8 Affordable Foundation Options We Can’t Live WithoutNovember 02, 2018
As you know, affordable makeup has a special place in our hearts. It’s important not to spend too much when you’re trying out trends, and many of our favorite launches are on drugstore shelves (looking at you Superstay Matte Ink!). Smart shopping is the best way to build the affordable beauty stash of your dreams. And that’s especially true when it comes to buying affordable foundation. Fortunately, the drugstore is home to foundation formulas that stand up to many pricier beauty buys. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best affordable foundations under $15 — from the 40-shade foundation range with two finishes to the drop formula you can combine with all your favorite skincare.
Peep our affordable foundation picks, ahead:
This holy grail foundation is a favorite of beauty gurus and enthusiasts alike. We like this formula for its flawless finish and texture-imitating finish — it looks like real skin and blurs imperfections using micro-powder technology. It’s buildable, has great coverage and at $8 each, you can afford to stock up on quite a few.
The glowy sister product to Matte + Poreless, this oil-free foundation offers medium, natural coverage and leaves skin flawless yet still breathable. This one also rings in at $8, so you can try both and find which one is perfect for you.
A lightweight, waterproof formula, this comfortable liquid formula is smooth, matte and works well for oilier skin types. It’s designed to control shine and mattify skin all day long — making it the perfect option for someone who’s looking for a formula that will perform. At $15, it’s one of the pricier beauty buys on the list but definitely worth it.
This demi-matte formula is an influencer favorite for good reason. It lasts up to 24 hours, blurs imperfections and is an affordable beauty buy. Need we say more?
The dewy companion to Pro-Matte, Pro-Glow offers the same benefits with a glowy finish. The formula is thin yet provides coverage, and a little goes a long way.
Sometimes you want to rock a full face of foundation, and other days you just want a hint of coverage. With this foundation you can do both. Designed to be as buildable or sheer as you’d like, we recommend this one to anyone who wants an affordable foundation that can transition between the seasons and your makeup moods with ease.
This was likely your first foundation, or your second. With an oil-free formula that’s designed to match your skin tone and a price point that’s wallet friendly — it’s no surprise that it’s a beginner fave.
A multi-use product that can be used for contouring, full face looks and everything in between, the Maybelline SuperStay Foundation is a staple in our beauty bags. It offers a cream to matte finish, lasts up to 24 hours and has a blender sponge on one side so you can apply on the go.