has a long-wear formula, and has medium-to-full coverage.
5. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
This is one foundation that has been my go-to for years. With medium-to-full coverage, the finishing result is a natural glow that blends into your skin. It’s hydrating and has a long-wear formula as well. Key ingredients include coconut water, which aids in replenishing your skin’s moisture levels, alpine rose, and hyaluronic acid for hydration.
6. Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Foundation
This is another great pick for those with combination or oily skin. It has a low-to-medium natural coverage. It’s a dermatologist-developed foundation with 24-hour-color-true-wear that helps reduces dark spots over time.
7. Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin with SPF 20
You won’t have to worry about smudging your foundation onto every little thing your face grazes because this lightweight foundation is transfer-proof and has up to 24 hours of wear. This foundation is specific for normal and dry skin (though Revlon has products specific for combination and oily skin, too) and is available in 24 shades.
8. E.L.F. Flawless Finish Foundation
This E.L.F. foundation has a semi-matte finish with medium-to-full coverage. It’s meant to be a cosmetic that improves upon uneven skin tone and texture as well. It’s also oil-free (which is a perk for those on the oiler side) and is charged with glycerin to ensure your skin is hydrated.
9. Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation
This matte foundation gets you ready for any picturesque moment. In fact, it’s so photo-moment-ready that it has actually been tested under seven light conditions, both with and without the flash. So, you won’t have to worry about dealing with a white cast.
10. CoverGirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation Dewy Finish
Earlier this year, this CoverGirl foundation garnered some serious attention from TikTok. While it didn’t work for my particular skin type, my dry-to-normal skin friends are major fans. This foundation has lightweight coverage and is infused with hydrating coconut milk and aloe extract. It’s very moisturizing and feeds your skin with a beautiful glow without a cakey look.
11. No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation
Another great foundation for dry skin is the No7 Lift & Luminate foundation. It’s an excellent crossover of skincare and makeup. It has a serum foundation formula that’s enriched with age-defying skincare technology from No7’s Lift & Luminate serum. It includes hibiscus, vitamins A, and vitamin C to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
12. Tarte Face Tape Foundation
Tarte’s face tape is a highly-rated foundation that has truly stood the test of time. It’s the first ever beauty mushroom-infused foundation. It has a weightless formula powered by snow mushrooms to drench skin in hydration for smoother, plumper-looking skin. With its patented tape technology, it also helps smooth texture and blur the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.
13. BareMinerals Original Liquid Foundation SPF 20
Another vegan foundation option is the BareMineral Original Liquid. It’s infused with SPF for good measure and designed to improve skin’s texture and reduce the look of pores. The key ingredients are olive-derived squalane, peptides, and prickly pear extract to reduce the look of pores and redness.
14. Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil-Free Liquid Foundation with Salicylic Acid
If you have acne-prone skin, this foundation acts as a godsend. This oil-free foundation helps combat acne thanks to its mix of salicylic acid acne medicine. It has a lightweight, natural and breathable coverage and works to unclog pores.
15. MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation
Amid the sea of foundations, MAC Studio Fix Foundation is probably one of the most iconic. It has a range of 45 shades and practically pioneered what a long-wear base should be like. You’ll see a matte finish with medium-to-full buildable coverage along with broad spectrum SPF 15 protection.
16. KVD Beauty Good Apple Foundation
This is another stellar option for those with balanced to dry skin. KVD Good Apple foundation made waves on social media for being long-lasting and providing an almost photoshopped blurring finish. After all, it is made from tattoo legend Kat Von D’s brand so it’s been used to cover tattoos. It has a hyper-creamy formula (with apple extract) that won’t clog pores. It also has sodium hyaluronate that helps hydrate.
17. Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation
While this is technically a foundation stick it can also double as a contour stick. You just need to find a shade that is about two hues darker than your skin tone. The same rules apply if you’re looking for a highlight or concealer. The easy-to-apply stick formula makes a seamless application that melts into your skin.