I’m a sucker for a good TikTok find. There’s always something new to discover on the platform, whether it’s a popular skincare product or a few fashion items. This week, I was looking via the app for a new type of item—foundation. Although I’m usually careful about foundation formulas because I have incredibly sensitive, acne-prone skin, I thought there had to be a gold mine of users out there who had the same problems. I also knew they’d tell me the best drugstore formulas for this so I wouldn’t have to spend an arm and a leg on it. If you can relate, keep reading for the best drugstore foundations for acne-prone skin that TikTok producers love.
E.l.f. Cosmetics Acne Fighting Foundation
It’s difficult for me to comprehend that this foundation is only $5. Many people swear by this full-coverage acne treatment with salicylic acid, witch hazel, tea tree oil, and soothing aloe.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup
Makeup artist Mikayla Nogueira used this velvety formula on TikTok, which convinced me that I should try it. With antioxidants and vitamin E, it actually gives your skin a healthy, beautiful glow.
Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation
Covergirl’s Clean Fresh Skin Milk has been a bit of a dark horse on TikTok, but makeup fans are shouting its praises. It has a dewy, glowy effect that conceals imperfections and evens out skin tone.
L’Oréal Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder
I’ll admit that I haven’t tried this viral TikTok foundation myself, but videos of beauty professionals using it on the platform have really persuaded me. It’s a powder formula, but don’t let that fool you—still it’s wonderfully light and creamy, with no acne-causing components. This makes it ideal if you’re currently dealing with a few breakouts.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation
Fit Me Matte + Poreless by Maybelline is a TikTok and personal favourite of mine. This was my go-to solution as a teenager (when I had a lot of acne), and it never caused me to break out. The formula is also smooth and wipes out flaws—all for $9.