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Bethenny Frankel says this $11 Neutrogena drugstore buy is her 'favorite foundation, period'

Why spend a ton of money on designer makeup when Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Foundation works just as well?

Bethenny Frankel says this $11 Neutrogena drugstore buy is her 'favorite foundation, period'

On the hunt for a smooth, blendable foundation that matches your skin tone? Same. There are so many options on the market, but who has the time (or money!) to try them all in search of "the one?" Real Housewives of New York alum Bethenny Frankel, that's who. If you want a flawless complexion but haven't found a product that delivers the results you desire, then consider this tip she dropped on TikTok about Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Foundation.

Want to skip a step in your skin care routine? This popular pick has sun protection built right in — SPF 20, to be exact — so you don't need to apply a separate sunscreen.

$11 with coupon at Amazon

In her video, Frankel starts by declaring that Armani and Dior make the best foundations. The problem? The Dior formula is $57 a bottle, while the Armani option is $69 (!!). Fortunately, Frankel goes to reveal an affordable drugstore alternative — with the on-page coupon, Neutrogena's foundation is only $11 at Amazon, and according to Frankel "it literally melts into your skin."

Frankel goes on to demonstrate how amazing this Neutrogena foundation is by dabbing a bit onto her cheeks and using her fingertips to blend it with just a few gentle strokes. Kind of like magic, the makeup melts into her skin leaving a smooth, even finish in just seconds. It really is impressive.

Like Frankel, many customers on Amazon have positive things to say about the foundation. Nearly 5,000 shoppers have left five-star reviews, with several commenting that it offers nice coverage without feeling thick or cake-y and improves the texture and overall appearance of their skin.

"Instantly [this foundation] became my new favorite!" one shopper gushed. "I like it even better than upscale brands I’ve used previously such as Estée Lauder, Clinique, Laura Mercier and so on. This foundation does it all; flawless coverage without any heavy feeling or even feeling like you're wearing foundation, lasts all day without needing to be retouched [and] doesn’t rub off or stain my clothes."

"The product comes out on a big doe foot applicator which I just love," another shopper wrote. "It goes on quite juicy and wet but soaks in pretty fast and dries down. It's super sheer and light, perfect for 'no makeup makeup' days. It's just enough to look polished and clean."

Though thousands of shoppers are overwhelmingly happy with this affordable foundation, others have found it didn't quite meet their expectations. Among the chief complaints? Lack of coverage and difficulty finding the right shade to match their skin tone.

"[This foundation] doesn't seem to cover very well," one shopper explained. "I've had to reapply during the afternoon after applying in the morning."

Another shopper commented, "My skin tone is fair / neutral and I have very sensitive skin. I decided to give this one a try because I heard it could be a cheaper alternative for sensitive skin. Unfortunately, the shade classic ivory was too dark for me and came up orangey on my skin. This might work if you have a warmer skin tone. Amazingly, my skin did not have a reaction to this though. Three stars because it seems okay, but just didn't work for me personally."

There are 14 shades available, ranging from fair to deep with plenty of options in between.

$11 with coupon at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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