Looking for a good foundation that’s also fungal acne safe?
Need makeup products that deliver maximum value at an affordable price? Look no further than your local drugstore!
These are the 9 BEST FOUNDATIONS you can buy at the drugstore that won’t cause fungal acne breakouts.
If you’re wondering what makes a GOOD and FUNGAL ACNE SAFE FOUNDATION – it’s all down to the formulation.
You have to take a deep look into the ingredients list to see if the product contains any ingredient known to feed malassezia yeast. But don’t worry – I’ve done the hard work for you!
You can purchase any of the foundations on this list with complete confidence, knowing they won’t make your skin breakout and are 100% safe for fungal acne!
1. NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation is one of the best drugstore formulas for those with acne prone skin, and skin that is prone specifically to fungal acne breakouts caused by malassezia furfur yeast.
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This foundation offers great coverage in an expansive shade range of 39 colors. The formula is lightweight, waterproof, and matte – designed to combat oil & shine throughout your day. It is noncomedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores! Plus, it’s vegan & cruelty free.
Price: $10.49 at Ulta | Check Price on Amazon
2. Catrice HD Liquid Full Coverage Foundation
This full coverage foundation by Catrice is the perfect affordable drugstore makeup option for anyone suffering from acne prone (or fungal acne prone) skin.
The ultra lightweight formula leaves a natural matte finish, combats oil & reduces shine for up to 24 hours. It’s also vegan & cruelty free, not to mention oil, gluten, & alcohol free.
The mess free drop applicator is another favorite feature of this product, available in 26 shades.
Price: $11.00 at Ulta | Check Price on Amazon
3. Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless 3-In-1 Liquid Foundation
Not only is this Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless 3-In-1 Liquid Foundation safe for acne prone skin and fungal acne – it is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C!
It claims to instantly reduce wrinkles, improve tone, and hydrate to firm skin! Reduce the appearance of fine lines with this formula to help you appear instantly younger.
This foundation is available in 13 shades and available in Target, Ulta, & many drugstores. It is also cruelty free.
Price:$12.25 at Ulta | Check Price on Amazon
4. Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Liquid Foundation
“Winner of Allure’s Best of Beauty Award, the Maybelline Super Stay® Full Coverage Foundation Makeup delivers 24-hour wear for concentrated coverage and a flawless finish that doesn’t fade or shift all day.” – Maybelline.com
This foundation is available in 28 super-saturated shades and available in most drugstores, Target, and Walmart.
And not only is it an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winning foundation, it’s also highly rated, with 4.5+ star reviews on almost every online retailer’s website.
Price: $11.99 at Ulta | Check Price on Amazon
5. NYX Total Control Drop Foundation
Control your coverage from sheer to full with NYX Total Control Drop Foundation, available in 29 shades!
This is a fan-favorite formula with high ratings from online reviewers claiming the product is lightweight, buildable, and leaves a soft matte finish.
If you prefer lighter coverage for daytime wear and more full coverage for a night out – this foundation can do both! And the mess free drop applicator is an added bonus.
This product is vegan & cruelty-free + PETA certified.
Price: $10.50 at Ulta | Check Price on Amazon
6. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Longwear Foundation
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Longwear Foundation is available in 22 shades with a demi-matte finish.
“Air-light, longwearing liquid foundation provides medium coverage. Lightweight and creamy, matte foundation goes on smooth with a demi matte finish that lasts all day – hiding imperfections for a smooth, clear complexion.” – Ulta.com
This formula is said to resist sweat, heat, and humidity for up to 24 hours!
Price: $12.99 at Ulta | Check Price on Amazon
7. Haleys Beauty RE:SET Liquid Matte Foundation
Haley’s Beauty Re:Set Liquid Matte Foundation will perfect your complexion with seamless, high pigment coverage! The formula is comfortable for long wear and leaves a matte finish.
The antioxidants in this formula, including Vitamin E help to nourish and protect skin from environmental agressors. Available in a whopping 33 Shades to suit all skin tones!
Price: $17.00 at Macy’s | Check Price on Amazon
8. Essence Soft Touch Mousse
Clocking in at just $5.99 – this is the most affordable foundation on the list, at about half the price of any other fungal acne safe foundation.
This vegan + cruelty free foundation is “like a dessert!” The lightweight, creamy mousse comes in 11 shades and provides medium coverage with a natural finish.
Price: $5.99 at essencemakeup.com | Check Price on Amazon
9. No. 7 Airbrush Away Foundation*
This Airbrush Away Foundation by Boots No. 7 is a “clean” formula at Target, meaning it’s free of harmful chemicals including certain parabens, phthalates, and SLES.
The hypo-allergenic formula “glides over the skin like silk” and provides a matte finish that looks velvety smooth with pore blurring technology.
It’s available in only 10 shades but *does contain 2 ingredients which are unverified in terms of fungal acne – so a patch test is recommended!
Price: $17.99 at Target | Check Price on Amazon
What Do You Think of These Drugstore Fungal Acne Safe Foundations?
If you’ve used any of the foundations on this list, be sure to leave a comment on this post letting me know what you think of it!
I know how hard it is to find great products when you have fungal acne, so I always do my best to try out new products and formulas often so I can keep you updated on makeup that promotes clear skin.
After all, I’m on a mission to prove that amazing makeup & clear skin can co-exist.
Check out my Youtube Channel if you want to see the products I’ve reviewed so far! I post new videos every Tuesday & Friday.