You don’t need to splash out for flawless-looking skin. Pristine packaging and a designer tag can have us dolling out the cash for overpriced products that, often enough, are little different from their cheaper counterparts. So if your bank balance is looking a little unloved or you’re simply looking to save some money, these cheap drugstore foundations will have you looking like a million dollars.
There’s a reason this foundation has become a favourite with beauty bloggers; not only does it give uh-mazing coverage, but it lasts all day.
A light weight formula, this foundation is a great pick if you’re looking for a natural-looking finish with minimal shine.
If you haven’t tried The Ordinary range yet, it’s about time you did. With a-hell-of-a-long waiting list, this beauty-cult favourite’s popularity alone is proof of its brilliance.
Boots’ affordable makeup brand boasts some great products, and this foundation is no exception. Not sure which shade is for you? No.7 offers a ‘matching’ service in store, so you can get the perfect fit.
If you’re looking for an I-woke-up-like-this finish, then this product fits the bill. Not only does it blend beautifully, but it gives a light/medium coverage and prevents shine. It’s only flaw is that I had to reapply in the afternoon as it wore off a little, but for the price it’s a definite must.
As a keen Netflix-until-the-sun-rises kinda girl, this dewy foundation is my skin’s saviour on groggy mornings. With a hint of glitter (always a plus), its bright finish is enough to banish dark circles and fool any suspecting colleagues/friends/lecturers.
Oily skin can be a burden when you’re foundation-hunting. Will it stick? Will it highlight my pores? Will it minimise oiliness? Yes, my friend, yes it will. This product has long-been a regular in my makeup bag. Not only does it reduce the appearance of pores but it has a lovely matte finish. Win win.
Revlon have aced the foundation stakes with this long-wearing formula for oily skin. As someone who’s prone to spots, I’m always on the lookout for a product that doesn’t clog pores and this kept my breakouts at bay.
A great all-rounder, this foundation neither highlights dry patches or rubs off oily skin. Better still, I found no need to reapply later in the day.
Struggle with dryness? This is the foundation for you. With full coverage and a slightly dewy finish, the foundation’s only flaw is that you may need to touch up after lunch.