5 of the Best: Affordable Foundations

In my job I have worked with almost every product there is going. My kit is packed full of formulas, shades, colours and tools, and a lot of people assume that MUAs only work with designer or specialist brands. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! There are lots of high street brands out there doing great things, so your makeup doesn’t need to cost a fortune.

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For many people, foundation is an absolute essential. It’s the one product a lot of people use day in, day out, so finding the right foundation for your skin type and shade is really important. But finding the perfect match doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank. There are plenty of great high street makeup brands with fantastic offerings, many of which are under £20. So, if you’re looking for the best affordable foundations, try these on for size…


Best Affordable Foundations

MAX FACTOR | Miracle Touch Foundation 

I love the radiant glow that this hero Max Factor product gives to the complexion. It’s a cream-to-liquid formula that is lightweight while giving a great coverage while brightening skin.

GLOSSIER | Perfecting Skin Tint

Coming in at bang on £20, this super-light, breathable skin tint is a great option when you want barely-there coverage that looks super natural.

LA ROCHE-POSAY | Toleriane Teint Corrective Fluid Foundation SPF25

If you want a skin-perfecting, buildable coverage with SPF protection, this La Roche-Posay formula is one of the best affordable foundations out there.

THE ORDINARY | Serum Foundation

A really great budget option from cult brand The Ordinary, this medium to light foundation is great if you want a good coverage from a product that glides on like a serum.

NYX | Total Control Pro Drop Foundation

Available in 24 varied shades, this buildable foundation is great for giving skin a really gorgeous velvety matte look.

MORE FOUNDATIONS: For Mature Skin | Shade Ranges | Oily Skin | Long-Lasting

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